Latest News about Air Pollution and Its Effects

Advocates fear Scott administration is weakening landmark water quality law
Wednesday January 17th 2018, 11:08 pm

Environmental advocates say the Scott administration is trying to dismantle key provisions in a 2015 law that set out rigorous new water quality standards.

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These growing global efforts herald the end of plastic
Wednesday January 17th 2018, 11:07 pm

It can take hundreds of years for plastic to decompose. It’s time we stopped using it.

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France plans to accelerate wind power projects
Wednesday January 17th 2018, 11:02 pm

France is expected to announce measures this week to accelerate the installation of wind turbines and overcome long-running opposition from activists who have frustrated the country’s attempts to hit renewable energy targets.

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New York, Connecticut sue EPA over out-of-state pollution
Wednesday January 17th 2018, 11:01 pm

The lawsuit is aimed at forcing the EPA to implement tougher regulatory standards on interstate smog.

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Human existence threatened more by extreme weather, not weapons of mass destruction, global experts warn
Wednesday January 17th 2018, 10:57 pm

For the second year in a row, weather trumps weapons when it comes to greatest risks.

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France: Police raid Lactalis after baby milk scandal
Wednesday January 17th 2018, 10:56 pm

Police in France have raided five Lactalis sites after contaminated baby milk products caused dozens of children to fall ill. Compensation has been offered to families, who say the company is trying to buy their silence.

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Bitcoin’s energy usage is huge – we can’t afford to ignore it
Wednesday January 17th 2018, 10:49 pm

The cryptocurrency uses as much CO2 a year as 1m transatlantic flights. We need to take it seriously as a climate threat.

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U.S. faces oversupply of antibiotic-free chicken: Sanderson Farms
Wednesday January 17th 2018, 10:48 pm

Supplies of chicken raised without antibiotics are outstripping demand, a major U.S. poultry producer said on Tuesday, a sign of overproduction that could eat into processors’ profits.

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Tracking Europe’s waste: ‘There’s gold in them landfills’
Wednesday January 17th 2018, 10:42 pm

Some of Europe’s richest deposits of valuable materials are in the trash, ranging from gold in smartphones to cobalt in electric car batteries, according to a survey of urban mining.

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Scott Pruitt insincerely asked what’s Earth’s ideal temperature. Scientists answer
Wednesday January 17th 2018, 10:41 pm

Pruitt’s goal is to sow doubt on behalf of

his oil industry allies

in order to weaken and delay climate policies. Shifting the ‘debate’ toward ‘the ideal surface temperature’ achieves that goal by creating the perception that we don’t know what temperature we should aim for.

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Trump plan ignores limited potential off most of Alaska
Wednesday January 17th 2018, 10:40 pm

More than half of the U.S. offshore lands targeted for development under the Trump administration’s recent five-year oil and gas leasing plan contain little or no oil or gas, according to an Interior Department report.

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