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Air Quality

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Long-term exposure to the particulate matter released by open agricultural burning has been associated with a suite of health problems, and the communities most affected are majority-Latino.
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Nearly two decades of postponing a ban on burning have left clean air advocates dubious that local air regulators will follow through.
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Clean air advocates hope the EPA will step in to strengthen regulations of polluting industries.
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A California senator set out to ban agricultural burning in the San Joaquin Valley nearly 20 years ago. What happened?
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Even with $220 million in financial incentives, growers are wondering how they’ll afford whole orchard recycling in the long term – especially small farmers, who have fewer resources to begin with.
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In their new plan to ban agricultural burning, air regulators are using outreach and financial incentives to convince growers to adopt an alternative known as whole orchard recycling.
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If you live on the south side of Fresno, you are likely exposed to multiple sources of air pollution that can harm your health — and the hot summer days can increase the risk.
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Imagine taking your kids on a trolley to visit the neighborhood park. Now, picture an electric transit system that’s fast and cheap and can take you to work right from your doorstep. What if Fresno could do all that, and reduce the local rate of childhood asthma?
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Step one: listen to community questions before asking your own.
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On the Yakama Reservation in eastern Washington, one group of students is trying to solve the problem of asthma by attacking its roots.

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