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Trouble in the Air Factsheet

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Trouble in the Air Factsheet

Every year, millions of Americans are exposed to levels of pollution that American public health groups and international agencies consider unhealthy. Fossil fuel combustion is one of the largest sources of air pollution that comes from human activities.

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Moving Beyond Wood Pulp Part 3: Hemp

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Moving Beyond Wood Pulp Part 3: Hemp

When it comes to making paper products, home products and construction materials, alternatives to using centuries-old trees exist. Paper products can be made from recycled paper and wheat straw. Buildings can be constructed with reclaimed wood. And bamboo is being used everywhere -- from paper to tools to flooring. This is the third blog in a series compiled by Environment America Wild Forests Intern Natalie Dryja exploring the many alternatives to timber and wood pulp.

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Making sense of the Air Quality Index

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Making sense of the Air Quality Index

The fire season in the Western United States this year has been unlike any before. In the last few weeks, fires have burned millions of acres of land in California, Oregon, and Washington. Tens of thousands of people have been forced to evacuate in the midst of a pandemic. Smoke has covered the entire western half of the U.S., and some cities have the worst air quality of the major cities around the world. But, many people are asking: We’ve been hearing a lot about air quality and indexes and orange and purple and “350” and “107.” What is all this jargon? What does air quality really mean, for our daily lives and for our health? If I’m healthy, do I really need to be concerned about this? 

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Destination: Zero Carbon Factsheet

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Destination: Zero Carbon Factsheet

America’s transportation system produces more greenhouse gas emissions than any other sector of our economy. Three strategies – phasing out fossil fuel vehicles, electrifying and improving our transit system, and getting more people moving by foot, bike and transit – can put the U.S. on a path to a zero-carbon transportation system.

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Fact Sheet: Why environmental groups are challenging EPA’s decision regarding California’s emissions standards

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Fact Sheet: Why environmental groups are challenging EPA’s decision regarding California’s emissions standards

Environment America and other environmental groups filed a lawsuit against the EPA challenging the agency’s decision to take away California’s authority to impose stronger vehicular greenhouse gas (GHG) pollution regulations than the federal government.

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