Raised in Michigan. Educated in Montana. Worked as a journalist in Montana, Alaska, Washington, California and Kentucky. I cover environmental topics for The (Louisville) Courier-Journal and courier-journal.com, Kentucky’s largest news organization. I’m something of a rare bird, in that I know of...
The Courier-Journal Special: Climate Change Section
Cities across the country have been asking questions about Louisville's innovative Air Louisville program to equip asthma patients with smart inhalers and smartphone apps to help them control their illness and to help Louisville better understand what triggers attacks. They include Houston, Oakland and Boston, said Paul Tarini, a senior official at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, which backed Air Louisville. "This is a new form of civic engagement that gives people hope," Tarini said.
Our country may be withdrawing from a multinational agreement to combat climate change, but it doesn’t mean that we have to resign ourselves to doing nothing. As fast as our news cycles move these days, the short-sighted decision to pull out of the Paris Accords may seem like old news, but the negative effect of this decision will be reverberating for many years to come. The message this action sends from America to the world is loud and clear: “You’re on your own.”And that’s where we all come in.
Maps show risks of asthma symptoms and attacks caused by various kinds of air pollutionExperts have known for years that air pollution can cause asthma attacks and send people to the emergency room for treatment. But a new high-tech study in Louisville to be made public Wednesday went a step further: It used information from inhalers linked to smartphones and meshed it with a vast store of data on outdoor conditions to identify the city's riskiest neighborhoods for people with asthma.
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