Category Archives: coal

Climate change is still “the biggest global health threat of the 21st century”

Two recent reports add to the growing call for linking climate change laws with public health. From the U.K., the Lancet Commission on Health and Climate Change followed up on its 2009 announcement that global warming “is the 21st century’s … Continue reading

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Africa on track to contribute majority of global particulate matter

A study co-authored by researchers from France and Cote d’Ivoire concludes that Africa will contribute as much as 55% of the world’s particle pollutants by 2030.  In 2005, the continent accounted for 5% of sulphur dioxide and nitrogen oxide emissions and … Continue reading

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The next CHE-AK teleconference on coal and mercury

Our guest blogger and VLS alum Maricarmen Cruz-Guilloty Environmental Health and Justice Coordinator, Alaska Community Action on Toxics, invites you to this teleconference on Wednesday, November 13, 2013, 9am Alaska/10am Pacific/1pm Easter: Dirty Coal: From Mining to Mercury Contamination – Alaska … Continue reading

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