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Good as news: positive environmental stories you may have missed this week | Ian Corbet

The Public Interest Network’s Environment America and U.S. PIRG are working on multiple campaigns to help America get through the coronavirus pandemic as quickly and safely as possible. But we're also working to ensure that when the outbreak ends, the United States’ policies and practices ensure a cleaner, safer, better world for all of us.

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Lessons from another pandemic | Johanna Neumann

Parallels between defeating cholera and climate change

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Solar power in cities is growing fast – and building on its own success. | Adrian Pforzheimer

From Anchorage to Miami, solar power is expanding rapidly across the U.S. That’s the takeaway from Frontier Group’s latest report,“Shining Cities: Top U.S. Cities for Solar Energy.” This report is our seventh ranking of solar PV capacity in top cities from every state. In 2014, when the first Shining Cities report was released, only eight cities had enough solar power per capita (50 watts per person) to be ranked “Solar Stars.” This year’s report features 26 Solar Stars in every region of the country – and a dozen more just below the cutoff, poised to soon make the jump.

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COVID-19 is bad. Dirty air makes it worse. | Elizabeth Ridlington

Several recent studies have suggested that air pollution may make COVID-19 infections more severe. These findings fit with previous research documenting how air pollution damages our bodies and makes us more vulnerable to infectious diseases. This new research should spur us to redouble our efforts to reduce air pollution.

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News Release | Environment America

Statement: EPA fails to protect public health in new proposal

WASHINGTON -- Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Andrew Wheeler yesterday announced a plan for the agency to no longer consider health benefits in the cost-benefit analysis of new environmental regulations under the Clean Air Act. In the past, the EPA has found that the Clean Air Act has helped Americans avoid many thousands of premature deaths, heart attacks, and lost work and school days. 

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