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.
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In California, a push grows to turn dead trees into biomass energy

Some experts argue that using dead and diseased trees to produce biomass energy will help to restore forests and reduce CO2 emissions.


No, B.C. air pollution isn’t much better

British Columbia's most harmful air pollution—fine particles of soot and dust—has likely been more prevalent than average.

Report: Nearly half of Americans breathing unhealthy air

As the death toll from COVID-19 continues to rise in the U.S., a new report finds that nearly five in 10 Americans are breathing polluted air.

EPA dings epidemiology for “uncertainty,” won’t use it for pollution standards

The EPA has released its decision to not tighten pollution standards set in 2012. That's not really a surprise given current leadership under the Trump administration, but the argument employed to defend the decision is remarkable.

The coronavirus offers a radical new vision for India’s cities

A nationwide lockdown has given Indian cities the kiss of life—the sky is clearer, rivers are less contaminated, and people have awakened to the possibility for change.

People living near power plants in Korba vulnerable to COVID-19: Study

Communities residing near coal-fired thermal power plants in Korba are two times more likely to suffer from respiratory diseases amid the COVID-19 pandemic.


B.C. is being hit hard by coronavirus. Wildfire season could make things worse

Deterioration in air quality due to smoke from wildfires may lead to more COVID-19 infections according to a March 26 advisory.

Coronavirus hinders Chesapeake Bay cleanup efforts, seafood industry

The novel coronavirus is rippling through the Chesapeake Bay region, with impacts felt from Pennsylvania farm fields to Eastern Shore oyster grounds.

COVID-19 could be a ‘double whammy’ for those in pollution hotspots

Texans who breathe polluted air are more likely to have preexisting health issues. That means they're at a higher risk of getting seriously ill from the coronavirus.

What was actually in the air you were breathing during the bushfire haze?

The smoke haze that choked a number of cities over summer contained toxic gases, according to one expert. It was so bad in Canberra one couple moved permanently to Melbourne.

Black smoke and no jobs in the oil-rich Niger Delta

Decades of exposure to gas flaring by the foreign oil refineries in Niger Delta has harmed the health of residents. The thick plumes of toxic smoke are their constant reminder of an industry that gives them nothing more.

Highway TRAP: How do we tackle highway air pollution?

Industry, individuals and all governments must work together, research says.


More than a quarter of children's training grounds have dangerous level of pollution, scientists find

Children's sport grounds have dangerous levels of air pollution, a study has found, as medical professionals warn of the risk to the next generation of stars.
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