Latest News about Air Pollution and Its Effects

Feds bash Hanford nuclear waste plant troubles, question DOE priorities
Wednesday April 25th 2018, 12:55 pm

The Government Accountability Office (GAO) finds continuing problems with the Hanford nuclear reservation’s vitrification plant quality assurance.

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Flint crisis, four years on: what little trust is left continues to wash away
Wednesday April 25th 2018, 12:28 pm

Since 2014, Flint has received millions of dollars in aid, and the state of the water is improving – but residents are still left with physical ailments and lifelong fears.

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How much are you ‘smoking’ by breathing urban air?
Wednesday April 25th 2018, 12:23 pm

A new app converts the air-pollution data from your city into the number of cigarettes per day it’s equivalent to smoking.

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‘Mountains and mountains of plastic’: Life on Cambodia’s polluted coast
Wednesday April 25th 2018, 12:11 pm

Photographs from Sihanouk in the country’s south west reveal locals living amid a staggering tide of plastic pollution.

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MarkWest settles federal air pollution claim, promises to invest millions
Wednesday April 25th 2018, 11:52 am

MarkWest, which operates natural gas facilities across the region, has agreed to pay $610,000 and spend several million dollars to install emission control …

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Minnesota pipeline ruling could strengthen tribes’ legal case against Enbridge Line 3
Wednesday April 25th 2018, 11:51 am

The proposed pipeline would carry tar sands oil through two Indian reservations. A judge agreed there’s need for it but noted the tribes have sovereignty.

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Wood heater makers push back against tighter pollution rules
Wednesday April 25th 2018, 11:44 am

Health experts warn the units pollute too much. The industry warns tighter EPA standards will force higher costs on consumers.

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Judges OK Consol plan to mine beneath Greene County stream
Wednesday April 25th 2018, 11:39 am

In past decisions, judges on the environmental hearing board ruled against the DEP’s permits, at one point saying they would allow the company to “essentially destroy” the stream.

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Pioneers of carbon dioxide removal see boon for renewables
Wednesday April 25th 2018, 11:36 am

Three companies—Climeworks AG, Global Thermostat LLC, and Carbon Engineering Ltd.—are betting that a puzzling paradox underlying international climate goals is a business opportunity that can help curb global warming and expand renewable power worldwide.

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Foreign Office climate staff cut by 25% under Boris Johnson
Wednesday April 25th 2018, 11:28 am

The prime minister says the UK leads the world on climate action, but Foreign Office officials dedicated to the issue have plunged since 2016.

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During Puerto Rico’s blackout, solar microgrids kept the lights on
Wednesday April 25th 2018, 11:19 am

As the utility on the island continues to fail, new systems of renewables–installed after the storm–are showing what a more resilient grid could look like.

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