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  • Man-made climate change may need man-made remedies, science panel says

    Man-made climate change may need man-made remedies, science panel says
    Alarmed by the rapid pace of climate change, a key federal science panel is urging a major research effort into high-tech schemes that could cool the planet if prevention fails, potentially including giant machines to suck greenhouse gases from the air,...
  • West Aurora proposes $800,000 in school building repairs

    West Aurora proposes $800,000 in school building repairs
    If the West Aurora School Board grants its approval next week, the district will see about $800,000 worth of repairs and building projects this summer, regardless of whether an $84.2 million bond referendum passes in April. The school board recently...
  • Trash-burning power project hits new snag

    Trash-burning power project hits new snag
    A long-delayed trash-burning power plant in South Baltimore has hit a new snag, as a regional government group has backed away from its pledge to buy electricity from the controversial project. The Baltimore Regional Cooperative Purchasing Committee &#...
  • Md. needs more clean energy

    Md. needs more clean energy
    Maryland currently ranks fifth in the nation for worst air quality and produces over 60 percent of its energy from dirty sources like coal and natural gas. Immediately after his inauguration, Gov. Larry Hogan rolled back coal regulations that would have...
  • California scientists link tiny particles in car exhaust to heart disease

    California scientists link tiny particles in car exhaust to heart disease
    A new study by California scientists has linked chronic exposure to microscopic air pollutants in vehicle exhaust to deaths from heart disease. The finding bolsters evidence that ultrafine particles, which are not regulated by state or federal...
  • Wood-burning ban extended

    Southern California air quality regulators extended a ban on wood burning to Friday, its third straight day. Residents in Orange County and surrounding communities are barred from lighting up fire places, fire rings or stoves fueled by wood until...
  • Builder touts health benefits of some newly built homes

    Builder touts health benefits of some newly built homes
    Is your home making you sick? A lot of people think so. Or at least they're worried about that possibility, according to researchers at Harvard University, who say that 1 in 4 homeowners express some level of concern that an aspect of their homes is...
  • Southern California expected to miss 2015 deadline to curb soot

    Southern California expected to miss 2015 deadline to curb soot
    Southern California is likely to miss a 2015 deadline to clean soot from the air, according to the region’s chief smog-fighting agency, which approved a plan Friday blaming the drought for reversing a long-term decline in fine-particle pollution....
  • 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...