EPA finds jetliner pollution endangers public health, environment

Jul 26, 2016

EPA finds jetliner pollution endangers public health, environment

Greenhouse gases emitted by commercial airplanes contribute to global warming and endanger public health and the environment, U.S. officials concluded Monday, opening the path for regulation of passenger planes. The final assessment by the Environmental Protection Agency supports the goals of President Barack Obama’s ...

Jul 24, 2016

U.S. set to complete key step for regulating aircraft emissions

The Environmental Protection Agency will as soon as Monday finalize a scientific finding that greenhouse gases from aviation endanger human health, obligating the United States to regulate emissions from commercial aircraft, sources told Reuters. The EPA’s “endangerment finding” requires the agency to implement greenhouse ...

Jul 5, 2016

Pollution woes surface at Guanabara Bay

A new pollution problem has surfaced in Guanabara Bay, the venue for sailing in the Rio de Janeiro Olympics. Sailors complained Monday about an oil slick that turned white boats brown with crews in town practicing for the Olympics, which open in a month. ...