US Awards Nearly $10m to Clean Up Polluting School Buses

The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has awarded more than $9.3 million (£7.1m) to replace 473 old and polluting diesel school buses. The new funding will be spread across 145 school bus fleets in 43 states or territories and is sourced through the governmentbody’s Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA). The …

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100 Million Tree-Planting Initiative Launched By Arbor Day Foundation

The Arbor Day Foundation today announced the launch of its Time for Trees initiative, a commitment to plant 100 million trees in forests and communities worldwide by 2022 – the 150th anniversary of Arbor Day. The initiative will leverage trees as a simple, powerful way to preserve the necessities of …

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Car-Free Sundays Are the Norm in Colombia’s Capital City, Bogotá

Imagine your city without cars — every single Sunday. At first, you might be frustrated by the inconvenience and inability to complete errands, but once you embrace the throngs of bikes, recognize your friends and neighbors among the people out for a stroll or attend a Zumba class at what …

Poor Diets Killed 11 Million People in 2017

Poor diet killed 11 million people in 2017, making it a more deadly health risk than smoking, a major new study has found. The finding is part of a Global Burden of Disease Study published in The Lancet Wednesday that looked at dietary habits in 195 countries between 1990 and …

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Strawberries, Spinach and Kale Are Riddled with Pesticides

A diet rich in fruits and veggies is considered to be key to good health. They are low in calories but high in nutrients. Just what the doctor ordered. Or is it? Because of the widespread use of pesticides many fruits and vegetables on the market are packed with noxious …

Air Pollution Linked to Psychotic Experiences in Young People

Young people living with higher levels of air pollution are significantly more likely to have psychotic experiences, according to the first study of the issue. Researchers analysed the experiences of more than 2,000 17-year-olds across England and Wales and found that those in places with higher levels of nitrogen oxides …

Fiat Chrysler Recalling 965,000 U.S., Canadian Vehicles over Excess Emissions

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV will recall about 965,000 gasoline-powered vehicles in the United States and Canada that do not meet emissions standards and will replace their catalytic converters, officials said on Wednesday. The recall, reported earlier by Reuters, was prompted by in-use emissions investigations conducted by the Environmental Protection Agency …