Satellite data reveal that diesel trucking drives US air pollution inequality

Analysis of data from 52 major cities shows lower diesel traffic reduces NO2 exposure inequality along racial, ethnic, and economic lines,

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Metro's waste hauler switches to renewable diesel, reducing greenhouse gas emissions

In August of 2020 Portland Metro made the switch to renewable diesel in its waste hauling operations resulting in at least a 65% decrease in greenhouse gas emissions.

Opinion: Filthy trucks are making us sick

A group of doctors say a new set of rules to rein in truck pollution in New Jersey should be adopted.

Listen: West Oakland’s ‘diesel death zone’

Meet the Oakland residents fighting environmental racism in one of the city’s most highly polluted neighborhoods.

US and Japan leave G7 stuck on coal

The climate unity of rich democracies foundered on their inability to commit to ending coal use.

Philly’s air pollution soars in summer. This neighborhood has the worst of it.

With summer-like temperatures already hitting Philadelphia, the real season is just weeks away and that means air pollution will worsen. One area of the city surprisingly sees the most pollution.

Daimler aims to build hydrogen-fueled long-haul trucks

Electric cars get all the attention, but truckmakers are also under pressure to shift from fossil fuels to electricity.

Courtland Milloy: Buzzard Point residents fight pollution

As the area becomes more affluent, longtime residents are working to improve conditions and not get displaced.

China's fuel clampdown curbs its LCO imports, Korean refiners to suffer

China's imports of the cheaper but more pollutive diesel blending fuel nearly doubled to record levels in 2020, but a clampdown in top oil consuming Guangdong province has curbed demand.

Cleaning up what can't plug in

Cascadia needs cleaner fuels to start decarbonizing heavy vehicles and industry. That means pushing biofuels to the max, and more.

Bill Magavern: Eliminate California’s reliance on diesel backup generators

As a state, we have set the goal to rely on 100% clean power by 2045 – and the urgency of our climate and air pollution crises means that we really should hit the target even earlier.

Emails raise questions about Chevron's Bay Area oil spill response

Richmond Mayor Tom Butt was publicly optimistic about a Chevron oil refinery spill. In private he offered a much more critical assessment.

Climate-friendly fuels again face a Democrat’s opposition in Olympia

The annual push to promote electric vehicles and biofuels at the expense of gasoline and "dinosaur" diesel has again failed to woo a key Washington state senator who killed the bill twice before. But whether that'll matter this time is an open question.


Air pollution kills millions every year, like a 'pandemic in slow motion'

Dirty air is a plague on our health, causing 7 million deaths and many more preventable illnesses worldwide each year. But the solutions are clear.
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LISTEN: Azmal Hossan on the sociology of climate crises in South Asia

"If we look at the rate of carbon emissions, most is emitted by the developed and industrialized countries, but the problem is poor countries like Bangladesh are the main sufferers."

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