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Lake Tahoe Suffocates With Smoke

By Thomas Fuller and Shawn Hubler Photo: Max Whittaker for The New York Times
Smoke from the Caldor fire is overwhelming one of California’s most iconic regions — and confounding thousands of newcomers who fled there in recent months to escape the coronavirus.

See How Wildfire Smoke Spread Across America

By Nadja Popovich and Josh Katz Photo: Global Systems Laboratory
Wildfire smoke from Canada and the Western United States stretched across the continent this week, covering skies in a thick haze and triggering health alerts from Toronto to Philadelphia. Air quality remained in the unhealthy…

Biden Administration to Repeal Trump Rule Aimed at Curbing E.P.A.’s Power

By Lisa Friedman Photo: Brian Snyder/Reuters
The cost-benefit rule limited the way the E.P.A. could justify clean air regulations.

US greenhouse gas emissions fell 10% in 2020 as Covid curbed travel

By Oliver Milman Photo: Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty Images
But emissions reductions came at huge cost and will likely rebound as vaccines are distributed, authors of report say.

Trump administration rejects tougher standards on soot, a deadly air pollutant

By Juliet Eilperin and Brady Dennis
The Trump administration on Monday rejected setting tougher standards on soot, the nation’s most widespread deadly air pollutant, saying the existing regulations remain sufficient even though some public health experts and environmental justice organizations had…

Study links air pollution to early death

By Scott Tong
What’s the benefit of cleaner air? An extra two years of life for the average person in the world, a new study finds.