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Fossil Fuel Air Pollution Kills One in Five People

Latest NewsInternationalClara Chaisson
The global toll of premature deaths attributed to the burning of coal, gasoline, and diesel is breathtakingly high, with new research doubling previous estimates.

Trump Hatches a New Plan to Attack Science

Latest NewsUnited StatesJeff Turrentine
In the administration’s ongoing war on environmental laws, the tactics can be subtle but the strategy is straightforward: Give corporate polluters every chance to fight the rules they don’t like.

A Tale of Two EPAs

Latest NewsUnited StatesJeff Turrentine
To what lengths will Scott Pruitt go to undo the good work being done by his agency’s scientists, researchers, and staff?

Coal Is Literally Killing Us

Latest NewsUnited StatesJeff Turrentine
A Harvard study says clean energy could save billions of dollars—and thousands of lives—every year.

Das Pollute

Latest NewsUnited StatesBrian Palmer
Did Volkswagen expose flaws in our emissions-testing regime?

Particulate Matters

Latest NewsUnited StatesBrian Palmer
New research suggests even small amounts of air pollution can make you sick.

Scrubbed but Not Clean

Latest NewsUnited StatesRachel Cernansky
By air or water, pollution from power plants is a problem no matter which exit it takes.

The Hole Picture

Latest NewsUnited StatesClara Chaisson
This is how big the ozone hole would be if we hadn’t phased out CFCs.

From the Outside In

Latest NewsUnited StatesSusan Cosier
The dose may make the poison, but a new study finds even low levels of certain toxins might affect our health.

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