Air Pollution

industrial plant releases pollutants into the air next to a waterway

EPA Seeks to Ban Some Scientific Studies in Creation of Public Health Regulations

Health advocates warn there will be an increase in air pollution and unsafe water.

hazy New York City skyline

Trump's Claim That Nation's Air Has Never Been Cleaner Disproved By His EPA

Pollution is actually up since President Barack Obama left office.

China's Coal Dependence A Challenge For Climate

STUDY: White Americans' Consumer Habits Pollute the Air That Black and Latinx People Breathe

Researchers say there is a stark racial difference in who suffers from toxic air and who causes it.

Floods Hinder Recovery Efforts In Southeast Texas

Congress Investigates EPA For Refusing NASA's Help After Hurricane Harvey

The space agency offered to assess air pollution caused by the storm—and was essentially told No, thank you.

A plume of exhaust extends from a coal-fired power plant built in New Eagle, Pennsylvania.

Black and Latinx Families Live, Go to School and Grocery Shop Near Chemical Facilities

New research shows that the health risks—including cancer—multiply for people living at or near the poverty level.

A plume of exhaust extends from a coal-fired power plant built in New Eagle, Pennsylvania.

Real Estate Agents Encourage People of Color To Live In Polluted Neighborhoods

A new study finds an insidious reason behind the racial imbalance of residents in toxic communities. 

A street is flooded during the passing of Hurricane Irma on September 6, 2017, in Fajardo, Puerto Rico.

Asthma Rates Rise in Puerto Rico Following Hurricane Maria

Doctors and public health officials say they have never seen anything like this.

A plume of exhaust extends from a coal-fired power plant built in New Eagle, Pennsylvania.

REPORT: How Pollution Trading Harms Black and Latinx Communities

A new analysis examines how corporations buy their way out of reducing emissions.

The Clean Air Task Force partnered with the League of Latin American Citizens, Earthworks and the National Hispanic Medical Association to create this report released yesterday.

New Report Sheds Light on Fossil Fuel Industry's Effect on Latinx Communities

High asthma, low insurance rates and close proximity to oil and gas facilities make for a dangerous combination.

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REPORT: Air Pollution Kills More People Worldwide Than AIDS, Tuberculosis and Car Accidents Combined

Developing countries bear the brunt of the problem, but the United States has plenty of work to do to clear the air.