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Air Pollution

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  • NRG committed to clean air in Md.

    NRG committed to clean air in Md.
    Much has been said and written about proposed new emissions regulations in Maryland, including two recent letters to the editor in The Sun that vilify NRG Energy and misrepresent its stance on improving Maryland's environment. In the interest of accuracy,...
  • Newington Electric Branches Out, Takes Cues From Concerns Over Outages, Exhaust

    Newington Electric Branches Out, Takes Cues From Concerns Over Outages, Exhaust
    NEWINGTON — After the Halloween snowstorm that dropped 12 inches of snow on Bradley International Airport in 2011, Newington Electric President Ed Ingalls saw the distress wrought by five days without electricity. "The phone rang off the hook...
  • NY health officials issue advisory on air quality

    State health and environmental officials are urging New Yorkers to take steps to save energy and reduce smog following an air quality advisory Friday in the lower Hudson Valley. The officials note that summer heat can lead to the formation of ground...
  • ConocoPhillips and Phillips 66 to pay $11.5 million in pollution case

    ConocoPhillips and Phillips 66 to pay $11.5 million in pollution case
    Texas energy companies ConocoPhillips and Phillips 66 will pay a total of $11.5 million to settle a lawsuit alleging that hundreds of their gas stations violated California anti-pollution laws since 2006. The civil complaint, filed in January 2013,...
  • State enacts tougher ozone rules

    State enacts tougher ozone rules
    Stiffer ozone pollution regulations approved by the state legislature last week won't affect the county's two coal-fired plants, but will force other area power plants to make changes to comply, officials said. The measure enacts some regulations...
  • Study: Cutting carbon dioxide saves 3,500 US lives a year

    The Obama Administration's hotly debated plan to reduce heat-trapping carbon dioxide from the nation's power plants will save about 3,500 lives a year by cutting back on other types of pollution as well, a new independent study concludes. A study from...
  • 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...
  • From the Boathouse: Boating season is upon us

    Ahoy! The Newport Sea Base has declared that the figurative ice on the bay in front of the base has been broken and it's time for opening day, which is the tradition of yacht clubs on the East Coast. Since we boat year-round and our harbor does not ice...
  • Lawmakers give reluctant nod to Hogan pollution rule

    Lawmakers give reluctant nod to Hogan pollution rule
    State lawmakers gave their reluctant approval Friday to a watered-down plan by the Hogan administration to curb smog-forming air pollution from Maryland's coal-fired power plants. While clearing the way for modest emission reductions this summer,...
  • Neighborhood calls for Pittsburgh steel foundry to make cuts

    A steel foundry that employs hundreds of people in a trendy Pittsburgh neighborhood has come under fire by residents and environmental activists concerned about air pollution and activities there that they say have become a nuisance. They want McConway &...
  • Study links air pollution in Baltimore, DC to fracking outside Maryland

    Study links air pollution in Baltimore, DC to fracking outside Maryland
    Even though Maryland has yet to permit any hydraulic fracturing for natural gas, emissions linked to the controversial drilling technique have been detected in theĀ air in Baltimore and Washington, according to a new study. In a paper published in the...