Pollution & Waste

  • Google Street View cars to track Bay Area pollution

    Some of the camera-equipped Google Street View cars that map the world’s streets are getting new equipment that will also measure urban air quality. Google is partnering with San Francisco-based

    San Jose Mercury News
  • Obamacare case to be turned against government on emissions rule

    Opponents of President Barack Obama's soon-to-be-implemented policy to cut carbon emissions from power plants are planning to use an unlikely and potentially potent weapon against him: the recent U.S. Supreme Court decision that saved Obamacare. In that June case, the court said that the healthcare…

  • The National Parks That Can Take Your Breath Away—No, Really

    “For the benefit and enjoyment of the people”—that’s the basis on which Congress and President Ulysses S. Grant created Yellowstone National Park, America’s first, in 1872. The group found that all 48 of America’s great parks, which are protected by the government’s strictest air-quality…

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    Transport carbon footprints

    Transport, together with agriculture and heating, is one of the main causes of air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions, which contribute to global warming. VIDEOGRAPHIC

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  • What changes to expect from Obama's final Clean Power Plan

    By Valerie Volcovici WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will unveil as soon as Monday the final version of a sweeping - and controversial - regulation to cut carbon emissions from the electricity sector. The proposal is the signature piece of President Barack Obama’s…