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Environmental Pollution

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  • Mercury levels rise in oceans

    Mercury levels rise in oceans
    Man has pumped tens of thousands of tons of mercury into the world’s oceans in the last 500 years, nearly tripling the amount of the toxic heavy metal in sea water, according to a study published online Wednesday in the journal Nature. The study,...
  • Ships to slow down off California to save whales and cut pollution

    A program being launched off the California coast this summer will tackle two environmental problems posed by thousands of cargo ships that ferry goods to and from the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach each year: Not only are the hulking vessels major...
  • Heading into the late innings on climate change

    Heading into the late innings on climate change
    We're numbers guys. Climate science is all about observations and data. They reveal the past and help us plan the future. In meteorology, observations and data are the backbone of forecasts and statistics are the vertebrae of narratives. We're also fans...
  • Environmentalists say NRG plan doesn't go far enough

    Environmentalists expressed frustration with NRG Energy's pollution reduction plan announced Thursday, saying it didn't go far enough. NRG Energy said it will cease coal operations at one generating unit in Romeoville (the Will County plant), convert its...
  • Power firm NRG to close plant, cut jobs, as part of pollution reduction plan

    Power firm NRG to close plant, cut jobs, as part of pollution reduction plan
    NRG Energy Inc. announced Thursday a pollution reduction plan for its four Illinois coal-fired generating plants that pushed the state more than halfway toward meeting new proposed federal limits for reducing carbon dioxide pollution. NRG Energy...
  • Cargo ship plan aims to protect whales, air quality off Santa Barbara

    A pilot program starting this summer will tackle two environmental problems posed by thousands of cargo ships that use the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach each year: The hulking vessels are major sources of air pollution and the shipping lanes overlap...
  • Bill would cap income eligibility for state's clean-vehicle rebates

    Bill would cap income eligibility for state's clean-vehicle rebates
    California wants 1.5 million zero-emission vehicles on the road by 2025 — more than 15 times the number now. So the state pays buyers $2,500 per car, on top of a $7,500 federal tax credit, to help speed development and promote widespread adoption....
  • Lake Erie not alone in suffering from harmful algae

    Lake Erie not alone in suffering from harmful algae
    The crisis may have eased in Toledo, but the toxic algae in Lake Erie that contaminated the water supply for 500,000 people in Ohio continues to plague lakes and rivers across the country, including here in Maryland. Lake Williston, a swimming hole...
  • Study: Flame retardants found in moms, kids

    Study: Flame retardants found in moms, kids
    One flame retardant is linked to cancer and was voluntarily taken out of children's pajamas in the 1970s after researchers discovered it mutated DNA. The other was touted as an eco-friendly chemical that would neither escape from household furniture nor...
  • Farm manure threatens Lehigh watershed

    Jamie and Glenda Pini stood in the pasture of their small farm, among a herd of rambunctious goats, several large Angus cattle, and a pile of manure. The Pinis' farm, off Route 100, north of Interstate 78, where highways and warehouses transition to...
  • L.A. is working on major zoning code revamp

    L.A. is working on major zoning code revamp
    Los Angeles passed a law last year requiring bicycle racks within 50 feet of the front door of many new buildings. But a problem surfaced immediately: The federal Americans With Disabilities Act requires handicapped parking spaces with an easy path to the...