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Hold Your Breath: The Fight Over Clean Air Continues

EPA opponents just scored a major victory at the U.S. Supreme Court, but it could undermine their larger efforts to undo EPA’s Clean…
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The Great Fall of China (Or So They Keep Telling Us)

The world keeps citing the rising number of environmental protests as a sign of China’s impending doom. It is true that the occurrence…
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This Wearable Device Helps You Ditch Air Pollution

This wearable “citizen scientist” tech device crowdsources real-time environmental data, providing critical information for both the general public and healthcare providers about air…
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Obama Links Climate Change with Public Health

This week is National Public Health Week. One of the events commemorating the occasion was a roundtable discussion on Tuesday at Howard University's…
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Minneapolis — the Healthiest City in the U.S.

Livability, an organization that works with communities to develop content marketing programs, ranked the top 10 healthiest cities in the U.S. Minneapolis, Minnesota,…
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Couture Smog Masks Unveiled At China Fashion Week

We’ve all seen the powerful images of residents in China’s most polluted cities wearing face masks to protect themselves against the dangerous levels…
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Documentary on China’s Air Pollution Spurs National Debate, Government Censorship

Last week, "Under The Dome," a biting documentary about China’s air pollution problem went viral in the country, garnering more than 300 million…
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Novo Nordisk Annual Report Takes Diabetes Battle to the Cities

Danish pharmaceutical giant Novo Nordisk, a leading force in the battle against diabetes, calls on cities to help residents get healthier.
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Report: Pollution is the Leading Cause of Death in the Developing World

Pollution is the leading cause of death in low- and middle-income countries, according to a report from the Global Alliance on Health and…
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Tech Lowers NOx Emissions in California Oil & Gas Sector

A new, cleaner-burning combustion technology promises to cost-effectively lower nitrous oxide emissions at oIl and gas facilities in California's San Joaquin Valley. ClearSign's…
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Chinese Court Clears the Way For Environmentalists to Bring Suit

The Chinese Supreme People’s Court just announced that it will reduce the court fees required for environmental groups to bring lawsuits against polluters,…
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EPA’s Historic Coal Ash Disposal Rule Not Enough, Watchdogs Say

Today's institution of the first federal standards governing coal ash disposal mark a milestone, but they leave a lot to be desired if…
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Are Cities the New Cigarettes?

These days, even a non-smoker is unknowingly smoking several cigarettes a week.
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Sierra Club Takes Coal Fight to Supreme Court

Sierra Club, Ratepayers & Community Intervenors and Earthjustice are taking the New York Public Service Commission to the state Supreme Court over a…

Stronger Local and Trans-border Policies Needed to Tackle Air Pollution

Tougher treaties that penalize polluters while also providing incentives to stop, as well as new technological solutions, are vital for improving global air…