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  • Utah oil town turns against midwife who asked about infant deaths

    Utah oil town turns against midwife who asked about infant deaths
    Veteran midwife Donna Young prides herself on delivering healthy babies. In 20 years, she has coached hundreds of pregnant women in this energy boomtown. She calls them her girls. When one mother delivered a stillborn infant in May 2013 — Young'...
  • Importing trash a bad idea for Palm Beach County

    Importing trash a bad idea for Palm Beach County
    The Solid Waste Authority of Palm Beach County wants to import trash for the purpose of burning it in its incinerator. They argue that outside vendors should be permitted to pay less than county residents. Our group opposes the importation of trash into...
  • Tips: How to Build a Cleaner Fire in Woodstoves or Fireplaces

    Across the country this holiday season, families and friends will gather around fires in woodstoves or fireplaces. But how you build that fire – and what you burn – can have a significant impact on air quality and health, both inside your home...
  • Republicans formerly cared about clean air

    Smog used to be a dirty four-letter word in Republican politics. In 1970, the Clean Air Act passed the Senate with bipartisan support of 73-0 and was signed into law by a Republican president, Richard Nixon. Twenty years later another Republican...
  • Beautiful clouds harm ozone layer

    Beautiful clouds harm ozone layer
    South Florida frequently has interesting cloud formations, simply because our moist warm atmosphere produces so many big fluffy marshmallows in the sky. But there’s a kind of cloud produced in the Earth's most frigid regions, and it's much more...
  • Orlando's ozone pollution could violate proposed limits

    Orlando's ozone pollution could violate proposed limits
    The amount of lung-damaging ozone inhaled by Orange County residents in recent years would exceed new limits for the pollutant that were proposed recently by the federal government. A push by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for further...
  • In China, app aims to shame polluters by showing who is fouling air

    In China, app aims to shame polluters by showing who is fouling air
    Sitting at a desk in his small office here, Ma Jun, one of China's best-known environmental advocates, shows off his latest tool in the fight against the nation's crippling air pollution: a computer app. Displayed on a tablet, the app shows a map of...
  • More commuters look to Metro van pools as alternative to solo driving

    Driving solo to work continues to define L.A.'s entrenched car culture. But commuters across the county are increasingly turning to alternatives such as the van pool, a venerable ride-sharing option that can reduce air pollution, travel times and...
  • Traffic lights, chump and porn: Letters

    Traffic lights, chump and porn: Letters
    Synchronize traffic lights I noted in Monday's Sentinel an article about the Environmental Protection Agency and ozone levels and a comment that one option to reduce ozone levels is to synchronize traffic lights ("Our ozone might top EPA limits")....
  • Ten worst regulations of 2014

    As 2014 comes to a close, it is enveloped in red tape. From the breakfast table to the night light, government regulators invaded nearly every moment of our lives. Here's our take on the 10 worst examples of the past year: 10. Federal Censorship...
  • City smog threatens our health and the economy

    City smog threatens our health and the economy
    The EPA's recent decision to tighten limits on smog pollution is commendable and necessary ("Holding one's breath, GOP style," Dec. 8). Maryland has some of the worst air pollution on the eastern seaboard, with 86 percent of residents living in areas...