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Trump Regional EPA Pick Indicted on Ethics Charges

Trump Regional EPA Pick Indicted on Ethics Charges

When it comes to the people he chooses to protect the nation’s environment, President Donald Trump sure knows how to pick’em. In his brief stint at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Scott Pruitt wracked up an impressive amount of truly bizarre scandals, including blowing thousands of taxpayer dollars on “tactical pants.” Ryan Zinke, the […]

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    4,000 Bottles of Fresh Air Shipped to China, Company Struggling to Keep Up With Demand

    4,000 Bottles of Fresh Air Shipped to China, Company Struggling to Keep Up With Demand

    Reminiscent of a scene out of Space Balls (Perri-Air anyone?), a Canadian startup, Vitality Air, is selling bottled air from the Rocky Mountains. It may have started out as a joke, but citizens of smog-choked cities in eastern China are buying it up. @vitalityair sells fresh Banff air to smog sufferers. No, this isn't Spaceballs. https://t.co/SF9PMki1sw pic.twitter.com/HeIVYqkLeB […]

    What if Americans Stopped Driving for Just One Day?

    What if Americans Stopped Driving for Just One Day?

    Consider what would happen if all Americans went car-free for just one day. Paris decided to go car-free for one day in September after a rise in air pollution in March briefly made the city the most polluted in the world, “with smog so bad it almost completely obscured the city’s landmarks, including the Eiffel Tower,” said The Guardian. […]

    Cher: Spending One Day in Beijing is Now the Equivalent of Smoking 40 Cigarettes

    Cher: Spending One Day in Beijing is Now the Equivalent of Smoking 40 Cigarettes

    The Sierra Club and RYOT launched their second joint virtual reality video experience yesterday, viewable on the RYOT-VR mobile app, Facebook 360 and YouTube 360. The immersive experience, narrated by legendary singer/actress Cher, highlights the dirty, dangerous effects of coal pollution from power plants and the industries that buy their power China. The video focuses […]

    China’s Wildly Viral Smog Documentary Hailed Then Banned by Chinese Officials

    China’s Wildly Viral Smog Documentary Hailed Then Banned by Chinese Officials

    The Chinese government banned the environmental documentary Under the Dome, which went viral upon release garnering 200 million views in the week after it was released on the Internet for free on Feb. 28. The film exposes the devastating impact China’s polluting industries have wreaked on the environment, bringing home the issue for Chinese citizens by focusing […]

    China Smog Documentary Goes Viral With 200 Million Views in 5 Days

    China Smog Documentary Goes Viral With 200 Million Views in 5 Days

    Under the Dome, a documentary about China’s massive air pollution problem, has been viewed more than 200 million times since it was released last Saturday. It’s being hailed as China’s “An Inconvenient Truth” and an eye opener for the Chinese public by Ma Jun, the director of the Beijing-based Institute of Public and Environmental Affairs. Shijiazhuang, […]

    Top 10 Countries With the Worst Air Quality

    Top 10 Countries With the Worst Air Quality

    Everyone knows the air quality is foul in all of China’s major cities, right? But a study released by the UN’s World Health Organization says China is not the worst country when it comes to the air being a threat to human health. Believe it or not, it doesn’t even come in the top 10. New Delhi […]