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Air Pollution

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  • Report: Chicago is sixth 'sneeziest and wheeziest' in U.S.

     Report: Chicago is sixth 'sneeziest and wheeziest' in U.S.
    Chicago ranked as the sixth "sneeziest and wheeziest" city in the United States in a new report on how climate change and carbon emissions are affecting allergies and asthma. The undercurrent of the report, which was compiled by the Natural Resources...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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 the air in Baltimore and Washington, according to a new study. In a paper published in the...
  • South Florida air quality continues to improve

    South Florida air quality continues to improve
    South Florida's air quality has improved dramatically since the late 1990s, as tougher federal rules for power plants and automobile exhaust reduced emissions of harmful pollutants, according to the American Lung Association's latest report on the nation'...
  • Drought making California's air quality worse, American Lung Assn. says

    Drought making California's air quality worse, American Lung Assn. says
    Despite increasingly aggressive clean air and fuel standards, years of drought are taking a toll on California's air quality, the American Lung Assn. says in a new report. The portion of California’s Central Valley from Fresno to Madera was the...
  • Study says pollution may have reduced birth weights in Beijing

    Study says pollution may have reduced birth weights in Beijing
    Exposure to air pollution may reduce the weight of newborn children, ¬†according to scientists who studied birth weights in Beijing before, during and after the 2008 Summer Olympic Games, when Chinese government controls temporarily reduced the city’...
  • 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...