Latest News about Air Pollution and Its Effects

Climate goals: Inside California’s effort to overhaul its ambitious emissions plan.
Wednesday June 21st 2017, 2:00 pm

In the wake of Trump’s Paris withdrawal, California is taking the lead to fight emissions – and it’s rethinking how to get more out of its cap-and-trade program.

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Australian population growth: Is having kids selfish?
Wednesday June 21st 2017, 2:00 pm

Meet the couples who have sworn off having more children. With everything going on in the world, should we be bringing more kids into it?

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Trump regulators trigger pollution fight.
Tuesday June 20th 2017, 2:00 pm

The fight over former President Barack Obama’s methane agenda has moved to the courts.

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The unsustainable whiteness of green.
Tuesday June 20th 2017, 2:00 pm

Environmental organizations aren’t diverse enough to build an effective movement – at a time when activism matters more than ever.

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Fix Texas shale oil production pollution before it gets worse, says task force chair.
Tuesday June 20th 2017, 2:00 pm

The study concluded that the shale oil boom, while enriching companies, residents and state coffers, has also caused earthquakes, degraded natural resources, overwhelmed small communities.

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Environmentalists claim a win for Charlotte, N.C., drinking water.
Tuesday June 20th 2017, 2:00 pm

Duke Energy has withdrawn its request to add a chemical compound at several of its coal-fired plants that curbs air pollution but appeared to have caused a 2015 spike in contaminants in Charlotte’s drinking water.

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Electric buses are L.A.’s transit future.
Tuesday June 20th 2017, 2:00 pm

Los Angeles County can again lead on cleaner, greener buses.

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Dams: ‘Relics’ or vital to an ‘all of the above’ fix?
Tuesday June 20th 2017, 2:00 pm

As the West struggles with climate change, drought and rapid population growth, talk about the region’s deepening water woes often boils down to a simple but complicated question. Build more dams and other infrastructure, or ramp up conservation?

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Chemicals aren’t people. They shouldn’t be presumed innocent.
Tuesday June 20th 2017, 2:00 pm

The burden of proof should fall on those who seek to profit from the manufacture or use of the chemical.

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A bitter scientific debate just erupted over the future of America’s power grid.
Tuesday June 20th 2017, 2:00 pm

A popular paper says the U.S. could leave fossil fuels behind by 2055. But some scientists argue it’s riddled with errors.

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The radical idea behind Trump’s EPA rollbacks.
Monday June 19th 2017, 2:00 pm

‘EPA originalist’ Scott Pruitt says he’s returning the agency to its proper mission and legal powers. But even some of his Republican predecessors say he’s got it wrong.

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