NO2 pollution is dropping across the US due to Covid-19

It's one tiny light at the end of the long coronavirus tunnel. Nitrogen dioxide - a highly reactive gas - pollution has reached record lows across the world as stay-at-home orders, business closures and decreased ground and air travel puts a pause on the burning of fossil fuels.

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Madison Heights hazardous waste cleanup could last through holidays

Liquid identified as groundwater contaminated with hexavalent chromium, a chemical often used in textile dyes, wood preservation and inks.

New York moves to ban flavored e-cigarettes by emergency order

The state would become the second in the nation, behind Michigan, to outlaw sale of the fruity flavors popular with children and teenagers.

Vaping Bad: Were 2 Wisconsin brothers the Walter Whites of THC oils?

As authorities work to understand the spate of vaping-related lung illnesses, a small-town drug bust offers a closer look at the vast black market for vaping supplies.

The mysterious vaping illness that’s ‘becoming an epidemic’

A surge of severe lung ailments has baffled doctors and public health experts.

Dozens of young people hospitalized for breathing and lung problems after vaping

Patients, mostly teenagers, suffered severe respiratory problems in recent weeks, possibly from vaping marijuana, illicit drugs or nicotine.

Even moderate air pollution may lead to lung disease

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Tess Taylor: Not burned, but suffocated

Like much of wildfire-ravaged Northern California, my hometown is engulfed in a smoky, hazardous haze.

ER visits for asthma dropped 38% the year after one of Pittsburgh's biggest polluters shut down

PITTSBURGH—Dawn Winters never had trouble breathing before she moved to Pittsburgh's Bellevue neighborhood in 2014, but within a year her doctor diagnosed her with asthma and prescribed a daily medication to keep her airways open.

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