air pollution

Solar-Powered EV Charging Arrives in the San Joaquin Valley

Local officials touted the launch of an extensive solar-powered electric vehicle charging infrastructure across the San Joaquin Valley. But is this money well…

#ExxonKnew and Now, #ExxonPollutes … For 16,386 Days

A recent court decision holds the oil giant responsible for massive violations of the Clean Air Act in Texas, the latest to show…

Report Links Global Trade to Fatal Air Pollution

A recent study suggests that as many as a third of the world’s early deaths attributed to air pollution can be traced back…

Why Homeowners Choose High-Performance Buildings

The team at Futuro Construction wondered why clients were choosing to build high-performance homes. We sat down with Matt Silva, Futuro Construction’s general…

Report: Methane Leakage at Natural Gas Plants Much Higher Than Previously Thought

"Methane is a 34 times more potent greenhouse gas than is carbon dioxide," said Paul Shepson, a professor of analytical and atmospheric chemistry…

EPA’s Environmental Justice Head Resigns as Program Faces Deep Cuts

Mustafa Ali, the Environmental Protection Agency’s chief environmental justice officer, announced his resignation as his office faces deep cuts and even elimination.

London’s Electric Black Cabs Get Arctic Cold

London's iconic fleet of black taxicabs is going electric. And in order to ensure they won't stutter in the cold, the company is…

Poor Indoor Air Quality Linked To Low Worker Productivity

Indoor pollutants are increasingly recognized as affecting overall health, but studies also link indoor air quality to cognitive function and mood.

India’s Air Pollution Catching Up to China as Worst on Earth

According to a recent study, India’s air is becoming the deadliest on Earth -- outpacing even China, which loses over a million people…

Air-Ink Turns Air Pollution Into Pens

Anirudh Sharma and Nikhil Kaushik co-founded Graviky Labs, the maker of Air-Ink pens that so far have scrubbed at least 1.6 trillion liters…

As Smog Issues Continue, Beijing Pledges to Curb Coal Consumption

Beijing's mayor says the city of 11.5 million will adopt “extra” anti-smog measures this year, including a 30 percent decrease in coal consumption.

Outcry Grows Against Bangladesh Coal Plant and Threat to Rare Bengal Tiger

A planned coal-fired plant in Bangladesh would be located near the world’s largest mangrove forest, which is home to endangered species such as…

Trump EPA Nominee Would Trash Air And Water Safeguards

Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt sued the Environmental Protection Agency more than a dozen times to block air, water and climate protections. But…

U.K. Government Sued Over Air Pollution Levels

ClientEarth, which describes itself as a group of activist lawyers committed to a cleaner planet, is suing the U.K. government over what it…

Study: Almost 100,000 Deaths in Indonesia Linked to Forest Fires, Illegal Palm Oil

A Harvard University study suggests smoke from slash-and-burn agricultural fires caused approximately 100,000 deaths throughout Indonesia and other Southeast Asian countries last fall.