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Environmental Pollution

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  • Supreme Court reaffirms EPA's authority to regulate greenhouse-gas emissions

    The following editorial appeared in the Miami Herald on Wednesday, June 25: For the third time in seven years, the Supreme Court this week reaffirmed the Environmental Protection Agency's authority to regulate carbon dioxide and greenhouse gases. It'...
  • James Pitts dies at 93; his research led to cleaner air in California

    James Pitts dies at 93; his research led to cleaner air in California
    James Pitts, an influential smog researcher whose work was used to craft California's pioneering air quality regulations, has died. He was 93. Pitts died in his sleep of natural causes at his Irvine home on June 19, according to his wife, Barbara...
  • NOAA forecast is for bigger dead zones in the Chesapeake Bay this summer

    NOAA forecast is for bigger dead zones in the Chesapeake Bay this summer
    The Chesapeake Bay can expect bigger oxygen-depleted dead zones than average this summer, and many of the marine creatures that live in its depths will face a tougher struggle to survive. The forecast comes from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric...
  • Top court mostly upholds Obama bid to curb carbon emissions

    Top court mostly upholds Obama bid to curb carbon emissions
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday largely upheld the Obama administration's authority to curb greenhouse gases from major emitters like power plants and refineries in a ruling that nonetheless exempted some smaller sources from the...
  • Thomas D. McKewen, environmental service director

    Thomas D. McKewen, environmental service director
    Thomas D. McKewen, a materials recovery and waste management expert who was the founding director of Maryland Environmental Service, died June 13 of congestive heart failure at his home in Ashburn, Va. The former Towson resident was 86. "I had been...
  • Boehner's GOP House to sue Obama, but who'll sue the House?

    House Speaker John A. Boehner (R-Ohio) isn’t just speaking partisan craziness when he says he plans to initiate a lawsuit against President Obama for overzealous executive action — in other words, the president making law when Congress has...
  • Construction of Fairfield power plant ordered halted over air quality permit violation

    Construction of Fairfield power plant ordered halted over air quality permit violation
    The owner of a planned power plant in Fairfield faces millions of dollars in fines and has been ordered to halt construction because company officials didn't buy enough emissions credits to offset air pollution the facility is expected to emit,...
  • Maryland must do more for clean air [Letter]

    Maryland must do more for clean air [Letter]
    Fortunately for Marylanders, Gov. Martin O'Malley has had the foresight to transition our state toward renewable energy sources for power generation. As a result of the passage of the Off-Shore Wind Bill and the veto of House Bill 1168, an anti-on-land...
  • Government, college programs test beach water quality in Arundel

    Before going for a dip in the bay or hopping on water skis this summer, there's a way to know how much bacteria is in the water. The Maryland Department of the Environment posts swimming advisories on an interactive online map at marylandhealthybeaches....
  • Chicago is your friendly Big Brother

    Chicago is your friendly Big Brother
    This summer, data scientists and architects in Chicago are working on a new form of civic infrastructure: highly visible, aesthetically pleasing, one-foot-square boxes mounted on light poles that track environmental conditions around them. If this is...
  • Trout, the bay — and your drinking water — at risk in the Senate [Commentary]

    Trout, the bay — and your drinking water — at risk in the Senate [Commentary]
    On Monday, the Chesapeake Executive Council signed the Chesapeake Watershed Agreement, a collaborative effort across multiple states to protect and restore the Chesapeake Bay. But the celebration of the watershed agreement may be premature. Down the...