clean air

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Nuclear power’s growing role in a clean energy future

A new U.S.-backed initiative is promoting innovative ways to integrate nuclear power into carbon-free and renewable energy systems.
Man driving utility vehicle toward industrial structures and smokestack (© Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg/Getty Images)

A promising approach boosts oil production — cleanly

It may be counterintuitive, but a new law could make fossil fuel companies leaders in kicking carbon capture into the mainstream — and helping the environment.
Black and white mural on city wall (Graviky Labs)

This ink is made of pollution. Really. [video]

Catching carbon soot in car exhaust, Anirudh Sharma of MIT discovered a way to recycle pollution into something beautiful: Air Ink.
Driverless shuttle (© AP Images)

Las Vegas and Paris experiment with driverless cars

More cities across the world are experimenting with driverless vehicles on public streets. Las Vegas and Paris plan to deploy some later in 2017.

Cities as policy labs: L.A. cleans up its smog

With the largest fleet of natural gas buses in the U.S. — about 2,200 — Los Angeles has become a leader in cutting carbon emissions.
Aerial view of city at meeting of rivers (© AP Images)

Cities as policy labs: Pittsburgh’s towering experiment

Once a declining industrial metropolis with steel mills spewing black smoke and soot into the sky, Pittsburgh has transformed itself into a vibrant green city.

These trucks will soon deliver cleaner air

Trucks move 70 percent of U.S. freight, but they emit as much CO2 as 130 coal plants. That’s why President Obama's new fuel-economy standards are crucial.
Destiny Watford standing near Baltimore harbor with smoke pluming from industrial buildings in the background (Courtesy of Goldman Environmental Prize)

‘Shy’ teen found her voice to fight pollution

Do you think good health is a human right? Destiny Watford does, which is why she fought plans to build a massive trash incinerator in her neighborhood.
Woman standing at bus station covering her face with scarf (© AP Images)

Is your air safe to breathe?

Air pollutants take a toll on your health. A new development that provides real-time air-quality data shows how safe the air around you is.