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Environmental Pollution

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  • Air pollution takes a double toll on babies' brains

    Air pollution takes a double toll on babies' brains
    A common pollutant in vehicle exhaust, power plant emissions and cigarette smoke can shrink white matter in fetal brains and cause developmental damage during the toddler years, a new study suggests.
  • Beijing renews 2022 Winter Olympics air quality assurances

    Leaders of Beijing's bid for the 2022 Winter Olympics said Wednesday the capital's notorious air pollution will be much improved by the time of the games. The vice president of the bid committee, Zhang Jiandong, told reporters that air quality at the...

    Reining in the coal industry's assault on public health

    Reining in the coal industry's assault on public health
    The U.S. Supreme Court Wednesday will hear arguments in a crucial case about regulating mercury and other toxic air pollution coming from coal-fired power plants. At stake is a very dangerous precedent that industry profits are more important than...

    Paris chokes on pollution; City of Light becomes City of Haze

    Paris chokes on pollution; City of Light becomes City of Haze
    Nine-year-old Lily Martin has been coughing for most of the last three weeks. From morning to evening and most of the night, it has been hack, hack, hack. She is pale and exhausted. Her mother, Sophie, is worried sick. The child is not the only one...

    Democrats reintroduce 'Frack Pack' oil and gas regulations

    A group of bills called the "Frack Pack" announced Thursday by four Democratic congressmen would impose more stringent federal environmental regulations on a domestic petroleum industry lately suffering from its own success amid a persistent downturn in...