I’m looking for a short story I read years ago (I think in the 60”s) about environmental disasters caused by pollution. Two of the events were a deadly cloud of carbon monoxide blanketing New York caused by massive traffic jam reaching a tipping point, and a methane explosion at a golf course built on a landfill. anyone remember it?
This might, just possibly, be "The End of the Dream" by Philip Wylie. Technically it's a novel, but it's episodic enough, with environmental disasters being described as history by (as opposed to having happened to) the protagonist, that some of the incidents could be remembered as short stories.