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Environmental Pollution

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  • State Officials Concerned Over Toxic Waste From Fracking

    State Officials Concerned Over Toxic Waste From Fracking
    Connecticut is betting big that natural gas will give us a cheaper and cleaner energy future than fuels like oil and coal. The problem with that wager could turn on how we're going to handle fracking and the hundreds of millions of gallons of toxic...
  • Study: Cutting carbon dioxide saves 3,500 US lives a year

    The Obama Administration's hotly debated plan to reduce heat-trapping carbon dioxide from the nation's power plants will save about 3,500 lives a year by cutting back on other types of pollution as well, a new independent study concludes. A study from...
  • First step on allergies: Clean up the indoor atmosphere

     First step on allergies: Clean up the indoor atmosphere
    Allergic rhinitis, also known as hay fever, is the fifth most common disease in the U.S. "'Hayfever' is a term I think most people use for seasonal pollen allergies (tree, grass, weed pollen)," said Dr. Sandra Y. Lin, associate professor, Department of...
  • From the Boathouse: Boating season is upon us

    Ahoy! The Newport Sea Base has declared that the figurative ice on the bay in front of the base has been broken and it's time for opening day, which is the tradition of yacht clubs on the East Coast. Since we boat year-round and our harbor does not ice...
  • Lawmakers give reluctant nod to Hogan pollution rule

    Lawmakers give reluctant nod to Hogan pollution rule
    State lawmakers gave their reluctant approval Friday to a watered-down plan by the Hogan administration to curb smog-forming air pollution from Maryland's coal-fired power plants. While clearing the way for modest emission reductions this summer,...
  • Neighborhood calls for Pittsburgh steel foundry to make cuts

    A steel foundry that employs hundreds of people in a trendy Pittsburgh neighborhood has come under fire by residents and environmental activists concerned about air pollution and activities there that they say have become a nuisance. They want McConway &...
  • Study links air pollution in Baltimore, DC to fracking outside Maryland

    Study links air pollution in Baltimore, DC to fracking outside Maryland
    Even though Maryland has yet to permit any hydraulic fracturing for natural gas, emissions linked to the controversial drilling technique have been detected in the air in Baltimore and Washington, according to a new study. In a paper published in the...
  • South Florida air quality continues to improve

    South Florida air quality continues to improve
    South Florida's air quality has improved dramatically since the late 1990s, as tougher federal rules for power plants and automobile exhaust reduced emissions of harmful pollutants, according to the American Lung Association's latest report on the nation'...
  • Drought making California's air quality worse, American Lung Assn. says

    Drought making California's air quality worse, American Lung Assn. says
    Despite increasingly aggressive clean air and fuel standards, years of drought are taking a toll on California's air quality, the American Lung Assn. says in a new report. The portion of California’s Central Valley from Fresno to Madera was the...
  • Despite air quality improvement, ozone levels still too high

    Delaware's air quality has continued its steady improvement, but the state still gets a failing grade for having high levels of ozone on hot and sunny days. The News Journal (http://delonline.us/1FyvTWs) reports the American Lung Association gave all...
  • Study says pollution may have reduced birth weights in Beijing

    Study says pollution may have reduced birth weights in Beijing
    Exposure to air pollution may reduce the weight of newborn children, ¬†according to scientists who studied birth weights in Beijing before, during and after the 2008 Summer Olympic Games, when Chinese government controls temporarily reduced the city’...