Latest News about Air Pollution and Its Effects

Air pollution behind decline in monsoon rains
Thursday October 02nd 2014, 9:10 am

Washington, Oct 2 (ANI): A new study has shown that it maybe human induced air pollution that has caused a decline in the annual monsoon rainfall over the past 50 years.

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Phillips 66 Santa Maria Refinery proposes adding crude oil trains to operation.
Wednesday October 01st 2014, 2:00 pm

The Phillips 66 Santa Maria Refinery wants to add oil trains to its operation. It hosted an open house about the project Tuesday night so locals could ask questions and share their concerns about the proposal.

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Japanese researchers report evidence of methane emission from offshore SE Asia.
Wednesday October 01st 2014, 2:00 pm

Researchers in Japan have reported on observational evidence of methane emissions from offshore oil and gas platforms in Southeast Asia, according to the latest online edition of Scientific Reports.

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Study says cutting carbon emissions would have almost immediate health benefits.
Wednesday October 01st 2014, 2:00 pm

A new study released today says a proposal by the Obama administration to reduce power plant emissions to combat climate change would also have benefits for people’s health.

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PM Modi’s US visit: India, US ramp up efforts for tackling climate change.
Wednesday October 01st 2014, 2:00 pm

Ramping up efforts to combat climate change, India and US have concluded an MoU providing for up to USD one billion in helping India’s transition to a low-carbon and climate-resilient energy economy.

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Obama and Modi announce agreement on US-India efforts to fight global warming.
Wednesday October 01st 2014, 2:00 pm

The Obama administration has reached an agreement with India on measures intended to accelerate that country’s shift to renewable fuels – steps that officials say will reduce emissions while helping India’s new government extend electricity to all of its citizens.

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EPA releases Greenhouse Gas Reporting Program data, attributes emissions increase to coal-fired power plants.
Wednesday October 01st 2014, 2:00 pm

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency released its fourth year of Greenhouse Gas Reporting Program data Sept. 30, placing power plants and coal power generation under fire yet again.

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Dumping salt brine into local waterways wrong method of disposal, resident says.
Wednesday October 01st 2014, 2:00 pm

A petition opposed to an Alton Natural Gas Storage project that would see salt brine pumped into local waterways is gaining support daily as more people become aware of the issue, its originator says.

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Cutting greenhouse gas emissions could save 3,500 lives per year.
Wednesday October 01st 2014, 2:00 pm

Save the planet, save lives? A study released Tuesday says reducing greenhouse gas emissions from power plants in order to curb global warming also would improve health for Americans.

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Coal-fired power plants may face shutdown under plan.
Wednesday October 01st 2014, 2:00 pm

A state House committee is holding a field hearing in Yuma, Arizona, Thursday morning to gather public testimony on a new federal air quality regulation which could force coal-fired power plants owned by APS and other utilities to cut back operations or shut down.

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CSG industry says the NSW chief scientist report is a green light for development.
Wednesday October 01st 2014, 2:00 pm

The Australian Petroleum, Production and Exploration Association has welcomed a report by the New South Wales Chief Scientist on the coal seam gas industry. The industry says it is a green light for the responsible development of the state’s natural gas resources.

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