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  • Spray Paint Regulation to Help Reduce Smog

    A new national regulation will help further reduce smog-forming emissions from aerosol spray paints – paints such as clear coatings, nonflat coatings, and primers used by the consumer. The regulation, the first nationwide rule for aerosol spray paints, limits emissions of volatile organic compounds (VOCs), which react with nitrogen oxides to form ground-level ozone, or smog. The new rule focuses ...

  • EPA to propose stricter smog standard

    Coming full circle on a campaign promise, the Obama administration will propose Wednesday to reduce the amount of smog-forming pollution allowed in the air, which has been linked to asthma, lung damage and other health problems. The stricter standard makes good on a pledge President Barack Obama made during his first campaign for the White ...


    By Associated Press

  • Continuing Smog and Global Warming Opinions

    Last week the EPA published new regulations that look to lower the current ozone standard.  There has been a lot of comment, both for and against.  We found this post that takes an honest view of the past successes of the Clean ...

  • Rome, GA now meets smog standards

    Today, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is announcing a final determination that the Rome area meets the 1997 federal fine particulate matter standard. The Rome area includes Floyd County, Georgia in its entirety. "We commend local and state officials, as well as the residents of the Rome area, who have been working collaboratively with us to reach this milestone," said EPA ...

  • Chattanooga, TN now meets smog standards

    Today, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is announcing a final determination that the Chattanooga area meets the 1997 federal fine particulate matter standard. The Chattanooga area includes Hamilton County, Tennessee, in its entirety; Catoosa and Walker Counties in Georgia, in their entireties; and a portion of Jackson County in Alabama. "We commend local and state ...

  • Particulates, Smog Targeted in European Clean Air Strategy

    BRUSSELS, Belgium, September 22, 2005 (ENS) - The European Commission Wednesday proposed a formal strategy for achieving improvements in air quality across Europe. The thematic strategy on air pollution aims by 2020 to cut the annual number of premature deaths from diseases related to air pollution by almost 40 percent from the 2000 level and to reduce the area of forests damaged by airborne ...

  • Macon, GA now meets smog standards

    Today, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is announcing a final determination that the Macon area meets the 1997 federal fine particulate matter standard. The Macon area includes Bibb County, in its entirety, and a portion of Monroe County in Georgia. "We commend local and state officials, as well as the residents of the Macon area, who have been working collaboratively with ...

  • EPA set to tighten smog limits as business gears for fight

    Facing a court-ordered deadline, the Obama administration is preparing to finalize stricter emissions limits on smog-forming pollution linked to asthma and respiratory illness. The move fulfills a long-delayed campaign promise by President Barack Obama, but sets up a fresh confrontation with Republicans already angry about the administration's plans to curb carbon pollution from coal-fired power ...


    By Associated Press

  • Unmanned aircraft to study Southern California smog and its consequences

    Using sophisticated unmanned aircraft, research scientists at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego hope to assess Southern California's potential for climate change and better understand the sources of air pollution. Funded by the California Energy Commission, the California AUAV Air Pollution Profiling Study (CAPPS) uses autonomous unmanned aerial vehicles (AUAVs) to gather ...

  • EPA proposal cuts pollution from power plants in 31 states and D.C. / rule would reduce smog- and soot-forming emissions contributing to unhealthy air (HQ)

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing regulations to cut air pollution that impairs air quality and harms the health of people living downwind. The regulation will target power plant pollution that drifts across the borders of 31 eastern states and the District of Columbia. Air pollution is linked to thousands of asthma cases and heart attacks, and almost 2 million lost ...

  • EPA`s 2004 Ozone Regulation Ruled Illegal

    WASHINGTON, DC (ENS) - Today, a federal appeals court struck down the Bush administration’s rules for ensuring public health is protected from ground level ozone, or smog. The panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit ruled that some of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's 2004 ozone requirements were too weak to conform with the Clean Air Act, and that the agency ...

  • Canada to Impose New Air Pollutant Regulations

    The Minister of the Environment, Leona Aglukkaq, has announced that for the first time the Government of Canada will regulate industrial air pollutant emissions through requirements in the proposed Multi-Sector Air Pollutants Regulations. It is estimated that these new regulations will contribute significantly to lowering smog levels and improve air quality overall for Canadians. An estimated ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • New Environmental Regulations Open the Door for UVC-LED Based Sensors and Systems

    The Paris Climate Pact highlighted the need for countries across the world to urgently address planet-warming carbon emissions. In recent weeks, governments in Asia and Europe have been battling another key environmental concern- smog caused by automobile and factory emissions. To limit various types of air and also water pollution, governments and regulatory bodies have implemented several new ...


    By Crystal IS, Inc.

  • Weak environmental regulations show little faith in U.S. business

    Before the big job speech, President Obama made an important decision about the economy and public health. About 10 days ago he reversed himself and his own EPA to stop a regulation that would've reduced smog-causing pollution. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • EPA proposes criteria to waive federal requirements for capturing gasoline vapors when refueling vehicles/part of obama administration’s initiative to remove burdensome regulations

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is issuing a proposal under the Clean Air Act that would waive requirements for systems used at gas station pumps to capture potentially harmful gasoline vapors while refueling cars. The proposal is part of the Obama Administration’s initiative to review outdated and redundant rules and ensure that regulations are beneficial without being ...

  • EPA Lowers Ozone Standard

    The EPA has lowered the ozone standard from 75ppb to 70ppb effective in 2018 based on a three year standard.  This forces counties across the country to lower their ozone amounts as of January 1, 2016. If counties do not start to lower their ozone levels as of January 2016 they could face not having a low enough average over the three years to be complaint with the new 70ppb ...


    By Ormantine USA Ltd., Inc.

  • California Air Board Adds Climate Labels to New Cars

    LOS ANGELES, California - New regulations adopted Friday by the California Air Resources Board, ARB, will require automobile manufacturers to label their vehicles' smog and greenhouse gas emission characteristics. The label will allow consumers to consider and compare a vehicle's environmental impacts. 'This simple tool will empower consumers to choose vehicles that help the environment,' said ...

  • Air pollution kills 3.3 million worldwide, may double

    Air pollution is killing 3.3 million people a year worldwide, according to a new study that includes this surprise: Farming plays a large role in smog and soot deaths in industrial nations. Scientists in Germany, Cyprus, Saudi Arabia and Harvard University calculated the most detailed estimates yet of the toll of air pollution, looking at what caused it. The study also projects that if trends ...


    By Associated Press

  • EPA reaches agreement with Mercury Marine on clean-air violations

    US Environmental Protection Agency Region 5 has reached an agreement with Mercury Marine Division of Brunswick Corp. on alleged clean-air violations at the company's secondary aluminum production plant that makes boat motors at W6250 Pioneer Road, Fond du Lac, Wis. The agreement, which includes a $25,000 penalty, resolves EPA allegations that Mercury Marine violated a May 2005 consent order ...

  • Turning the corner on chemicals

    The Government of Canada has announced that it is taking action to reduce emissions from chemicals that contribute to smog in consumer and commercial products such as paints, varnishes, adhesives and vehicle repair cleaners. The announcement adds to the growing number of chemicals the government has identified under the Turning the Corner Plan and the Chemicals Management Plan as potentially ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

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