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Tag: Pollution


More Bad News About Water Safety Could Affect Millions of Americans

A new Harvard study reveals excessive levels of toxic chemicals linked to cancer and other ailments.

Posted on Aug 12, 2016 READ MORE


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Irish Agriculture Faces Emissions Dilemma

Pledges by Ireland to cut its emissions of greenhouse gases could be undermined by government plans for a major expansion of the country’s agricultural sector.

Posted on Aug 4, 2016 READ MORE


Coal Mine Pollution









Posted on Jun 9, 2016 ENLARGE



You May Be Breathing In Little Pieces of Plastic

An environmental health expert warns that microplastic, long known to damage marine life, could be entering the air. And the consequences to the human body are unknown.

Posted on May 9, 2016 READ MORE



Oil Industry’s Suppression of Climate Science Began in 1940s, Documents Reveal

“What we found is they knew a great deal, and they knew it much earlier and with greater certainty than anyone has recognized or that the industry has admitted.”

Posted on Apr 13, 2016 READ MORE



Coal Pollution Costs Western Balkans Dearly

Heavy pollution from coal-fired power stations results in Serbia losing a third of its national wealth annually because of premature deaths caused by poor air quality.

Posted on Mar 17, 2016 READ MORE



Voices From the Front Lines of the Flint Water Crisis

The Michigan crisis is, on the surface, about water—but this debacle is also about democracy.

Posted on Feb 17, 2016 READ MORE


Emissions









Posted on Feb 14, 2016 ENLARGE



Flint All Over Again? Lead Poisoning Scandal Strikes Ohio Town

The state’s Environmental Protection Agency has asked its federal counterpart to open a criminal investigation into what occurred in Sebring.

Posted on Jan 26, 2016 READ MORE


VIDEO: Oceans Will Be Swimming With More Plastic Than Fish by 2050, Report Warns

A new report by the World Economic Forum says 8 million tons of plastic end up in the ocean every year—the equivalent of one garbage truckload of waste every minute. The report projects that by 2050, the weight of plastic in the seas will exceed that of the fish.

Posted on Jan 20, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN


Chinese Pollution









Posted on Dec 15, 2015 ENLARGE



Beijing Issues Its First Red Alert Over Smog as the City Goes Into Shutdown

The ruling will impose tougher restrictions on industry and business in an attempt to curb the Chinese capital’s pollution, which Greenpeace has called an “airpocalypse.”

Posted on Dec 7, 2015 READ MORE



VIDEOS: Unprecedented Mining Disaster in Brazil Devastates Village, Wildlife, Fishing Economy

Brazil is suing two multinational mining companies connected to the collapse of a dam that killed 13 people and displaced hundreds, while ravaging river ecosystems and polluting part of the Atlantic Ocean with mud and wastewater containing toxic levels of mercury, arsenic and other metals.

Posted on Nov 28, 2015 READ MORE



More Warming Will Bring a More Polluted Future

Global warming will increase airborne aerosols and cause more atmospheric pollution, scientists say.

Posted on Nov 16, 2015 READ MORE



Saving Humanity From Climate Chaos Means Saying No to Business as Usual

Corporations should not be a part of climate negotiations at the upcoming United Nations talks in Paris. They are part of the problem, not the solution.

Posted on Nov 5, 2015 READ MORE



Oslo to Become the First Major City to Ban Cars From Its Center

Norway’s capital plans to permanently ban all cars from its city center by 2019, becoming the first European capital to do so. It will also create more than 35 miles of bike lanes and invest heavily in public transportation.

Posted on Oct 21, 2015 READ MORE


Water on Mars









Posted on Sep 30, 2015 ENLARGE



Volkswagen’s Deception May Have Caused Almost a Million Tons of Extra Pollution Every Year

Volkswagen’s rigging of emissions tests for 11 million cars may be responsible for up to nearly a million tons of air pollution a year worldwide, according to a Guardian analysis.

Posted on Sep 23, 2015 READ MORE



Too Warm, Too Few Fish: Health Warning for World’s Oceans

Rampant overfishing combined with the impact of climate change is seriously endangering the well-being of the oceans, environmental analysts say.

Posted on Aug 27, 2015 READ MORE


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Posted on Aug 11, 2015 ENLARGE



A Water Crisis Is Menacing Egypt

A fixed water supply for a rising population means Egypt has less water per person each year, and critics say the government has done almost nothing to resolve the crisis or even help ease the suffering of those most affected.

Posted on Aug 5, 2015 READ MORE



As Glaciers Melt in Ecuador, Pope Francis Challenges Technocrats, Touts ‘Keeping’ the Environment

Pope Francis continues to preach environmentalism as he addresses crowds in Latin America, a challenging message in poor countries where over-exploitation of natural resources is a constant temptation.

Posted on Jul 8, 2015 READ MORE



Combating Climate Dangers Is Seen as Medical Emergency

International experts say the last 50 years of health advances worldwide will be jeopardized unless urgent steps are taken to confront climate change.

Posted on Jun 24, 2015 READ MORE



VIDEO: Making Polluters Pay Us Is Step 9 to Saving the Economy

Instead of investing in dirty fuels, let’s start charging polluters for poisoning our skies—and then invest the revenue so that it benefits everyone.

Posted on Jun 11, 2015 READ MORE



Polar Bears Weakened by Pollution as Well as Warmth

Climate change causing habitat loss and reduced food is the main problem for polar bears, but plastic waste and other pollutants are growing risks.

