These days, it's hard to stop politics from flooding your news feed. We take a moment every week to bring you important stories beyond the White House and the Capitol. Here's what we're reading now.
By Ryan Connelly Holmes, Erica R. Hendry
In our news wrap Monday, Kurdish-led forces pressed toward the Islamic State’s de facto capital Raqqa after announcing the offensive Sunday. Also, the Justice Department announced it is sending 500 staffers to 28 states to watch for civil rights violations…
By PBS NewsHour
Delhi closed more than 1,700 schools on Friday and Saturday because air pollution there is too dangerous for children’s lungs.
By Kamala Kelkar
The first-ever red alert for smog was issued in Beijing Monday. Schools were encouraged to close and restrictions were applied to factories and traffic.
By Abbey Oldham
By PBS NewsHour
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…
A new study by Italian researchers has found that smog is wearing down many of Rome's most famous monuments. And in Paris, the Eiffel Tower is now being used to monitor air quality. NewsHour's Chistopher Booker reports.
By Matthew Daly, Associated Press
The Obama administration has set a new national ozone standard, tightening limits on the smog-forming pollution linked to asthma and respiratory illness.
By Associated Press
A federal appeals court says the Environmental Protection Agency complied with the law in deciding which areas of the country failed to meet federal limits on smog-forming pollution.
Chinese journalist and environmental activist Chai Jing describes in a video that’s gone viral the moment China’s pollution problem hit home. She was bringing her sick infant daughter home from the hospital and felt compelled to cover her nose with…
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