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Chicago air is dirtier in July than smog-choked Los Angeles. More bad air is forecast.

After missing out on cleaner air during the coronavirus lockdown, the Chicago area just suffered its longest streak of high-pollution days in more than a decade.
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Fight against environmental racism finally gets its moment

The increased attention to systemic racism and the urgency of climate change has made for a unique opportunity.

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Group hopes grand jury report will put health at center of fracking debate

The report outlines health problems of people living near fracking wells. The Environmental Health Project says it's about time public health take center stage.
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Keystone XL stalls again, along with other pipeline projects

Legal and financial snarls for three major pipelines are signs of a shifting landscape for fossil fuel infrastructure.
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Fact check: Are B.C.’s LNG ambitions compatible with its climate goals?

Government and industry love to tout liquefied natural gas as a 'transition fuel,' but studies suggest it's no cleaner than coal.

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Look to the skies to discover how Europe’s economy is faring

European industry may be recovering at a slower pace than some surveys suggest, according to pollution data tracked by Citigroup Inc.

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Air pollution caused around 24,000 deaths in Delhi in first half of 2020: Greenpeace

Air pollution in Delhi is linked to the loss of around 24,000 lives and 5.8 percent of its GDP in the first half of 2020, despite a strict COVID-19 lockdown since March 25, a report said.

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PennFuture lawsuit says EPA must update federal regulations for coke ovens

A coalition of environmental groups has prevailed in a federal lawsuit asserting that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency failed to regulate pollution from coke ovens around the country, including the Clairton Coke Works.

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EPA moves to tighten toxic air pollution limits for boilers

The EPA wants to keep carbon monoxide limits in its proposal to tighten toxic air pollution limits for heavy duty boilers and process heaters used in refineries and other industrial plants.
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Pa. House moves to block RGGI entrance as DEP estimates it will save money and lives

The House voted 130-71 Wednesday to prevent the state joining the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative through executive action.
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Shoshanna Saxe, Kristen MacAskill: Stop building more roads

There’s a right way to do infrastructure. Why does America get it wrong?
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Rosa Galvez: Canada also has an environmental racism problem

If we seek real action against systemic racism in Canada, we can no longer ignore the interplay of racial and environmental justice and the role of policing communities of colour in order to enable irresponsible polluting corporations.

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Unhealthy smog accompanies heat wave

Three Allegheny County Health Department monitors register high ground-level ozone readings with more high readings likely.

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Global data reveals inequality of pandemic travel

A snapshot of transportation patterns during six months of coronavirus points to divergent future paths for cities.
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