August 2017

Most of us are used to hearing about the traditional physical ailments caused by breathing poisoned air, and even about the more recently-connected neurological impacts. But a new Swedish study is the first time we’ve seen a report linking air pollution to mental illness in children. The new research, peer reviewed and published by the journal BMJ Open, found that relatively small […]

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“Giving Day” is Only 3 Weeks Away

by jim on August 30, 2017

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 14th 8 am to 12 Midnight    DFW is our home office. We’re entirely local. Giving Day provides us with a large part of our annual budget. It’s a great chance to support local grassroots clean air work. DFW is in its 26th year of continuous violation of the Clean Air Act. This Giving Day, please consider […]

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If you missed our “Science and Socializing” series of roll-out events for the DFW Air Research Consortium in June, you have a chance to catch the show again on Thursday September 7th when the Fort Worth League of Neighborhoods is using its September monthly meeting to host a repeat performance.  Dr. David Sterling and Graduate Assistant […]

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Meet Our New Scientist

by jim on August 30, 2017

Downwinders’ Wise County Ozone Project Gets A Director Downwinders at Risk is proud to announce Kari Northeim, a doctoral student in Environmental Sciences at the University of North Texas, has agreed to become our Wise County Ozone Project Director. Kari brings an impressive resume and a rigorous level of scientific methodology to the use of our two new EPA-calibrated […]

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Dow, Hefty and Keep America Clean’s proposal to burn plastics via bright orange “energy bags” in cement kilns is new but the idea of using kilns as industrial kitchen dispose-alls is not. DFW has been identified as a national waste disposal destination because of its cement plants since at least the mid 1980’s. And as […]

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DFW EJ Issues Get Some Muscle

by jim on August 14, 2017

New Attorneys and Paralegals Give Citizens Options We know things look bleak right now. There are few bright spots. You wonder if every new possible small light you see is the end of the tunnel…or another train about to run you over. Which makes what’s happening at the North Texas Legal Aid offices remarkable and […]

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