Latest News about Air Pollution and Its Effects

Pruitt faces revolt in Trump country
Saturday June 16th 2018, 5:53 pm

Ethanol, not ethics, is prompting Republicans across the Midwest to protest the EPA chief and call for his firing.

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Colorado River reservoirs expected to be less than half full, headed toward historic low
Saturday June 16th 2018, 5:38 pm

Reservoirs that store water along the Colorado River are projected to be less than half full later this year, potentially marking a historic low mark for

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Oil industry copes with climate impacts as permafrost thaws
Saturday June 16th 2018, 4:45 pm

Thawing permafrost in Alaska’s Arctic is making it harder for oil companies to operate there. But a cottage industry has cropped up with new gadgets to help.

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For Pruitt aides, the boss’s personal life was part of the job
Saturday June 16th 2018, 3:49 pm

Senior staff members at the E.P.A. said they frequently felt pressured by Scott Pruitt to help in nonwork matters and obtain favors for his family.

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Many trout face extinction due to climate change, pollution
Friday June 15th 2018, 11:33 am

A new study published in Science magazine found that many of the world’s trout species are facing extinction due to climate change.

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With PG&E implicated in wildfire catastrophe, a fight over its future
Friday June 15th 2018, 11:30 am

The company is lobbying for changes in state law that critics say would reduce its liability and leave customers responsible for paying cost of disasters.

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Boston has new rules to help buildings withstand climate change
Friday June 15th 2018, 11:29 am

Memories of the floods that turned downtown streets into rivers are still fresh, and city officials are now pushing developers to make Boston more resilient.

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Inside Exxon Mobil’s fight to stop climate change litigation in its tracks
Friday June 15th 2018, 11:25 am

With a surprising procedural victory in a Texas court recently, Exxon is attempting to gain greater latitude in what it and other oil companies can say – or not say – about climate change and the impact on their businesses.

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Plogging: Germans take to the new eco-friendly fitness craze
Friday June 15th 2018, 11:24 am

The Swedish jogging trend, which is just as good for the environment as it is for your body, is taking off around the world.

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Arctic river turns red after nickel processing plant leaks into waters
Friday June 15th 2018, 11:23 am

A shocking ‘river of blood’ has appeared on satellite pictures as pollution spews from Siberian nickel processing plant.

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‘Melting Away’ — climate change and Greenland’s Inuits
Friday June 15th 2018, 11:20 am

Over the past five years, photographer Ciril Jazbec has documented the changing lives of the Inuit people in Greenland, the world’s largest island, which is covered by the world’s largest and fastest-melting ice sheet.

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