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Environmental Pollution

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  • Too much pressure in equipment triggered Torrance refinery explosion

    Too much pressure in equipment triggered Torrance refinery explosion
    Too much pressure in a piece of equipment at Torrance's Exxon Mobil refinery resulted in Wednesday's large explosion that sent irritating ash, filled with fiberglass and glass wool, into surrounding neighborhoods. The blast jolted nearby residents...
  • Trash-burning power project hits new snag

    Trash-burning power project hits new snag
    A long-delayed trash-burning power plant in South Baltimore has hit a new snag, as a regional government group has backed away from its pledge to buy electricity from the controversial project. The Baltimore Regional Cooperative Purchasing Committee &#...
  • Filthy India air cutting 660 million lives short by 3 years

    Filthy India air cutting 660 million lives short by 3 years
    India's filthy air is cutting 660 million lives short by about three years, according to research published Saturday that underlines the hidden costs of the country's heavy reliance on fossil fuels to power its economic growth with little regard for the...
  • Water, air quality concerns heighten conflict with pig farms

    Modern meat production, in which thousands of animals are packed into barns for concentrated feeding operations, has proven to be efficient and profitable, but comes with its own set of problems. From Washington state to North Carolina, federal...
  • US expands air quality monitoring to include some embassies

    The United States plans to expand air quality monitoring at some U.S. embassies and consulates to help increase awareness on the dangers of pollution. The initiative announced Wednesday by the State Department and the Environmental Protection Agency...
  • Scientists zeroing in on where air pollution goes in winter

    Flying at night over some of the nation's largest metropolitan areas, a team of scientists is trying to get a better idea of exactly how far air pollution travels and how it transforms during the cold, dark days of winter. The role that emissions from...
  • Asthma's link to air pollution

    Asthma's link to air pollution
    I want to thank reporter Meredith Cohn ("Poverty, race drive asthma rates more than city living," Feb 5) for informing The Sun's readers about the new Johns Hopkins research that found that asthma is not just an inner city problem and that high levels...
  • Antarctica: Mystery continent holds key to mankind's future

    Antarctica: Mystery continent holds key to mankind's future
    Earth's past, present and future come together here on the northern peninsula of Antarctica, the wildest, most desolate and mysterious of its continents. Clues to answering humanity's most basic questions are locked in this continental freezer the...
  • Just how much is Asia's ozone to blame for bad air in the U.S.?

    Just how much is Asia's ozone to blame for bad air in the U.S.?
    High above the Big Sur coast, Ian Faloona is finding pollution on the edge of the continent, a place that should have some of the country's cleanest air. From an astronomical observatory on Chews Ridge in the Santa Lucia Mountains, the UC Davis...
  • It's good Toomey-Casey waste coal plan failed

    It's good Toomey-Casey waste coal plan failed
    It is disappointing that Sen. Casey and Sen. Toomey introduced legislation to exempt waste coal plants from important clean air safeguards designed to protect public health ("Toomey-Casey amendment on waste coal power plants fails in Senate"). Their...
  • On the Big Island, volcanic activity could worsen respiratory problems

    Visitors to the Big Island who suffer chronic respiratory problems are being urged to take common-sense precautions because of air pollution caused by volcanic activity. Conditions are right for increasing particulate levels over southern and eastern...