Pollution

Environment
The EPA is expected to sign off on four new chemicals in the PFAS family, even as concerns mount about their devastating health effects.
U.S. News
Planes do dump jet fuel in emergency landings, but this one flew at low altitude over a populated area, affecting nearly 60 children and adults.
Impact
From extreme heat to Greta Thunberg and the youth climate protests — a look at some of the important climate and environmental news stories set to define the new year.
Impact
It's littering the bottom of the ocean and poisoning animals, plastic waste was truly everywhere in 2019.
Environment
The coffee company will no longer provide disposable cups in some Bay Area locations in an effort to go zero waste by the end of 2020.
Videos
A proposal from the Environmental Protection Agency would require almost all scientific studies to submit their raw data so that the agency can decide whether they agree with the conclusions. But confidentiality agreements would prevent many studies from being submitted at all.
Impact
Exporting plastic for processing overseas has been linked to ocean pollution.
Politics
The Massachusetts senator toured an area visited three times by former fellow presidential candidate Jay Inslee, whose climate policy she has adopted.
Environment
In the historic cradle of the civil rights movement, Black residents of North Birmingham, Alabama, now bear the burden in the fight against pollution.
Politics
The administration is opening new fronts in its battle with the Golden State over clean car standards.
Politics
“No debris flow out into the Bay or the Ocean,” Mayor London Breed said in response to the president.
Politics
The state's waiver allows it to set its own rules about auto emissions.
Environment
After years of suffering, the people of North Birmingham don’t expect regulation to amount to environmental justice.
U.S. News
Mayor Ras Baraka is facing calls to step down amid the crisis.
Impact
About one-third of Los Angeles County residents live within a mile of a drilling rig. In this community, the oil drilling facility is just feet away.
Environment
Nearly 60% of the more than 4,500 beaches sampled in 2018 had at least one day of unsafe bacteria levels.
Environment
Meanwhile, President Donald Trump said last week that clean air and water is a "top priority."
Politics
Emails show long-time corporate mercenaries on the march at the Environmental Protection Agency.
Environment
But their appeal is rebuffed by the White House.
Environment
Researchers found mountains of toothbrushes and flip-flops among 524,000 pounds of plastic junk on Australia's remote Cocos Islands.