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April 2, 2020: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on Thursday sent a letter to every member of Congress defending its controversial decision to hold back from penalizing companies that do not monitor their pollution during the coronavirus pandemic.The...
April 2, 2020: HAPPY THURSDAY: 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...
April 1, 2020: Satellite images show a decrease in one noxious pollutant due to pandemic measures that are keeping a lot of cars in Toronto and Vancouver off the roads.
April 1, 2020: Around the world an unexpected impact of the economic shuttering due to the coronavirus outbreak is striking blue skies and clear water in places, from Venice to Beijing, Los Angeles to Bangalore, where only weeks ago pollution dominated. COVID-19 has driven the global economy to a near-halt as the pandemic sweeps t...
April 1, 2020: ANOTHER CHANCE TO GO GREEN? Democrats are pushing for the next coronavirus package to include a litany of green infrastructure provisions in defiance of past GOP opposition to mixing such measures with efforts to combat the COVID-19...
March 31, 2020: Breathing dirty air damages our health can create underlying conditions that elevate the risk of complications.
March 31, 2020: A new report by the NGO Tearfund calls out four of the biggest single-use plastic polluters, Coca-Cola, Nestlé, Pepsi-Co and Unilever. Photographs from Tanzania show the scale of the problemStory: Drink firms’ massive footprint Continue reading...
March 31, 2020: Coronavirus crashing its way into the debate on how much pollution we should accept from cars and trucks. But it's too soon to say who will gain ground in the debate and who will fall behind.
March 31, 2020: Ground monitoring stations in major British cities detect clear reductions in two major pollutants.
March 30, 2020: The Trump administration has finalized new fuel efficiency standards, lowering expectations from 54 miles per gallon by 2025 to 40 miles a gallon by 2030.
March 30, 2020: Long-term exposure to air pollution may increase a person's risk for developing dementia, an analysis published Monday by JAMA Neurology has found.
March 30, 2020: Report says plastic from Coca-Cola, PepsiCo, Nestlé and Unilever products could cover 83 football pitches every dayFour global drinks giants are responsible for more than half a million tonnes of plastic pollution in six developing countries each year, enough to cover 83 football pitches every day, according to a r...
March 29, 2020: While the coronavirus has negatively impacted international productivity and economic activity, scientists have discovered a strange side-effect to quarantines.
March 28, 2020: Already hit by a coronavirus slowdown, California port workers are asking to delay new rules intended to reduce air pollution from cargo ships.
March 27, 2020: Air quality in big cities is likely to improve even more in coming weeks, say scientistsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe nationwide shutdown caused by the coronavirus outbreak has led to big drops in air pollution across the UK’s major cities, new data analysis shows.Levels of toxi...
March 27, 2020: The dramatic slowdown in economic activity across Europe as a result of Coronavirus lockdowns can already be seen from space.
March 27, 2020: Extraordinary move signals to US companies that they will not face any sanctions for polluting the air or waterCoronavirus – latest US updatesCoronavirus – latest global updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has suspended its enforcement of environmental laws during ...
March 27, 2020: New data confirms the improvement in air quality over Europe - a by-product of the coronavirus crisis.
March 27, 2020: Air pollution from nitrogen dioxide has fallen by an estimated 40 per cent in three European cities, according to new satellite data released by the European Space Agency (ESA), coinciding with a widespread lockdown to curb the spread of the coronavirus.
March 26, 2020: A pair of scientists in Britain have developed a new framework for selecting the best trees for fighting roadside air pollution.
March 26, 2020: The Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) internal watchdog will review the agency’s methods for regulating states’ air pollution following threats by Administrator Andrew Wheeler to withhold highway funding from California if they did not update...
March 23, 2020: ‘Largest scale experiment ever’ shows what is possible as satellite images reveal marked fall in global nitrogen dioxide levelsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe coronavirus pandemic is shutting down industrial activity and temporarily slashing air pollution levels around the world...
March 23, 2020:  The stimulus package to battle the economic effects of the coronavirus proposed by House Democrats includes provisions to crack down on pollution from the airline industry.The bill also includes more than 0 billion in relief for the...
March 23, 2020: WINGS ATTACHED: The stimulus package to battle the economic effects of the coronavirus proposed by House Democrats includes provisions to crack down on pollution from the airline industry.The bill also includes more than 0 billion in relief for...
March 22, 2020: The European Space Agency released a new video this weekend that shows air pollution vanishing over China as the country goes into COVID-19 coronavirus lockdown, then returning as business resumes.