Air pollution remains extremely high in the Indian capital a day after authorities closed schools indefinitely and shut some power stations to reduce smog that has blanketed the city for much of the month. On Thursday, New Delhi's air quality…
By Associated Press
The dirty-air crisis in the city of more than 20 million people has underscored India's heavy dependence on coal, which accounts for 70% of the country's power.
By Sheikh Saaliq, Shonal Ganguly, Associated Press
Waiting for free bottled water is time consuming and some residents wonder why, in a state that recently dealt with the Flint water crisis, the problem wasn't fixed sooner.
By Michael Phillis, Associated Press
The Environmental Protection Agency is sharply limiting domestic production and use of highly potent greenhouse gases commonly used in refrigerators and air conditioners.
By Matthew Daly, Associated Press
Plastic pollution is a global threat on our lands and seas. Since World War II, we have created over 9 billion cubic tons of it, yet its recycling remains extremely limited. As part of our "Breakthroughs" series, Miles O'Brien looks…
By Ben Finley, Associated Press
The lawsuit says the EPA is allowing the two states to miss an upcoming deadline for meeting pollution-reduction goals.
By Associated Press
The Council of State's unusual ruling Friday came after the government failed to fulfill a 2017 order to reduce pollution in accordance with EU rules. The national government and local governments have announced multiple anti-pollution measures in recent years. But…
By Andrea Thompson, Scientific American
These charts show that while progress has been made in some areas, humanity still has a major impact on the planet.
By Fred de Sam Lazaro, Sarah Clune Hartman
The Ganga River, known as the Ganges under British rule, is one of the most revered waterways in the world -- and also among the most polluted. Stretching from the Himalayan foothills to the Bay of Bengal, it provides water…
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