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Environmental Pollution

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  • Another Ebola challenge: Disposing of medical waste

    Another Ebola challenge: Disposing of medical waste
    A single Ebola patient treated in a U.S. hospital will generate eight 55-gallon barrels of medical waste each day. Protective gloves, gowns, masks and booties are donned and doffed by all who approach the patient's bedside and then discarded. Disposable...
  • Let California's plastic bag ban stand

    Let California's plastic bag ban stand
    Some people just don't know when to stop fighting. Immediately after Gov. Jerry Brown signed the nation's first statewide ban on disposable plastic bags, the plastics industry vowed to overturn it. Since then, out-of-state bag makers have contributed $2.5...
  • Smog limits are badly needed

    Smog limits are badly needed
    Maryland has the worst air on the East Coast and highest premature death rate in the nation. National Academy of Sciences data suggest that health impacts resulting from fossil fuels cost $73 per household per month in Maryland and are a drag on the...
  • Holding one's breath, GOP style

    Holding one's breath, GOP style
    Last month, the Obama administration announced tougher Clean Air Act rules intended to reduce ground-level ozone, the chief component of the smog that plagues the Baltimore-Washington area and much of the nation. With at least half the pollution blowing...
  • Smoke in downtown L.A. awful? No advisory, but some are uncomfortable

    Smoke in downtown L.A. awful? No advisory, but some are uncomfortable
    No air quality advisories have been issued in downtown Los Angeles after Monday morning's massive fire, but some area employers were handing out masks to make breathing more comfortable for workers. The fire destroyed an apartment tower under...
  • Polish waste-processing firm rejects toxic shipment from El Salvador

    A waste incineration plant in southern Poland has rejected a shipment of pesticide-tainted soil and runoff from El Salvador after residents staged protests over the impending delivery of waste linked to kidney disease. The deal was to have earned SARP...
  • Universal Studios to open Beijing theme park in 2019

    Universal Studios to open Beijing theme park in 2019
    After 13 years of negotiations and planning, Universal Parks & Resorts said Monday it would open a $3.3-billion, 300-acre theme park in Beijing. The company and its Chinese partners did not set an opening date, but state-run media said the complex would...
  • 100 years later, the dust settles in the Owens Valley

    100 years later, the dust settles in the Owens Valley
    One hundred and one years after Los Angeles opened the aqueduct to draw water from the Owens Valley, the city has reached a settlement over how it will control dust blowing off the dry Owens Lake bed. The deal will save L.A. hundreds of millions of...
  • Study finds declining air pollution from Metrolink maintenance yard

    Study finds declining air pollution from Metrolink maintenance yard
    Potentially harmful diesel emissions from Metrolink's maintenance facility near downtown Los Angeles are in decline and lower than other air pollution sources in the area, according to a study released Friday. The health risk assessment, which was...
  • New dust-busting method ends L.A.'s longtime feud with Owens Valley

    New dust-busting method ends L.A.'s longtime feud with Owens Valley
    Los Angeles ended a bitter dispute with Owens Valley on Friday with the announcement of a truce in a decades-long dispute over water and dust. Under an agreement between the city and Owens Valley air quality regulators, Los Angeles will use a new,...
  • In smoggy China, masks become stylish accessory

    For millions of Chinese, China's air pollution crisis has made donning a mask as reflexive as reaching for an umbrella when it rains. The country sees heavy pollution so frequently that weather forecasts have a special symbol for "haze." But nothing can...