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California has announced it will begin requiring manufacturers to reduce toxins in children's sleeping merchandise and some household items.
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Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono left Saturday for Sumatra, to take the lead in an operation to combat massive forest fires, which has so far proved fruitless.
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The Union of Concerned Scientists reports that, thanks to global warming, insects previously stopped by cold winters are already moving to higher latitudes, a phenomenon that could expose an extra 2 billion people, mostly in developing countries, to the dengue virus over the next half century.
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Apparently without even a hint of shame, Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi declared recently that she cares "deeply about protecting our waterways and environment."
The environmental community and the business/development community do not always see eye to eye.
As more environmentally conscious Americans do their bit to help clear the air by paying up for an eco-friendly Prius or a sporty Tesla, a damaging form of polluted rain is falling in China.
The U.S. will struggle to endorse a climate treaty that hurts trade while Brazil and India want richer countries to take the lead in limiting environmental change as global warming talks in Bonn enter their final day.
Environmental advocates have a compelling story to tell, but it has been hard to get people to listen.
Despite a plethora of new environmental regulations in China over the last decade or so, for a long time it felt as if "the more things changed the more they stayed the same".
Using a new, cutting-edge isotopic tool, researchers have reconstructed the temperature history of a climatically important region in the Pacific Ocean.
Human activity in Africa significantly contributes to air pollution. However, no detailed data regarding country-by-country pollutant emissions in the continent was available until now.
Last week, the House voted overwhelmingly to pass an energy efficiency bill similar to a proposal currently floating around the Senate since last year, except the Senate bill does more.
At its worst, the "airpocalypse" that settled over Beijing and northern China in late February had a fine particulate matter reading 16 times the recommended upper limit, turning Beijing into a veritable smoking lounge.
A large U.S. study suggests environmental pollution might be contributing to autism risk, although the specific culprit toxins remain unknown.
As oil production goes, Florida isn't much of a player. The state produced less than 2 million barrels last year, which is how much oil Texas pumps from its wells each day.
Although most Americans believe global warming's effects will take hold during their lifetime, they don't expect these changes to pose a serious threat to their way of life, according to a new poll.
Mrs Coleman believes the pollution is from the Cat Hill housing development on the former Middlesex University Campus in Cockfosters, where L&Q plans to build 231 homes.