Feb 17, 2017

Air pollution is linked to 2.7 million premature births a year

Curbing outdoor air pollution may help prevent 2.7 million premature births a year, a condition that threatens children’s lives and increases their risk of long-term physical and neurological problems, scientists said on Thursday. Fine particles in the air from diesel fumes, fires and other ...

GOP-backed measures seek to rein in science used at EPA

Feb 9, 2017

GOP-backed measures seek to rein in science used at EPA

Pondering new restrictions on how the Environmental Protection Agency can use scientific data, congressional Republicans are seeking advice from the chemical and fossil fuel industries. House Science, Space and Technology committee chairman Lamar Smith this week accused the Obama administration of relying on faulty ...

Feb 8, 2017

China tightens smog data controls amid public anger

China has established a single network to monitor air pollution levels across the country, as the government attempts to control the spread of information about the country’s toxic smog in response to rising public anger. The announcement follows instructions from the national Meteorological Administration ...

With U.S. retreat on climate change, EU looks to China

Feb 3, 2017

With U.S. retreat on climate change, EU looks to China

Faced with a U.S. retreat from international efforts to tackle climate change, European Union officials are looking to China, fearing a leadership vacuum will embolden those within the bloc seeking to slow the fight against global warming. While U.S. President Donald Trump has yet ...