The Mendocino Complex is a fire of unprecedented size, but the scenes are strikingly familiar: thick haze, homes charred, evacuees at shelters. At its peak, the fire displaced almost 20,000 people, and there are more than a dozen more blazes…
By Cat Wise
In our news wrap Thursday, the House approved a bill to fund the government through April. It includes disaster relief for Louisiana and aid for the contaminated water system in Flint, Michigan. Despite its passage, members of both parties complained…
By PBS NewsHour
Using satellite imagery, the children’s aid organization determined that 300 million children worldwide breathe air six times more polluted than the World Health Organization’s recommended limit.
By Ryan Connelly Holmes
Commonly used cleaning and personal care products marketed as "green" might not be as environmentally-safe as they claim to be, a new study found this week.
By Carey Reed
By Saskia de Melker
For the hundreds of residents of Pahoa, located downslope from the Kilauea volcano, the last eight months have been a time of fear and uncertainty. But for students at the at the Hawaii Academy of Arts and Sciences, the lava…
Chinese citizens losing patience with air pollution consequences…
Scorching heat and humidity gripped the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic states, pushing electricity use toward record levels and disrupting train travel. Gwen Ifill reports on how people are coping with the temperatures topping 100 degrees.
By PBS NewsHour
From July 20 to Sept. 20, Beijing will alternate the days that vehicles with even and odd registration numbers will be allowed on the road in order to reduce traffic and air pollution during the Olympic Games.
As scientists debate how to address climate change, one proposal for businesses creates a carbon credit system that allows emission producing companies to buy credits from companies that use energy efficient technologies as a way to offset overall environmental impact.
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