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May 1, 2018

Air quality study co-authored by Emily Fischer published in PNAS

A paper published Monday by Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences shows that air quality improvements have slowed. It attributes this stalled emissions decline to industrial, construction, residential and diesel sources, which have increased relative to decreasing car and power plant emissions. The study “Unexpected slowdown of US pollutant emission reduction in the past decade” was co-authored by Assistant Professor Emily Fischer.

Read more about the study in this press coverage:

Los Angeles Times: “Slowdown in emissions reductions could explain stalled progress on smog, study finds
Bloomberg: “Your air isn’t getting as clean as the EPA said it is
USA Today: “The USA’s long battle against air pollution isn’t over yet, as air quality improvements are slowing down
Mashable: “Gains in reducing America’s smog problem have hit a dramatic slowdown
Associated Press: “America’s air isn’t getting cleaner as fast as it used to