he US EPA dismissed its panel tasked with setting air pollution standards last year—but the scientists assembled anyway, the Union of Concerned Scientists reports.  

When residents of Rockford, Michigan began looking into the redevelopment of a famously stinky tannery, something was fishy. When officials reported no known contamination at the shuttered factory, they demanded a deeper investigation. When they didn’t get one, they…

A reputation as cursed and unholy became the saving grace of India’s Chambal River—helping it escape a fate like the sacred, yet heavily polluted Ganges.   People gave the Chambal wide berth, ultimately sparing it from heavy development and polluting factories. In 1979,…

Imagine giving birth in the midst of one of Asia’s largest landfills.   That was the reality for 18-year-old Sairoh, who lives in Bantar Gebang, a landfill where much of the trash tossed by Jakarta residents ends up. As she waited for a midwife to come to help her, “…she…

Styrofoam, takeout containers, and plastic straws—5,000 in just one half-kilometer stretch—clutter Mumbai’s Versova Beach. But Maharashtra state’s ban on plastics could help change that, NPR’s Goats and Soda reported.  

Up to 22% of infant deaths in sub-Saharan Africa could be prevented with minor improvements to air quality, according to a new study published in Nature.

Wastewater treatment plants that take runoff from drug manufacturing sites are laced with anti-fungals, anti-histamines, anti-inflammatories and other drugs.

210,000 barrels of crude oil are produced each day in Port Harcourt, Nigeria. The lead-laced soot spewing from those plants, plus pollution from petrochemical plants and asphalt factories, have seen residents endure oil spills, acid rain, gas flares and hospitals…

The eruption of Mt. Kilauea, Hawaii’s most active volcano, last Thursday triggered strong earthquakes and sent lava spewing out of fissures opening up in the ground.

Fresh WHO data shows that 9 in 10 people breathe air laced with high levels of pollutants, and a shocking 7 million people die annually because of it—the vast majority in low and middle-income countries.