Latest News about Air Pollution and Its Effects

Former Trump aide calls Paris climate accord ‘a good Republican agreement’
Friday February 23rd 2018, 12:25 pm

In an interview, George David Banks, who stepped down recently, said he also believed Mr. Trump might still be willing to remain in the global climate pact.

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Jakarta, the world’s fastest-sinking city, also faces rising sea levels and river pollution
Friday February 23rd 2018, 12:24 pm

Jakarta, Indonesia, is sinking faster than any city in the world–so fast, in fact, that certain coastal areas have descended 14 feet in recent years.

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Keystone XL Pipeline ruling: Trump administration must release documents
Friday February 23rd 2018, 12:22 pm

A federal judge in Montana has ordered the Trump administration to release documents it relied on to approve construction of the

Keystone XL

pipeline last year.

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Foraging is alive and well in Baltimore. Can it help fight hunger too?
Friday February 23rd 2018, 12:19 pm

New research on the availability of nutrient-dense wild edibles addresses food security.

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New mapping shows just how much fishing impacts the world’s seas
Friday February 23rd 2018, 12:18 pm

Industrial fishing now occurs across 55 percent of the world’s ocean area while only 34 percent of Earth’s land area is used for agriculture or grazing.

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California AG launches environmental justice unit focused on poorer communities
Friday February 23rd 2018, 12:16 pm

Frustrated by declining federal regulation of the environment and health disparities between poorer and wealthier communities, California Attorney General Xavier Becerra on Thursday appointed a team of lawyers to fight pollution.

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Interior Secretary Zinke asked for confidential energy data. So two scientists left
Friday February 23rd 2018, 12:12 pm

Two Interior scientists quit after Secretary Ryan Zinke demanded that they provide his office with confidential data on the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska before it was released to the general public.

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Tennessee Tech withdraws industry-funded study used to back controversial EPA truck rule
Friday February 23rd 2018, 11:59 am

“Knowledgeable experts within the University have questioned the methodology and accuracy of the report,” President Philip B. Oldham wrote to Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt and Tennessee Rep. Diane Black.

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What land will be underwater in 20 years? Figuring it out could be lucrative
Friday February 23rd 2018, 11:55 am

Detailed information about climate risks is surprisingly hard to find. A Silicon Valley start-up is trying to change that.

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Iran finally let her see her husband. He was dead.
Friday February 23rd 2018, 11:49 am

The authorities say Kavous Seyed Emami, a prominent environmentalist, committed suicide in prison. His wife and sons doubt that, and are demanding answers.

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Europe takes first steps in electrifying world’s shipping fleets
Friday February 23rd 2018, 11:43 am

Container ships, tankers, freighters, and cruise liners are a significant source of CO2 emissions and other pollutants. Led by Norway, Europe is beginning to electrify its coastal vessels – but the task of greening the high seas fleet is far more daunting.

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