Latest News about Air Pollution and Its Effects

Vietnam is a test for what happens when the U.S. abandons climate diplomacy
Wednesday May 23rd 2018, 2:39 am

The Asian country’s energy needs are growing and coal power is a tempting solution.

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Columbia University hires Trump official and fossil fuel defender as climate policy expert
Wednesday May 23rd 2018, 2:34 am

While the Center on Global Energy Policy describes itself as “an independent, interdisciplinary, and nonpartisan platform,” its track record shows that the center consistently supports the same policies favored by the fossil fuel industry.

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Wright Brothers soared over the Outer Banks. Their memorial may end up underwater
Wednesday May 23rd 2018, 2:30 am

Parks on North Carolina’s Outer Banks will see the greatest amount of sea level rise among national parks over the next century, says a federal report that initially deleted references to human-caused climate change.

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Russia’s 1st sea-borne nuclear power plant arrives in the Arctic
Wednesday May 23rd 2018, 2:26 am

Nuclear company says it could pioneer power source for remote areas. Greenpeace calls it ‘nuclear Titanic.’

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Even the area farthest from land is polluted by plastic, researchers say
Wednesday May 23rd 2018, 2:10 am

Even the ocean area farthest from land has become polluted with plastic waste, researchers say. The remote spot known as the “oceanic pole of inaccessibility” is roughly 1,700 miles away from inhabited land.

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Scientists are planning an oily bitumen spill in this Ontario lake
Wednesday May 23rd 2018, 2:07 am

It’s part of a controlled experiment to study how diluted bitumen behaves in a freshwater environment and how best to clean it up.

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Environmental impact of hog farms
Wednesday May 23rd 2018, 1:57 am

For years, North Carolina’s coastal hog farms have been under fire from environmentalists who say they impact the environment and interrupt daily life for residents.

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Upper Cape base water samples show contamination
Wednesday May 23rd 2018, 1:00 am

Military officials say compounds found in firefighting foam have been under investigation for years.

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Pruitt: EPA will weigh regulation of two toxic chemicals. Advocates are skeptical
Wednesday May 23rd 2018, 12:55 am

The process ‘will begin in earnest,’ EPA’s administrator said. But some are concerned about how long it will take. The nonprofit Clean Water Action said the public and state agencies need information now to protect public health.

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Thai activists warn of lawsuits over farm chemicals
Wednesday May 23rd 2018, 12:46 am

The Thai government will have to take responsibility for the damage to people’s health and the environment and could face lawsuits if it allows the renewal of licences for paraquat and two other agro-chemicals, activists caution.

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Grassy Narrows chief skeptical as Ontario party leaders pledge mercury clean-up
Wednesday May 23rd 2018, 12:38 am

The leaders of all three of Ontario’s major political parties pledged Friday to clean up a mercury-contaminated river that has plagued the Grassy Narrows First Nation for decades, as NDP Leader Andrea Horwath toured the community.

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