Northern California’s now infamous Camp Fire was not only the largest, longest, and deadliest wildfire in the state’s history, it also produced record amounts of smoke. Schools closed, there was a run on protective masks, and people were fashioning do-it-yourself air purifiers because there were none left in stores. And it looks like we will only see an acceleration of wildfires in the future. This grim forecast has brought a surge in traffic to websites that monitor air quality like AirNow, Weather Underground, and PurpleAir.
Minera Sociedad Cerro Verde distributed 3,000 trees in the Uchumayo District of Peru between 2017 and 2018 as part of its afforestation project.
Trees are important, as they absorb carbon dioxide, generate oxygen, and improve the quality of the air along with preventing erosion and degradation of the soil. Trees reduce noise pollution by absorbing the sounds of traffic, sirens and construction – their foliage acts as acoustic insulators.
The partnership marks the planting of 2 million trees in our nation’s forests
LINCOLN, Neb., July 30, 2018/3BL Media/— Warranty Solutions and the Arbor Day Foundation have reached a new milestone in their partnership by planting two million trees in our nation’s forests. The partnership began in 2009 to help improve air quality, water quality, mitigate the effects of climate change, combat deforestation and prevent species loss.
Edison International partners with the Garvey School District to create a clean energy future for local communities
Jamie Lei and Kenneth Nosaka, air quality measurement tools in hand, were surprised by the readings inside a local fast food restaurant during lunch hour. The numbers were even worse than those taken from a nearby freeway overpass.
Schools in the El Monte Union High School District are the first to install EV charging stations through SCE’s Charge Ready program
The five schools that make up the El Monte Union High School District are all less than 20 miles away from the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains. On a good day, students and staff have a crisp, clear view of the local mountains. Too often, though, the mountains appear hazy, rather than clear as they should be, because of the smog.
The air we breathe can have a profound effect on our health, wellness and productivity. Air pollution is a growing concern across the world, and as a result it is more important than ever to ensure that our indoor air quality is optimized to support human health.