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Pollution Recedes Amid Lockdown, And A View Of The Himalayas Emerges For The First Time In 30 Years

Topline: Residents in north India’s Punjab-where a nationwide coronavirus lockdown has curtailed daily activity-shared a rare look at the snow peaks of the Himalayas, a view that has for decades been obscured by the state’s heavy air pollution. India, with 1.3 billion residents, is consistently rated as one of the worst polluted countries in the world, according to IQAir, but the coronavirus lockdown has eased the problem’s severity. Read More: forbes.com

Wildfire Smoke Contributes To Air Quality Plummeting In The West

Karen Clay, a professor of economics and public policy at Carnegie Mellon University and the study’s lead author, says enforcement of environmental regulations plays a key role in the amount of pollution in the air. The researchers found that the increase in air pollution was associated with 9,700 premature deaths in 2018 alone. Read More: www.kunc.org

‘a decrease in enforcement of the Clean Air Act may have contributed to the recent rise in pollution’

AMERICA’S AIR QUALITY WORSENS, ENDING YEARS OF GAINS, STUDY SAYS: New data reveals that damaging air pollution has increased nationally since 2016, reversing a decades-long trend toward cleaner air. The research identified recent increases in driving and the burning of natural gas as likely contributors to the uptick in unhealthy air, even as coal use and related pollution have declined. Read More: www.nytimes.com

Federal energy program suggests keeping thermostat set at 78 degrees — 82 while you sleep

The suggestion comes from Energy Star, a federal program managed jointly by the Department of Energy and the Environmental Protection Agency that provides information to consumers about energy efficiency practices that not only save consumers money, but also improve air quality and protect the environment. According to Energy Star, keeping your central air thermostat set to 78 degrees is optimal for both cooling and energy efficiency, but this recommendation only applies to the times when you are home. Read More: www.foxla.com

Attribution fraud is the new name for ‘cookie bombing’

THE NEXT BIG SOURCE OF AD FRAUD: ATTRIBUTION: In Airbnb’s business model, supply partners are ones who generate consumers who list their residences for rent, while demand partners are ones who generate consumers who want to rent. Fraudsters gaming the attribution systems used to validate those supply and demand actions have been costing Airbnb millions in affiliate commissions. Read More: www.mediapost.com