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Environmental Pollution

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  • First step on allergies: Clean up the indoor atmosphere

     First step on allergies: Clean up the indoor atmosphere
    Allergic rhinitis, also known as hay fever, is the fifth most common disease in the U.S. "'Hayfever' is a term I think most people use for seasonal pollen allergies (tree, grass, weed pollen)," said Dr. Sandra Y. Lin, associate professor, Department of...
  • From the Boathouse: Boating season is upon us

    Ahoy! The Newport Sea Base has declared that the figurative ice on the bay in front of the base has been broken and it's time for opening day, which is the tradition of yacht clubs on the East Coast. Since we boat year-round and our harbor does not ice...
  • Study links air pollution in Baltimore, DC to fracking outside Maryland

    Study links air pollution in Baltimore, DC to fracking outside Maryland
    Even though Maryland has yet to permit any hydraulic fracturing for natural gas, emissions linked to the controversial drilling technique have been detected in the air in Baltimore and Washington, according to a new study. In a paper published in the...
  • South Florida air quality continues to improve

    South Florida air quality continues to improve
    South Florida's air quality has improved dramatically since the late 1990s, as tougher federal rules for power plants and automobile exhaust reduced emissions of harmful pollutants, according to the American Lung Association's latest report on the nation'...
  • Drought making California's air quality worse, American Lung Assn. says

    Drought making California's air quality worse, American Lung Assn. says
    Despite increasingly aggressive clean air and fuel standards, years of drought are taking a toll on California's air quality, the American Lung Assn. says in a new report. The portion of California’s Central Valley from Fresno to Madera was the...
  • Study says pollution may have reduced birth weights in Beijing

    Study says pollution may have reduced birth weights in Beijing
    Exposure to air pollution may reduce the weight of newborn children, ¬†according to scientists who studied birth weights in Beijing before, during and after the 2008 Summer Olympic Games, when Chinese government controls temporarily reduced the city’...
  • Revive Md. smog rules

    Revive Md. smog rules
    Baltimore has some of the worst air pollution in the nation and, by no coincidence, some of the highest rates of pollution-related lung disease in the nation. That's why the Maryland Department of the Environment engaged in a years-long process to develop...
  • 'Flexibility' on coal will cost Maryland dearly

    'Flexibility' on coal will cost Maryland dearly
    Regarding your article "Hogan issues new smog-fighting rule with 'flexibility' for coal plants" (April 17), I was astounded that our new governor would consider choosing to protect the interests of a New Jersey corporation over the health and lives of...
  • Sierra Club, doctors to sue Hogan on power plant pollution

    Sierra Club, doctors to sue Hogan on power plant pollution
    The Sierra Club and a doctors group said Wednesday that they plan to sue Gov. Larry Hogan's administration for failing to enforce regulations that compel power plants to limit smog pollution. The groups submitted a 30-day notice of their intent to file a...
  • Don't subsidize polluting coal plants

    Don't subsidize polluting coal plants
    Gov. Larry Hogan's backtracking on improving air quality for Marylanders means more unnecessary suffering and premature death for citizens and taxpayers through continued corporate welfare for coal plants ("Hogan issues new smog-fighting rule with...
  • Hazy days ahead as smog season arrives

    Hazy days ahead as smog season arrives
    South Florida's usually good air quality worsens this time of year, as dry, sunny days create ideal conditions for the formation of smog. From late March through June, the period between the cool temperatures of winter and the thunderstorms of summer,...