We are talking about some scary stuff. Remember the fertilizer plant in the town of West, Texas, that exploded, taking out three schools and killing 15 people? Or the refinery explosion in Richmond, California, that sent 10,000 people to the hospital and affected 30 schools?
(First published in the Huffington Post.)
Joe Poole Lake is a popular destination for Dallas and Fort Worth residents looking for a weekend escape to the great outdoors. Lined with barbecue grills, hiking trails and sandy beaches, the 7,400-acre lake and its wooden welcome sign invite endless opportunities to relax and unwind.
Zarah Patriana is the Email Production Specialist at Earthjustice's headquarters in San Francisco, CA.
Breathing toxic air has consequences far worse than we originally thought. Cancer. Asthma and other lung diseases.
California cities top an unfortunate list—the nation's worst places to breathe. The Golden State claimed all five of the top slots for the highest air pollution in the American Lung Association's 2014 State of the Air Report. Sadly, the report was nothing new. Los Angeles, and cities in the San Joaquin Valley like Bakersfield and Fresno, have been in the top five since the ALA started its annual reporting in 2000.