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Environmental Pollution

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  • Boehner: Americans want to drill

     
    by Matthew Hay Brown Congress left Washington last week for the Fourth of July break, but gasoline prices take no holiday - and neither does the campaign by congressional Republican leaders to push for more domestic drilling. House Republican Leader......
  • George W. Bush Sewage Plant?

     
    by John M. Glionna SAN FRANCISCO -- For many residents of this liberal bastion, President Bush's name is mud. Now activists here want to make that moniker stick. A group calling itself the Presidential Memorial Commission of San Francisco this......
  • Gas-Saving Moment of the Day: The Four-Day Workweek

     
    Suddenly, I feel like dropping this blogging gig and moving to Utah to work at the Department of Sanitation. Utah announced that, for the next year, state employees will work four 10-hour days for the same salary. The move is......
  • Bush lifts offshore drilling ban

     
    by Katie Fretland In an effort to reduce pressure on oil prices and increase supply of domestic oil, President Bush today lifted a ban on offshore drilling. But that does not mean drilling will start immediately. An order by Congress......
  • Swamp Sunrise

     
    Good morning. Here are a few Washington events of note for Tuesday, July 29. The Senate Appropriations Committee is holding a hearing on food marketing to children. President Bush is speaking in Cleveland on energy and the economy. The House......
  • Welcome to National Catfish Awareness Month

     
    August is amazingly short of national awareness subjects, but it is National Catfish Month. (According to the list I was looking at, the others are Peach Month, Harvest Month and National Water Quality Month.)I'm not exactly sure what you're supposed........
  • Heat, sunshine depress air quality

     
    All sorts of misery on tap for today if you have to be outdoors in the Baltimore area. First, forecasters out in Sterling are looking for high temperatures in the low 90s this afternoon. Loads of humidity streaming in from......
  • Bill aims to ban toy-like lighters

     
    A display of novelty lighters sits on the counter at a Skokie, Ill. Marathon gas station, which sells lighters that have lights on them along with other toy-like designs, July 17, 2007. (Chicago Tribune Photo By David Trotman-Wilkins) by......
  • Chinese air pollution: Getting better?

     
    The pictures and videos from the Beijing Olympic village are appalling. The thick smog and frighteningly short visibilities can only hint at what it must be like to breathe that air - much less compete in it at world-class levels.......
  • If You Notice a Little ???Off-Gassing,??? Blame the Car

     
    There is no nice way to say this, so I???m just going to throw it out there: Odds are, your car and your child-safety seats are releasing toxic chemicals into the air you breathe through a process called ???off-gassing.??? I know, as if you needed...
  • See the International Space Station this weekend

     
    Attention Space Cadets! The International Space Station has been a regular visitor lately for those hardy souls who are up and outside before dawn breaks. For the rest of us, the ISS is returning this weekend to the more user-friendly evening......