High-performing cookstoves may mitigate health problems, but programs to disseminate these cleaner units have been plagued by incomplete adoption and often result in scenarios where both the old and new stoves are used simultaneously—so-called stove stacking.
How do activists know how many trucks rumble through neighborhoods surrounding Port Newark, belching diesel fumes that aggravate the breathing problems of residents? They count them, one at a time, as the rigs roll by.
I do not know how best to respond to the question that, these days, many parents ask me. Concerned about the toxic air of Delhi, they - particularly those with children who have asthma - ask me if they should leave the city.
President Barack Obama made a personal plea late Saturday for the nation’s most ambitious environmental regulation in decades — a crackdown on power plants’ greenhouse gas emissions that the administration will announce Monday, in hopes of putting the U.S. in striking distance of achieving a global agreement to combat climate change.