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Environmental Pollution

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  • Pollution controls needed for coal-fired plants [Letter]

    Pollution controls needed for coal-fired plants [Letter]
    The Maryland Department of the Environment recently revealed a draft rule that would finally require coal-powered plants in the Baltimore-Washington region to reduce nitrogen oxide emissions by 48 percent over the next four years ("New coal plant...
  • Are microbeads in toothpaste dangerous? Yes, to the environment

    Are microbeads in toothpaste dangerous? Yes, to the environment
    After a blog post by a dental hygienist raised alarm about microbeads in toothpaste, Crest announced that it was planning to stop putting the tiny bits of plastic into its products. But are microbeads actually dangerous? The polyethylene specks, no...
  • China power plants exempt from ban on using low-quality coal: sources

    SHANGHAI/MELBOURNE (Reuters) - China's bid to limit the consumption of low-quality thermal coal in major cities to help curb pollution will not apply to power plants, traders and utility sources said, exempting a sector responsible for half the country'...
  • 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...
  • China seeks to fight smog by brainstorm: All ideas welcome

    China seeks to fight smog by brainstorm: All ideas welcome
    The city of Wuhan is considering building skyscrapers coated with a high-tech substance that can "eat" air pollutants. An artist is offering to suck particulates out of Beijing's dirty skies using a giant vacuum-cleaner-type device and sell jewelry made...
  • New coal plant pollution controls eyed

    New coal plant pollution controls eyed
    Looking to protect Marylanders from unsafe levels of smog, environmental regulators are moving to clamp down on pollution from the state's smaller coal-burning power plants, but plant owners warn that the rule could have economic consequences. The...
  • Rotten-egg odor from Salton Sea prompts air quality warning

    Rotten-egg odor from Salton Sea prompts air quality warning
    Increased level of hydrogen sulfide in the Salton Sea this week -- marked by the tell-tale "rotten eggs" odor -- prompted officials to issue an air quality warning for the Coachella Valley. Hourly concentration averages of hydrogen sulfide reached 106...
  • The true costs of the CSX rail plan [Commentary]

    The true costs of the CSX rail plan [Commentary]
    The shelving of a plan to build a new CSX rail facility in the West Baltimore residential neighborhood of Morrell Park was decried recently as a setback for regional job growth and a sign of failed leadership by CSX. But articles in The Baltimore Sun...
  • Indonesian lawmakers approve Southeast Asia smog-fighting pact

    JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesian lawmakers have approved a pact for the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) to tackle smog pollution, becoming the grouping's final member to sign up to the regional co-operation effort. Indonesia has failed in...
  • UK lawmakers say government environmental record ranges from bad to worse

    LONDON (Reuters) - British lawmakers say the government is doing a worse job of reducing air pollution, preventing flooding and protecting wildlife than it was four years ago, according to a report published on Tuesday. The Environmental Audit Committee'...
  • Singapore air pollution slips into unhealthy level

    SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Singapore's air pollution rose to unhealthy levels on Monday, the National Environment Agency said, as winds changed direction and brought in light smoke from forest fires in neighboring Indonesia. Singapore is in the middle of...