Environment

Swedish activist Greta Thunberg, center, who has called on world leaders to step up their efforts against global warming, listens to remarks by Sen. Ed Markey, D-Mass., chairman of the Senate Climate Change Task Force, at a news conference at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2019. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
Associated Press
September 17, 2019 - 2:50 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Members of Congress hailed Swedish teenager Greta Thunberg as a "superpower" for her work to spark a worldwide, youth-driven push to fight climate change. Massachusetts Sen. Ed Markey said the 16-year-old Thunberg and other young activists bring "moral clarity" to the fight...
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FILE - In this Aug. 7, 2018 file photo, a doctor performs an ultrasound scan on a pregnant woman at a hospital in Chicago. A new study released Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2019, suggests when a pregnant woman breathes in air pollution, it can travel beyond her lungs to the placenta that guards her fetus. During pregnancy, particle pollution is linked to premature births and low birth weight, but scientists don’t understand why. (AP Photo/Teresa Crawford, File)
Associated Press
September 17, 2019 - 10:18 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — A new study suggests when a pregnant woman breathes in air pollution, it can travel beyond her lungs to the placenta that guards her fetus. Pollution composed of tiny particles from car exhaust, factory smokestacks and other sources is dangerous to everyone's health, and during...
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illinois welcome sign near corn field
August 19, 2019 - 12:46 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Gov. J.B. Pritzker has signed a law allowing Illinois to take its own action to slow climate change. The Democrat approved legislation this week that repeals the Kyoto Protocol Act of 1998. It limited state action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The U.S. withdrew from...
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Brian Kelly
July 11, 2019 - 8:45 am
WASHINGTON D.C. (KMOX) - Are efforts to save a couple of species of endangered birds and a large primitive fish contributing to the more frequent and destructive flooding along the Missouri River? The head of the Missouri Levee and Drainage District Association Tom Waters says, that's exactly what...
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homes
June 19, 2019 - 11:53 am
ST. CHARLES, Mo. (KMOX) — The plan to build 140 single-family homes and 136 multifamily units atop the Missouri River Bluffs in St. Charles County is on hold for another month, after developer Greg Whittaker asked for more time to gather documents. The St. Charles County Planning and Zoning...
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car exhaust
May 14, 2019 - 1:37 pm
ST. LOUIS (KMOX) — Get ready to roll up the windows when you drive across Missouri. An environmental group is worried that Missouri could soon have more cars with stinky tail pipes and factory farms reeking of hog waste, under bills before lawmakers in the final week of the session. Ed Smith with...
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Fred Bodimer
May 01, 2019 - 1:35 am
ST. LOUIS (KMOX) — Another failing grade for the air that we breathe in the St. Louis area. The American Lung Association's 2019 State of the Air report once again gives St. Louis an "F" grade for ozone pollution. "We've pretty consistently gotten an "F" for our air quality on ozone pollution for a...
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Justin Sullivan
April 18, 2019 - 1:09 pm
Earth Day is an annual global event, observed on April 22, that celebrates the environmental movement and raises awareness about pollution and ways to maintain a clean habitat. The event was first celebrated nationally in 1970, but its inception began following a massive oil spill in Santa Barbara...
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