"We in Los Angeles must push back against the Trump administration's anti-science, anti-consumer assault on our environment," Feuer said. "As we've seen during the pandemic, it's absolutely essential to pay close attention to our scientific experts. Here, they're telling us that unless we put the brakes on the administration's action, it will needlessly cause more pollution, require drivers to pump more costly gas and harm our environment at the very moment we need to protect it." … [Read more...] about LA Sues EPA Over Rollback On Clean Air Protection
Air pollution affects everyone equally
It’s all too much for the International Air Transport Association (IATA), a trade group for the world’s carriers, which is desperate to keep people traveling by air. As IATA CEO Alexandre de Juniac said this week, “Quarantine measures are a major obstacle for air travel. No one will travel anywhere if they have to stay for two weeks in quarantine.” IATA is now projecting that the total debt accumulated by the world’s airlines will reach $550 billion by the end of this year, and he predicted this will lead to a large number of airline failures unless governments step in with financial aid. … [Read more...] about Routes: Quarantines quash air travel revival plans + more news
Another way to protect and expand our green spaces is with the movement to conserve 30 percent of U.S. lands and waters by 2030. This “30x30” initiative could take its first step with state-level bills and programs, like the ones that have been introduced in California, South Carolina and Hawaii, to conserve 30 percent of the state’s lands and waters by 2030. Seventy-three percent of Western voters support the national initiative, as do 82 percent of Latinos. … [Read more...] about Should we care about conservation during a pandemic?
These latest water pollution problems at the refinery are happening amid a continuing partial shutdown due to recent repeated air pollution problems that have raised concerns of state health officials, local leaders and residents. In March, state officials announced a negotiated legal settlement with Suncor for multiple air-pollution violations at the refinery since 2017. … [Read more...] about Suncor reports chemical sheen on Sand Creek, breach of containment area at refinery north of Denver
In this picture taken on Thursday, May 21, 2020, Italian Lazio region's environmental agency biologist Salvatore De Bonis shows how they perform tests on sea water during an interview with The Associated Press on a Coast Guard boat off Fiumicino, near Rome. Preliminary results from a survey of seawater quality during Italy’s coronavirus lockdown indicate a sharp reduction in pollution from human and livestock waste in the seas off Rome. Authorities stressed it was too soon to give the lockdown sole credit for the change. less … [Read more...] about Italy’s seas speak: No tourists or boats mean cleaner water