Air pollution

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Study Shows Sugarcane Ethanol Production Causes Air Pollution

UC Merced researchers show burning of sugarcane fields prior to harvest can create more pollution than previously thought, detracting from benefits of the alternative fuel source

MERCED, Calif. — The burning of sugarcane fields prior to harvest for ethanol production can create air pollution that detracts from the biofuel’s overall sustainability, according to research published recently by a team of researchers led by scientists at the University of California, Merced.

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God, the Earth and Ozone: Stockton’s Diocese pushes for clean air, pairing environmental advocacy with faith

Betsy Reifsnider's Office

A tall, brown-haired, soft-eyed woman sits back and laughs. On her office desk is a portrait of the Dalia Lama pasted next to Queen Elizabeth, and behind her desk hangs a green t-shirt that states, “Got Asthma?” It shows the lungs of a healthy child and the lungs of one in five children living in the San Joaquin Valley, one of the most polluted places in the country. Betsy Reifsnider’s unassuming cubicle looks like many in the environmental activist realm, but she is working for the Catholic Church, specifically Stockton’s Diocese–and she is in the lead. As part of a growing national movement pairing ecology with faith, Reifsnider has the only paid Catholic environmental advocacy position in the nation. Continue reading

God, the Earth and Ozone: A Photo Essay. Stockton’s Catholic Church blends environmental activism with faith, leading the nation.

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As part of a national and international movement, Catholic leaders, the pope, bishops, parishioners and priests are taking a stand on climate change. The local community and the San Joaquin Valley stands to benefit, as new laws regarding air pollution and global warming are enforced, and the green movement brings new jobs to the area, improving the health of residents and hinting at a new future for Stockton.

Air Alert for Sept. 29

The san Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District issued an Air Alert for Thursday, September 29, 2011 for the Valley Air Basin. This includes the counties of San Joaquin, Stanislaus, Merced, Madera, Fresno, Kings, Tulare and portions of Kern.

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Office of Congressman McNerney Via Bilingual Weekly
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Jerry McNerney (CA-11) offered two amendments on the floor of the House of Representatives in the last two days aimed at combating initiatives to lower air quality and harm the environment.  Language authored by Rep. McNerney would amend H.R. 910, legislation offered by House Republicans that prohibits the EPA from taking action to control greenhouse gas emissionsContinue reading

Fog to smog at Delta College


Stockton, CA / Bilingual Weekly

It was a cold and foggy morning, but that did not seemed to bother the drivers who were already at one of San Joaquin Delta College’s parking lots to be the first in line for the Tune In & Tune Up event on Saturday, February 22, 2011 Continue reading

Free smog tests, vouchers, back to Delta College

See photos from 11/1/2008 event

Stockton, CA/ Bilingual Weekly

If you’re driving a 1995 model car or older, you’ve owned it for at least six months… and you want to know if it will pass the California Smog test, you can do it this coming Saturday, January 22, 2011, FOR FREE.

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