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The people of Miami know about climate change. We're living it

Clear skies above but water below, a woman on a moped navigates a flooded street corner on Miami Beach, an all-too-familiar sign for residents of this iconic peninsula where the ocean seems more likely than ever to swamp Ocean Drive one day.<p>If there's an image that starkly illustrates the threats …

More Americans die from car pollution than car accidents

Some day our descendants will marvel that we ever lived in cities filled with emissions direct from the tailpipes of cars. A new study from MIT suggests that in the US, 53,000 people a year die prematurely because of automobile pollution, compared to 34,000 people a year who die in traffic …

Almost half of Americans live with unhealthy levels of air pollution

Nearly half of all Americans live in areas with unhealthy levels of air pollution, according to an American Lung Association (ALA) report released Wednesday.<p>Nearly 148 million people live in areas where smog and soot particles make it unhealthy to breathe the air, according to the ALA's annual …

Recreational boat spills more likely to pollute B.C. waters than tankers

Proposed new oil pipelines have heightened concerns about major spills from increased tanker traffic on the West Coast, but a new study has found that fleets of leaking recreational boats and other small vessels are more likely to foul B.C. waters.<p>Stefania Bertazzon, a University of Calgary …

Miami, the great world city, is drowning while the powers that be look away

A drive through the sticky Florida heat into Alton Road in Miami Beach can be an unexpectedly awkward business. Most of the boulevard, which runs north through the heart of the resort's most opulent palm-fringed real estate, has been reduced to a single lane that is hemmed in by bollards, …

CBA wades into Chevron’s environmental legal battle

The Canadian Bar Association is under fire from members of the environmental and aboriginal bar over its decision to intervene in a Supreme Court of Canada case in which Ecuadorean aboriginal people are seeking to enforce a $9.5-billion (U.S.) judgment against Chevron Corp. over pollution in the …