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Environmental Pollution

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  • Exelon, politics and Illinois' low-carbon future

    Exelon, politics and Illinois' low-carbon future
    As a series of policy meetings kicks off Monday in Chicago to begin hashing out a plan to cut carbon emissions in Illinois, Chicago-based Exelon is busy pulling political strings to ensure it is rewarded financially for its nuclear power plants, which...
  • Newport Bay beach closed after sewage spill

    A beach along Newport Bay is closed for swimming and diving after a sewage spill Wednesday afternoon, according to Orange County health officials.   About 50 gallons of sewage was spilled from a boat into the water at dock near Bayside Drive Beach, said...
  • The fate of the California gnatcatcher

    The fate of the California gnatcatcher
    Southern California developers are petitioning federal authorities to kick the California gnatcatcher off the list of threatened species, where it's been since 1993. They're backed by a scientific study, which they helped fund, showing a lack of DNA...
  • Winter Park finding environmental solutions in the rainy season

    Winter Park finding environmental solutions in the rainy season
    As one of the tasks that Troy Attaway handles in his role as Wnter Park’s public works director, he noted “We’re always looking for places to treat storm water.”  It’s not as easy as it sounds. “Since we don’t...
  • L.A. County supervisors blast cleanup of only 2 homes near Exide plant

    L.A. County supervisors blast cleanup of only 2 homes near Exide plant
    The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors wrote a letter to Gov. Jerry Brown on Tuesday blasting the California Department of Toxic Substances Control for slow progress in testing and cleaning up lead-contaminated soil at dozens of homes near a troubled...
  • Latinos join EPA in taking a stand against bad air days

    Summer heat hasn't begun to wane, and neither have those familiar "bad air day" warnings. They are all too common in cities like Los Angeles, Houston, Pittsburgh and Washington, D.C., where high temperatures cause ozone to reach unhealthy levels....
  • Illinois coal plant owners say they've done their part

     Illinois coal plant owners say they've done their part
    Owners of coal- and natural gas-fired power plants in Illinois told regulators Monday that they should look to other generators to reduce the state's carbon footprint. "A more cost-effective approach for Illinois is likely to include the voluntary...
  • China's air pollution worsens in July, highest in north

    BEIJING (Reuters) - Air pollution across 74 major Chinese cities worsened in July compared to last year, according to government data released on Tuesday, showing that the government is having trouble shaking its smog problem. The 74 cities struggled...
  • Oil companies fracking into drinking water sources, new research shows

    Energy companies are fracking for oil and gas at far shallower depths than widely believed, sometimes through underground sources of drinking water, according to research released Tuesday by Stanford University scientists. Though researchers cautioned...
  • Rain inspires new Hogan attack on Brown

    Rain inspires new Hogan attack on Brown
    Discussing the weather might once have been an alternative to arguing about politics, but not in Maryland in 2014. Before the front that brought torrential rains to Maryland Tuesday had even passed, it became the basis for an attack by Republican...
  • Clean power and energy efficiency for all Md. residents [Commentary]

    Clean power and energy efficiency for all Md. residents [Commentary]
    As Maryland considers options for cutting climate-warming emissions from existing power plants, the good news is we're already ahead of most other states in meeting new targets proposed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. But let's not rest on...