Ebony Twilley Martin will take over as co-executive director of Greenpeace USA, the group announced last week. Twilley Martin is the first Black person to serve at the head of the US
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Air pollution caused the asthma attack that killed 9-year-old Ella Adoo-Kissi-Debrah in 2013, a London coroner said Wednesday. The landmark determination, that "exposure to excessive air pollution" was a "significant contributory factor"
AirWatch, a new online hub, will allow communities of color in St. Louis, Missouri to access data, updated hourly, on air quality such as specific pollutants to help protect their health and
Women and femme-identifying people around the world are on the frontlines of climate change, often hurt first and worst by its impacts, and in the battle to curb and adapt to it.
The World Health Organization released new air quality guidelines on Wednesday, aiming to reduce, from more than 7 million, the number of people who die prematurely each year thanks to particulate matter
New York City is set to phase out gas in new construction with the city council reportedly planning to vote next week on the measure. The legislation, which is expected to pass,
Across the country, people are breathing in more harmful smoke than before due to climate change-driven wildfires, threatening their health, an InsideClimateNews investigation based on an analysis of federal satellite imagery found.
The EPA announced proposed limits on tailpipe emissions from semis, buses, and other heavy duty vehicles on Monday, which it says will prevent as many as 2,100 premature deaths and 18,000 cases
Women in the Philippines are working together to build resilience to weather disasters like typhoons and organize around other issues including sustainable agriculture and violence against women, Thomson Reuters reports. After Typhoon
The EPA is proposing new mandatory air pollution reductions in 26 states where power plant and other industrial emissions travel downwind into neighboring states. The rule would specifically address ground-level ozone, which
The city of Arlington, Texas, denied approval for a fracking well after advocates connected the disproportionate harms oil and gas drilling operations have on communities of color. The move came just after
Children whose mothers were exposed to high levels of ultrafine particulate pollution while they were in utero were more likely to develop asthma, new research has found. The study, published in the
The Environmental Protection Agency finalized the strongest-ever federal clean car standards for the model years 2023-2026 yesterday, strengthening them from the lower Trump-era emissions standards. This represents one of the most significant
Burning fossil fuels is making the North American spring pollen allergy season come earlier, linger longer, and be all-around more miserable, according to a new study published in Proceedings of the National
Sixteen members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus wrote a letter to the Environmental Protection Agency yesterday asking it to strengthen recently proposed rules aimed at cutting methane emissions. The letter applauds the news rules,
Neighborhoods with the worst COVID-19 death rates and respiratory hazards from air pollution in Bronx, NY – itself the worst county in the nation for COVID-19 and air pollution – are clustered around
Urban air pollution killed more than 1.8 million people in 2019, according to new research published in The Lancet Planetary Health. Nearly 9 in 10 people living in urban areas (about 2.5
Evidence of links between firefighting and fertility problems is mounting, but the most definitive conclusion so far is that the effects of firefighting on people who give birth are woefully under-studied, Grist
Southern California air quality regulators approved a rule on Friday to cut down on air pollution related to the approximately 3,000 logistics warehouses that have proliferated in the region, disproportionately in and
Unburned gas leaking from kitchen stoves contains at least 21 hazardous air pollutants, according to a study by researchers at Harvard and Boston Universities published this morning in the journal Environmental Science