Mexico City lifts pollution alert as air quality improves

Enviroment 05/17/19, 20:15

Mexico's capital has lifted a pollution alert in effect since Wednesday saying the concentration of tiny particles in the air had fallen significantly.The environmental commission for the metropolitan area of some 20 million residents says conditions are forecast to continue ...

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 ...

Campaigners against Heathrow expansion lose legal challenge

Europe 05/01/19, 04:51

Campaigners fighting British government plans to expand Heathrow Airport lost a challenge in one of the country's highest courts on Wednesday.A coalition of local councils, environmentalists and London residents claim the government has failed to properly address the impact on ...

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 ...

Texas students return to school following petrochemical fire

U.S. 03/25/19, 09:27

Students are returning to school in an area southeast of Houston after a fire at a petrochemical storage facility prompted several days of canceled classes.Students were back in class Monday in Deer Park, Galena Park and other communities near the ...

Blaze extinguished at Texas petrochemicals facility

U.S. 03/20/19, 05:52

Crews have extinguished a fire that's burned for days at a Houston-area petrochemicals storage facility.International Terminals Company says the blaze in Deer Park was extinguished as of 3 a.m. Wednesday. The fire began Sunday at the facility southeast of Houston, ...

Update: Fire at Texas plant could last 2 more days

U.S. 03/18/19, 12:30

The Latest on a fire at a Texas petrochemicals plant (all times local): 12:30 p.m. Officials say a large fire at petrochemicals terminal near Houston will likely burn for another two days. The fire erupted Sunday at Intercontinental Terminals Company in Deer Park, ...

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 ...

New Mexico governor joins alliance against climate change

U.S. 01/29/19, 19:47

New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham on Tuesday committed her fledgling Democratic administration to aggressive targets for reducing greenhouse gas emissions amid a boom in oil and natural gas production in the state, while endorsing goals of the 2015 Paris ...

Brussels protesters brave cold rain to demand climate action

Europe 01/27/19, 09:10

Thousands of protesters are marching through the Belgian capital of Brussels to demand that the government increases its efforts to fight climate change.In the fourth demonstration in two months attracting at least 10,000 protesters, banners were held high Sunday to ...

Oregon OKs new smoke rules to allow more prescribed burns

Enviroment 01/25/19, 14:12

The Oregon Environmental Quality Commission has approved new smoke rules for the state that will allow more planned burns that reduce wildfire risk by getting rid of underbrush and dead trees.Oregon Public Broadcasting reports that the rules approved Thursday are ...

Judge upholds permit for oil refinery near national park

U.S. 01/24/19, 16:52

A North Dakota judge has upheld a state permit allowing construction to begin on an oil refinery near Theodore Roosevelt National Park, upsetting environmental groups hoping to stop the project.Judge Dann Greenwood ruled that the state Health Department has effectively ...

Newsom announces nominee for California utility regulator

U.S. 01/22/19, 22:14

Gov. Gavin Newsom on Tuesday nominated a new commissioner to California's utility regulator and three nominees for a panel tasked with studying how the state can fairly distribute costs related to destructive wildfires.Newsom named Genevieve Shiroma to the Public Utilities ...

Environmental groups threaten lawsuit over air quality

Enviroment 01/03/19, 17:38

A coalition of environmental groups filed a notice of intent to sue on Thursday, warning the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency it must hold Utah and Arizona accountable for missing deadlines to submit plans to clean up air pollution.The announcement came ...

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