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Environmental Pollution

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  • State Report: Air Quality Up, But Other Problems Remain

    State Report: Air Quality Up, But Other Problems Remain
    HARTFORD — Connecticut's air quality last year was the best in decades, according to the state's official environmental watchdog group, but we're not doing so well on preserving open space or protecting bats and turtles. The Council on...
  • TV ad hits Hogan for blocking air pollution curbs

    TV ad hits Hogan for blocking air pollution curbs
    Environmental and health groups have launched a television ad blitz Thursday calling on Gov. Larry Hogan to release an air pollution regulation that he blocked when he took office. "Marylanders didn't vote for dirty air last November," the 30-second...
  • Stronger ozone standards are more than a moral and legal imperative

    Stronger ozone standards are more than a moral and legal imperative
    Decades after scientists described the ways in which air pollution scars and shrivels young lungs, groundbreaking research out of USC has delivered the good news that clean-air regulations are making a difference. In a longitudinal study that measured...
  • House panel weighs air pollution limits Hogan yanked

    House panel weighs air pollution limits Hogan yanked
    A House committee is scheduled to hear testimony today on a bill that would impose an air pollution regulation that Gov. Larry Hogan withdrew when he took office. The bill, sponsored by Del. Dana Stein, would require Maryland's coal-burning power plants...
  • Officials want to drop emissions tests in 27-plus counties

    North Carolina's Department of Environment and Natural Resources said Thursday that it's recommending the state eliminate emissions testing for cars and trucks in more than two dozen counties by 2016. Emissions tests are now required in 48 counties for...
  • Paris chokes on pollution; City of Light becomes City of Haze

    Paris chokes on pollution; City of Light becomes City of Haze
    Nine-year-old Lily Martin has been coughing for most of the last three weeks. From morning to evening and most of the night, it has been hack, hack, hack. She is pale and exhausted. Her mother, Sophie, is worried sick. The child is not the only one...
  • Air pollution takes a double toll on babies' brains

    Air pollution takes a double toll on babies' brains
    A common pollutant in vehicle exhaust, power plant emissions and cigarette smoke can shrink white matter in fetal brains and cause developmental damage during the toddler years, a new study suggests. In 40 children examined by researchers, prenatal...
  • Reining in the coal industry's assault on public health

    Reining in the coal industry's assault on public health
    The U.S. Supreme Court Wednesday will hear arguments in a crucial case about regulating mercury and other toxic air pollution coming from coal-fired power plants. At stake is a very dangerous precedent that industry profits are more important than...
  • How did the port shutdown affect L.A. air quality?

    How did the port shutdown affect L.A. air quality?
    Dozens of ships backed up off the Los Angeles and Long Beach ports in recent days, unable to unload cargo because of a protracted labor dispute. Work resumed at the ports Tuesday, but the slowdown in shipping traffic raised concerns that emissions from...
  • Cleaner air is linked to stronger lungs in Southern California children

    Cleaner air is linked to stronger lungs in Southern California children
    Cleaner air has for the first time been linked to bigger and stronger lungs among school-age children, according to findings released Wednesday from a two-decade study in Southern California. The research by USC scientists, published in the New...
  • 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...