Tesla settles $1 million penalty for air quality violations at Fremont assembly plant

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.

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Environmental issues play a part in layers of systemic and structural racism

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.


EPA rebuked for failing to protect communities from carcinogenic air pollution

The Environmental Protection Agency's Office of Inspector General issued a report today taking the agency to task for its failure to protect communities from chloroprene and ethylene oxide.


Discarded COVID masks and gloves are really bad for the environment

Discarded COVID-19 masks and gloves will still litter the ground long after the pandemic. An expert says there are more environmental-friendly alternatives.

Cut emissions to fight extreme weather wrecking lives, UN report says

Slashing methane emissions is vital to tackling the climate crisis and rapidly curbing the extreme weather already hitting people across the world today, according to a new UN report.


China, U.S. continue to lead world in air pollution

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.


Early exposure to air pollutants linked to high blood pressure in children, adolescents

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.

Two important moves on emissions

Congress and the Biden administration are taking action aimed at sharply restricting a pair of potent greenhouse gases.

Iraqi sewage, pollutants threaten ancient Mesopotamian marshes

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.


Natural gas and wood are replacing coal as the biggest pollutants

Across the country, Harvard researchers found, the negative health impacts from burning natural gas, biomass, and wood are beginning to outweigh those from burning coal.


So small, yet so deadly. Investors force plastic industry to reveal pollution

Investors are forcing the world’s biggest plastic manufacturers to reveal how many harmful plastic pellets they are leaking into rivers, lakes and oceans worldwide.

Regulation could take aim at warehouse-related pollution

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.


Battle over Suncor oil refinery intensifies as state weighs permit renewal, metro Denver residents demand closure

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.


Courtland Milloy: Buzzard Point residents fight pollution

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

Pandora will switch to all lab-made diamonds

The move by the world’s biggest jeweler reflects consumer demand for sustainability and ethical sourcing.
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U.S. Steel abandons clean tech plans in Pittsburgh region following damning health study

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.

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Fertility & Environmental Justice: A conversation with Shanna Swan and Annie Hoang

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Fractured: The body burden of living near fracking

EHN.org scientific investigation finds western Pennsylvania families near fracking are exposed to harmful chemicals, and regulations fail to protect communities' mental, physical, and social health.

Can marine protected areas reduce marine disease?

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