Arsenic detected in 2013 test at Tsukiji fish market

Mar 8, 2017

Arsenic detected in 2013 test at Tsukiji fish market

The Tokyo Metropolitan Government said Tuesday that it had found arsenic levels 2.4 times above the legal limit in soil at the Tsukiji fish market site in 2013. It was the first time contaminants were detected in the Tsukiji soil but the metropolitan government ...

Deaths from India air pollution rivaling China

Feb 25, 2017

Deaths from India air pollution rivaling China

India’s air now rivals China’s as the world’s deadliest, according to a new study amid warnings that efforts to curb pollution from coal will not yield results anytime soon. India’s notoriously poor air quality causes nearly 1.1 million premature deaths every year, almost on ...

/ 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 ...

Congress scraps Obama-era rules on coal mining, guns

/ Feb 3, 2017

Congress scraps Obama-era rules on coal mining, guns

The Republican-controlled Congress on Thursday scrapped Obama-era rules on the environment and guns, counting on a new ally in the White House to help reverse years of what the GOP calls excessive regulation. The Senate gave final approval to a measure eliminating a rule ...