Ozone, a gas and harmful air pollutant is created by volatile organic compounds when pollutants are emitted by cars, power plants and other industrial facilities.
Columbus, Ohio, is the first U.S. city to meet federal ozone pollution targets after previously failing to meet them, the EPA announced.
When the environmental movement came of age in the late 1960's, the issues and conflicts were clear: Solving endangered species meant protecting the adorably large and/or cuddly things – pandas, blue whales, or tigers. Stopping pollution meant shutting down the pipe or smokestack directly dumping into our air or water.
New research has revealed another key player influencing climate change and driving feedback loops - the ozone layer.
By keeping Americans focused on the climate benefits of gas vs. coal, industry seeks to delay a broader debate of the deficits of gas vs. renewables.
Lessons from environmental and economic restoration efforts in the Ruhr Valley could help usher Appalachia into a new era.
Study finds decreasing lead in topsoil coincides with reductions in children's blood levels, which suggests playing around the dirt may be an important source of the toxic for children