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Environmental Pollution

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  • Pianist Yoko Miwa At Hartford Public Library

    Pianist Yoko Miwa At Hartford Public Library
    It's been several decades since Boston-area pianist Yoko Miwa, who brings her longstanding trio to Hartford Public Library on Sunday, March 30, switched from playing classical music to jazz, but the move wasn't as difficult as you might imagine. Miwa,...
  • Vernon's Exide battery plant: An environmental wake-up call

    Vernon's Exide battery plant: An environmental wake-up call
    There's no clearer sign that state environmental regulators have failed to protect public health than the warning issued this month to parents living in the shadow of the Exide battery recycling plant in Vernon: Don't let children play in the dirt in your...
  • Several ways to clean yourself out

    Several ways to clean yourself out
    Dear Pharmacist: I had to get a colonoscopy last month and, fortunately, everything is OK. But it made me worry about colon cancer. My doctor recommended a stool softener and laxative. What else do you suggest for colon health? — P.C., Ocala...
  • Opposition grows as oil pipelines proliferate in northern Minnesota

    PARK RAPIDS, Minn. Leon Rogers has lived next to crude oil pipelines for years. He's had enough. With four pipelines already buried beneath his farmland and a fifth one planned next to his house, Rogers and many of his neighbors are no longer...
  • Texas oil spill blocks Houston Ship Channel, threatens wildlife

    Oil spilled from a barge in Galveston Bay in Texas, blocking the busy Houston Ship Channel and threatening birds at a nearby wildlife sanctuary, officials and environmentalists said. U.S. Coast Guard officials said as much as 168,000 gallons of oil...
  • Across from Harbor Point, an unofficial air-monitoring effort

    Across from Harbor Point, an unofficial air-monitoring effort
    Ana Rule stepped onto a balcony outside the Inn at the Black Olive Sunday morning to check the first results of an unusual air-monitoring effort — one intended to make sure official monitoring across the street is accurate. The hotel in Baltimore'...
  • On this date in history: Exxon Valdez runs aground

    On this date in history: Exxon Valdez runs aground
    On March 24, 1989, the Exxon Valdez supertanker ran aground, creating one of the largest oil spills in U.S. history. The tanker was owned and operated by the Exxon Corporation, and ran aground on a reef in Alaska’s Prince William Sound. The...
  • At night, the ocean cleanses smoggy air, study suggests

    At night, the ocean cleanses smoggy air, study suggests
    The ocean doesn’t just moderate temperatures and influence weather in some of the world’s biggest cities; it also has the power to cleanse the air, new research suggests. At night, the sea surface can absorb and remove up to 15% of smog-...
  • 25 years later, oil spilled from Exxon Valdez still clings to lives, habitats

    WASHINGTON Andy Wills was sleeping on a friend's couch in Cordova, Alaska, on March 24, 1989, ready to head out and harvest spring herring in Prince William Sound. "My buddy had just handed me a cup of coffee in the morning and we're watching 'Good...
  • Under the Hood: A primer on automotive emissions

    QUESTION: I've heard you refer many times to the emissions produced by automobiles. Could you please elaborate on them? What emissions are produced, and what I can do to reduce them? Emily Upton ANSWER: Great question, Emily. The four main automobile/...
  • Local Voices North: March 6 edition

    Local Voices North: March 6 edition
    Letters to the editor from Winnetka, Glenview and Park Ridge. Winnetka 'secret' A resident once complained to me that if "Winnetka's dirty little secret" got out, no one would want to move here anymore. "What's the dirty little secret?" I asked....