Check out the latest in public health news for Monday, April 14, 2014.
The EPA proposed Friday new protections against carbon pollution, a leading contributor to climate change. The standard will lower carbon emissions from new power plants fired by fossil fuels.
New limits proposed Friday by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency would reduce the amount of dangerous pollutants released from power plants into our nation’s waterways.
In a significant setback for public health, a federal appeals court Tuesday struck down new standards designed to protect against harmful power plant emissions that cross state lines.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Friday proposed strengthening its national air quality standards for harmful fine particle pollution, including soot. The proposal follows a federal court ruling requiring the agency to update the standard based on the best available science, according to an EPA press release.
The month of May is dedicated to raising public awareness of asthma, a growing chronic and life-threatening disease that affects more than 25 million people in the U.S. We’ve rounded up a preview of events and activities that will be taking place throughout the month as part of Asthma Awareness Month.
On the heels of industry opposition, five health groups, including APHA, took legal action Friday to support measures that protect the public from emissions of hazardous air pollutants from 600 coal- and oil-fired power plants in more than 40 states.
Every time someone substitutes a short car trip, less than five miles, with a bike commute, that person plays an important role in improving the air quality of that city, according to a recent study published in Environmental Health Perspectives.
The American Public Health Association joined the American Lung Association, American Academy of Pediatrics and other national health organizations at a Senate briefing Tuesday to recognize the tremendous health benefits of the Clean Air Act and defend the Environmental Protection Agency’s authority to apply tougher air pollution rules for coal-burning power plants, the largest source...
President Obama today delayed standards proposed by the Environmental Protection Agency that would have reduced levels of ground-level ozone air pollution and provided stronger public health protections.
EPA’s transport rule will place stricter limits on sulfur, nitrogen and toxic emissions that travel across state lines.