In our news wrap Monday, choking smog filled the air in Chinese cities, prompting pollution warnings. In New Delhi, visibility was down to a mere 200 yards due to the smog. Also, jury selection began for the first of six…
U.S. passenger airlines could cut carbon dioxide emissions (and travel headaches) at little to no cost to carriers or consumers, according to a new study.
By Gretchen Frazee
The UK plans to shut down all its coal-fired power plants by 2025 and replace the energy source largely with natural gas, the Energy and Climate Change Secretary Amber Rudd announced Wednesday.
By PBS NewsHour
German automaker Volkswagen has revealed that as many as 11 million of its diesel-powered cars worldwide could be affected by software designed to dupe emissions tests. The software, which only switches on during emissions tests, leaves the cars emitting up…
By Daniel Costa-Roberts
The Environmental Protection Agency took responsibility Friday for a massive wastewater spill that contaminated a Colorado river Wednesday, and warned locals to avoid the polluted waters.
By PBS NewsHour
In the coming weeks, trials and test runs begin for the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. An investigation by the Associated Press has revealed that athletes will be swimming and boating in waters dangerously contaminated by sewage, viruses and…
By Kenzi Abou-Sabe
As a national average, culled from 315 different testing sites, Independence Day fireworks introduce 42 percent more pollutants into the air than are found on a normal day.
India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced today that his country will take new steps to address their growing air pollution problem. Speaking from Delhi, Modi said the Indian government will begin monitoring air quality in 10 cities,…
Children living among rubbish and human waste are especially susceptible to diarrheal diseases and pneumonia, the top killers of children under 5 worldwide. In this photo essay from Reuters, photographers capture “playgrounds” built among landfills and junkyards, and children swimming…
By Rebecca Lee
More cities in India have "extremely high levels" of air pollution than in China, the Economist reports.
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