Latest Air pollution News

Construction of 339 mile power line begins in NY

Nov. 30, 2022 17:26 PM EST

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Construction has begun on an underground electrical transmission line that will bring Canadian hydropower to New York City as part of an effort to make the Big Apple less reliant on fossil fuels, state officials announced Wednesday. Once complete, the Champlain...

EU climate chief defends plans for 'carbon farming'

Nov. 30, 2022 12:27 PM EST

BERLIN (AP) — The European Union's top climate official on Wednesday dismissed criticism from environmental groups over its proposal to incorporate carbon removal methods into its climate plans, insisting the plan won't undermine the bloc's efforts to tackle global warming. Dozens...

Editorial Roundup: Pennsylvania

Nov. 30, 2022 07:14 AM EST

Philadelphia Daily News/Inquirer. November 27, 2022. Editorial: Don’t gamble with kids? The state should heed its own advice. Running public service announcements will not stop the social ills spurred by Pennsylvania’s reckless policy on gambling. ...

NASA cancels greenhouse gas monitoring satellite due to cost

Nov. 29, 2022 18:12 PM EST

NASA is canceling a planned satellite that was going to intensely monitor greenhouse gases over the Americas because it got too costly and complicated. But the space agency said it will still be watching human-caused carbon pollution but in different ways. NASA on...

EXPLAINER: What hazards are posed by Hawaii's Mauna Loa?

Nov. 29, 2022 14:10 PM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — Lava is shooting 100 feet to 200 feet (30 to 60 meters) into the air as Hawaii's Mauna Loa, the world's largest active volcano, erupts for the first time in nearly 40 years. For now, lava is not threatening any homes or communities and no evacuation orders have been...

Groups ask EU to drop carbon removal from climate plans

Nov. 28, 2022 13:25 PM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Scores of environmental groups issued a joint appeal Monday for the European Union to drop carbon removal methods from its climate plans, arguing that some of them rely on untested technology while others may not absorb as many greenhouse gas emissions as claimed. The...

Swedish activists sue state over its climate policies

Nov. 25, 2022 09:30 AM EST

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Hundreds of activists, among them Greta Thunberg, marched through the Swedish capital to a court Friday to file a lawsuit against the Swedish state for what they say is insufficient climate action. More than 600 young people under the age of 26...

Security review after protesters disrupt Berlin air traffic

Nov. 25, 2022 07:35 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Authorities in Germany on Friday were reviewing security measures at Berlin's airport a day after six climate activists invaded the grounds and briefly disrupted flights. German news agency dpa quoted a spokesman for Berlin Brandenburg Airport saying that Thursday's...

Air pollution monitoring to increase for Oregon communities

Nov. 24, 2022 11:11 AM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Two of Oregon’s most economically disadvantaged and racially diverse communities — one in Portland and the other on the south coast — are getting a boost in their fight against air pollution. The air-quality challenges facing “environmental justice...

Iran to close schools in Tehran over of high air pollution

Nov. 22, 2022 13:45 PM EST

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — All schools in the Iranian capital of Tehran will close for a day because of dangerously poor air quality, the country's state television reported on Tuesday. Primary schools have been closed for the past two days in Tehran, which has over 10 million residents,...