The following articles and studies shed a light on the many environmental concerns:
Published by Airport Cooperative Research Program
03-26-15 - CJ Article by James Bruggers.
03-25-15 - CJ Article by James Bruggers.
March 2015 - Meta-Narrative Systematic Review by David Suziki Foundation
06-27-14 - CJ Article by James Bruggers. Hot spots share conditions such as dark roofing materials that absorb rather than reflect heat, a lot of asphalt or concrete, and not many shade trees.
05-07-14 - CJ article by James Bruggers. Tree canopy study seeks to get detailed information on the status of Louisville's urban forest.
May 2012 - NRDC Issue Brief. Projected Death Toll from Rising Temperatures in America Due to Climate Change
August 2013 - Louisville Magazine article by Mary Chellis Austin
10-16-12 Tom Fitzgerald op-ed
Cannons Lane ambient air monitoring site fact sheet
Cannons Lane Air Pollution Monitoring Station
Turning to Trees
06-06-12 - CJ article by James Bruggers. Scientist recommends city make trees a priority to fight heat.
Louisville - America's Fastest Warming City
05-08-13 - Next City article by Sarah Goodyear
05-06-12 - CJ article by James Bruggers. Louisville may be getting hotter at a faster rate than other large US cities
Louisville To Lead US In Heat Deaths, Study Says
05-24-12 - CJ article by James Bruggers. New forecast coves 40 large American cities
ScienceDaily (Nov. 18, 2009) — Scientists are reporting evidence that air pollution -- a well-recognized problem at major airports -- may pose an important but ...
Aircraft Emission Impacts in a Neighborhood Adjacent to a General Aviation Airport in Southern California
by S Hu - 2009 - Cited by 16 - Related articles
Nov 1, 2009 – Aircraft emission impacts in a neighborhood adjacent to a general aviation airport in southern California. Hu S, Fruin S, Kozawa K, Mara S, ...
A Geospatial Analysis of the Effects of Aviation Gasoline on Childhood Blood Lead Levels
by ML Miranda - 2011 - Related articles
Jul 13, 2011 – Environ Health Perspect 119:1513-1516. http://dx.doi.org/10.1289/ehp.1003231. Received: 19 November 2010; Accepted: 13 July 2011; ...
Natural Resource Defense Council (NRDC) 1996 Study
Flying Off Course Environmental Impacts of America's Airports ... determine: (1) the most important environmental issues connected with airports, and (2) the best ...
Environmental costs / societal consequences of large-scale canopy removal
Trees help reduce the increased air, water and noise pollution that airports and airplanes generate.
"Airport bubbles" is a concept that treats an airport and the area within a specific radius around the airport as a single source of pollution.that emits a range of pollutants, including air, noise, water and solid waste.
(SERC Project at State Environmental Resource Center, Madison, Wisconsin)