air pollution http://wrvo.org en EPA says proposed regulation will do more than clean air http://wrvo.org/post/epa-says-proposed-regulation-will-do-more-clean-air <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Environmental Protection Agency's proposal to reduce carbon pollution nationwide means a goal of reducing carbon emissions in New York state by more than 40 percent. Judith </span>Enck<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, the area's EPA regional administrator, was in Syracuse to discuss how the plan will allow the nation to keep producing energy, while reducing pollution. </span>Enck<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> says the regulation, which is scheduled to start in 2020, isn't just about protecting the environment from air pollution.</span></p> Thu, 17 Jul 2014 10:44:38 +0000 Gino Geruntino 58995 at http://wrvo.org EPA says proposed regulation will do more than clean air New York lawmakers rally behind efforts to combat climate change http://wrvo.org/post/new-york-lawmakers-rally-behind-efforts-combat-climate-change <p></p><p>A new White House climate report paints a dire picture for New York if something drastic isn't done to address climate change, and the Obama administration is preparing to act without Congress.<br /><br />The Third National Climate Assessment predicts dramatic changes in coastal states like New York. But the state’s junior Democratic senator, Kirsten Gillibrand, says upstate residents and businesses are at risk too.</p> Tue, 27 May 2014 10:17:25 +0000 Matt Laslo 56384 at http://wrvo.org New York lawmakers rally behind efforts to combat climate change American Lung Association says New York needs to spend more to help people quit smoking http://wrvo.org/post/american-lung-association-says-new-york-needs-spend-more-help-people-quit-smoking <p> New York state received mixed grades in the annual American Lung Association report card.&nbsp; But the advocacy group says more can be done to help people quit the smoking habit..<br /><br />Smoking is the leading cause of preventable death in this country, in New York state that translates to about 25,000 people who die every year from smoking-related diseases. So while the state got good grades as far as smoke free air and the nations highest cigarette tax, it got failing grades when it comes to helping people quit. &nbsp;<br /> Mon, 27 Jan 2014 20:22:29 +0000 Ellen Abbott 50481 at http://wrvo.org American Lung Association says New York needs to spend more to help people quit smoking Environmentalists say decline in pollution enforcement can harm New Yorkers' health http://wrvo.org/post/environmentalists-say-decline-pollution-enforcement-can-harm-new-yorkers-health <p></p> Fri, 13 Sep 2013 10:46:03 +0000 Karen DeWitt 44100 at http://wrvo.org Air quality improves in many parts of New York state http://wrvo.org/post/air-quality-improves-many-parts-new-york-state <p><a href="http://www.lung.org/"><strong>The American Lung Association</strong></a> says there is some good news for those in this area who suffer from breathing problems. Many parts of New York state have seen improved air quality this year over last.</p><p> Wed, 25 Apr 2012 14:53:39 +0000 Catherine Loper 18186 at http://wrvo.org Air quality improves in many parts of New York state