New Study Shows Reduced Carbon Emissions May Save Lives

A study led by researchers at Syracuse and Harvard Universities shows that the EPA’s proposed carbon emissions standards introduced last year targeting coal-fired power plants in the United States would improve human health and prevent premature deaths. The benefits would be both indirect, in terms of offsetting climate change and direct, as emissions from coal-fired power plants are directly linked to illnesses like asthma and lung disease. [5/6/15]