The most deadly environmental issue

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Air quality has improved dramatically in rich countries over the past century. Around 1880, when the air was worst in London, it is estimated that 9,000 people died each year from air pollution, about one of every seven deaths. Today, London air is cleaner than it has been since medieval times. Yet, air pollution is … [Read more…]

Local News on Environmental and Growth Issues

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The Washington Post The Deadlines That Failed. Virginia, Maryland and the District missed their water pollution deadlines by years — 19 years. They still haven’t reduced the area’s smog — 30 years after the mandate. Now, three key environmental dates are near. Any hope of meeting them? By David A. Fahrenthold – “In the 1970s, … [Read more…]

Environmental Issue

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Environmental issues are harmful effects of human activitity on the biophysical environment. Environmentalism, a social and environmental movement, addresses environmental issues through advocacy, education and activism. The carbon dioxide equivalent of greenhouse gases (GHG) in the atmosphere has already exceeded 400 parts per million (NOAA) (with total “long-term” GHG exceeding 455 parts per million). (Intergovernmental … [Read more…]