Posted on Apr 17, 2015 READ MORE



China Ramps Up Rhetoric on Climate Change

A senior Chinese official warns that climate-related temperature rises could seriously affect the country’s harvests and major infrastructure projects.

Posted on Mar 28, 2015 READ MORE



Old King Coal Is Sick—but Not Yet Dying

The building of coal-fired power stations across much of the world is declining, but the trend is not enough to avert the risk of climate change reaching dangerous levels.

Posted on Mar 19, 2015 READ MORE



Fertilizers Help Toxic Algae Thrive in Warming World

Scientists warn that excessive use of fertilizers, combined with warmer water in lakes, threatens to poison drinking water supplies.

Posted on Mar 13, 2015 READ MORE



Serious Doubts Over Europe’s Greenhouse-Gas Reduction Target

Europe has made substantial progress in cutting greenhouse gas emissions, but its long-term reduction aims look unachievable, says a new report.

Posted on Mar 11, 2015 READ MORE



Urgent Campaign Aims to Curb Pollutants’ Deadly Effects

Carbon dioxide is public enemy No. 1 in the fight against climate change, but other pollution is having a big impact—and causing millions of premature deaths.

Posted on Mar 6, 2015 READ MORE



Arctic Melting Opens Sea Route to More Pollution

Increasing loss of Arctic sea ice is likely to soon mean that more ships can use the polar passage—affecting climate, health and air quality.

Posted on Feb 14, 2015 READ MORE



India Set to Defy Warnings on Coal’s Climate Impact

While even China, the world’s leading coal producer, begins to recognise the fuel’s serious polluting effects, India has announced it aims to double production to meet soaring energy demands.

Posted on Nov 7, 2014 READ MORE



Air Pollution Compounds Effects of Climate Change

Reduced monsoon rainfall and increased river flow are two extremes that new research has linked to man-made impacts on climate caused by air pollution.

Posted on Oct 13, 2014 READ MORE



World of Clean Energy ‘Feasible’ by Mid-Century

International researchers, in what they believe is the most comprehensive global assessment of clean energy’s potential, report that a low-carbon system could supply the world’s electricity needs by 2050.

Posted on Oct 10, 2014 READ MORE



‘Amazon of U.K.’ Being Destroyed for Grouse Shooting

Managing moorlands so that more birds can be reared for lucrative shooting parties is adding to climate change by destroying layers of peat and releasing large quantities of stored carbon dioxide into the atmosphere.

Posted on Oct 6, 2014 READ MORE



Current Trends Follow Book Predicting Global Collapse

Research from the University of Melbourne found forecasts made in the 1972 book “Limits to Growth” regarding resource use, population growth, industrial output and other factors of the world’s economy and ecosystems to be accurate.

Posted on Sep 4, 2014 READ MORE



Tar Oil Pipeline’s Hidden Pollution Danger

European researchers say a 2,000-mile pipeline designed to carry controversial tar sands oil from Canada to the southern U.S. may lead to much more pollution than previously calculated.

Posted on Aug 15, 2014 READ MORE



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Under Water: The EPA’s Struggle to Combat Pollution

For years, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has been frustrated in its efforts to pursue hundreds of cases of water pollution — repeatedly tied up in legal fights about exactly what bodies of water it has the authority to monitor and protect.

Posted on Jul 24, 2014 READ MORE



Win-Win Way to Aid Food Security and Climate

Scientists in the U.S. believe they have identified a way to feed billions more people, while reducing the strains and stresses on the environment.

Posted on Jul 24, 2014 READ MORE



Drink Your Broccoli, Kids! It May Save You From Air Pollution’s Effects

Really, everyone, not just kids, should be eating those little green trees that have been found to help bodies eliminate toxins related to environmental contamination. But for those of you who can’t stomach it, scientists have developed a beverage chock full of the vegetable.

Posted on Jun 24, 2014 READ MORE


War on Coal









Posted on Jun 9, 2014 ENLARGE



New Environmentalists Taking Bold Actions, and They’re Working

No longer dominated by the traditional “Big Green” groups that were taking large donations from corporate polluters, the new environmental movement is broader, more assertive and more creative.

Posted on May 26, 2014 READ MORE



Reefs Merit Protection Money

Restoring threatened reefs that protect about 200 million people in coastal communities would cost 20 times less than building artificial breakwaters to reduce the effect of pounding waves, scientists calculate.

Posted on May 19, 2014 READ MORE



Ozone Rise Will Choke U.S. Cities

Poor air quality and health problems are expected to become the summertime norm across the country as ground level ozone rises 70 percent.

Posted on May 18, 2014 READ MORE


Oh Noah









Posted on Apr 16, 2014 ENLARGE



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Dear America: Climate Change’s Threatening Water, Plants, Animals No Matter What Party You Belong To

A Gallup poll has found that only 35 percent of Americans are concerned about climate change, and that proportion is barely up from the previous year.

Posted on Apr 5, 2014 READ MORE


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Posted on Apr 4, 2014 ENLARGE


Water’s Future









Posted on Feb 6, 2014 ENLARGE



China Unveils Comprehensive Pollution Monitoring System

Measures would require the country’s biggest polluters to report air emissions and wastewater discharges on a more or less continuous basis—and make the information available to the public.

Posted on Jan 27, 2014 READ MORE


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