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The push to turn NYC’s polluting peaker plants into publicly-owned solar power

“This should be the last summer we have to stress about our lives being on the line over peaker plants."
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Is there a connection between Pittsburgh's high rates of asthma and autoimmune disorders?

Editor's note: This story is part of "Breathless," EHN's in-depth look at asthma in Pittsburgh and what can be done to help children breathe easier.

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60% of Pittsburgh kids with asthma don’t have ​their disease under control

Editor's note: This story is part of "Breathless," EHN's in-depth look at asthma in Pittsburgh and efforts to help children breathe easier.

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Breathless: Pittsburgh's asthma epidemic and the fight to stop it

Asthma plagues children in Allegheny County—and air pollution is making it worse.

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Asthma in children could become worse if you live near a busy road

Asthma attacks in children, who live near a busy, major roadway or a playground, is often severe, suggests a new study.

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The next big battlegrounds.

When U.S. EPA boss Scott Pruitt inks his proposal to ax the Clean Power Plan today, the epic brawl over the Obama-era climate rule will be nowhere near over.

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Even third-hand smoke poses health risks.

Yes, there is such a thing as thirdhand smoke and it’s more dangerous than you think.

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EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt announces withdrawal of Clean Power Plan.

Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt announced Monday his agency's plans to withdraw the Clean Power Plan, the sweeping Obama-era rule regulating greenhouse gas emissions.

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Maine will suffer from EPA chief's pro-coal stand.

A warming climate and polluted air are all we have to gain from keeping dirty power plants running.

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Scott Pruitt says EPA will repeal Clean Power Plan Tuesday.

By Juliet Eilperin and Brady Dennis October 9 at 4:07 PM Follow @eilperin Follow @brady_dennis

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Revealed: Every Londoner breathing dangerous levels of toxic air particle.

The scale of London’s air pollution crisis was laid bare on Wednesday, with new figures showing that every person in the capital is breathing air that exceeds global guidelines for one of the most dangerous toxic particles.

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Energy

New ozone pollution rules take effect over objections from Trump's team.

New ozone pollution rules are taking effect today that are aimed at reducing medical costs and saving lives. But those regulations are the same ones that the Trump administration had wanted to rewrite and to delay.

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Volkswagen cheated. Make them pay.

Imagine this: an American and a Canadian are in a room with billions of dollars free for the taking. The American can’t believe her luck, helps herself to some money, and shares it fairly with the American public. But the Canadian, wanting to make sure the money is actually just sitting there, does nothing — leaving the Canadian public penniless.

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Hot, isolated, and running out of supplies, parts of Puerto Rico near desperation.

JUNCOS, Puerto Rico — In the heat and humidity here in the central mountains, Meryanne Aldea fanned her bedridden mother with a piece of cardboard Sunday as the ailing woman lay on her side, relieving a large ulcer in her back.

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Energy-efficient green buildings may emit hazardous chemicals.

(Reuters Health) - Newly renovated low-income housing units in Boston earned awards for green design and building but flunked indoor air-quality tests, a new study shows.

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