How Gender Stereotypes Affect Pro-Environment Behavior
New research finds certain green behaviors are linked with masculine and feminine stereotypes.
How Much Has California's War on Air Pollution Reduced Asthma Rates?
Los Angeles used to be one of the most polluted cities on the planet. After decades of improvements, pollution levels are ticking up again.
Vehicle Pollution Disproportionately Affects People of Color in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic
A report from the Union of Concerned Scientists finds that, across 12 states, non-white residents bear disproportionate pollution from cars and trucks.
Democrats Spent 15 Minutes Talking About Climate Change at the Primary Debates
After DNC chair Tom Perez promised the issue would "feature prominently" in the debates, climate activists were disappointed by how little attention it got.
There Is No Escaping the Reach of Microplastic Pollution
Plastics have made their way to every corner of the globe.
How to Use Zoning Laws to Reduce Pollution in Low-Income Communities
A new study looks at how zoning policies, which have long been used to reinforce inequality, are being repurposed to promote environmental justice.
An Air Pollution Emergency in Mexico City (in Photos)
Authorities in Mexico City declared an environmental emergency on Tuesday after pollution reached potentially hazardous levels.
Air Pollution May Negatively Affect 'Every Organ' in the Human Body
A new report finds that inhaling air pollution doesn't just impact the heart and lungs: It can damage all parts of the body, and cause or worsen diseases.
Viewfinder: Mexico City Declares an Environmental Alert as Smog Reaches Dangerous Levels
Two women wear face masks on May 16th, 2019, in Mexico City, Mexico.
Unhealthy Air and Hazy Skies: How Pollution Is Affecting National Parks
The National Parks Conservation Association's new report recommends mitigating pollution and transitioning to clean energy, with an emphasis on fair solutions.
Viewfinder: Carnival Cruise Ships Are Reportedly Still Dumping Waste Into Oceans Despite a Felony Conviction
The Carnival Sensation cruise ship is seen at Port Miami on April 18th, 2019, in Miami, Florida.
A New Study Reveals Diesel Filters' Unintended Effects
The study shows that the chemical reaction used in diesel filters can increase the presence of nitrogen dioxide—and worsen common allergic reactions.
More States Are Restricting Who Can Sue Agriculture Operations
Six states are restricting lawsuits against concentrated animal feeding operations in ways that will disproportionately affect low-income communities.
The EPA's Internal Watchdog Warns of Discrepancies in Data on Chemical Releases
The EPA's Office of Inspector General issued an emergency alert on Monday warning about data discrepancies concerning toxic chemical releases.
Viewfinder: London's Ultra Low Emissions Zone Comes Into Effect
A green sign demarcates London's Ultra Low Emissions Zone as the charge comes into effect on April 8th, 2019, in London, England.
Trump Dismissed a Federal Climate Panel, but Its Members Reconvened Independently. Here's What They Recommended.
The new panel put out a new report Thursday calling for better communication and coordination for climate change policy.
Is the EPA 'Soft on Environmental Violators'? The Data Suggests Yes; the Agency Says No.
During a hearing, the EPA's top official for enforcement defended the agency's low performance figures.
Can Traffic Pollution Negatively Affect Student Performance?
A working paper from the National Bureau of Economic Research indicates that higher levels of pollution can lead to behavioral and academic problems.
A Clever New Map Shows Which Chicago Neighborhoods Are Most at Risk From Pollution
The NRDC hopes its new research into municipal pollution can help organizers push for sound, equitable policy.
Are Deep Sea Reefs Really a Lifeboat for Our Vanishing Corals?
A new study has cast doubt on the extent to which mesophotic reefs may be a refuge for shallower species hit by overfishing, warming waters, and extreme weather.
Could Pasture-Raised Pork Provide a Sustainable Future for Hog Farming?
North Carolina has acutely felt the downside of a massive, environmentally damaging pork production industry, but a better model may be emerging.