China's air quality saw "incomparable" improvements in the first quarter of this year as a coronavirus outbreak led to rapid declines in industrial activity and transportation, an environment ministry official said on Friday.
A community health survey identifies elevated levels of harmful substances in workers and residents around Hunters Point. The Navy says its toxic and radioactive Superfund site isn't the source, but experts agree more study is needed.
London has had dramatic improvements in its air quality since the coronavirus lockdown, with dangerous emissions at some of the capital's busiest roads and junctions falling by almost 50%.
Single-use face masks are washing up on Hong Kong beaches, threatening marine life and raising questions about hygienic disposal of the masks, says a Saanich researcher in marine plastic pollution.
With a toxic plume of pollution creeping through the groundwater on Ann Arbor's west side, city officials want to make sure it's not infiltrating residents' basements and posing health risks.
Maryland officials say they plan to test a Chesapeake Bay tributary and oysters in St. Mary's County after a local resident found high levels of toxic chemicals in his tidal creek - a category of contaminants that have been traced to military and industrial sites nationwide.
A network of wells, tanks, pipelines, pump houses and roads cut into the Allegheny National Forest in Elk County to harvest $350 million worth of oil. What worries state and federal environmental regulators isn't the project's growth but its death.
The Minnesota Court of Appeals temporarily revoked an air-pollution permit state regulators issued to a Glencore Inc-controlled company for a $1 billion copper-nickel mining operation, handing environmentalists an additional victory after the court yanked the project's mining and dam-safety permits in January.
A recent study suggests that breathing dirty air takes a heavy toll on gut bacteria, boosting risk of obesity, diabetes, gastrointestinal disorders and other chronic illnesses.
The Ministry for the Environment is sticking by its health advice about firefighting foam contamination - such as that surrounding Ōhakea Air Force Base - despite new findings in Australia.
Pennsylvania is proposing to relax its non-residential standard for the concentration of lead allowed in the surface soils of obsolete contaminated properties that adhere to its voluntary cleanup program.