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Toyota to pay a record fine for a decade of Clean Air Act violations

Toyota’s $180 million settlement with the federal government follows a series of emissions-related scandals in the auto industry.

Iran’s capital suffocating amid blame game over pollution

For nearly a month, residents of the Iranian capital have been exposed to record-high air pollution amid the government’s confusing explanations and failure to work out a solution.

Air pollution could be linked to higher prevalence of anemia among children in India

Exposure to high levels of air pollutants may be linked to anaemia among children under five years of age in India, according to a new study by researchers from IIT-Delhi and Harvard University.

Paris dreams of a calmer, greener Champs Elysées

By adding trees and taming traffic on the Champs Elysées, Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo promises a car-free makeover for the French capital’s iconic boulevard.

Paula Garcia: Is Massachusetts governor Baker serious about climate and environmental justice?

A crucial bill to address climate change and advance environmental justice in the Commonwealth is waiting to be signed by Governor Baker before midnight on January 14. Will he sign, or veto?


Trump's EPA chief hopes Biden doesn't focus solely on climate change

Wheeler wants his successor to “build off” his work. Biden is pledging to reverse many of his most significant policies.

Public housing and Superfund: A toxic legacy

More than 9,000 public housing properties are within a mile of a federal Superfund site.

Mobile sources of pollution significant in Mon Valley, study says

U.S. Steel says soot pollution levels declined significantly when traffic declined during pandemic stay-at-home orders in March.

Trump’s EPA launches surprise attack on Biden’s climate rules

The rule, finished just a week before the president-elect takes office, would block future limits on greenhouse gases from industrial sources aside from power plants.

Calls for tougher action to tackle deadly air pollution

Plans to clean up deadly air pollution in Scotland do not go far enough and represent a “huge missed opportunity”, campaigners have warned.

EPA rule exempts many polluting industries from future air regulations

The Environmental Protection Agency has finalized a rule that would allow future greenhouse gas limits only on power plants, sidestepping oversight over the oil and gas industry, iron and steel manufacturers and other polluting industries.

Man saved from deportation after pollution plea in French legal 'first'

A Bangladeshi man with asthma has avoided deportation from France after his lawyer argued that he risked a severe deterioration in his condition, and possibly premature death, due to the dangerous levels of pollution in his homeland.

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Op-ed: A push for answers about the environmental causes of child cancer

A first-of-its kind study aims to tease out the link between pollution and cancer in children.

Moving forward after four years of fights and falsehoods

As the US turns the page on a skeptical and openly hostile administration, environmental science and journalism face continued obstacles—but there is some optimism.

LISTEN: Dana Williamson on bringing communities to the forefront of environmental justice research

"There needs to be more intentionality around working with communities that are experiencing environmental inequities."

LISTEN: Kristina Marusic discusses the health effects of fracking on "In This Climate"

"People in communities with fracking are fearful about the exposures they're facing from the industry."

Unplugged: Abandoned oil and gas wells leave the ocean floor spewing methane

The Gulf of Mexico is littered with tens of thousands of abandoned oil and gas wells, and toothless regulation leaves climate warming gas emissions unchecked.

10 tips for cleaner grocery shopping

Picking ingredients for a better lifestyle.

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