A U.K. criminologist tells the dark story behind the production and use of Mardi Gras beads.
By PBS NewsHour
Delhi now outranks Beijing as the world's most polluted city. Carbon dioxide, ozone and fine carbon particles get trapped over India's capital, mostly due to dirty fuels, causing long-term health consequences such as lung and heart disease. Special correspondent Fred…
By PBS NewsHour
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…
The end of ice on Earth is merely one thing we won’t be able to monitor if NASA stops using satellites to look at our home, author David Biello writes…
With coal production at its lowest level in 30 years, abandoned mines around the country are causing major environmental problems. They can catch fire, and debris from them can contaminate the water supply. But mine cleanup is an effort difficult…
Delhi closed more than 1,700 schools on Friday and Saturday because air pollution there is too dangerous for children’s lungs.
The twists and turns just keep coming in the pioneering revenue-neutral carbon tax measure, Initiative 732, which will be on Tuesday’s ballot in Washington state, writes Yoram Bauman.
By Jane Qiu, Scientific American
A weird phenomenon is happening high above the Tibetan Plateau and the Himalayas that could prove to be an atmospheric nightmare for the ozone layer.
By Making Sen$e Editor
Even in a job where employees' only physical exertion involves answering the phone, air pollution takes its toll on productivity.
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