Latest News about Air Pollution and Its Effects

Women lead the call to arms as anti-fracking fight intensifies.
Monday May 30th 2016, 2:00 pm

Female opposition to drilling soars as mothers unite in desire to safeguard children’s future.

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Why scientists are amazed at oilsands smog levels.
Monday May 30th 2016, 2:00 pm

A new air pollution report in Nature shocks even Canada’s top researchers.

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Pompton Lakes ready for Acid Delta cleanup.
Monday May 30th 2016, 2:00 pm

With all negotiations completed and all permits in place, it’s “all systems go” for the much-anticipated Pompton Lake cleanup.

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Maryland: Renewable energy bill vetoed; pesticide curb and oyster study become law.
Monday May 30th 2016, 2:00 pm

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan vetoed a bill Friday that would have required the state’s electricity suppliers to get more power from renewable sources, but allowed two other environmental bills to become law without his signature.

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How fracking can contribute to climate change.
Monday May 30th 2016, 2:00 pm

One of the justifications for fracking is the use of natural gas as a bridging fuel between coal and a low-carbon future. However natural gas is mostly methane, which has strong global warming impacts in its own right.

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From cookstoves to forests, UN puts eye on mending global environment.
Monday May 30th 2016, 2:00 pm

A global conference in Nairobi this past week put a focus on environmental risks in city streets, farms, and beyond. The challenges to human well-being are big, but some steps already under way point toward solutions.

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For public officials, accountability for Exide lead contamination has been scant.
Monday May 30th 2016, 2:00 pm

California officials have talked tough about the contamination of up to 10,000 homes with lead from a battery recycling plant, calling it a regulatory failure, an environmental injustice and a public health disaster.

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Environmental issues left behind as Brexit rhetoric intensifies.
Monday May 30th 2016, 2:00 pm

As the EU referendum vote nears, anxiety is growing among some companies and many green groups about the relatively scant attention being paid to how a Brexit might affect the environment and UK energy industries.

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Donald Trump’s dangerous, nonsensical energy plan.
Monday May 30th 2016, 2:00 pm

Future generations will suffer if he’s able to put his plan into action.

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Data is the secret weapon in the battle to save Australia’s urban forests.
Monday May 30th 2016, 2:00 pm

Deforestation. It is a word that conjures up mental images of loggers cleaving their way through pristine woodlands and grim statistics measuring how many football pitches worth of Amazon jungle get cleared every minute, but it isn’t something that only happens in the wild.

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Consumers avoid mackerel for ‘causing fine dust.’
Monday May 30th 2016, 2:00 pm

A Ministry of Environment report stated that frying mackerel was the worst indoor cause of housing air pollution, generating a harmful level of fine dust particulates when cooked without proper ventilation.

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