A new report predicts that climate change-related events will cause a steady deterioration in air quality in the US through 2054.
Why it matters
The predicted increase in large wildfires, heat waves, and drought will lead to a growing 'climate penalty' to air quality, impacting public health and the economy.
What the papers say
The New York Times emphasizes the challenges in protecting communities from increased smoke from wildfires, while The Independent and AP News highlight the potential health benefits of the new EPA rule. Axios provides a balanced view, discussing both the public health benefits and the concerns of business groups.
How we got here
The US has made progress in improving air quality, but the new report suggests a reversal in the trajectory due to climate change-related events.
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