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Published: 2017-03-25

 



The plant next door.

2017-03-25T09:00-05:00

A Louisiana town plagued by pollution shows why cuts to the EPA will be measured in illness and death.



California upholds auto emissions standards, setting up face-off with Trump.

2017-03-25T09:00-05:00

The vote, by the California Air Resources Board, is the boldest indication yet of California’s plan to stand up to President Trump’s agenda.



Historical photos of pollution in California.

2017-03-25T09:00-05:00

This was California before smog control.



What’s the best way to protect people from lead-tainted drinking water?

2017-03-25T09:00-05:00

Some say it’s better corrosion control. Others say it’s getting lead service lines out of the system altogether. But many observers agree that current federal regulations are totally inadequate.



Decline of ancient trade route deepens Yemeni food crisis.

2017-03-25T09:00-05:00

A two-year-old civil war has severely restricted the flow of food into the main Yemeni cargo ports of Hodeidah and Salif on the Red Sea.



Report examines grim Bangladesh leather trade, links to West.

2017-03-25T09:00-05:00

Hazardous, heavily polluting tanneries, with workers as young as 14, supplied leather to companies that make shoes and handbags for a host of Western brands, a nonprofit group that investigates supply chains says.



Ticks thrive during Erie's mild winter.

2017-03-25T09:00-05:00

Erie County's winter was so mild that deer ticks spent much of the season searching for a blood meal instead of going dormant or dying.



Coke and Pepsi get mixed reviews in bid to clean up Brazil sugar supplies.

2017-03-25T09:00-05:00

Coca-Cola and PepsiCo's efforts to stop illegal land seizures by sugar suppliers in Brazil have made progress but Coke has had the greater impact and its competitor needs to do more, a World Bank conference heard this week.



Toyota launches air-purifying billboards in California to help solve pollution problem.

2017-03-25T09:00-05:00

Toyota is road testing a radical idea to clean up California's troublesome air pollution problem by using advertising billboards to act as giant filters.



Ecological red lines: From words to action., 'Ecological red lines:' From words to action.

2017-03-25T09:00-05:00

China’s annual Lianghui rarely disappoints as a source of new buzzwords. But this year, the meeting of the National People’s Congress and the National People’s Political Consultative Conference instead saw the revival of one that’s been around for a few years.



Trump EPA cuts could hobble Michigan pollution monitoring, cleanup.

2017-03-25T09:00-05:00

Michigan officials say drastic staffing and budget cuts to the Environment Protection Agency could, among other things, hobble the state's ability to monitor for pollutants like sulfur dioxide, mercury and ozone in the air, and chemicals, nutrients and bacteria in state waters.



Fish that keep salmon clean and healthy are being wiped out.

2017-03-25T09:00-05:00

Wrasse help remove lice from salmon, enabling farmers to use fewer pesticides. But escalating demand for these fish could be disrupting important wild ecosystems.



Shock mass coral die-off in Asia sounds alarm for world’s reefs.

2017-03-25T09:00-05:00

An unexpected coral bleaching event in the South China Sea shows that reefs can heat up substantially more than the surrounding ocean.



Another reason to flip the off switch: Light pollution.

2017-03-25T09:00-05:00

For the 11th year running, cities worldwide will turn their lights off Saturday to mark Earth Hour in a global call to action on climate change.



TransCanada drops legal action as Trump approves Keystone XL pipeline.

2017-03-25T09:00-05:00

The energy company celebrated the news and announced it was dropping legal challenges against the U.S. government.



Lamar Smith, unbound, lays out political strategy at climate doubters’ conference.

2017-03-25T09:00-05:00

Speaking yesterday to a like-minded crowd of climate change doubters and skeptics, the chairman of the science committee in the U.S. House of Representatives acknowledged that the committee is now a tool to advance his political agenda.



Most Americans like science — and are willing to pay for it.

2017-03-25T09:00-05:00

Once people know how little the U.S. spends on science, they support more funding.



VIDEO: Innovative company creates ink from air pollution.

2017-03-25T09:00-05:00

A look at Air-Ink, an innovative company that turns air pollution into ink.



Here’s what happens inside a lab testing Pittsburghers’ water for lead.

2017-03-25T09:00-05:00

Some fancy science, that's what.



As in Flint, cost-cutting may be to blame for Pittsburgh’s high lead levels.

2017-03-25T09:00-05:00

The decision to switch to a cheaper, less-effective treatment chemical was likely a major contributor to the recent spike in lead levels in Pittsburgh's drinking water.



It's time for a vote on Yucca Mountain nuclear waste repository.

2017-03-25T09:00-05:00

If we’re serious about climate change and carbon emissions, then we’re going to have to get serious about nuclear power. And to do that, we’re going to need the Yucca Mountain repository for nuclear waste.



NJ needs to keep children safe from lead poisoning.

2017-03-25T09:00-05:00

The crisis - and yes, it is a crisis - demands a real commitment on the part of our leaders to keep our children's bodies safe as we nurture their minds.



Asbestos still causes cancer. Why is it still used?

2017-03-25T09:00-05:00

Despite the known risks of asbestos exposure, it continues to be used, and asbestos-related cancer deaths have increased.



How to protect our disappearing bumble bees.

2017-03-25T09:00-05:00

Homeowners, community members, school gardeners, farmers—everyone can help.



Want to end TB? Diagnose and treat all forms of the disease.

2017-03-25T09:00-05:00

Tuberculosis transmitted from animals to humans is a growing concern in poor countries.



Breaking: U.S., in reversal, issues permit for Keystone oil pipeline., Breaking: US, in reversal, issues permit for Keystone oil pipeline., US, in reversal, issues permit for Keystone oil pipeline.

2017-03-24T09:00-05:00

The announcement Friday by the State Department followed a 60-day review that was set in motion as one of the first acts of President Trump’s tenure.



Watergrabbing.

2017-03-24T09:00-05:00

Historically the source of many conflicts, water grabbing is the control and theft of water resources by the powerful, often at the expense of local populations and ecosystems. It can result in dispossession, displacement and ecological destruction.



Long process to treat water.

2017-03-24T09:00-05:00

Turning sewage into something clean enough to release into a river requires multiple stages of treatment.



Farmers try new ways to fight manure runoff, but federal spending cuts loom.

2017-03-24T09:00-05:00

Neighbors often complain about water pollution despite efforts.



Downstream from a coal mine, villages in Indonesian Borneo suffer from water pollution.

2017-03-24T09:00-05:00

Residents say the Santan River in East Kalimantan, once a vital source of clean water, has been severely degraded by a coal mine.