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    PFAS Firefighting Foam Spills at Notorious Red Hill Naval Facility in Hawaii

    PFAS Firefighting Foam Spills at Notorious Red Hill Naval Facility in Hawaii

    By Jessica Corbett Hawaiian state and U.S. Naval officials confirmed Tuesday that firefighting foam containing “forever chemicals” leaked at the Red Hill Bulk Fuel Storage Facility in Honolulu, requiring cleanup efforts and increased monitoring of soil and water. Commonly called forever chemicals because they persist in the human body and environment for long periods, per- […]

    High Fossil Fuel Costs Leaving Families in the Cold (And Possibly Dark)

    High Fossil Fuel Costs Leaving Families in the Cold (And Possibly Dark)

    As winter comes to the northern hemisphere, impacting the global energy system, increased fossil fuel prices are stretching U.S. families’ finances to, and past, the breaking point. In Connecticut, the sharp increase in the number of people seeking heating bill assistance is “just unbelievable,” Joanne Balaschak, director of energy programs at New Opportunities, in Waterbury, […]

    Canada Expands Its Pollution Pricing Rules

    Canada Expands Its Pollution Pricing Rules

    Canada is strengthening its pollution pricing rules, which include regulatory charges on fossil fuels as well as a fuel charge for industries. The updated regulations will ensure major polluters pay more for their emissions over time, and families who are part of the Climate Action Incentive (CAI) will receive more funds. The carbon pollution pricing […]

    New York Voters Approve Historic Environmental Bond Act

    New York Voters Approve Historic Environmental Bond Act

    New York state voters have approved the Empire State’s first environmental bond act in nearly 30 years.  The measure — on the ballot as Proposition #1, the “Clean Water, Clean Air, and Green Jobs Environmental Bond Act of 2022” — will see the state sell $4.2 billion in bonds to fund a response to the […]

    Indian Cities Invest in Low-Cost Air Quality Sensors

    Indian Cities Invest in Low-Cost Air Quality Sensors

    By Deepa Padmanaban In 2019, the Indian government established the National Clean Air Programme for nonattainment cities (cities that did not meet the National Ambient Air Quality Standards). The program aimed to develop clean air action plans to reduce particulate matter (PM2.5) pollution by 20% to 30% by 2024. So far, this effort has been largely ineffective. The program’s […]