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AUTO POLLUTION KILLS MORE PEOPLE THAN AUTO COLLISIONS DO, RESEARCH SAYS

Automobile pollution kills more people than automobile collisions do. That’s the rather blunt way of wording the recent findings of a study on the subject done by researchers at MIT. To word it another way — a notably greater number of annual premature deaths in the US can be attributed to automobile pollution than can More Info »

Study: Air pollution causes 200,000 early deaths each year in the U.S

AIR POLLUTION KILLS AROUND 200,000 EVERY YEAR IN US

New MIT study finds vehicle emissions are the biggest contributor to these premature deaths. Researchers from MIT’s Laboratory for Aviation and the Environment have come out with some sobering new data on air pollution’s impact on Americans’ health. The group tracked ground-level emissions from sources such as industrial smokestacks, vehicle tailpipes, marine and rail operations, More Info »

Bario Logan Petition

BRING BARIO LOGAN ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE IN 30 SECONDS

Bring Barrio Logan Environmental Justice in 30 seconds Tell City Council Barrio Logan Needs Alternative 1   Barrio Logan has come to a fork in the road. Will our community move toward a future of continued toxic pollution, asthma plaguing our children and families forced into a lower quality of life?   Or will we move toward livable communities More Info »

Environmental Health Coalition

AUGUST BULLETIN: ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH CO-ALITION

Toxinformer  August 2013  Leer en Español Empowering People. Organizing Communities. Achieving Justice. Also In This Issue Community Calendar Watch This! EHC News Donor Spotlight Noticias en Español Community Calendar National Night Out in City Heights Colina Del Sol Park, 5319 Orange Avenue, San Diego, CA. 92105 Tuesday, August 6 4:30 p.m. – 9 p.m.   National More Info »

The carbon Footprint left by a pair of shoes

MIT: the carbon footprint left by a pair of Shoes

(The following article was written by Jennifer Chu and originally published by the MIT News Office)  A typical pair of running shoes generates 30 pounds of carbon dioxide emissions, equivalent to keeping a 100-watt light bulb on for one week, according to a new MIT-led lifecycle assessment. But what’s surprising to researchers isn’t the size of More Info »

San Diego lawn mower exchange

Hundreds Turn Out to ‘Mow Down Pollution’

(The following article is from the County News Service) The 7,000th gasoline-powered lawn mower in the 14 years of Supervisor Ron Roberts’ Mowing Down Pollution campaign was exchanged Saturday as 587 Black & Decker 36 Volt mowers were handed out at Qualcomm Stadium. County residents began lining up at 3 a.m. for the chance to both clean More Info »

Nissan's tennessee paint plant

Department of Energy Highlights Nissan’s Tennessee paint plant

(This is an April 17 news release from the Department of Energy; Image Credit: cars being painted black in Nissan’s new energy efficient paint plant in Smyrna, Tennessee – DOE) As part of the Obama Administration’s commitment to lowering energy bills for U.S. businesses, the Energy Department today recognized Nissan’s participation in the Better Buildings, Better More Info »