Tag Archives: Pollution

New York hits dangerous air pollution from wildfire smoke live updates in Canada

Mesmerizing drone footage shows the New York skyline blanketed in orange haze Sign up for Independent Climate’s email for the latest advice on how to save the planet Receive our free climate email New York City was blanketed in a sci-fi orange glow Wednesday afternoon as thicker smoke billowed south from Canada’s devastating wildfires. The… Read More »

This week’s air quality gives the United States a glimpse into the world’s air pollution

The dangerous haze that hung over parts of the Northeast and Midwest Wednesday morning was highly unusual for the United States. For many people around the world, that would be somewhat normal. Cities in Asia, Africa and Latin America have been so polluted for so long that air quality readings like those expected on Wednesday… Read More »

This week’s air quality gives the United States a glimpse into global air pollution

The dangerous haze that hung over parts of the Northeast and Midwest Wednesday morning was highly unusual for the United States. For many people around the world, that would be somewhat normal. Cities in Asia, Africa and Latin America have been so polluted for so long that air quality readings like those expected on Wednesday… Read More »

Biden Administration Announces Clean Hydrogen Goal to Reduce Global Warming Pollution by 10% by 2050 | CNN Politics

Lauren Petracca/Bloomberg/Getty Images Hydrogen tanks in a storage area at the Constellation Nine Mile Point Nuclear Station in Scriba, New York on May 9. Cnn The Biden administration on Monday announced a goal of producing 50 million tons of clean hydrogen fuel by 2050, a roadmap that, if successful, will reduce about 10 percent of… Read More »

World Environment Day brings solutions to plastic pollution into focus

Abidjan, June 5, 2023 – Individuals, communities, civil society, businesses and governments around the world today celebrated World Environment Day with a focus on solutions to plastic pollution, with official celebrations held in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, with the support from the Netherlands. The focus on solutions to plastic pollution this World Environment Day is especially… Read More »

Blue Awakening as Latin American and Caribbean states say no to plastic

From the remote Galpagos Islands to the humid depths of the Amazon, governments are cutting back on plastic, citizens are cleaning up the beaches, and innovators are looking for alternative products as part of a regional-wide movement to reverse the trend in plastic pollution. Awareness of the need for action is growing in a region… Read More »

African nations have the power and tools to re-engineer a future without plastic pollution

This opinion first appeared in The Nation Africa Around the world, cities, oceans and landscapes are clogged with plastic waste, creating risks to human health, threatening biodiversity and destabilizing the climate. That’s why, on World Environment Day this year, the United Nations Environment Program is calling on everyone to do what they can to end… Read More »