More than 2,000 cities worldwide are exceeding recommended pollution levels, according to new report

Progress to mitigate the effects of climate change has been slow.


Lifecycling: Simple ways to live sustainably

Ease into a less wasteful style of living that works for you.

Court rules against Donald Trump’s EPA chief Scott Pruitt on methane rules

But EPA administrator Scott Pruitt is trying to eliminate dozens of other rules.

EPA committee told that "climate change will be de-emphasized" by Trump administration

A key advisory committee has been "totally decimated" ex-members say.

The EPA's embattled Board of Scientific Counselors is important. Here's why.

Here's how EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt's review board shakeup will impact the EPA — and beyond.

5 ways Trump's Paris Climate accord decision will hurt people of color the most

People of color have more to lose when it comes to climate change.

Scientists figured out how to convert polluted air into clean energy

What if converting bad air to hydropower could help the world's most polluted cities?

The EPA removed climate change data from its website ahead of nationwide protests

Don't worry, there is still an archive of factual information.

Marcus Scribner of ABC's 'Black-ish' is taking action to protect the environment

Too young to vote, the actor is still speaking out to his local representatives.

The UK just had its first day without coal since the Industrial Revolution

The U.K. is celebrating a day without coal while Trump is promising to boost coal mining in the U.S.

How a Trump rollback of emissions standards would impact the environment

Rescinding Obama-era rules could spell trouble for the climate.


EPA Regulations: Here’s what to expect from a Pruitt-led agency

Environmentalists are rattled by Pruitt's vision for the agency

In these 15 cities, exercising outside is actually bad for you because of air pollution

It's hard to get healthy when the air is so bad for you.

EPA Gag Order: Why Donald Trump's media blackout is a threat to the agency's core values

The EPA's integrity policy requires officials to maintain communications with the public. Trump is making that impossible.

Donald Trump just banned EPA employees from posting on social media

Employees are reportedly banned from giving updates to reporters.

Trump EPA pick says climate change is real in a reversal from his past comments

Scott Pruitt said climate change is not a "hoax" — a break from his would-be boss, President-elect Donald Trump.

The Wair smart scarf doubles as an air filter in polluted cities

A French startup has produced what it claims is the world's first smart scarf that fights pollution.

Trump's energy plan could have devastating — and irreversible — effects

This from the man who described climate change as a "hoax."

Air pollution hurts office workers' productivity, study finds

Feeling sluggish? Maybe it's the air.

It turns out 92% of people on Earth are breathing polluted air, WHO finds

Almost everyone on Earth is breathing bad air.

Bottled Air in China and India Is Going From Luxury to Necessity as the Smog Worsens

The smog in China and India is so bad that fresh air has become a luxury.

Meet the Baltimore Millennial Who Saved Her Neighborhood From Environmental Disaster

"What motivates us is the fact that fighting the incinerator was an act of survival."

Infographic Shows How Many Premature Births Are Linked to Air Pollution — and Their Cost

The air pollution on Earth isn't just dangerous to breathe.

Polluted Air Could Be Making Us Obese

Yet another reason smog is terrible.


Artificial Intelligence Uses Smartphone Photos From All Over the World to Track Pollution

What if managing city smog were as simple as snapping a photo?

Sebring, Ohio, Water Crisis: This Village Could Be the Next Flint, Michigan

Flint is one of several American towns with lead in the water.

Milan Is Fighting Extreme Smog and Pollution Using This Extreme Measure

For the first time in a month, a breath of fresh—er, fresher—air.