Want to feed the world? Tackle pollution from ozone and soot
Researchers have long known that man-made climate change will harm yields of important crops, possibly causing problems for the world's food security. But new research shows air pollution doesn't just harm ...
India court slams Delhi's worsening air pollution
India's environment court has slammed the government over the capital's horrendous air pollution, which it said was "getting worse" every day, and ordered a string of measures to bring it down.
US proposes stricter ozone limits
The US Environmental Protection Agency announced plans Wednesday to strengthen emission regulations for ozone, a smog-causing pollutant blamed for respiratory ailments affecting millions of Americans.
US to propose stricter smog standard
Coming full circle on a campaign promise, the Obama administration will propose Wednesday to reduce the amount of smog-forming pollution allowed in the air, which has been linked to asthma, lung damage and ...
US top court to review power plant emissions rules
The US Supreme Court said on Tuesday it will review national environmental standards requiring power plants to reduce emissions of mercury and other toxic pollutants.
European urbanites breathing highly polluted air: report
As many as nine in 10 European city dwellers breathe air high in pollutants, blamed for 400,000 premature deaths every year, the European Environment Agency (EEA) said Wednesday.
Worldwide ship traffic up 300 percent since 1992
Maritime traffic on the world's oceans has increased four-fold over the past 20 years, likely causing more water, air and noise pollution on the open seas, according to a new study quantifying global ship ...
WHO sets guidelines to reduce indoor pollution deaths
The World Health Organization on Wednesday announced its first-ever guidelines for indoor air pollution related to cooking, heating and lighting, a problem estimated to kill more than four million people per year.
Electronic 'tongue' to ensure food quality
An electronic "tongue" could one day sample food and drinks as a quality check before they hit store shelves. Or it could someday monitor water for pollutants or test blood for signs of disease. With an eye ...
Guide to the 2014 Leonid meteors
If there's one meteor shower that has the potential to bring on a storm of epic proportions, it's the Leonids. Peaking once every 33 years, these fast movers hail from the Comet 55P Temple-Tuttle, and radiate ...
Dead fish in Rio Olympic bay baffle scientists
Thousands of dead fish have begun mysteriously washing up in the polluted Rio bay that will host sailing events at the 2016 Olympics—and experts are at a loss to explain why.
Breaking down BPA and similar pollutants with sunlight, nanoparticles and graphene
Many pollutants with the potential to meddle with hormones—with bisphenol A (BPA) as a prime example—are already common in the environment. In an effort to clean up these pollutants found in the soil ...
When thawing glaciers release pollutants
As glaciers increasingly melt in the wake of climate change, it is not only the landscape that is affected. Thawing glaciers also release many industrial pollutants stored in the ice into the environment. ...
EU court says Britain must cut air pollution
Britain must take action in as "short as possible" a time to cut air pollution in line with European standards, the EU's top court ruled Wednesday.