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Citizen sleuths, here's how to sniff out air polluters before they come to your town | The Progressive Pulse
Citizen watchdogs want to know how to find out about these facilities and permit applications well before the state announces the public hearings and comment periods. Fortunately, there’s a semi-easy way to monitor what could be coming to your neighborhood. The NC Department of Environmental Quality keeps a running online database of air permit applications where you can learn about the status of the facilities.
pollution  gov-info  nc 
13 hours ago by altoii
Uber and Lyft generate 70 percent more pollution than trips they displace: study - The Verge
According to the Union of Concerned Scientists, ride-hailing trips today result in an estimated 69 percent more climate pollution on average than the trips they displace. In cities, ride-hailing trips typically displace low-carbon trips, such as public transportation, biking, or walking. Uber and Lyft could reduce these emissions with a more concerted effort to electrify its fleet of vehicles or by incentivizing customers to take pooled rides, the group recommends.
Uber  Lyft  pollution  climatechange  electricvehicles  review  critique  TheVerge  2020 
2 days ago by inspiral
21 of the world's 30 cities with the worst air pollution are in India - CNN
India has once again topped an annual list of cities with the worst air quality in the world, according to a new report, while Chinese cities have continued to show improvements from the previous year.
health  haze  pollution 
3 days ago by Bookman
All About Microbead Pollution and How to Nix Beads from Your Bathroom
Introduction to microplastics, which lurk in many personal products and packaged foods, and harm the environment.
microplastic  cosmetic  bathroom  skin  product  food  packaging  pollution  prevention  howto 
3 days ago by csrollyson
Light pollution map
Interactive world light pollution map. The map uses NOAA/EOG VIIRS, World Atlas 2015, observatories and SQM/SQC overlay managed by users.
astronomy  pollution  map  maps 
4 days ago by jklapinski
At least 27% of ecosystem services are lost due to chemical (carbon storage, water regulation, pollinati…
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6 days ago by re_present

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