Bike lanes and transit are important, yes. But keeping car trips short is also a major factor in Streetlight Data’s U.S. Transportation Climate Impact Index.
Last June's catastrophic explosion at the East Coast's biggest oil refinery provided a stark illustration of the hazards to nearby Philadelphia neighborhoods. But even in its wake, officials gave no notice to residents that the now-bankrupt refinery had registered some of the highest levels of cancer-causing benzene emissions in the country.
Oregon Department of Environmental Quality data shows 12.8 million pounds of particulate pollution matter are released into Oregon's air by woodstoves and chimneys each year.
Presidential candidate and former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is pledging to slash carbon pollution by 50 percent in the U.S. economy by 2030, according to a climate plan unveiled Wednesday.
The brain-harming metal is discharged directly into the river and carried to it on air currents. Some argue authorities are doing too little to stop both routes of pollution.
EHN.org investigation finds regulatory push to discredit independent evidence of harm while favoring pro-industry science despite significant shortcomings.
"The scary part is that most people who fish are not aware of these advisories although there are notices with fish and wildlife agencies"