New Mexico presents rule to reduce fossil fuel pollutants

Regulators, industry representatives and residents began discussions on the proposed "ozone precursor rule" the state Environment Department has crafted to reduce common pollutants wafting from oil fields.
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Hurricane Ida pounded Louisiana's 'Cancer Alley.' Residents need help

Rolling Stone speaks with St. James resident and environmental activist Sharon Lavigne: 'People keep calling me. They need generators. The sick and the elderly.


The mystery of 9/11 first responders and dementia

Many who worked at Ground Zero are experiencing alarming cognitive decline. Is 9/11 to blame?

Wildfire smoke exposure during pregnancy linked to preterm birth, Stanford study suggests

A new study from Stanford University in California suggests that exposure to wildfire smoke during pregnancy increases the risk of preterm birth.

How wildfire smoke supercharges the coronavirus

Research in BC and beyond finds that soot in the air makes the pandemic more dangerous.

Red Tide isn’t just bad for fish, as a Tampa Bay man learned in the ER

The toxin causes respiratory issues and skin irritation — but can also trigger neurological problems and harm dogs, too.

Saharan dust plume clouds skies over Texas

Over the past few weeks, the United States has experienced unprecedented heat, a hurricane and tornadoes. Now, the country is set to see another weather phenomenon as a plume of dust from the Sahara drifts across the Atlantic Ocean, creating hazy sunsets and possibly respiratory issues.


The day the San Francisco sky turned orange

On September 9, 2020, a convergence of wildfire smoke and fog cast an eerie tint over the Bay Area.

Veterans face uphill battle to receive treatment for 'burn pit' exposure

A growing number of U.S. veterans say they have developed serious health ailments after facing prolonged exposure to flaming trash piles at overseas bases.

Coal plants fail on pollution norms, may cost 4,800 lives every year in India: Study

Research by independent group warns against rise in respiratory diseases and economic loss if air pollution increases.

One in six now reporting health symptoms from BP ship fuel exposure in Mauritius

One in six people directly exposed to the oil spill in Mauritius last summer are now reporting serious medical conditions just six months on. The fuel was manufactured by BP and was an experimental 'low-sulfur' ship fuel never before spilled in the ocean.

Iran’s capital suffocating amid blame game over pollution

For nearly a month, residents of the Iranian capital have been exposed to record-high air pollution amid the government’s confusing explanations and failure to work out a solution.

Local impacts of wildfire smoke connected to rise in recent deaths, researchers say

California deaths due to wildfire smoke on the rise, as most of the state was exposed to heavy concentrations of dangerous chemicals during massive wildfires.
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Researchers, doctors call for regulators to reassess safety of taking acetaminophen during pregnancy

The painkiller, taken by half of pregnant women worldwide, could be contributing to rising rates of reproductive system problems and neurodevelopmental disorders like ADHD and autism.

LISTEN: Azmal Hossan on the sociology of climate crises in South Asia

"If we look at the rate of carbon emissions, most is emitted by the developed and industrialized countries, but the problem is poor countries like Bangladesh are the main sufferers."

Op-ed: We don’t have time for another fossil fuel bridge

Those holding up carbon capture and hydrogen as new climate solutions are leading us down the wrong path.

Climate storytelling: Creativity and imagination in the face of bleak realities

Working with youth writers on a climate-fiction screenplay has opened my eyes to the power of the arts in confronting environmental crises.

Ocean plastic pollution

Too much plastic is ending up in the ocean — and making its way back onto our dinner plates.

Peter Dykstra: Protected by an alphabet soup of acronyms

CITES, CCAMLR, LDC, MBTA, CBD, Ramsar, LWCF ... they may make your eyes glaze over, but they protect our health and planet.

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