Latest News about Air Pollution and Its Effects

Will the Supreme Court kill the EPA’s efforts to crack down on mercury pollution?
Saturday March 28th 2015, 2:00 pm

Leading up to Wednesday’s oral arguments at the U.S. Supreme Court over the Environmental Protection Agency’s new rule limiting mercury emissions from power plants, a big question was how Chief Justice John Roberts would rule.

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Why it’s okay to hate solar.
Saturday March 28th 2015, 2:00 pm

It’s Okay to hate solar. I don’t, but I can see why some people might. It is after all a form of insurance – and who likes insurance?

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Monsanto fined for not reporting Idaho chemical releases.
Saturday March 28th 2015, 2:00 pm

Monsanto Co. has agreed to pay $600,000 in fines for not reporting hundreds of uncontrolled releases of toxic chemicals at its eastern Idaho phosphate plant.

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It’s time for employers to embrace telecommuting.
Saturday March 28th 2015, 2:00 pm

Our commutes to and from work are polluting the air we breathe, and they are a colossal waste of time. This is not sustainable.

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Illegal pot farms are literally sucking California salmon streams dry.
Saturday March 28th 2015, 2:00 pm

Northern California pot farmers are using up all of the water that normally supports key populations of the region’s federally protected salmon and steelhead trout.

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Choke hold.
Saturday March 28th 2015, 2:00 pm

Yet again, Delhi looks to the courts to protect its right to breathe. Half in jest, the high court says that it must hear environmental pleas despite a conflict of interest — its judges, too, are victims of unhealthy air.

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India's air pollution stays at dangerously high levels
Saturday March 28th 2015, 10:02 am

A recent study from Mumbai estimates that pollution in Delhi and other Indian cities could reduce the life expectancy of 660 million Indians by more than three years.

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The passive house in New York.
Friday March 27th 2015, 2:00 pm

In New York City, hundreds of new units designed to use a quarter of the energy consumed by traditional homes are in the works.

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Automakers surpass federal carbon standard again, but how exactly?
Friday March 27th 2015, 2:00 pm

If the industry hits its target every year to 2025, new cars will spew out six billion tons less CO2, as much as the whole country emits annually.

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UK faces European court over coal plant emissions.
Friday March 27th 2015, 2:00 pm

Brussels will haul the UK into court for breaching emissions limits of the toxic pollutant nitrogen dioxide (NOx) at its coal-fired Aberthaw power plant in Wales, the bloc announced on Thursday.

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The Salton Sea: A time-bomb amid California drought.
Friday March 27th 2015, 2:00 pm

In the fourth year of a historic drought in the western United States, some say the Salton Sea is an environmental time bomb.

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