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April 21, 2021: Prevention of future deaths report comes after death of Ella Kissi-Debrah, 9, in south London in 2013Legally binding minimum levels of particulate air pollution should be lowered in the UK to be in line with World Health Organization limits, a coroner has said.Philip Barlow, coroner for inner south London, ruled ear...
April 20, 2021: With its red rocks and roaming Colorado River, the Grand Canyon is stunning by day -- but seeing the park in daylight is only half the story. Astronomers gathered for this summer's Star Party and fired up high-powered telescopes to stare deep into outer space. Jeff Glor reports.
April 19, 2021: Five weeks before the start of the Olympics in Rio, a mutilated body washed up on Copacabana beach that will host beach volleyball events. The horrific discovery comes as Olympic organizers deal with a raft of problems including severe pollution in water sports venues. Ben Tracy reports.
April 16, 2021: Destiny Watford grew up in Curtis Bay, a part of Baltimore with some of the worst air pollution in the country. She made it her mission to stop construction of a huge new industrial incinerator less than a mile from her high school, and the project has now lost its permit.
April 16, 2021: CBS News projects that businessman Donald Trump will be the winner of the Republican primary in his home state; when an industrial incinerator was approved to be built near her already polluted neighborhood, high schooler Destiny Watford jumped into action to stop it
April 15, 2021: The government of China’s capital, Beijing, is moving aggressively to reduce its infamous smog. Dangerous pollution has plagued the city of almost 2 million for years. Beijing officials recently announced a series of measures, including new subway lines, dedicated roads for buses and more bike lanes. Seth Doane re...
April 15, 2021: Environmental activists are equipping pigeons with backpacks in order to better detect air pollution in London. CBSN's Elaine Quijano has the details and video.
April 15, 2021: London's air pollution problem is blamed for thousands of deaths every year, but an experiment with birds and pollution-monitoring backpacks could create a flight path to a long-term solution. Charlie D'Agata reports.
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April 12, 2021: Rising levels of microplastic pollution raise questions about the impact on human health, experts sayMicroplastic pollution is now “spiralling around the globe”, according to a study of airborne plastic particles.The researchers said human pollution has led to a global plastic cycle, akin to natural processes su...
April 11, 2021: The president speaks to CBS
April 8, 2021: Readers respond to a photo essay of bathers in the River Lea at Hackney Marshes in east LondonSuch beautiful photographs by Sophia Evans of bathers in the River Lea (Escaping the pandemic: East London’s secret paradise – in pictures, 7 April).But before half of London flocks to this riverside paradise this summe...
April 6, 2021: Highest proportion of participants since 2013 saw 30 or more stars in Orion constellationThe number of stars visible in the skies above Britain increased in this year’s annual count, indicating a lessening of light pollution in lockdown.CPRE, the countryside charity, said 51% of people taking part in its citizen s...
April 4, 2021: Navajo Nation members received ‘a pittance’ for access to their land. Then came the spills and firesIt’s not clear why the water line broke on a Sunday in February 2019, but by the time someone noticed and stopped the leak, more than 1,400 barrels of fracking slurry mixed with crude oil had drained off the wel...
April 4, 2021: Millions of gallons of toxic wastewater pumped into Tampa BayGovernor DeSantis at scene as ‘20ft wall of water’ is fearedWork crews were pumping millions of gallons of contaminated wastewater into an ecologically sensitive Florida bay on Sunday, as they tried to prevent the “imminent” collapse of a storage r...
April 1, 2021: A recent study in Science estimates that as much as 14 million tons of plastic trash wound up in the world's oceans in 2010 and that amount could double in a decade. But, one California man is on a mission to clean up wetlands that are filled with plastic waste before the debris floats into the Pacific Ocean. Omar V...
March 30, 2021: President Obama is on the way to India for economic talks, and to discuss how to clean up the country, which is heavily polluted. One of the main problems is that Indian society and industry are still largely fueled by coal. Seth Doane reports.
March 30, 2021: Mega-constellations could cause scientists to miss out on crucial discoveries, warn researchersArtificial satellites and space junk orbiting the Earth can increase the brightness of the night sky, researchers have found, with experts warning such light pollution could hinder astronomers’ ability to make observatio...
March 29, 2021: Beijing will take aim at violators of air pollution rules over the next month after two sandstorms hammered the city this month.The Chinese capital saw its biggest sandstorm in years in the middle of March, followed by another that brought its air...
March 28, 2021: Strict new air pollution standards are expected Wednesday from the Obama administration. Also, Apple hit a market value of 00 billion on Tuesday. Jill Wagner reports on the day's top MoneyWatch headlines.
March 28, 2021: A new study found pregnant women in areas with high pollution face a higher risk of having a child with autism. And, millions of people with asthma and severe allergies may not be getting the full benefit of their medications. Omar Villafranca has some of the day's top health stories.
March 26, 2021: Less traffic meant less congestion, but the remaining vehicles went fasterI asked William Hicks how he felt when lockdown suddenly happened in the middle of his year-long air pollution investigation. “Excited,” he replied. Not the answer that I expected. “It was like moving the field laboratory to a whole new ...
March 24, 2021: Astronomers and stargazers combat light pollution, to bask in the awe-inspiring splendor of a truly dark sky. Are city lights dimming our view of the starry, starry night? Barry Petersen takes us stargazing.
March 24, 2021: Thinktank reports that northern UK cities are lagging behind on development of clean air zonesThe delayed introduction of measures to tackle the UK’s air pollution crisis will exacerbate the glaring health inequalities and entrench the north-south divide, according to a report. Several local authorities in the nor...
March 24, 2021: Discarded face masks and gloves during the coronavirus pandemic has led to a sharp increase in pollution, particularly in coastal areas, environmental groups warn. Discarded personal protective equipment (PPE) has been on the rise on beaches,...