PITTSBURGH—Kids who have asthma and live near industrial polluters may face higher risk from novel coronavirus and its resulting disease COVID-19 in the coming months.
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Southeast Chicago residential neighborhood in the shadows of the S.H. Bell bulk materials warehouse and transfer facility. The facility has been cited for spewing neurotoxic manganese dust into the community. (Credit: Derrick Z. Jackson)
Toxic fluorinated chemicals known as PFAS are now confirmed or suspected in ground and surface water at 678 military installations, including 16 in Michigan, according to a new analysis by the Environmental Working Group.
Whether it's blue skies over Beijing, satellite imagery showing emissions dropping in Milan or air monitors in Houston recording less ozone than normal, mankind's sudden hunkering down in response to the coronavirus pandemic has resulted in visibly cleaner air with remarkable speed.
A coalition of environmental groups is petitioning the Environmental Protection Agency for more stringent disclosure following a memo from the agency that allows companies to suspend monitoring for pollution during the coronavirus pandemic.