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  • It's good Toomey-Casey waste coal plan failed

    It's good Toomey-Casey waste coal plan failed
    It is disappointing that Sen. Casey and Sen. Toomey introduced legislation to exempt waste coal plants from important clean air safeguards designed to protect public health ("Toomey-Casey amendment on waste coal power plants fails in Senate"). Their...
  • On the Big Island, volcanic activity could worsen respiratory problems

    On the Big Island, volcanic activity could worsen respiratory problems
    Visitors to the Big Island who suffer chronic respiratory problems are being urged to take common-sense precautions because of air pollution caused by volcanic activity. Conditions are right for increasing particulate levels over southern and eastern...
  • Antarctica: Mystery continent holds key to mankind's future

    Antarctica: Mystery continent holds key to mankind's future
    Earth's past, present and future come together here on the northern peninsula of Antarctica, the wildest, most desolate and mysterious of its continents. Clues to answering humanity's most basic questions are locked in this continental freezer the...
  • Proposed ordinance seeks to erase graffiti in Emmaus

    Proposed ordinance seeks to erase graffiti in Emmaus
    Scribblings on the walls of buildings and dwellings are being targeted for expulsion by Emmaus Borough Council. Council members discussed an ordinance Tuesday aimed at curtailing graffiti within the borough before the problem becomes widespread. Set...
  • How did the port shutdown affect L.A. air quality?

    How did the port shutdown affect L.A. air quality?
    Dozens of ships backed up off the Los Angeles and Long Beach ports in recent days, unable to unload cargo because of a protracted labor dispute. Work resumed at the ports Tuesday, but the slowdown in shipping traffic raised concerns that emissions from...
  • Beijing seeks to contain its population, and with it, problems

    As closing time approaches, the 20-story wholesale clothing emporium called Shiji Tianhe Market is madness. All day, local bargain hunters and retailers from outside Beijing have been sifting through apparel varying  from faux fur coats to the latest...
  • Don't give a free pass to polluters, Mr. Hogan

    Don't give a free pass to polluters, Mr. Hogan
    I am a 79-year-old retired assistant superintendent of Baltimore County Public Schools and a former resident of Dundalk. I lived and worked in the Dundalk area for over 50 years. Though I am retired, I was active in Dundalk leading community projects...
  • Hogan should support air pollution rules

    Hogan should support air pollution rules
    Two days ago, I was watching an adorable young girl running on the playground in Baltimore chasing her father and trying to catch him. Eventually, she plopped down near me and we started chatting. After asking her if she had caught her father, she said...
  • Hogan wrong to block air quality rules

    Hogan wrong to block air quality rules
    Recently, The Baltimore Sun reported that Gov. Larry Hogan "[hit] the pause button" on a number of pending regulations initiated by Gov. Martin O'Malley ("Hogan moves quickly to block controversial environmental regulations," Jan. 21). One of these...
  • Science has found a way to explain that after-rain smell

    Science has found a way to explain that after-rain smell
    A team of researchers at MIT has come up with a scientific explanation for that earthy smell in the air after a light rain. Basically, when rain hits a porous surface such as soil, tiny air bubbles are trapped and then shoot back up and burst in a...
  • Hogan moves quickly to block controversial environmental regulations

    Hogan moves quickly to block controversial environmental regulations
    In one of his first acts after taking office Wednesday, Republican Gov. Larry Hogan withdrew a handful of regulations proposed in the final weeks of the previous Democratic administration. One hotly contested proposal would have curbed Eastern Shore...