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Critics told the New York Times that the proposals would allow the agency to justify rolling back environmental rules.

The EPA is reportedly planning to restrict the science experts can use to draw up rules to protect public health

Under proposed measures, the EPA would ban the use of studies in which key medical information subject to confidentiality agreements was used.
The AQI complication on an Apple Watch measures the Air Quality Index in your area.

‘What is AQI on an Apple Watch?’: How to view the Air Quality Index on your Apple Watch with the AQI complication

The AQI complication on an Apple Watch measures the Air Quality Index in your area. Here's how the EPA calculates it, and how to use it on your watch.
U.S. President Donald Trump arrives aboard Air Force One at Joint Base Andrews, Maryland, U.S, April 9, 2017.

Trump claims San Francisco is infested with dirty syringes and human waste, and says the city is ‘going to hell’

Trump claimed, without evidence, that dirty syringes and human waste were breaching Sam Francisco's storm drains and contaminating ocean water.
U.S. President Trump visits a section of the U.S.-Mexico border wall in Otay Mesa

Trump claims San Francisco’s homeless are polluting the ocean with needles and threatens to fine the city

San Francisco's mayor dismissed Trump's claims and said that the city has one of the US's "most effective" waste systems, which filters out debris.
Trump, California, and Detroit aren't seeing eye-to-eye.

Trump thinks more fuel-efficient cars would be more expensive and less good — here’s why he’s wrong

President Donald Trump has demonstrated a reliable ignorance of the US auto industry. His most recent dustup with California is the latest example.

President Trump keeps falsely saying the US has the ‘world’s cleanest and safest air.’ Actually, he’s making pollution worse.

The US doesn't have the cleanest air in the world. In fact, measured in terms of PM 2.5, the country comes in seventh, and it is getting worse.
Smog over Denver in 1974.

35 vintage photos taken by the EPA reveal what American cities looked like before pollution was regulated

Before the EPA, the US environment was not federally protected. Here are 35 vintage photos showing US cities before regulations limited the damage.
View of semi-submerged automobile wreckage lining the shore of acu rve of the Cuyahoga River (looking south), near Jaite, Ohio, 1968. A railroad bridge is visible in the background.

Vintage EPA photos reveal what US waterways looked like before pollution was regulated

In the years after the US Environmental Protection Agency was founded, the agency dispatched photographers to document pollution and contamination.
The Cuyahoga River in 2016.

The Cuyahoga River caught fire 50 years ago today. These stomach-churning photos highlight why the EPA exists.

Photos of the Cuyahoga River, which burst into flames over a dozen times, remind us why Richard Nixon created the US Environmental Protection Agency.

11 ways the Trump administration has gutted environmental and public land protections

The Trump administration is reportedly increasing efforts to deny the acceleration of climate change — and the government's role in researching it.