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Environmental Pollution

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  • Finally, L.A. blows away the ghastly plastic bag

    Finally, L.A. blows away the ghastly plastic bag
    Not only can you fight City Hall, sometimes City Hall can fight itself and win — defeating civic inertia and civic politics. So, good job, Los Angeles! As of Tuesday, the city’s January ban on single-use plastic bags for many big retailers...
  • Commentary: Look at general plan measure with skepticism

    On July 8, the Newport Beach City Council will consider placing on the November ballot a measure amending the general plan — a plan that voters adopted after extensive outreach and input in 2006. The proposed amendment would reduce allowable...
  • Alternative to fewer trains is much higher pollution

    The headline story in Sunday’s paper "Rail yard air pollution plagues neighborhoods; EPA study finds dangerous levels of soot from trucks, trains" is misleading. The EPA study cited is inconclusive regarding the primary source responsible for...
  • Fox pulls low-rated 'I Wanna Marry 'Harry'' from schedule

    Fox pulls low-rated 'I Wanna Marry 'Harry'' from schedule
    Bad news for aspiring royals: Fox has pulled the reality show "I Wanna Marry 'Harry'" from its schedule after just four episodes.  In the series, a gaggle of attractive and gullible twentysomething ladies compete for the affections of a young man who...
  • Phosphorus reduction in bay losing steam in places

    Phosphorus reduction in bay losing steam in places
    Despite early progress reducing Chesapeake Bay pollution, levels of a key pollutant, phosphorus, have not come down in many rivers in the past decade — and are actually rising in several, officials say. Phosphorus is one of two pollutants blamed...
  • Md. ought to have cleaner air [Letter]

    Md. ought to have cleaner air [Letter]
    Biking and walking are my favorite ways to travel around Baltimore. To be sure I'll make it to work without stopping to wheeze for air, I subscribe to a daily bulletin for air quality reports. Recently, the air quality indicator has been yellow rather...
  • Cove Point plant threatens nearby residents' health and safety [Letter]

    Cove Point plant threatens nearby residents' health and safety [Letter]
    In its permit ruling last month, the Maryland Public Service Commission stated that the proposed Cove Point liquefied natural gas refinery is not in the public interest and would be a net economic negative for the state. That should have been the end of...
  • New bay restoration pact signed

    New bay restoration pact signed
    Government officials involved in the multistate Chesapeake Bay cleanup pledged Monday to broaden and accelerate the long-running effort, including a vow to address the impacts of climate change on the ailing estuary. Governors of Maryland, Pennsylvania,...
  • South Baltimore students protest against planned plant near 2 schools

    South Baltimore students protest against planned plant near 2 schools
    A group of Baltimore students are calling on the school board to pull out of its agreement to purchase energy from a planned plant that would burn waste within a mile of two schools in one of the most polluted neighborhoods of the city. Students from...
  • Air quality alert in effect with 90s, humidity forecast Tuesday

    Air quality alert in effect with 90s, humidity forecast Tuesday
    Temperatures are forecast to hit the lower 90s Tuesday with the heat and sunshine fueling a rise in ozone pollution, prompting an air quality alert. A "code orange" air quality alert is in effect, a hazardous level for children, the elderly and those...
  • Next governor must tackle agricultural pollution [Commentary]

    Next governor must tackle agricultural pollution [Commentary]
    It's not easy telling the next governor of Maryland that he or she needs to start thinking right now about manure, but the winner of this fall's election won't have any time to waste. Toxic algal blooms and intersex fish are two examples of the threat...