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News Release | Environment Maryland Research & Policy Center

Trouble in the Air: Baltimore health at risk with 114 dirty air days in 2016

As the Trump administration considers weakening federal air quality and global warming emissions standards, air pollution remains a threat to public health. According to a new report by Environment Maryland  Research & Policy Center nearly 2.8 million people in the Baltimore metropolitan area experienced 114 days of degraded air quality in 2016, increasing the risk of premature death, asthma attacks and other adverse health impacts.

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Report | Environment Maryland Research & Policy Center

Trouble in the Air

People across America regularly breathe unhealthy air that increases their risk of premature death, asthma attacks and other adverse health impacts.

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Report | Environment Maryland Research & Policy Center

Electric Buses: Clean Transportation for Healthier Neighborhoods and Cleaner Air

Buses play a key role in in our nation’s transportation system, carrying millions of children daily to and from school and moving millions of Americans each day around our cities. Buses reduce the number of individual cars on our roads, make our communities more livable and sustainable, and provide transportation options for people of all ages and abilities. Yet, the majority of America’s buses remain dirty – burning fossil fuels like diesel that put the health of our children and communities at risk and contribute to global warming.

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News Release | Environment America Research & Policy Center

Electric School Buses--Smart for our climate & kids' health

If the United States transitioned its entire fleet of 480,000 school buses to all-electric vehicles, it could significantly cut greenhouse gas emissions each year and reduce the toxic air pollution to which schoolchildren are directly exposed. A new report from Environment America Research & Policy Center, U.S. PIRG Education Fund, and Frontier Group, Electric Buses: Clean Transportation for Healthy Neighborhoods and Cleaner Air, shows that a full transition to electric school buses in the U.S. could eliminate an average of 5.3 million tons of climate-altering pollution each year -- the equivalent of taking a million cars off the road.

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Report | Environment Maryland

Shining Cities 2018: How Smart Local Policies Are Expanding Solar Power in America

Solar power is expanding rapidly. The United States now has over 53 gigawatts (GW) of solar photovoltaic (PV) capacity installed – enough to power 10.1 million homes and 26 times as much capacity as was installed at the end of 2010.[1] Hundreds of thousands of Americans have invested in solar energy and millions more are ready to join them.

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