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July 10, 2020: More than 350 facilities nationwide have taken advantage of a temporary Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) rule that lets companies forgo monitoring their water pollution during the pandemic.A total of 352 facilities, including fossil fuel...
July 10, 2020: Exclusive: reduced congestion most likely reason for lower nitrogen dioxide, scientists say Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageAir pollution has remained at lower levels in UK towns and cities despite a return to near-normal traffic levels after the easing of coronavirus restrictions, acco...
July 10, 2020: TGIF! Welcome to Overnight Energy, The Hill's roundup of the latest energy and environment news. Please send tips and comments to Rebecca Beitsch at rbeitsch@thehill.com. Follow her on Twitter: @rebeccabeitsch. Reach Rachel Frazin at rfrazin@thehill...
July 1, 2020: Experts say further investigation of link is urgently required and may be relevant to managing pandemic Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageAir pollution is likely to be increasing the number and severity of Covid-19 infections, according to the UK government’s expert advisers.In a report...
June 30, 2020: Long-term exposure to fine particle air pollution is a major risk factor for heart disease and death, but even small reductions in pollution levels can reduce the threat, a new study shows.
June 30, 2020: Heal the Bay's annual survey of California beaches gives high water-quality marks to 92% of beaches. Six of the dirtiest were in the Bay Area.
June 30, 2020: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will rescind its controversial policy allowing companies to skip monitoring their pollution by the end of the summer, the agency wrote in a letter to lawmakers.The policy, unveiled in a March 26 memo in an...
June 29, 2020: A recent study found that stronger pollution regulations could save more than 143,000 lives over a decade. The study, published Friday by team of researchers in the Science Advances journal, determined that lowering the maximum standard for...
June 26, 2020: By one calculation, there are 400 million diesel engines in use worldwide; by other calculations, there are nearly twice that number.
June 25, 2020: As part of the Collision from Home conference, Aclima chief executive Davida Herzl released a new dataset made in conjunction with Google for free to the scientific community. The data is the culmination of four years of data collection and aggregation resulting in 42 million air quality measurements throughout the ...
June 23, 2020: Nevada's governor announced Monday that the state will adopt tougher emission standards for vehicles set by neighboring California, a blow to the Trump administration's efforts to roll back vehicle standards passed under the Obama...
June 23, 2020: Communities say decades of pollution have contaminated water wells with potentially cancer-causing chemicalsThe fossil fuel company Shell must be held accountable for significant and systematic pollution caused by oil extraction in the Niger delta, lawyers will argue in the supreme court.Nigerians from the Ogale and...
June 19, 2020: Carbon emissions, crime and air pollution all fell but are now starting to reboundIn a sudden realisation of what climate campaigners have been urging for years, flights were cancelled, vehicle use plummeted and the oil industry found itself in turmoil as lockdown restrictions took hold. Continue reading...
June 19, 2020: A coalition of more than 20 health, environmental and racial justice organizations are suing the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) over a rule that undermines the legal justification behind a regulation for the emission of mercury and other...
June 19, 2020: TGIF!  Welcome to Overnight Energy, The Hill's roundup of the latest energy and environment news. Please send tips and comments to Rebecca Beitsch at rbeitsch@thehill.com. Follow her on Twitter: @rebeccabeitsch. Reach Rachel Frazin at rfrazin@...
June 18, 2020: Pregnant women exposed to air pollution or heat waves face a greater risk of having a preterm or underweight baby, a new research review finds.
June 16, 2020: Letter cites growing evidence of link between dirty air and Covid-19 infections and deathsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageGrowing evidence of a link between air pollution and the impact of coronavirus means the government has a legal obligation to urgently review its air quality strateg...
June 16, 2020: Not a single code orange or code red day has yet occurred as favorable weather and reduced emissions have held pollution in check.
June 15, 2020: A new study finds that U.S. national parks contain huge amounts of microplastics, some of which can be inhaled and can affect the lungs.
June 15, 2020: Researchers have revealed more details of how China’s coronavirus lockdowns reduced air pollution.
June 12, 2020: Ship owners are postponing or cancelling the installation of scrubbers that extract harmful sulphur emissions from their vessels as the coronavirus pandemic tightens finances.
June 11, 2020: Black Americans are at risk from policing, the pandemic—and air pollution
June 10, 2020: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is facing a third lawsuit over its policy to suspend penalties for companies that stop monitoring their pollution outputs during the coronavirus pandemic.The temporary policy, for which the EPA has set no...
June 8, 2020: Our growing reliance on online shopping is taking a heavy toll on cities. More deliveries means more vehicles means more pollution and congestion. Two architects, Meggan Collins and Jana Possehn, have found a way to hack the system: using the existing subway systems in cities for retrofitted parcel trains. This vide...
June 7, 2020: Failure to consider dirty air as a factor in higher death toll among ethnic minorities wholly irresponsible, say criticsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe failure to consider air pollution as a factor in the higher rates of coronavirus deaths among minority ethnic groups is “astonish...