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By Dina Cappiello, Associated Press
WASHINGTON — The Obama administration took steps Wednesday to cut levels of smog-forming pollution linked to asthma, lung damage and other health problems, making good on one of President Barack Obama's original campaign promises while setting up a fresh confrontation…
By PBS NewsHour
By Rialda Zukic
The 34th Beijing International Marathon went on as scheduled Sunday despite heavy smog polluting the city as competitors raced to the finish line wearing face masks and sponges.
By News Desk
Toldeo’s mayor says the city’s tap water is safe to drink, lifting a ban that has affected nearly 400,000 people in northwestern Ohio and southeastern Michigan since Saturday. Mayor D. Michael Collins lifted the ban at a Monday morning news…
By Deepashri Varadharajan
Pollution causes three times as many deaths as malaria, HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis combined, according to a Global Alliance on Health and Pollution analysis released this week.
By Dina Cappiello, Kevin Begos, Associated Press
HOMER CITY, Pa. — Three years ago, the operators of one of the nation's dirtiest coal-fired power plants warned of "immediate and devastating" consequences from the Obama administration's push to clean up pollution from coal. Faced with cutting sulfur dioxide…
By Pete Yost, Associated Press
WASHINGTON — A federal appeals court ruled Tuesday that the Environmental Protection Agency was justified in not establishing a new air quality standard for acid rain. The EPA decided in 2012 after a lengthy rulemaking proceeding that it needed further…
After spending more than a decade and billions of dollars on developing zero-emission hydrogen fuel cell vehicles, carmakers are planning to release their models in California. But despite the state’s large demand for cars and tough air quality standards, California…
By Mark Sherman, Associated Press
WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court on Tuesday handed the Obama administration an important victory in its effort to reduce power plant pollution that contributes to unhealthy air in neighboring states. In a 6-2 decision, the court upheld a rule adopted…
By Hari Sreenivasan
From New Jersey to the Navajo Nation, more than $5 billion has been designated to clean up contaminated areas following the largest environmental settlement in U.S. history.
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