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Researchers Identify Factor That Doubles Child's Risk Of Autism

Reuters | Posted 02.17.2015 | Parents

NEW YORK, Dec 18 (Reuters) - Children whose mothers were exposed to high levels of fine particulate pollution in late pregnancy have up to twice the...

Climate Change This Week: New Solar Record, Murder, a Flying Donut, And More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 02.14.2015 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. * * Vier Pfoten/Four Paws/RHOI/Rex/AP Palm Oil is Lethal for Mother and Child: Thi...

Three Key Questions About China's Climate Commitments

Barbara A. Finamore | Posted 02.08.2015 | Green
Barbara A. Finamore

A number of questions have arisen about whether China is serious about meeting these targets, and how it will achieve them in the face of daunting challenges. Here are three reasons why we believe China is completely serious about tackling climate change and has the tools to do s.

Climate Change This Week: The Munchkin Dilemma, Solar Cash Crop and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 02.06.2015 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Climate action is economically good and patriotic: clean energy is becoming as cheap as, and less economically volatile than, fossil fuels, and builds US energy independence.

The Connection Between Air Pollution and Cell Phones You've Never Heard About

Devra Davis, Ph.D. | Posted 02.06.2015 | Green
Devra Davis, Ph.D.

In the 21st century, "show me the bodies" seems like a cruel and outdated foundation for public policy. Yet history is littered with examples -- like tobacco and asbestos -- where only after the death toll mounts is the price of inaction finally understood to exceed that of action.

Climate Change This Week: the Pepsi Hijack, Cooling Mirrors, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 01.31.2015 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. An Inspiring Conversation on Addressing Climate Change National Scientific Adviso...

Kate Sheppard

EPA Finally Proposes New Smog Standards After Years Of Hesitation

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 11.30.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON –- The Environmental Protection Agency on Wednesday announced new standards for ozone pollution that have riled up public health advocate...

Obama To Introduce Major New Ozone Regulation

The New York Times | Posted 11.25.2014 | Green

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration is expected to release on Wednesday a contentious and long-delayed environmental regulation to curb emissions ...

Climate Change This Week: Lightning Increasing, Solar Cloth, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 01.24.2015 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Stephen Colbert takes the Polar Plunge here, highlighting the dim lights who don't ...

Another Major Climate Breakthrough: China Will Cap Its Coal Consumption by 2020

Barbara A. Finamore | Posted 01.24.2015 | Green
Barbara A. Finamore

Putting a lid on coal is the single most important step China can take to reduce its CO2 emissions, and an ambitious yet achievable cap can help China peak its CO2 emissions even earlier than the 2030 date announced last week.

Climate Change This Week: A BIG Climate Pact, Cheap US Solar Soon All Over, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 01.17.2015 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. South Florida and Sea Level Rise - A Slow Motion Catastrophe - latest in the This I...

Matt Sheehan

7 Things You Can't Do In Beijing During World Leaders' Summit

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sheehan | Posted 11.10.2014 | Home

BEIJING -- On Monday, President Barack Obama told world leaders gathered in Beijing that America was loosening visa restrictions for Chinese visitors....

Matt Sheehan

Beijing's Anti-Pollution Face-Lift In 6 Photos

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sheehan | Posted 11.22.2014 | Home

BEIJING -- World leaders have descended on the Chinese capital for the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation meeting, and the city has been scrambling to ...

A New Flank in China's War on Pollution? Controlling Emissions From Ports and Shipping

Barbara A. Finamore | Posted 12.30.2014 | Green
Barbara A. Finamore

One container ship cruising along the coast of China emits as much diesel pollution as 500,000 new Chinese trucks in a single day.

China's New Tools to Battle Air Pollution Can Also Help Fight Climate Change

Peter Lehner | Posted 12.30.2014 | Green
Peter Lehner

Armed with data, clarity in the law and legal standing, NGOs in China are now truly empowered to take a stand against polluters.

This Is What Pollution Looks Like In Your World

The Huffington Post | Posted 10.24.2014 | Green

We hear about pollution constantly, causing health problems, killing wildlife and harming ecosystems. But what does it look like up close, in our citi...

Chevron Greases Local Election with Gusher of Cash

Michael Winship | Posted 12.22.2014 | Politics
Michael Winship

Presumably, Chevron, vexed by such governmental interference, decided enough was enough. Cue the campaign cash machine. Turn on the pumps.

'Green News Report' - October 7, 2014

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 12.07.2014 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: How many scientists does it take to change a light bulb? Three, according...

20 Years, Yet EPA Still Fails to Protect Us From Polluting Incinerators

Earthjustice | Posted 12.04.2014 | Green
Earthjustice

Environmental laws are enacted to protect public health, to provide clean air and water, to save endangered wildlife, and to protect our public lands for future generations. But these laws mean little if regulations based on them are not enforced or, in this case, are never created in the first place.

Kate Sheppard

Cutting Greenhouse Gas Emissions Could Save 3,500 Lives Per Year: Report

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 09.30.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON –- Save the planet, save lives? A study released Tuesday says reducing greenhouse gas emissions from power plants in order to curb glo...

There's a Strong Link Between Solving the Global Climate Crisis and Improving Our Health

Jonathan Patz | Posted 11.30.2014 | Green
Jonathan Patz

What do these three threats to our health and our planet -- air pollution, obesity and greenhouse gas emissions -- have in common? Fossil fuels.

Lynne Peeples

The Fracking Boom's Hidden Threat

HuffingtonPost.com | Lynne Peeples | Posted 10.05.2014 | Green

Victoria Trinko hasn't opened the windows of her Wisconsin home in two years -- for fear of the dust clouds billowing from a frac sand mine a half-mil...

Protecting the Health of People and the Planet

Sen. Ed Markey | Posted 11.23.2014 | Green
Sen. Ed Markey

The erosion of our personal and public health is exactly the kind of attack that will come from unchecked climate change. As pollution makes our planet sick, so will a sick planet erode the health of its people.

India's Smog Destroyed Enough Crops In A Year To Feed 94 Million People

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 09.08.2014 | Green

India's smog problem could be preventing tens of millions of the country's poorest people from getting the food they desperately need. According to...

Right to Know Reader: Cancer-Causing Power Plants Might Be Closer Than You Think

Earthjustice | Posted 10.29.2014 | Green
Earthjustice

When you think about sources of toxic air pollution, one of the first things you might picture is a large power plant with huge smoke stacks belching black clouds into the sky. But the truth is that smaller power plants collectively contribute more to the cancer risk faced by Americans every day.