Nov 27, 2014

U.S. EPA seeks tighter ozone standards to cut pollution

The Obama administration on Wednesday proposed stricter curbs on ground-level ozone, a pollutant linked to several serious health conditions. Industry groups said the move would place a heavy burden on the U.S. economy. The Environmental Protection Agency said it would set the National Ambient ...

Rickshaw research reveals extreme Delhi pollution

Nov 27, 2014

Rickshaw research reveals extreme Delhi pollution

The three-wheeled rickshaw lurched through New Delhi’s commuter-clogged streets with an American scientist and several air pollution monitors in the back seat. Car horns blared. A scrappy scooter buzzed by belching black smoke from its tailpipe. One of the monitors spiked. Joshua Apte has ...

Floods now threaten area of snowed-in New York state

Nov 23, 2014

Floods now threaten area of snowed-in New York state

Record-breaking snowfall that buried towns near Buffalo, New York, and killed at least 14 people posed a major flooding threat Saturday, with temperatures forecast to rise and melt the snow. Areas of western New York that got socked with more than 6 feet (2 ...

Nov 21, 2014

Death toll rises to 10 in northeastern U.S. snowstorm

The death toll from a rare early snowstorm rose to 10 in the northeastern U.S. on Thursday. The storm has dumped 2 meters of snow near Buffalo, New York, and paralyzed some communities. The National Weather Service warned that another 2 to 3 feet ...

Nov 21, 2014

Globe sets fifth hottest-month record of 2014

Despite a bitter U.S. cold snap, the globe is rushing hell-bent toward its warmest year on record, with last month setting the fifth monthly heat record of the year. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced Thursday that last month was the hottest October ...

Nov 20, 2014

Small volcanoes could slow global warming: study

Small volcanic eruptions could be slowing global warming by spewing sulfur aerosols that reach the upper atmosphere and reflect sunlight away from the Earth, U.S. scientists said Tuesday. Researchers have long known that volcanoes can protect against global warming, but they did not think ...