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According to a Texas Tribune review of state statistics dating back to 1999, heat-related mortality in Texas set a new high for the century last year.

The Quest for Environmental and Climate Justice.

Polluted air contains small particles and gases that cause asthma, heart disease, inflammation, and other health issues.

In the late 1970s, Exxon scientists equipped one of the company's supertankers with cutting-edge technology to detect carbon dioxide in the air and water.

A pledge to reduce the usage of coal was made last year at COP26 in Glasgow, the first time in 30 years of climate change conferences that a resolution on fossil fuels had been..

The three major greenhouse gases reached record high levels in the atmosphere last year, the U.N. weather office reported, an unnerving sign as conflict in Ukraine, increasing food and fuel prices, and other fears have crowded out global warming concerns in recent months. From 2020 to 2021, methane concentrations in the air rose the most year-over-year since routine observations started four decades ago.

In a report published in Geoscientific Model Development, an MIT team unveils their Tool for Air Pollution Scenarios (TAPS), which can evaluate the air-quality and health impacts of a broad variety of climate and air-quality policies at the regional, sectoral, and fuel-based level. The tool informs decision-makers on climate and air-quality policy. Policy scenarios may be applied to particular locations, industries, or fuels to test policy combinations or target short-term interventions with high-impact advantages.

For the first time since the analysis started in 2009, a new report places Texas above the Great Lakes states in terms of industrial discharges into waterways. The report used information that industrial sites self-reported and documented with the EPA. The amount of harmful compounds released into Texas water in 2020 totaled 16.7 million pounds, up from 13.2 million in 2007.

The Environmental Protection Agency on Saturday launched an office that will focus on supporting and delivering grant money to minority communities in the U.S. disproportionally affected by pollution and other environmental issues.