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Environmental Pollution

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  • April 5 Letters: Saint Mary Star of the Sea School

    Editors' note: On Saturdays this month, the Daily Press is featuring letters to the editor from students at Saint Mary Star of the Sea School in Hampton. For information on how a Peninsula-area school might participate in a similiar letter-writing...
  • Emanuel ordinance grants exemption for petcoke

    Emanuel ordinance grants exemption for petcoke
    Faced with public outrage about gritty black dust blowing through Chicago’s Southeast Side, Mayor Rahm Emanuel talked of forcing towering mounds of petroleum coke out of Chicago and outlawing new piles with costly regulations. But the fine print...
  • Many 'green' cars carry greenhouse gas

    America's electric cars are better for the environment, but they share a dirty little secret. The Chevy Volt, Nissan Leaf and Tesla Roadster all use a super greenhouse gas known as HFC 134a as the refrigerant for their air conditioners. The liquid...
  • Loyola Blakefield team conjures imaginary plan for Harbor Point

    They toured the site — 27 aces of prime waterfront property wedged between ritzy Harbor East and trendy Fell's Point in Baltimore City. They met with the developer, who reviewed his $1 billion project of offices, retail, residential and hotel....
  • NASA gets ready to launch a new SAGE III to study Earth's climate

    NASA gets ready to launch a new SAGE III to study Earth's climate
    NASA’s second-in-command, Robert Lightfoot, paid a visit to the Langley Research Center in Hampton on Wednesday as part of a tour of the agency’s 10 field centers. While at NASA Langley, Lightfoot viewed a mockup of the SAGE III instrument...
  • Stormwater fee flap smoothed over

    Stormwater fee flap smoothed over
    A dispute brewing in Annapolis over a late bid to alter Maryland's storm-water fee law - one that reportedly threatened approval of the state's budget - was resolved Thursday, with lawmakers agreeing to limit a proposed exemption from the controversial...
  • In Theory: Should churches take a position on fracking?

    In Theory: Should churches take a position on fracking?
    Having recently made legal claims to historical gas and mineral rights under vast tracts of British land, the Church of England has taken a position against those who oppose hydraulic fracturing, or fracking — the process of breaking up rock...
  • Kate Galbraith: Objective environmental studies of fracking needed

    Kate Galbraith: Objective environmental studies of fracking needed
    With Russia menacing Ukraine and Europe with its natural gas heft, the cry has gone out from British Prime Minister David Cameron, The Wall Street Journal, and even (implicitly) President Barack Obama: more fracking! If only the EU would stop...
  • Expanding nuclear power will benefit U.S.: Front Burner

    I believe nuclear energy has a significant role to play in meeting the energy demands of the 21st century. This is perhaps not surprising, as I work at Argonne National Laboratory, where researchers were the first to harness nuclear power to produce...
  • Lowe's to pay $18.1 million in settlement of hazardous waste case

    North Carolina-based home-improvement retailing giant Lowe's Cos. Inc. has agreed to pay $18.1 million to settle California claims that it illegally disposed of hazardous wastes at more than 100 of its home-improvement stores throughout the state. The...
  • Bid to alter storm-water fees draws fire

    Bid to alter storm-water fees draws fire
    A late bid in Annapolis to alter Maryland's storm-water fee law has drawn fire from environmentalists and from the attorney general's office, calling it an unconstitutional end run on the legislative process. Senators meeting with their House...