Environmental groups across the St. Louis region stress unity in push for cleaner air

An event held on the banks of the Mississippi River was a symbolic step for communities in both Missouri and Illinois that routinely face similar air quality issues.
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Minnesota court sends PolyMet air permit back to state for review

The ruling is the latest in a series of setbacks for the proposed copper-nickel mine in northern Minnesota.

More than 1 million deaths in 2017 linked to burning fossil fuels, Washington University study finds

Burning fossil fuels has created a massive, global problem: climate change. New research from Washington University finds these fuel sources also have serious health consequences.

Public can weigh in on Allegheny County's plan for air quality monitoring

The Allegheny County Health Department is requesting public comment on its new 2022 Air Monitoring Network Plan.

Saharan dust plume clouds skies over Texas

The weather phenomenon, which is common this time of year, has reached parts of Texas, creating hazy skies and perhaps some respiratory challenges.

Longer-burning, larger forest fires raise smoke exposure health concerns, new report says

With forest fires burning longer and larger due to climate change, more research is needed to understand the long-term health effects of prolonged exposure to smoke, a new international report concludes.

Grassroot groups give Louisiana lawmakers an 'F' on the environment

After the 2021 regular session, four Louisiana grassroots groups gave state lawmakers an overall F grade for environmental issues.

Clearing the air

The age of burning coal to fire up the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad has come to an end.

Pollution persists on Neville Island after Shenango Coke Works closed

Residents want Allegheny County to install more air monitors and to more aggressively regulate Metalico, a metal recycling facility.

Editorial: Bay Area refinery rules would improve environment and health

Reducing particulate matter emissions can help address one of the region’s most-significant air pollution hazards.

A local look at air pollution highlights inequalities within cities

High-resolution data on air quality are helping scientists and community groups understand and address disparities in pollution between neighborhoods.

EPA chief reinstates science advisory board he dismantled

The head of the Environmental Protection Agency said Thursday he has fully reinstated one of two key advisory boards he dismantled earlier this year in a push for “scientific integrity" at the agency.

Retired St. James Parish teacher wins global award for pollution fight

Sharon Lavigne never imagined herself an environmental activist. The retired teacher had spent much of her life working with special education students in the St. James Parish public school system.
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Researchers find nearly 300 chemicals linked to breast cancer-contributing hormones in everyday products, and call for a renewed focus on women's exposure risks.

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Measuring Houston’s environmental injustice from space

Satellites show communities of color are far more exposed to pollution in Houston, offering a potential new way to close data gaps and tackle disparities.

Fractured: The body burden of living near fracking scientific investigation finds western Pennsylvania families near fracking are exposed to harmful chemicals, and regulations fail to protect communities' mental, physical, and social health.

The real story behind PFAS and Congress’ effort to clean up contamination: Op-ed

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