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Air Pollution

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  • First step on allergies: Clean up the indoor atmosphere

     First step on allergies: Clean up the indoor atmosphere
    Allergic rhinitis, also known as hay fever, is the fifth most common disease in the U.S. "'Hayfever' is a term I think most people use for seasonal pollen allergies (tree, grass, weed pollen)," said Dr. Sandra Y. Lin, associate professor, Department of...
  • Revive Md. smog rules

    Revive Md. smog rules
    Baltimore has some of the worst air pollution in the nation and, by no coincidence, some of the highest rates of pollution-related lung disease in the nation. That's why the Maryland Department of the Environment engaged in a years-long process to develop...
  • 'Flexibility' on coal will cost Maryland dearly

    'Flexibility' on coal will cost Maryland dearly
    Regarding your article "Hogan issues new smog-fighting rule with 'flexibility' for coal plants" (April 17), I was astounded that our new governor would consider choosing to protect the interests of a New Jersey corporation over the health and lives of...
  • Sierra Club, doctors to sue Hogan on power plant pollution

    Sierra Club, doctors to sue Hogan on power plant pollution
    The Sierra Club and a doctors group said Wednesday that they plan to sue Gov. Larry Hogan's administration for failing to enforce regulations that compel power plants to limit smog pollution. The groups submitted a 30-day notice of their intent to file a...
  • Don't subsidize polluting coal plants

    Don't subsidize polluting coal plants
    Gov. Larry Hogan's backtracking on improving air quality for Marylanders means more unnecessary suffering and premature death for citizens and taxpayers through continued corporate welfare for coal plants ("Hogan issues new smog-fighting rule with...
  • Death of Dundalk woman found at incineration facility ruled a homicide

    Death of Dundalk woman found at incineration facility ruled a homicide
    The death of a Dundalk woman whose body was found at the Wheelabrator trash incineration facility has been ruled a homicide, Baltimore police said Wednesday. Nicole Marie Torain, 34, had last been seen about 3 p.m. Saturday on the 3500 block of Elmley...
  • Manchin seeks help after W.Va. veterans clinic closes

    U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin is asking the federal government to provide a mobile clinic or temporary space for one that would serve veterans in West Virginia and Virginia. The West Virginia Democrat made the request in a letter Friday to Veterans Affairs...
  • Hogan an environmental governor? Not if you like to breathe clean air

    Hogan an environmental governor? Not if you like to breathe clean air
    The article "Chesapeake Bay's surprising wins" (April 15) pointed out several key victories for environmental legislation coming out of the 2015 legislative session. This isn't surprising considering our newly elected governor, Larry Hogan, has promised...
  • Beijing's worst sandstorm in 13 years is just 'normal spring weather'

    BEIJING Rule No. 1 for surviving Beijing's often-brutal living conditions: Develop a sense of humor. Smog. Frigid winters. Smog. Scorching summers. Smog. Gridlocked traffic. And oh, have you heard about the smog? The latest air assault came Wednesday...
  • Hogan issues new smog-fighting rule with "flexibility" for coal plants

    Hogan issues new smog-fighting rule with "flexibility" for coal plants
    Gov. Larry Hogan is reconsidering his predecessor's attempt to make coal-fired power plants install costly new pollution controls, switch to cleaner-burning fuel or shut down. Three months after yanking a clear-air rule issued by Democratic Gov....
  • Push for cleaner stoves in poor countries to cut pollution

    Every evening, hundreds of millions of Indian women hover over crude stoves making dinner for their families. They feed the flames with polluting fuels like kerosene or cow dung, and breathe the acrid smoke wafting from the fires. The smoke, containing...