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Environmental Pollution

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  • Neighbors of proposed warehouse give Lower Nazareth supervisors an earful

    Residents near the site of a proposed 822,500-square-foot warehouse in Lower Nazareth got another chance to plead their case Tuesday night to the township's Board of Supervisors. The board heard testimony from approximately 20 residents of Lower Nazareth...
  • An EPA rule will clarify its authority on water

    The following editorial appeared in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on Tuesday, April 8: The interconnection of the natural world has long been part of human wisdom. "All the rivers run into the sea," notes Ecclesiastes, and they do this even if they are...
  • Vernon battery recycler denied permission to resume lead smelting

    Vernon battery recycler denied permission to resume lead smelting
    A Vernon battery recycler may not resume lead smelting until its furnaces can operate in compliance with tough new air district rules on arsenic emissions. The South Coast Air Quality Management District's hearing board ruled Tuesday that Exide...
  • CicLAvia draws thousands down six-mile stretch of Wilshire Boulevard

    CicLAvia draws thousands down six-mile stretch of Wilshire Boulevard
    Eric Dietrich has finished the Boston Marathon and rowed the Charles River. But the Echo Park resident's favorite event is the popular CicLAvia festival. He's never missed one, pumping his wheelchair with arms through each route. On Sunday, Dietrich...
  • Major forest fire in New Jersey sends smoke odor to neighboring states

    Major forest fire in New Jersey sends smoke odor to neighboring states
    Reports of a smoky odor and haze in Philadelphia and parts of New York City, including Long Island, stem from a major forest fire burning in a remote area of New Jersey's Wharton State Forest. Emergency radio dispatches indicate firefighting activities,...
  • Environmental SWAT team tests runoff to nab polluters

    Environmental SWAT team tests runoff to nab polluters
    It's just after midnight when it starts to drizzle near downtown Los Angeles. Lara Meeker, a short blond wearing a purple rain jacket, pulls into a fast-food parking lot a few blocks from the Los Angeles River, watches the sky and waits. The watershed...
  • Vast reservoir expected to prevent Everglades pollution

    Vast reservoir expected to prevent Everglades pollution
    A gigantic above-ground reservoir — the largest in Florida at 24 square miles — is rising above sugar cane fields in southwest Palm Beach County to help cleanse polluted water before it rushes into the Everglades. More than 100...
  • Pete Snyder: Be green all year with a healthy lawn

    Another St. Patrick's Day may have passed, but that doesn't mean it's time to put away the green just yet. By maintaining a healthy lawn, you and your family are doing your part to help protect Florida's pristine environment — and that type of green...
  • A small win for polluters [Editorial]

    A small win for polluters  [Editorial]
    Two years ago, the General Assembly passed a law requiring Maryland's 10 largest jurisdictions to begin imposing a stormwater fee to cover the costs of reducing pollution that results when rain sweeps dog droppings, pesticides, motor oil and other harmful...
  • Crib mattresses emit chemicals, study finds

    Babies are exposed to chemical emissions from crib mattresses while they sleep, according to a new study from the University of Texas at Austin. A team of university environmental engineers analyzed the foam padding and plastic covers of 20 new and old...
  • Toxic emission spikes at fracking sites are rarely monitored, study finds

    People in natural gas drilling areas who complain about nauseating odors, nosebleeds and other symptoms they fear could be caused by shale development are usually told by state regulators that monitoring data show the air quality is fine. But a new study...