While other studies have shown minorities living with more pollution, this study is one of the first to combine buying habits and exposure into one calculation of inequity.
By Seth Borenstein, Associated Press
In Brazil, the temptation to clear more Amazon rainforest to meet the demand for meat and soybeans is huge. But deforestation could drive the world toward a climate change tipping point. Can Amazon residents balance conservation and economic potential? Special…
On this edition for Sunday, September 2, Sen. John McCain is laid to rest at the U.S. Naval Academy, and big businesses, including Walmart, are reporting an increased use of renewable energy. Also, in western states, wildfire season is impacting…
By PBS NewsHour
Critics say a proposed rule would allow asbestos to make a comeback. EPA officials say it will do the opposite, filling a loophole that companies could use to manufacture asbestos. Here's what you need to know.
By Nsikan Akpan
By Cat Wise
As many as 400 Oregon residents are estimated to die prematurely every year from exposure to diesel exhaust, a toxic carcinogen and a contributor to climate change. While new vehicles have emission requirements, there are no regulations for the older…
By Larisa Epatko
The air pollution has gotten so bad in Delhi, India, that authorities have advised people with breathing problems to stay inside and closed 6,000 schools for most of the week.
By Laura Santhanam
Health care providers around Houston and across Texas cobble together resources for patients of cancer and other chronic illnesses who have been displaced after Hurricane Harvey.
ExxonMobil disclosed Tuesday that two refineries accidentally released 12,000 pounds of hazardous vapors after being damaged by Hurricane Harvey. But the disclosures represent just four of more than a dozen reports filed with the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality since…
By Nsikan Akpan
Climate-driven air pollution could cause 60,000 extra deaths annually by 2030 and more than 250,000 deaths per year by 2100, according to new research.
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