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The worst polluters in the Arctic are not what you think

More and more shipping in the Arctic, including big transport tankers, poses challenges in this remote, pristine environment. Credit: MikhailSS / Shutterstock / NTB More than 600 fishing vessels sail the icy waters of the Arctic. But just over two dozen big tankers are the worst offenders when it comes…
bubmag
May 6, 2022
Air Pollution

Why Western states have the worst air pollution

This article was originally featured on High Country News. When recalling recent summers in the West, it’s impossible not to conjure up images of valleys choked with smoke, eerie red suns and familiar skylines bathed in an unnatural bright orange glow. So it might come as no surprise that parts…
bubmag
April 26, 2022
Air Pollution

Western Wildfires Reverse U.S. Clean Air Gains

A “new peak of air pollution” every August exposes as many as 130 million people to harmful chemicals Smoke from wildfires fills the air around the Space Needle in Seattle, Washington, U.S., on Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020. Credit: Chona Kasinger/Bloomberg via Getty Images A rise in pollutants from forest fires in…
bubmag
April 25, 2022