Air Pollution

The San Onofre and Diablo Canyon nuclear power plants. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

Supreme Court Seems Divided Over EPA Mercury Limits

The Supreme Court’s conservative justices cast doubt Wednesday on the Obama administration’s first-ever regulations aimed at reducing power plant emissions of mercury and other hazardous air pollutants.

03/26/2015

American Lung Association State of the Air 2013 (credit: American Lung Association)

Survey: New Jersey Among Worst States For Air Quality; Suffolk Ranks Last In NY

The American Lung Association is out with its “State of the Air” survey, which grades every county in the nation on its air quality and ozone levels.

04/24/2013

Air Pollution In New York

Studies Show Air Pollution May Be Even More Dangerous Than Thought

Air pollution has now been linked to everything from heart attacks to cancer and strokes, but now, research is pointing to more widespread health effects – and people may be at risk even when pollution levels are deemed safe.

12/04/2012

Arthur Davis, 5, of Durham, N.C., cools off in the Washington Square  fountain. (credit: Mary Altaffer/AP)

Hot, Muggy Weather Hits New York; Air Quality Alert Issued

It’s the heart of summer, when people can’t wait to get outside. But, today might be a day to limit your time in the sun.

07/06/2011