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Environmental Pollution

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  • Supreme Court upholds rules curbing greenhouse gases from power plants

    The Obama administration’s drive to regulate global-warming gases won a surprising victory in the Supreme Court on Monday with the support of two conservative justices. Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. and Justice Antonin Scalia joined the court&...
  • Long Island Sound's Ebb And Flow: Water Is Cleaner, But Warming Is New Threat

    Long Island Sound's Ebb And Flow: Water Is Cleaner, But Warming Is New Threat
    Long Island Sound has been Connecticut's connection to the world for centuries, a source of sustenance and solace that has helped define who we are as a state. This natural paradise also has become a sewer for our industrialized and urbanized society, a...
  • Accelerate State's Brownfield Redevelopment

    Cities have been the centerpiece of Connecticut's economy for more than 150 years. All municipalities, however, contributed significantly to the state's growth. In recent decades, businesses in the heart of every municipality fell victim to hard times...
  • James Pitts dies at 93; his research led to cleaner air in California

    James Pitts dies at 93; his research led to cleaner air in California
    James Pitts, an influential smog researcher whose work was used to craft California's pioneering air quality regulations, has died. He was 93. Pitts died in his sleep of natural causes at his Irvine home on June 19, according to his wife, Barbara...
  • Congress the butt of Obama's climate science jokes

    Congress the butt of Obama's climate science jokes
    President Barack Obama lampooned congressional skepticism over climate change on Wednesday, saying that lawmakers who balk at tackling air pollution are either blind to science or cowed by extremists. In a speech to the League of Conservation Voters, the...
  • Congress shouldn't muddy the waters on the EPA's Clean Water Act rule

     Congress shouldn't muddy the waters on the EPA's Clean Water Act rule
    The Clean Water Act, which has been on the books since 1972,, has slowed the degradation of the nation's lakes, rivers and streams by blocking polluters from using waterways as sewers. Careful oversight by the Environmental Protection Agency has brought...
  • Grants target storm-water pollution

    Grants target storm-water pollution
    State and federal officials joined a Chesapeake Bay nonprofit Thursday in announcing the award of more than $3.7 million to 34 organizations to reduce storm-water pollution in Maryland and three neighboring states and the District of Columbia. Nine of the...
  • Laguna may require sewer pipe inspections

    Laguna Beach is looking into taking a stronger stance on sewer line inspections in its continued effort to reduce spills from blocked pipes. After input from the Laguna Board of Realtors during Tuesday's council meeting, council members discussed...
  • How Obama can help rebuild the middle class

    How Obama can help rebuild the middle class
    Stymied by the partisan gridlock, President Obama's recent directives to bar federal contractors from discriminating against gay employees and to cut carbon pollution are bold examples of how presidents have used their executive powers to address critical...
  • Chicago is your friendly Big Brother

    Chicago is your friendly Big Brother
    This summer, data scientists and architects in Chicago are working on a new form of civic infrastructure: highly visible, aesthetically pleasing, one-foot-square boxes mounted on light poles that track environmental conditions around them. If this is...
  • Trout, the bay — and your drinking water — at risk in the Senate [Commentary]

    Trout, the bay — and your drinking water — at risk in the Senate [Commentary]
    On Monday, the Chesapeake Executive Council signed the Chesapeake Watershed Agreement, a collaborative effort across multiple states to protect and restore the Chesapeake Bay. But the celebration of the watershed agreement may be premature. Down the...