In 2015, pollution killed three times the number of people as AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis combined, and 15 times the number of people killed by war and violence. The study, by the environmental nonprofit Pure Earth and published in The…
By Laura Santhanam
That’s three times more deaths than all fatal cases of AIDS, tuberculosis or malaria, a new report says.
In our News Wrap Friday, the EPA warned that Hurricane Harvey caused a potentially dangerous chemical spill from a Houston-area Superfund site. The EPA detected high levels of dioxins in the San Jacinto River, which are linked to cancer and…
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…
The Hudson River dumps 300 million microfibers into the Atlantic Ocean each day, according to a new study. Invisible to the naked eye, these fibers can cause health problems for animals and humans.
By Teresa Carey
Australian ecologists found turtle-headed sea snakes cope with excessively polluted waters by losing their white stripes.
By Matthew Daly, Associated Press
A Congressional Review Act measure to repeal the methane waste reduction rule failed on a vote of 51-to-49 in the Republican-led chamber.
By Mike Fritz
The Ghazipur landfill in New Delhi, India stretches across some 70 acres of land. The area has been dubbed “Trash Mountain” because it holds 10 million tons of garbage now piled higher than the city’s skyline. Workers can earn about…
By PBS NewsHour
In Delhi, India, the capital of the world's fastest growing economy, there's a towering symbol of the environmental cost of development: tons of festering, toxic trash, piled up 10 stories high, with more and more added every day. Efforts have…
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