Officials from the Bay Area Air Quality Management District says Tesla, Inc., has agreed to pay a $1 million penalty and install a solar roof project to settle air quality violations at its Fremont factory.
Cheryl Teelucksingh - a professor at Ryerson University in Canada whose work focuses on issues of race related to environmental justice - discusses a recent study that shows how communities of color suffer from greater air pollution exposure than White communities.
China and the U.S. maintain their positions as the two largest air polluters in the world out of 190 countries, according to new data compiled by the Rhodium Group, coming in at nos. 1 and 2, respectively.
A meta-analysis of 14 air pollution studies from around the world found that exposure to high levels of air pollutants during childhood increases the likelihood of high blood pressure in children and adolescents, and their risk for high blood pressure as adults.
In a country where the state lacks the capacity to guarantee basic services, 70 percent of Iraq's industrial waste is dumped directly into rivers or the sea, according to data compiled by the United Nations and academics.
Roxana Barrera and her son are among hundreds of thousands of Southern Californians who breathe higher levels of air pollution and face increased risk of illness from living near warehouse distribution centers and other goods-movement hubs that are disproportionately concentrated in communities of color.
Metro Denver residents testifying in public hearings demanded closure of the problem-plagued Suncor Energy oil refinery, urging Colorado health officials not to renew the refinery's outdated operating permits that allow air pollution.
The company scraps planned Pennsylvania investments and will instead shut down three polluting batteries in 2023. The announcement comes a week after a study shows lower lung function in people living near its Pittsburgh-region facility.