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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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, ...

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 — ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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