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Environmental Politics

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  • Algae Bloom Forces Closure Of East Hampton's Lake Pocotopaug

    EAST HAMPTON — Lake Pocotopaug was eerily quiet Tuesday morning after the lake's beaches were closed because of a late-summer bloom of harmful blue-green algae. Despite the sweltering heat, no one was in the water and no boats could be seen on...
  • Activists: Tighten pesticide limits: Front & Center

    American farmers apply more than 1 billion pounds of pesticides a year to their fields to kill weeds and damaging insects. But collateral damage includes farmworkers; more than 10,000 a year suffer acute pesticide poisoning. Now the U.S. Environmental...
  • Toxic chemicals found in homes near shuttered Army base south of Atlanta

    ATLANTA Toxic vapor is accumulating in some homes near Fort Gillem, south of Atlanta, suggesting carcinogens dumped at the U.S. Army base decades ago may have migrated from the groundwater into the air residents breathe, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution...
  • Hampton University, Norfolk State enter agreement with EPA to strengthen environmental research

    HAMPTON — Hampton University, Norfolk State University, the Environmental Protection Agency and the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality signed an agreement Monday to continue a partnership that will lead to more minority students entering...
  • Diesel trucks and buses belch cleaner fumes

    Diesel trucks and buses belch cleaner  fumes
    While merging into Interstate 4 rush hour or idling behind an Orange County school bus, take comfort in this: Diesel fumes don't sicken or kill as potently as they did not long ago. The move to cleaner trucks and buses has been chugging along for 20...
  • Melanoma risk is higher for flight crews that work at 40,000 feet

    Attention pilots and flight attendants: For your safety, please fasten your seat belts, note the location of the aircraft’s emergency exits -- and be sure to apply plenty of sunscreen to reduce your risk of melanoma. When it comes to the risks...
  • Beijing's smog makes Los Angeles air look good

    Beijing's smog makes Los Angeles air look good
    How does a normal day in Beijing compare with one in Los Angeles? The answer, it turns out, is both simple and complex. Los Angeles' skies are among the most foul in the United States: In the American Lung Assn.'s 2014 national State of the Air...
  • Classical music: Ethel puts music to historic EPA photos

    Who else but the eclectic, occasionally electronic, string quartet Ethel could find inspiration to create a major multimedia project from documentary images amassed by the Environmental Protection Agency back in the 1970s? Ethel opens the Williams...
  • China's battle plans in war on air pollution under scrutiny

    China's battle plans in war on air pollution under scrutiny
    Last fall, 29-year-old Fang Da, an entrepreneur and cycling enthusiast, suddenly found himself in the midst of a coughing fit after biking near his home in Hangzhou, in eastern China. So he went to the Internet and started learning just how serious...
  • West Nile spraying in Santa Ana halted; cases continue to climb

    West Nile spraying in Santa Ana halted; cases continue to climb
    Health officials have halted plans to spray neighborhoods in Santa Ana as part of an effort to combat what’s become the worst outbreak of West Nile virus ever recorded in Orange County. The number of people infected with the virus has increased...
  • New Bay cleanup pact stirs debate

    New Bay cleanup pact stirs debate
    Legislators from Maryland and Pennsylvania sparred at a hearing in Annapolis Monday over whether their states are doing too much or too little to reduce Chesapeake Bay pollution. In a U.S. Senate subcommittee hearing called to review the new bay...