Reducing Air Pollution The last diesel bus in the 2,228 vehicle fleet of the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) was recently retired, making Metro the first major transit agency in the world to
The EPA has ordered a hospital services company in New Jersey to stop applying disinfectants in ambulances using a fogging system because the process "is not an approved use for any of the EPA-registered pesticides used by [the
Southwest Airlines is changing its landing procedures in the hopes of reducing emissions, delays, and of course, costs. The move is driven in part by changes mandated by the Federal Aviation Administration that
Environmental groups have filed a lawsuit against Exxon Mobil for allowing the largest oil refining plant in the nation to emit over 8 million pounds of illegal air pollution for over five years now. The Sierra
Get on a small plane, and carbon emissions aren't the only environmental problem to think about. Aviation fuel is the largest source of lead emissions, and Friends of the Earth is calling on the EPA to get it under
I can understand the anti-regulatory sentiment that cable news shows tell us is still sweeping the nation; it makes for an attractive ideology. The notion that government interference is the root cause of all our current
For all their environmental woes, most coal mines in the U.S. at least capture the methane released when the coal is mined. It can then be used for fuel, which in terms of greenhouse gas emissions is tons (ha) better
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"Women living in the areas with the highest levels of pollution were almost twice as likely to develop breast cancer"
A study recently published by researchers based in Montréal, Canada, has found a worrying correlation between markers
A couple weeks ago, Matt wrote a great post about why access to clean-burning and efficient cookstoves is so important, especially for people in poorer regions of Africa, Asia and South America. It might seem like a small thing, but
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Guess Who Still Lags Behind?
Each year, the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) gives environmental scores to automakers based on average per-mile smog pollution and global warming emissions of the entire fleet of vehicles sold. Honda
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But Just How Tough?
There's been much speculation about what the EPA's post-2016 fuel economy standards will be when they're announced this week. As of now, thanks to an executive order from the
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And That's Just Cruise Emissions
Researchers from MIT and the University of Cambridge in the UK have released a study that attributes about 8,000 premature deaths to emissions from airplanes at cruise altitudes. Landing and