Latest News about Air Pollution and Its Effects

WHO calls for clean energy to tackle air pollution.
Wednesday May 27th 2015, 2:00 pm

UN health body adopts “landmark resolution” to tackle toxic particles from sources like coal plants and diesel engines.

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Universities study effects of fracking.
Wednesday May 27th 2015, 2:00 pm

Corky DeMarco contends that methane found in drinking water wells close to Marcellus Shale operations may have nothing to do with nearby fracking, despite the findings of a study published by the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

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New York’s new solar-powered food carts are cool—but wait until they run on food waste.
Wednesday May 27th 2015, 2:00 pm

Today, a single truck can end up pumping as much smog into the air as 200 cars.

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Coal’s salvation?
Wednesday May 27th 2015, 2:00 pm

Billions over budget. Two years after deadline. And this ‘clean coal’ project was supposed to save an industry?

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Canada falling behind clean tech competition.
Wednesday May 27th 2015, 2:00 pm

Canadian clean tech companies continue to record stellar growth but are falling behind global competitors in the absence of a co-ordinated government strategy to boost exports.

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Breather for Greenpeace in battle with government.
Wednesday May 27th 2015, 2:00 pm

The Delhi High Court on Wednesday allowed Greenpeace to gather domestic donations in two accounts frozen by the government, extending a lifeline to the environmental group that says it is facing the first forced shutdown of one of its global units.

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Without federal input, marijuana industry is on its own with pesticides.
Wednesday May 27th 2015, 2:00 pm

Many commercial cannabis growers use chemicals to control bugs and mold. But because of the plant’s unresolved legal status, Colorado regulators are having a tough time making sure pot buyers don’t ingest those pesticides.

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Two coal warnings ignored over 10 years ago.
Wednesday May 27th 2015, 2:00 pm

A politician and an environmental organization had petitioned Union and state government authorities over a decade ago against allowing coal handling on Mumbai Port Trust (MbPT) land.

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Kinder Morgan underestimating environmental, health risks of pipeline expansion – report.
Wednesday May 27th 2015, 2:00 pm

A small but wealthy B.C. First Nation’s “pioneering” environmental assessment of Kinder Morgan Canada’s $5.4 billion oilsands pipeline expansion could “delay or derail” the megaproject, according to a legal analysis of the report.

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Kentucky may accidentally comply with EPA’s clean power plan.
Wednesday May 27th 2015, 2:00 pm

As coal-fired power plants in the state continue to close, Kentucky closes in on reaching federal clean-air standards it resists.

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Inside the war on coal.
Wednesday May 27th 2015, 2:00 pm

How Mike Bloomberg, red-state businesses, and a lot of Midwestern lawyers are changing American energy faster than you think.

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