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  • Air pollution takes a double toll on babies' brains

    Air pollution takes a double toll on babies' brains
    A common pollutant in vehicle exhaust, power plant emissions and cigarette smoke can shrink white matter in fetal brains and cause developmental damage during the toddler years, a new study suggests. In 40 children examined by researchers, prenatal...
  • Beijing renews 2022 Winter Olympics air quality assurances

    Leaders of Beijing's bid for the 2022 Winter Olympics said Wednesday the capital's notorious air pollution will be much improved by the time of the games. The vice president of the bid committee, Zhang Jiandong, told reporters that air quality at the...
  • Reining in the coal industry's assault on public health

    Reining in the coal industry's assault on public health
    The U.S. Supreme Court Wednesday will hear arguments in a crucial case about regulating mercury and other toxic air pollution coming from coal-fired power plants. At stake is a very dangerous precedent that industry profits are more important than...
  • Paris chokes on pollution; City of Light becomes City of Haze

    Paris chokes on pollution; City of Light becomes City of Haze
    Nine-year-old Lily Martin has been coughing for most of the last three weeks. From morning to evening and most of the night, it has been hack, hack, hack. She is pale and exhausted. Her mother, Sophie, is worried sick. The child is not the only one...
  • Stronger ozone standards are more than a moral and legal imperative

    Stronger ozone standards are more than a moral and legal imperative
    Decades after scientists described the ways in which air pollution scars and shrivels young lungs, groundbreaking research out of USC has delivered the good news that clean-air regulations are making a difference. In a longitudinal study that measured...
  • Researchers find a new way to clear the air

    PALO ALTO, Calif. In 1999, then-Chinese Premier Zhu Rongji said that Beijing's pall of smog "would shorten my life at least five years," a hazard level scientists affirmed two years ago with a study of China's air pollution. That reality that did not...
  • Democrats reintroduce 'Frack Pack' oil and gas regulations

    A group of bills called the "Frack Pack" announced Thursday by four Democratic congressmen would impose more stringent federal environmental regulations on a domestic petroleum industry lately suffering from its own success amid a persistent downturn in...
  • Paris police lower speed limits amid spike in air pollution

    Paris police have lowered speed limits and ordered a halt to trash burning as part of emergency measures triggered by a spike in air pollution — months before the city hosts a major international climate conference. The police department says...
  • Indiana joins 10 states in opposing tougher EPA ozone limits

    Indiana Gov. Mike Pence and 10 other Republican governors are urging the federal government to drop a push for stricter standards on smog-forming pollution linked to asthma and respiratory illnesses, warning the proposed limits would harm their states'...
  • State Report: Air Quality Up, But Other Problems Remain

    State Report: Air Quality Up, But Other Problems Remain
    HARTFORD — Connecticut's air quality last year was the best in decades, according to the state's official environmental watchdog group, but we're not doing so well on preserving open space or protecting bats and turtles. The Council on...
  • Film highlighting pollution woes vanishes from China's Internet

    WASHINGTON A 104-minute film lecture that outlines the serious pollution in China was removed from the nation's Internet on Friday, after receiving millions of views and raising hopes that the country's leadership might tackle China's widespread smog...