Archive for February 7th, 2017

Credit: Neal Boenzi/The New York Times
Research & Reports

The connection between cleaner air and longer lives

NEW YORK CITY, NY — “Back in 1970, Los Angeles was known as the smog capital of the world — a notorious example of industrialization largely unfettered by regard for health or the environment. Heavy pollution drove up respiratory and heart problems and shortened lives. But 1970 was also the […]

Dong Energy, a Danish company, is installing 32 turbines that stretch 600 feet high off the coast of Britain. Credit: Andy Teebay
Wind Energy

Offshore wind moves into energy’s mainstream

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND — “When engineers faced resistance from residents in Denmark over plans to build wind turbines on the Nordic country’s flat farmland, they found a better locale: the sea. The offshore wind farm, the world’s first, had just 11 turbines and could power about 3,000 homes. That project now […]

Hundreds of current, former EPA employees urge Senate to reject Trump’s nominee for the agency
Right-to-Know

Hundreds of current, former EPA employees urge Senate to reject Trump’s nominee for the agency

WASHINGTON, DC — “The former officials said Pruitt “has gone to disturbing lengths to advance the views and interests of business” — a reference to his close ties to the fossil fuel industry, with which he often has sided in his cases against the EPA. ‘By contrast, there is little or […]