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Environmental Pollution

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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Keystone XL could mean more carbon emissions than estimated, study says

    Building the Keystone XL pipeline could lead to as much as four times more greenhouse gas emissions than the State Department has estimated for the controversial project, according to a new study published in Nature Climate Change that relies on different...
  • Flesh-eating bacteria a low risk on Chesapeake Bay

    Flesh-eating bacteria a low risk on Chesapeake Bay
    Two recent cases of flesh-eating bacteria — one contracted by a man boating on the Chesapeake Bay — don't signal an uptick of the pathogen in local waters, experts say. But the cases are a reminder of what the aggressive vibrio vulnificus...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Chicago's hazy summer days could be gone

    Chicago's hazy summer days could be gone
    Summer in Chicago? It sure doesn’t feel like it. Lately you could slice through this air with a knife. And the sun has lost some of its luster. The good news? The thick air could be gone as soon as Tuesday. Part of the problem is the Canadian...
  • 'Code Orange' air quality forecast Tuesday

    'Code Orange' air quality forecast Tuesday
    Poor air quality, at levels hazardous to children and the elderly, is forecast in the Baltimore area Tuesday, according to the Maryland Department of the Environment. The agency expects "Code Orange" conditions between Baltimore and Washington, D.C.,...
  • Army Corps of Engineers to monitor dam water pollution in Northwest

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will have to notify environmental groups when pollutants pass through the government dams along the Columbia and Snake rivers in Oregon and Washington, in a groundbreaking settlement announced on Monday. As part of the...
  • Santa Barbara County oil-drilling project elicits worries

     Santa Barbara County oil-drilling project elicits worries
    It's been 45 years since a calamitous spill off Santa Barbara coated the picturesque coast with oil, killed wildlife and prompted tough new pumping restrictions. But new worries have emerged in Sacramento. It turns out that there was an exemption in a...