poor air quality

China Determined to Stage Blue Sky Olympics

Article: China Determined to Stage Blue Sky Olympics

BEIJING, China, July 31, 2008 (ENS) – With just eight days to go until the opening of the 2008 Summer Olympic Games in Beijing, pollution levels in the smoggy city dropped Wednesday to less than half of what they were the day before. This is the lowest reading since authorities began pulling cars off the…

New York's New First Lady Continues Greening the Mansion

Article: New York's New First Lady Continues Greening the Mansion

ALBANY, New York, May 1, 2008 (ENS) – New York’s First Lady Michelle Paige Paterson Thursday unveiled the first installation of solar panels at the Governor’s Mansion, a step toward reducing the mansion’s energy consumption and pollution. The first solar panels were installed over the pool house, and they will produce 3.5 kilowatts of energy.…

But What About Outdoor Air Pollution?

Article: But What About Outdoor Air Pollution?

If you’ve read the previous three posts this week, you know all about the poor air quality that many of us are surrounded by in our homes [www.sundance.tv] and cars, but what’s the state of the outside air? A quick survey of the past few years will show that, like many things where the private…

How Green are Fireworks?

Article: How Green are Fireworks?

For 231 years, the United States has celebrated the nation’s independence (and its birthday) on July 4. For many of those years, many of us have celebrated by shooting off fireworks or otherwise blowing stuff up. Put in those terms, it seems like an odd way to celebrate, so we got to wondering: how green…