Latest News about Air Pollution and Its Effects

IP seeks expedited air pollution permit
Saturday September 20th 2014, 3:14 am

The Georgia Environmental Protection Division will hold a two-part forum on Tuesday at International Paper to answer questions and receive formal comments regarding a modification to the company’s air quality permit.

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When the snows fail.
Friday September 19th 2014, 2:00 pm

We’ve built a Western civilization on the back of snowmelt. What happens when the snows fail?

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UK on smog alert as air pollution reaches danger levels.
Friday September 19th 2014, 2:00 pm

It was just too good to last. The driest start to autumn in 50 years was sure to have a downside – and yesterday it arrived in the form of smog across the South. As the pollution hit danger levels, the elderly and those with lung and heart problems were warned not to exert themselves outside due to the poor air quality.

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Shale gas development can be done safely, produce new jobs.
Friday September 19th 2014, 2:00 pm

New Brunswick has an important choice to make regarding shale development – but contrary to what anti-shale activists would have people believe, this is not a decision between having economic growth or clean water. New Brunswick can have both.

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Michigan pipeline leak is political fodder in heated house race.
Friday September 19th 2014, 2:00 pm

If opponents of incumbent Congressman Fred Upton (R-Mich) have their way, a natural gas pipeline leak that displaced 500 people earlier this week could take center stage in one of the nation’s most heated Congressional races.

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London’s all-electric chauffeur service charges up.
Friday September 19th 2014, 2:00 pm

Green executives can now get a taste of the Tesla Model S through Gliide, a new chauffeur service that uses only the pioneering electric saloon.

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Israel’s oil wars shift to the Golan Heights.
Friday September 19th 2014, 2:00 pm

Environmentalists made headlines two weeks ago when they blocked a controversial oil shale pilot project in the Shfela. But the same US parent company has quietly won approval for exploratory drilling up north in the Golan Heights.

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International panel says urgent action needed to mitigate climate change.
Friday September 19th 2014, 2:00 pm

A leading climate scientist warns failure to act on reducing threats from climate change will have disastrous global consequences. He said the science on climate change is solid and inaction is no solution.

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India’s farmers beating climate change with technology.
Friday September 19th 2014, 2:00 pm

Surrounded by lush green farms in Karnal, Haryana, it is hard to imagine that farmers here could be worried about climate change. Once known as the grain basket of India, farmers here are now worried about a lack of fertility in the soil, and decreasing groundwater levels.

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Hong Kong pollution soars as city experiences smoggiest day of the year.
Friday September 19th 2014, 2:00 pm

Hongkongers awoke to one of the smoggiest days of the year on Friday as weather conditions left the city choking on pollution that represented a ‘serious risk’ to health.

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Grant could help Cherokee neighborhood residents monitor air.
Friday September 19th 2014, 2:00 pm

After years of dealing with thick dust, strong, acrid smells and health problems, residents of a southeast Pascagoula neighborhood may soon know what’s in their air.

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