Pollution

Reuters

China's Newest Market Opportunity: Pollution Control

DIY entrepreneurs have developed ingenious—and affordable—products to satisfy the public's insatiable demand for pure air.

Reuters

Can Drastic New Anti-Pollution Rules Help Clean Up Beijing's Air?

The city is rolling out a series of regulations to cut emissions over the next five years.

NASA

The Larger the City, the More it Pollutes, Right?

NASA tries to answer the question.

Why Is the Baltimore Harbor Suddenly Murky White and Full of Dead Fish?

A mysterious (and disgusting) change in the appearance of the harbor water has locals scratching their heads.

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One of the Most Disturbing Maps of Los Angeles You'll Ever See

A stark picture of the geographic relationship between the city's top polluters and its most vulnerable places.

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Traffic Pollution May Be Harming Kids in Ways We Never Imagined

Another reason to worry if you live near a highway.

Map of the Day: Pollution in California

A new interactive map ranks California zip codes based on factors including air quality, pesticide use, groundwater, and traffic density.

NOAA

The Pacific Trash Vortex Has a Counterpart in the Great Lakes

Scientists monitoring Lake Erie have found tons of harmful plastic debris known as microplastics or "nurdles."

Grotesquely Polluted Landscapes ... or Beautiful Art?

Photographer David Maisel has a knack for capturing the beauty and the horror of contaminated mines and toxic lakes.

Reuters

More Than Half of America's Rivers Are Very Polluted

A new report by the EPA found that the majority of rivers and streams can't support healthy aquatic life.

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Car Exhaust Hurts Children as Much as Second-Hand Smoke

European researchers believe 14 percent of chronic childhood asthma can be blamed on living near busy roads.

Reuters

No Big Deal: 3,000 More Dead Pigs Found in the Huangpu River

That brings the total to about 6,000 dead hogs since Monday, but authorities claim the water is just fine.

Reuters

A Short History of Dead Pigs in Chinese Rivers

Today's discovery of 3,000 dead pigs in Shanghai is shocking- but it isn't the first time this has happened in China.

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'Nowcasting' Pollution on the Streets of London

A visual reminder of where most pollution in our cities comes from.

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Coal Power Plants Are Killing Thousands in Europe: Report

A look at the health consequences of coal's rising popularity.

Reuters

Why Obama's New Pick for the EPA Will Be Good for Cities

Gina McCarthy has a strong record on regulating pollutants. But she also gets smart growth.

Reuters

China's Spectacularly Silly Plan to Curb Air Pollution

We hate to disappoint, but banning BBQ won't do much.

NYC Environmental Protection

We've Found the Perfect Valentine’s Day Date for Infrastructure Nerds

What could be more romantic than a trip to the innards of New York’s digestive system?

Reuters

A Breakdown of What Exactly Is in Beijing's Filthy Air

Climate Desk lays out the contents of China's air pollution.