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Breathing Fire: All This Smoke Means Smaller Newborns And More ER Visits

Breathing Fire: All This Smoke Means Smaller Newborns And More ER Visits

  • Published: Aug 21st, 2018

People with lung conditions are more likely to refill prescriptions and be hospitalized during smoke waves, and when pregnant mothers are exposed there’s a “small but significant" decline in birth weight.

Breathing Fire: Wildfire Smoke Forcing Idahoans Indoors

Breathing Fire: Wildfire Smoke Forcing Idahoans Indoors

  • Published: Aug 15th, 2018

Idahoans are being affected by pollution from worsening wildfires linked to the weather, climate change and forest management policies. The smoke is creating public health risks and undermining decades of air quality gains.

Breathing Fire: California’s Central Valley Bears the Brunt of Wildfire Smoke

Breathing Fire: California’s Central Valley Bears the Brunt of Wildfire Smoke

  • Published: Aug 15th, 2018

Worsening wildfires linked to the weather, climate change and forest management policies are causing unprecedented smoke pollution across the West and beyond, creating public health risks and undermining decades of air quality gains.

Air Pollution Progress Still Undermined by Western Wildfires

Air Pollution Progress Still Undermined by Western Wildfires

  • Published: Aug 15th, 2018

Smoke pollution is leading to serious public health impacts as large wildfires across the American West become more frequent and destructive.

The 10 Most Important U.S. Climate Stories in 2017

The 10 Most Important U.S. Climate Stories in 2017

  • Published: Dec 27th, 2017

Following a year of weather extremes, disasters and policy clashes, we asked our readers to help us pick out the most important climate stories from the U.S. in 2017.

How Smoke From California’s Fires is Harming the Most Vulnerable

How Smoke From California’s Fires is Harming the Most Vulnerable

  • Published: Dec 8th, 2017

As climate change stokes polluting fires, southern California's most vulnerable are being hit the hardest.

Western Wildfires Undermining Progress on Air Pollution

Western Wildfires Undermining Progress on Air Pollution

  • Published: Nov 7th, 2017

Smoke pollution is leading to serious public health impacts as large wildfires across the American West become more frequent and destructive.

Breathing Fire: Health Is a Casualty of California’s Climate-Fueled Blazes

Breathing Fire: Health Is a Casualty of California’s Climate-Fueled Blazes

  • Published: Nov 7th, 2017

As climate change fuels large wildfires, the pollution they're releasing is making Americans sick and undermining decades of progress in cleaning the air.