12 states sue President Biden over ‘climate change’ plan

U.S. 03/08/21, 18:23

A group of 12 attorneys general filed a joint lawsuit on Monday, March 8, against the Biden administration over the executive order to address alleged "climate change," arguing that in addition to having no authority to do so, the proposed measures will destroy the lives of hundreds of thousands of ...

Research on children’s health risks in doubt over EPA funds

U.S. 05/22/19, 09:59

Long-running research projects credited with pivotal discoveries about the harm that pesticides, air pollution and other hazards pose to children are in jeopardy or shutting down because the Environmental Protection Agency will not commit to their continued funding, researchers say. The projects being targeted make up a more than $300 million, ...

Mexico capital advises residents to stay inside due to fires

Enviroment 05/12/19, 17:03

Mexico City's government warned people Sunday to remain indoors as forest and brush fires carpeted the metropolis in a smoky haze that has alarmed even many of those accustomed to living with nagging air pollution.Outdoor activities on the capital's main avenue continued, although fewer capital dwellers than usual came out ...

Report: Air quality harmed as Texas oil production booms

U.S. 05/09/19, 00:15

The production of oil and natural gas in West Texas is booming but it's coming at a cost to residents who are regularly exposed to unhealthy levels of air pollution, according to a report issued by an environmental group.The Environmental Integrity Project noted in a report released Thursday that the ...

Lawmakers weigh push to restrict drilling near sacred sites

U.S. 04/15/19, 13:24

Federal lawmakers ventured thousands of miles to hear from tribal leaders, archaeologists and others Monday as advocates urge Congress to establish greater restrictions on oil and natural gas drilling near ancient Native American cultural sites in the Southwest.A House subcommittee is exploring the possible effects of air pollution on sacred ...

London taxes older vehicles in bid to fight air pollution

Europe 04/08/19, 08:54

In a bid to fight air pollution, London has introduced one of the world's toughest vehicle emissions standards, placing a tax on older, more polluting cars that drive into the center of the British capital. Starting Monday, the drivers of diesel cars more than 4 years old and of gasoline-powered engines ...

Insider Q&A: Head of EVgo aims to clean up transportation

Business 03/31/19, 12:05

Cathy Zoi has been promoting clean energy in the power sector for decades, holding leadership posts in both business and government.Then in 2016, greenhouse gas emissions from transportation exceeded the power sector for the first time, and Zoi pivoted to accelerate the transportation sector's transition to clean energy.Zoi, 57, serves ...

Worsening air pollution reducing lifespans in Indonesia

Health 03/29/19, 03:22

Indonesia's air quality has deteriorated from among the cleanest in the world to one of the most polluted over the past two decades, shaving five years from life expectancy in some regions, researchers say.The study by the Energy Policy Institute at the University of Chicago says an increase in coal-fired ...

Update: Students in New Delhi protest for cleaner air

Europe 03/15/19, 09:30

The Latest on global climate protests by students (all times local):8 a.m.In India's capital of New Delhi, schoolchildren are protesting inaction on climate change and rising air pollution levels that often far exceed World Health Organization limits.Activist Greta Thunberg, foreground, participates in a climate protest, in central Stockholm Sweden, Friday, ...

Blacks, Hispanics breathe more pollution than they make

Science 03/11/19, 14:53

African-Americans and Hispanics breathe in far more deadly air pollution than they are responsible for making, a new study said.A study looked at who is exposed to fine particle pollution — responsible for about 100,000 American deaths a year — and how much different races are responsible for the pollution ...

California lawmakers want $100 billion toward clean energy

U.S. 03/04/19, 16:14

A group of Democratic California lawmakers called Monday for the state to invest $100 billion to drastically reduce its carbon emissions and reliance on fossil fuels by 2030. A resolution proposed by Democratic Sen. Henry Stern would set the non-binding goal and also declare a climate emergency, citing recent devastating wildfires ...

US keeps air pollution standard established under Obama

Enviroment 02/26/19, 15:36

U.S. environmental regulators on Tuesday announced they are leaving intact an air quality standard for power plant pollution that can worsen asthma in children, despite calls by health advocates for a tougher standard. The move keeps in place a threshold for sulfur dioxide pollution established in 2010 by the U.S. Environmental ...

Hundreds protest in Germany against ban on older diesel cars

Business 02/02/19, 12:57

German police say around 800 people have demonstrated in the southwestern city of Stuttgart against a new ban on driving older diesel cars.Stuttgart, a German auto industry center, on Jan. 1 became the first major German city to introduce a large-scale ban on driving older diesel cars with looser emissions ...

Bangkok flies drones, seeks better ideas to improve bad air

Health 01/31/19, 01:26

A fleet of drones, trucks and small planes are spraying water to try to reduce dust around Bangkok while the governor invited critics to brainstorm better ideas to improve the air quality in the Thai capital.Unhealthy levels of air pollution forced city schools to close Wednesday for the rest of ...

Bangkok schools closed over air pollution concerns

Asia & Pacific 01/30/19, 03:58

More than 400 schools in Thailand's capital, Bangkok, have been shut as several weeks of dangerously unhealthy air pollution causes increasing concern.Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha directed Bangkok's governor to order the closure of 437 schools from noon Wednesday through the end of the week after officials said the pollution would ...

German official rebuffs call for halt to emissions checks

World 01/28/19, 11:03

Germany's environment minister rejected Monday calls for a halt to roadside emissions tests that found excessive air pollution and fueled fears of a widespread ban on diesel cars in cities.An open letter published last week and signed by some 100 doctors questioned whether existing limits on pollutants from cars were ...

Michigan cancer study considers toxic air pollution

Enviroment 01/21/19, 10:20

Michigan regulators are expanding an investigation into air pollution produced by a medical device manufacturer. The Grand Rapids Press reports that the Department of Environmental Quality this month announced plans to widen air-quality testing around ...

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