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India's transport ministry proposes 'green' tax on old, polluting vehicles

India's road transport ministry on Monday approved a proposal to levy additional taxes on old vehicles that are unfit and pollute the environment, as the South Asian nation tries to improve the air quality in its major cities.

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Air pollution causes stillbirths and miscarriages in South Asia, says study

According to a new study, one in 15 lost pregnancies in South Asia is due to air pollution. The polluted air starts choking a baby even before birth, causing miscarriages and foetal deaths.

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Clean water advocate urges Biden, EPA to focus on PFAS chemicals

Testing For Pease co-founder Andrea Amico is “optimistic” that President Biden’s administration will work to better regulate dangerous PFAS chemicals.
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DEP urged to better regulate longwall mining

The Citizens Coal Council once again has called on the state Department of Environmental Protection to do a better job of protecting structures, springs and streams from subsidence damage caused by longwall mining.

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Air pollution: Extinction Rebellion Scotland call to action

Extinction Rebellion Scotland have called for Scots to take action on air pollution. The organisation have asked for the public to put pressure on MPs to support an amendment to the Environment Bill on January 26.

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Hometown pollution shaped the next EPA chief

Michael Regan comes from a small city in North Carolina that illustrates the racial and economic disparities across America. Climate change is making them worse.
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DuPont, Chemours in $4 billion ‘Forever Chemicals’ cost pact

DuPont de Nemours Inc. and Chemours Co. agreed to a $4 billion settlement of a dispute over environmental liabilities shifted to Chemours after it was spun off in 2015.
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Shanna Swan: Toxic chemicals threaten ability to reproduce

In a new book, epidemiologist Shanna Swan looks at the impact of environmental chemicals on human sexuality and reproductive systems.
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Chemicals called SVOCs, emitted from household objects, are altering children's microbiomes

SVOCs, a subgroup of volatile organic compounds with a higher molecular weight and boiling point temperature, are found in plastics, flooring, furniture, and more.

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A silent death: Residents of Brazilian town of Santo Amaro poisoned by lead

In a remote town in Brazil's Bahia state, a health and environmental disaster linked to industrial pollution has been going on for decades.

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Houston's Fifth Ward and Kashmere Gardens cancer cluster report released

A newly released report issued by the Texas State Department of Health found the number of cases of leukemia in children was significantly higher in one census tract in particular, a stretch of land where state environmental records show a toxic plume is located beneath more than 100 homes.

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Vedanta Resources settles Zambia copper mine pollution claim

The Zambian claimants, including more than 600 children, alleged toxic discharge from the Nchanga mine damaged land and waterways, and were seeking damages, remediation and the cessation of the alleged pollution.

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Air pollution: Over three billion people breathe harmful air inside their own homes

Replacing wood stoves is essential but won't solve the indoor air pollution epidemic on its own.
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Op-ed: Could paint be harming your health?

As the COVID pandemic wears on, we are spending more time than ever working, studying, and playing at home. That is why it's more important than ever to rid our homes of potentially toxic products.

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Mosquito spray tainted with PFAS from shipping containers

PFAS discovered in an insecticide aerially sprayed in more than half of US states leached into the pesticide from plastic shipping containers, the US Environmental Protection Agency says.

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