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By Jeffrey Brown, Kaisha Young
The Biden administration is proposing tougher standards for a deadly air pollutant, saying that reducing soot from tailpipes, smokestacks and wildfires could prevent thousands of premature deaths a year.
By Matthew Daly, Associated Press
The European Union’s executive arm sought on Wednesday to toughen up pollution restrictions to ensure that harmful pollutants are eliminated by 2050 to potentially save the lives of hundreds of thousands of people.
By Associated Press
In a blow to the fight against climate change, the Supreme Court has limited how the nation's main anti-air pollution law can be used to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from power plants.
There is new evidence about the disproportionate impact of air pollution in this country. A study out this week from the University of California, San Diego shows that California's environmental regulations have systematically protected the state's white residents over people…
By Amna Nawaz, Sam Lane, Layla Quran
By Jon Hurdle, Yale Environment 360
Once known as the “City of Smoke,” Pittsburgh has come a long way since the days when filthy air turned downtown streets dark at mid-day. But in struggling communities near the remaining steel plants, high levels of air pollution —…
By Cresencio Rodriguez-Delgado
A new analysis of air quality in the United States clears up just how far smoke from wildfires burning in the western part of the nation can travel, as the fires continue to pose significant health risks to nearby communities.
By Jamey Keaten, Drew Costley, Associated Press
Since the last update, better monitoring and science has cleared up the global picture about the effects of six air pollutants on human health. The agency says 90% of the world's people already live in areas with at least one…
By PBS NewsHour
In our news wrap Wednesday, Democratic Senators say they ended bipartisan negotiations on police reform and collecting data on use of force. Senators have also reached a stalemate on the fight over the debt ceiling. There's word that large numbers…
The World Health Organization is setting a higher bar for policymakers and the public in its first update to its air quality guidelines in 15 years.
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