44 UK towns and cities have air 'too dangerous to breathe', report claims

The study was published yesterday and timed to coincide with the release of The Lancet's wide-ranging report on the global impact of climate change on human health.


Glasgow emerged as one of the most polluted cities, with a PM2.5s concentration of 16 micrograms per cubic metre, according the Scotsman. London had 15 micrograms of the particles in every cubic metre-sized parcel of air.

Trump's election could pose a threat to global climate objectives
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Trump's election could pose a threat to global climate objectives

A warning from a former UN climate leader emphasizes the potential setback in the fight against climate change if Donald Trump wins the presidency, particularly affecting U.S. climate policies and global emission reduction goals.

Fiona Harvey reports for The Guardian.

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Senator Whitehouse puts climate change on budget committee’s agenda

For more than a decade, Senator Sheldon Whitehouse gave daily warnings about the mounting threat of climate change. Now he has a powerful new perch.
Amid LNG’s Gulf Coast expansion, community hopes to stand in its way
Coast Guard inspects Cameron LNG Facility in preparation for first LNG export in 2019. (Credit: Coast Guard News)

Amid LNG’s Gulf Coast expansion, community hopes to stand in its way

This 2-part series was co-produced by Environmental Health News and the journalism non-profit Economic Hardship Reporting Project. See part 1 here.Este ensayo también está disponible en español
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Farmers' revolt in Europe questions future of agriculture and politics

As Europe's farmers grapple with the dual pressures of stringent environmental regulations and economic hardship, their protests signal a deeper crisis in the continent's agricultural heartlands and political arenas alike.

Roger Cohen reports for The New York Times.

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EPA modifies car emissions standards, allowing extended credits for eco-friendly features

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has relaxed its vehicle emissions rules, allowing car manufacturers additional time and flexibility in meeting the new standards through credits for environmental innovations.

Jean Chemnick reports for E&E News.

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New regulations aim to reduce truck pollution significantly

The Biden administration has announced regulation aimed at slashing pollution from heavy-duty trucks, marking a major step in the nation's climate change mitigation efforts.

Mike Lee reports for E&E News.

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Colorado Senate dismisses a proposal to halt new oil and gas projects by 2030

A bid to end oil and gas drilling by 2030 fails after a marathon session in Colorado's Senate Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee

Chase Woodruff reports for Colorado Newsline.

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Heat waves intensify and linger longer due to climate change

A recent study revealed that climate change is causing heat waves to slow down, prolonging their duration and increasing their intensity, affecting more people worldwide.

Seth Borenstein reports for The Associated Press.

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As fights over chemical recycling spread, we sat down to talk about one of the largest such facilities.

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Shell must seek a new air pollution permit for its Pennsylvania plastics plant

For nearly a year and a half the company has been operating under a construction permit. Now, the plant will be subjected to federal Clean Air Act laws.

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