Diesels in London Face Parking Charge Hike

Drivers of the most polluting diesels already face steep congestion charges to enter London’s city centre, and now they will also have to pay more to park across two central boroughs. Islington Council announced yesterday it will launch a borough-wide scheme to charge diesel cars an extra £2 an hour to park within its boundaries, …

Plastic Trash Found in Ocean Animals Living 7 Miles Deep

Plastic trash can really be found on all corners of the Earth—even in the stomachs of deep-sea organisms, according to a new study from Newcastle University in England. Led by Dr. Alan Jamieson, the researchers found microfibers in crustaceans from six of the deepest places on the planet, the Mariana, Japan, Izu-Bonin, Peru-Chile, New Hebrides …

Study Links Osteoporosis to Air Pollution

Exposure to air pollution is known to cause a vast array of respiratory health problems, but in a new study, researchers at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health have determined that air pollution can also weaken bones. The paper, published in The Lancet Planetary Health, is the first to document high rates of hospital …

Denver Becomes Latest City to Require Green Roofs

Denver is the latest city to mandate rooftop gardens or solar installations on new, large buildings, joining San Francisco, New York, Paris, London and other cities around the world with similar green roof measures, the Associated Press reported. The Colorado capital ranks third in the nation for highest heat island and eighth in the nation …

EPA Estimates Rolling Back Clean Power Plan Could Cause 100,000 Deaths By 2050

In its mania to prove how horrible the Clean Power Plan is, the EPA has rejiggered the numbers and found — the Clean Power Plan could save more lives than the Obama officials thought. Oddly enough, the means that rolling back its provisions could lead to between 40,000 and 100,000 more premature deaths in America …