Second Saharan dust plume to reach US

The dust has contributed to degraded air quality and lowered visibility in some areas.
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It will take years to undo the damage from Trump’s environmental rollback

Even if Democrats win back the White House and the Senate, it will be a long struggle to restore the regulations the Republican-controlled EPA has erased.

Radioactivity is blowing in the Arctic air

A cloud with tiny levels of radioactivity, believed to originate from western Russia, has been detected over Scandinavia and European Arctic.


We can no longer take breathing for granted

A lifelong asthmatic reflects on why ensuring our fragile future begins with protecting our air.


Days with both extreme heat and extreme air pollution are becoming more common – which can't be a good thing for global health

In South Asia, days with both extreme heat and extreme pollution are expected to increase 175% by 2050. Separately, the health effects are bad; together they will likely be worse.

Covid-19 coronavirus: The pandemic is threatening vital rainforests like the Amazon

The coronavirus is undermining efforts to control rainforest fires in Indonesia and Brazil. And those fires could worsen the pandemic.

Climate crisis poses serious risks for pregnancy, investigation finds

Air pollution and heat exposure linked to negative outcomes as researchers discover 'pretty scary health burdens' of global heating.


As oil prices crashed, tankers idled off California—spewing pollution for weeks

This scrum of oil tankers, right next to the Los Angeles basin, emitted tons of air pollutants and CO2 while they were parked.

Rising pressure on land as India launches urban forest plan

A plan for 200 urban forests could see greater land conflicts and the creation of commercial plantations.


Commission to ask EPA to help cut smog flowing into Maryland

A multi-state commission will ask the federal Environmental Protection Agency to help cut down on pollution that flows from Pennsylvania into Maryland.


EPA finalizes rule to regulate cancer-linked chemical

The agency announced Monday that it had promulgated a rule to regulate emissions of ethylene oxide, which is used in the production of industrial chemicals.


Green alert: How Indigenous have been experiencing climate change in the Amazon

Late rainfall, intense drought, dry riverbeds, more forest fires, less food available — indigenous communities across the Amazon suffer social transformations due to climate change.

Coronavirus aggravates Thailand′s plastic waste crisis

Thailand began the year with a ban on single-use plastic, but COVID-19 and the resulting lockdown has led to a huge rise in the nation's plastic waste.


Up in smoke: B.C. backtracks on promise to deter logging industry from burning wood waste

Nearly three years ago the province promised to rein in the air pollution from slash-pile burning by introducing a plan that has yet to materialize.


Air quality levels back to ‘poor’ after lockdown eased in Punjab

Air quality levels which had improved considerably over the last two months of lockdown and curfew to prevent the spread of Covid 19 have deteriorated after easing of restrictions by May 17 in Punjab.

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