Forty years ago this January, the Environmental Protection Agency sent freelance photographers across the United States to document the state of the nation’s environment. Now, the National Archives and Records Administration has brought these &l
The smog pouring out of this Houston factory comes from burning old car batteries. These days, they’re typically recycled, which can pose
Air pollution doesn’t stay in the vicinities of the factories that create it, of course. In 1973, smog in New York City was so thick it obscured the George Washington Bridge.
For years, engineers' mantra was “dilution is the solution to pollution”: Dump waste into a river, and it was no longer a problem. Even after the Cuyahoga River caught fire in 1969, factories continued to dump into waterways. This effl
As the oil crisis drove gas prices up and limited supply, the '70s also saw some of the first national efforts at energy innovation.
At the First Symposium on Low Pollution Power Systems Development, in Ann Arbor, Michigan, General Motors displayed the Urban Electric Car, a predecessor to the ill-fated EV1.