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Environmental Pollution

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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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'...
  • Tips: How to Build a Cleaner Fire in Woodstoves or Fireplaces

    Across the country this holiday season, families and friends will gather around fires in woodstoves or fireplaces. But how you build that fire – and what you burn – can have a significant impact on air quality and health, both inside your home...
  • Importing trash a bad idea for Palm Beach County

    Importing trash a bad idea for Palm Beach County
    The Solid Waste Authority of Palm Beach County wants to import trash for the purpose of burning it in its incinerator. They argue that outside vendors should be permitted to pay less than county residents. Our group opposes the importation of trash into...
  • Ten worst regulations of 2014

    As 2014 comes to a close, it is enveloped in red tape. From the breakfast table to the night light, government regulators invaded nearly every moment of our lives. Here's our take on the 10 worst examples of the past year: 10. Federal Censorship...
  • Traffic lights, chump and porn: Letters

    Traffic lights, chump and porn: Letters
    Synchronize traffic lights I noted in Monday's Sentinel an article about the Environmental Protection Agency and ozone levels and a comment that one option to reduce ozone levels is to synchronize traffic lights ("Our ozone might top EPA limits")....
  • In China, app aims to shame polluters by showing who is fouling air

    In China, app aims to shame polluters by showing who is fouling air
    Sitting at a desk in his small office here, Ma Jun, one of China's best-known environmental advocates, shows off his latest tool in the fight against the nation's crippling air pollution: a computer app. Displayed on a tablet, the app shows a map of...