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Environmental Pollution

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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Obama administration sets new limits for methane emissions

    The Obama administration set a goal Wednesday of cutting methane emissions from the oil and gas sector by nearly half in the next 10 years with a proposal targeting new wells. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said it will propose rules this...
  • Newport may bring back controversial beach bonfire rings

    Newport may bring back controversial beach bonfire rings
    The debate over wood-burning fire pits on the seashore is being rekindled in Newport Beach, where city leaders are considering again allowing the popular oceanfront bonfires at some beaches. If the Newport Beach City Council approves plans Tuesday...
  • Effectiveness of state's 'parking cash-out' program is unclear

     Effectiveness of state's 'parking cash-out' program is unclear
    To reduce air pollution and traffic congestion, California legislators passed an innovative law in 1992 to encourage solo commuters to get out of their cars and bike, carpool or take public transit to work. The measure, by then-Assemblyman Richard...
  • 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...
  • Builder touts health benefits of some newly built homes

    Builder touts health benefits of some newly built homes
    Is your home making you sick? A lot of people think so. Or at least they're worried about that possibility, according to researchers at Harvard University, who say that 1 in 4 homeowners express some level of concern that an aspect of their homes is...
  • 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'...