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  • New study shows ozone layer stable due to Montreal Protocol
    New study shows ozone layer stable due to Montreal Protocol
    New research that is the result of 18 years of satellite examination of the ozone layer of Earth has found that the implementation of the Montreal Protocol limiting the production of ozone depleting chemicals has been a success. The Montreal...
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    CO2 refrigerant gains in popularity as an ozone-friendly alternative
    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has approved additional hydrocarbon refrigerants to be used in everything from cars to industrial refrigeration that are considered safe for the environment and "ozone friendly." Meanwhile, carbon...
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    EPA actually asking if we want stronger smog health standards
    Smog: It hovers over our cities and communities, putting our health at risk. It is linked to heart attacks, asthma attacks, and premature death – and more than one out of three Americans is at increased risk just because of the air their...
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    Calif. target of Obama's energy regs
    Pres. Obama's administration forced through $181.5 billion of new and expanded federal government regulations in 2014, according to a new American Action Forum (AAF) report. The AAF says that the new regs involve energy producers and vehicle...
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    Environmental Week in Review, November 23 - 30, 2014
    Continuing with our new feature, Environmental Week in Review, here is a summary of what we wrote about last week in Bakersfield Environmental News. As expected with the Thanksgiving holiday, maybe we were a little too busy with cooking...
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    EPA proposes more stringent smog standard, will impact San Joaquin Valley
    The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today announced that it is recommending a more stringent federal smog (ozone) standard for ambient air quality. Based upon an analysis of the latest scientific research on the effects of...
  • Blue Whale Recovery
    Recent good news on the environmental front
    Within the last three decades, environmentalists have tirelessly campaigned to protect the world's natural environment and resources. Their public awareness campaigns have had a far reach, as more people around the world now appreciate how...
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    Kern County receives failing grades for bad air from American Lung Association
    If Bakersfield and Kern County were children bringing home report cards today, their parents would be very unhappy. The American Lung Association released its annual State of the Air 2014 report today and Kern County received failing grades across...
  • Floridians breathe easy as DEP upgrades air quality monitor network
    Floridians breathe easy as DEP upgrades air quality monitor network
    Florida air quality monitoring network is being upgraded and expanded to cover more areas throughout the state. Currently, Florida has 214 strategically positioned air monitors measuring different types of air pollutants that have the potential to...
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    Worst cities in which to live if you want to breath clean air
    Half of all people who live in the United States are risking their health because of pollution. Ozone is a gas that makes your asthma worse and can shorten your life.This is a list from the American Lung Association's "State of the Air...
  • Ozone hole 2070: Beginnings of recovery in 2070, 8.1 million miles in expanse
    Ozone hole 2070: Beginnings of recovery in 2070, 8.1 million miles in expanse
    The ozone hole can begin healing in 2070, with a new study being discussed this week regarding the beginnings of recovery for our planet's ozone layer becoming available in just under 60 years from now. The massive area above Antarctica,...
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    APCD trumpets compliance with air quality standard that no longer exists
    In the Alice-in-Wonderland world that sometimes appears to embrace environmental regulations, certain noteworthy events happen that cause those who aren't deeply involved in such matters to scratch their heads and say, "Huh?"Such is...
  • California Air Basins
    The 5 smoggiest air basins in California
    Bakersfield residents know that they live with some of the worst air quality in the state, if not the nation. However, smog isn't a problem here in the San Joaquin Valley alone - several other areas of the state struggle with it as well.Here...
  • 3 common air pollutants linked to heart disease
    3 common air pollutants linked to heart disease
    Bakersfield and Kern County, indeed the entire San Joaquin Valley, have some of the worst, if not the worst, ambient air quality in the nation. It consistently fails to meet federal and California standards for allowed levels of certain air...
  • Infographic exposes the real concern of air pollution
    Infographic exposes the real concern of air pollution
    Almost everyone is aware of the hazards of air pollution. Clean air is intrinsically attached to the concept of a healthy life, and will always be essential to being able to live life with less ailments. Now, Distance Learning has created an...
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