Report: Nearly Half Of Americans Breathing Unhealthy Air

By Dana Drugmand, DeSmog Blog. -

As the death toll from COVID-19 continues to rise in the U.S. — and as initial studies suggest that long-term exposure to air pollution may lead to higher death rates from the disease — a new [...]

Trump’s EPA Weakens Justification For Life-Saving Mercury Pollution Rule

By Olivia Rosane, Ecowatch. -

As many Americans fight for their lives in the midst of a respiratory pandemic, the Trump administration Thursday axed the justification for a mercury pollution rule that saves more than 10,000 [...]

How Linda Garcia Risked Everything To Keep Big Oil Out Of Her Community

By Nina Lakhani, -

Every time Linda Garcia’s cellphone pings, she wonders if it will be another death threat. The environmental activist has been targeted by anonymous callers for five years since taking on Big Oil [...]

Microplastics Are Blowing In The Wind: New Study Shows Plastic Pollution Falling From The Sky

By Ashley Curtin, -

Plastic pollution is now the greatest global issue. And a new study proves microplastics are traveling through the atmosphere. In a first of its kind published in Nature Geoscience, the study [...]

EPA Rule Change On Mercury Could Kill Thousands

By Olivia Alperstein, Otherwords -

On December 28, the Environmental Protection Agency announced a proposal that would effectively weaken the Mercury and Air Toxics Standards (MATS), which protect American families from mercury [...]

Trump’s Air Pollution Adviser: Clean Air Saves No Lives

By Jason Plautz, -

Last spring, air pollution researchers from around the world gathered to discuss their latest findings. Among them were scientists who led landmark studies linking smog and soot to deadly health [...]

City-Level Action Is The Right Way To Tackle Emissions

By Staff, -

Countries seeking to meet Paris Agreement targets on CO2 emissions must get a grip on the amount of pollution produced at city level, according to researchers at the University of East Anglia [...]

Breathless: Pittsburgh’s Asthma Epidemic And The Fight To Stop It

By Kristina Marusic, -

Asthma plagues children in Allegheny County—and air pollution is making it worse. How bad is it? With data lacking, a pediatrician and her colleagues set out to put a number on the problem. [...]

Facing Deadly Levels Of Pollution, Will California Finally Step Up?

By Kate Harveston, Popular Resistance. -

Humans do not exist in a vacuum. We are very much a part of the world, a part of our Mother Earth. And when Mother Earth is ailing, we fall sick as well. Indeed, multiple studies done by the [...]

Rebel Cities 4: In Warsaw, “Rights To The City” Means Clean Air And Affordable Homes

By Steve Rushton, -

“We fight for a fair, more resident-friendly and greener city, which follows the principles of sustainable development," explained Justyna Kościńska, board member of Warsaw's municipalist [...]

17 States Sue EPA Over Auto Emissions Standards Rollback

By Nicholas Kusnetz, -

A coalition of 17 states and the District of Columbia sued the Environmental Protection Agency on Tuesday, asking a federal court to block a Trump administration attempt to weaken automobile [...]

EPA Finds Black Americans Face More Health-Threatening Air Pollution

By Phil McKenna, -

Black Americans are subjected to higher levels of air pollution than white Americans regardless of their wealth, researchers with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency conclude. Researchers at [...]

Dominion Cove Point Allowed To Emit More Air Pollutants

By Anne Meador, -

The Maryland Public Service Commission will allow higher levels of certain air pollutants from the power plant at Dominion Energy’s Cove Point LNG export terminal. The Commission approved [...]

Air Pollution: Black, Hispanic And Poor Students Most At Risk From Toxins

By Oliver Milman, -

Schoolchildren across the US are plagued by air pollution that’s linked to multiple brain-related problems, with black, Hispanic and low-income students most likely to be exposed to a fug of [...]

Citizens In Cancer Alley Ramp Up Battle Against Industrial Pollution

By Julie Dermansky, -

This past year in Louisiana’s St. John the Baptist Parish, a small group of residents began organizing their community to compel the state to protect them against an invisible menace: the air [...]

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