Emma Niles / TruthdigSep 2, 2017
Oil refineries and petrochemical plants in Houston report the release of more than 2,700 tons of additional pollution—a result of Hurricane Harvey's damage. Dig deeper ( 3 Min. Read )
Alexander Reed Kelly / TruthdigApr 11, 2016
Air pollution contributes to 16,000 preterm births annually and costs the country billions of dollars in medical costs and lost productivity, the first study of the phenomenon suggests. Dig deeper ( 2 Min. Read )
Staff / TruthdigDec 8, 2015
The ruling will impose tougher restrictions on industry and business in an attempt to curb the Chinese capital's pollution, which Greenpeace has called an “airpocalypse.” Dig deeper ( 2 Min. Read )
Staff / TruthdigDec 19, 2013
Tuesday's Tip of the Hat, Wag of the Finger segment of "The Colbert Report" was an "All-China" edition, though somehow Kim Jong Un got in to the mix. From China's pernicious smog levels to its recent landing on the moon, the faux-conservative pundit gives us the rundown on some current events in Asia. Dig deeper ( 1 Min. Read )
Sonali Kolhatkar / TruthdigDec 6, 2013
Over the past 50 years, the city of Los Angeles has made great strides to curb its smog problems by cutting vehicle emissions. But now, the emerging "fracking" industry threatens to undo much of that progress by wantonly spewing toxic chemicals into the air.By wantonly spewing toxic chemicals into the air, the emerging "fracking" industry threatens to undo much of the progress Los Angeles has made to curb smog pollution over the past 50 years. Dig deeper ( 5 Min. Read )
Eugene Robinson / TruthdigSep 5, 2011
Bowing to pressure from anti-environment GOP candidates, President Obama has blocked new EPA rules limiting ground-level ozone -- otherwise known as smog. Dig deeper ( 3 Min. Read )
Staff / TruthdigAug 6, 2011
The National Resources Defense Council has given us a view from above on extreme temperature, smog and allergen pollution, drought and flood vulnerability in the United States for select periods over the last two decades. (more) Dig deeper ( 1 Min. Read )
Staff / TruthdigJul 30, 2010
The Russian capital has suffered nearly 50 fires as Muscovites cope with the hottest temperatures ever recorded in the city. The BBC reports that it got up to 102 degrees Fahrenheit on Thursday. Guess they won't be needing those funny hats. Dig deeper ( 1 Min. Read )
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