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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...
  • Hogan wrong to block smog rules

    Hogan wrong to block smog rules
    Gov. Larry Hogan wants "better communities ... and better lives," for us and "our children and our children's children." But action speaks louder than words, and retracting well-researched, broadly-supported, health-improving smog regulations was no way...
  • The carbon that's killing India, and how California can help

    This week, President Obama is the chief guest of Prime Minister Narendra Modi at India's Republic Day celebrations. At the close of the historic visit, the two leaders are expected to announce cooperation on a suite of climate and clean energy measures,...
  • Air monitor in Texas fracking-boom country is up and soon to track pollution

    The first air monitor in the heart of the fracking-intensive Eagle Ford Shale region of south Texas has been installed and will be in operation following calibration tests to assess its accuracy. The 40-foot-by-40-foot monitor that looks like a cargo...
  • India lags US, China in working to curb carbon emissions

    NEW DELHI In the world's most polluted city, a layer of smog hangs over everything, thicker year after year. Dirty exhaust pours out of the more than seven million cars clogging the streets. Smoke from the open fires built for heating and cooking fills...
  • Hogan moves quickly to block controversial environmental regulations

    Hogan moves quickly to block controversial environmental regulations
    In one of his first acts after taking office Wednesday, Republican Gov. Larry Hogan withdrew a handful of regulations proposed in the final weeks of the previous Democratic administration. One hotly contested proposal would have curbed Eastern Shore...
  • Science has found a way to explain that after-rain smell

    Science has found a way to explain that after-rain smell
    A team of researchers at MIT has come up with a scientific explanation for that earthy smell in the air after a light rain. Basically, when rain hits a porous surface such as soil, tiny air bubbles are trapped and then shoot back up and burst in a...
  • Scientists challenge claim that Mexican students were burned at dump

    MEXICO CITY If a pyre were built to incinerate 43 bodies, how many tons of wood would be needed? It's a question that physicist Jorge Montemayor and materials scientist Pablo Ugalde have given thought to, and they have a precise answer: 33 tons. If tires...
  • Scientists: Human activity has pushed Earth beyond 4 of 9 'planetary boundaries'

    At the rate things are going, the Earth in the coming decades could cease to be a "safe operating space" for human beings. That is the conclusion of a new paper published Thursday in the journal Science by 18 researchers trying to gauge the breaking...
  • Utah oil town turns against midwife who asked about infant deaths

    Utah oil town turns against midwife who asked about infant deaths
    Veteran midwife Donna Young prides herself on delivering healthy babies. In 20 years, she has coached hundreds of pregnant women in this energy boomtown. She calls them her girls. When one mother delivered a stillborn infant in May 2013 — Young'...
  • Importing trash a bad idea for Palm Beach County

    Importing trash a bad idea for Palm Beach County
    The Solid Waste Authority of Palm Beach County wants to import trash for the purpose of burning it in its incinerator. They argue that outside vendors should be permitted to pay less than county residents. Our group opposes the importation of trash into...