Three universities get federal funds to study impacts of pollution

WTNH – Three universities are getting a total of $30 million from the Environmental Protection Agency to study how to reduce air quality impacts on public health.  The schools are Harvard, Yale and Carnegie Mellon University.

The money Yale gets will go toward funding SEARCH, or Solutions for Energy Air, Climate and Health.  SEARCH will research the impacts of changes in the use of energy in the power and transportation sectors, such as impacts of expansion of the port of Baltimore following the expansion of the Panama Canal.

Harvard will examine how changes in emissions, climate and other factors affect pollution mixtures; and will predict how future changes in social and economic factors will affect air pollution and health-related impacts.

Carnegie Mellon University will examine how changes in emissions, climate, and other factors affect pollution mixtures; and will predict how future changes in social and economic factors will affect air pollution and health-related impacts.

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