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Just two people spoke in opposition to granting air pollution control permits to Foxconn's planned manufacturing complex in Mt. Pleasant at a state Department of Natural Resources hearing Tuesday night in Sturtevant. Both speakers were there representing the League of Women Voters. Most of ...
As air pollution is largely considered to be an outdoor problem, people are little aware of indoor contaminants. The World Health Organisation estimated that each year 4.3 million people die of exposure to household pollutants. The EU Healthy Homes Barometer 2017 confirms that one out of six ...

New Delhi, battling severe pollution over the years, has taken a major policy leap to improve its air quality. Beginning April 01, the Indian capital city's fuel stations have been selling only Bharat Stage VI (BS-VI) fuel, the cleanest category available in the country today. BS-VI is at par with Euro VI, the ...
The phrase "don't mess with Texas" rings hollow when it doesn't apply to some of the state's worst polluters: major industries. A new study by watchdog advocacy group Environment Texas says Lone Star State companies are the biggest offenders in the nation when it comes to releasing pollution into ...
FAIRBANKS -- The Borough Assembly hosted an unprecedented meeting Tuesday including 16 military and municipal leaders to discuss ideas for reducing smoke pollution. State air quality officials warned the leaders that households and the five power plants in the Fairbanks North Star Borough ...
The Environmental Protection Agency on Monday took steps to challenge California's decades-old right to set its own air pollution rules, setting up a showdown between the federal government and a state that has emerged as a bulwark against the Trump administration's policies. The E.P.A. statement ...

Aluminum pollution from underground mines that have turned sections of Turtle Creek milky blue -- a pollution that kills aquatic life -- may impact the state's plans to stock trout along the creek on April 11 for the April 14 opening of trout season, state and local officials said. The Pennsylvania Fish and ...
NEW YORK - Pollution is one of the great existential challenges of the 21st century. It threatens the stability of ecosystems, undermines economic development and compromises the health of billions of people. Yet it is often overlooked, whether in countries' growth strategies or in foreign aid budgets, ...
Now, researchers from the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) have demonstrated that in October and November, a peak burning season in nearby Punjab, about half of all pollution in Delhi can be attributed to agricultural fires on some days. The research ...
PHOTO: The Harpeth River, seen from the Judson E. Mount Memorial Bridge in downtown Franklin during a 2018 snow storm / Photo by Brooke Wanser. By BROOKE WANSER. In response to a local environmental group's sponsored water pollution bill pertaining to the Harpeth River, the City of Franklin ...
The National Park Service also participated in the analysis of damages from the pollution. The revolutionary route taken by General George Washington and the French general Rochambeau leading to the siege at Yorktown passed through Pompton Lakes and was designated a historical trail in 2009.
The two cases were the first instances of pollution detected in Jersey reservoirs since high levels of farming chemicals were detected around the Island two years ago. During States questions, Deputy Jackie Hilton asked Environment Minister Steve Luce how concerned he was about the two incidents.
An extraordinary video surfaced at the beginning of March. British diver Rich Horner posted footage from a recent dive in waters off Bali, Indonesia. The video shows him swimming through a thick soup of plastic waste that includes wrappers, bags and other assorted multi-colored packaging. Horner's video ...
Light winds paired with a change in temperature have trapped smog over Calgary, prompting a special weather statement alert from Environment Canada. On Thursday at 5: 30 p.m., the agency warned that high levels of air pollution will remain over the city until westerly winds blow in later in the evening, ...
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is calling for stepped-up efforts to reduce nutrient pollution that contributes to algae blooms in Lake Erie but is not recommending new federal regulations to accomplish the task. A plan released by EPA's Chicago-based Region 5 office sets targets for reducing ...
The House voted Thursday to loosen certain air pollution standards for a specific kind of coal-fired power plant. The Satisfying Energy Needs and Saving the Environment Act, which passed 215 to 189, would set less stringent Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) standards for hydrogen chloride and ...
In US Energy Secretary Rick Perry's opening address at the CERAweek conference, he tried to garner interest for a global pro-fossil fuel alliance. This misguided initiative, supported wholeheartedly by Japan's Prime Minister Abe, is yet another way Perry is trying to bail out the coal companies. How does ...

I'm in the Maldives, trying not to cry into my snorkel as I stare at a manta ray, one of the most mesmerising creatures I've ever seen. It's a moment which lies in stark, heartbreaking contrast to the video posted a few days ago of diver Rich Horner swimming with mantas through a blizzard of plastic pollution off ...
A new study performed in the Netherlands has linked exposure to residential air pollution during fetal life with brain abnormalities that may contribute to impaired cognitive function in school-age children. The study, published in Biological Psychiatry, reports that the air pollution levels related to brain ...
India's capital, New Delhi, may not breathe easy for some more winters, if the budget allocation for a major anti-pollution measure is any indicator. The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on Wednesday announced a budget of $177m over two years to ...
Pollution particles emitted by diesel cars and trucks, coal-fired power plants, factories, rudimentary cook stoves, and the burning of forests are major contributors to the unhealthy pall of smog that blankets many cities and regions, particularly in the developing world. Scientists have long known that these ...
The cause and source of pollution in a Lincolnshire river which killed thousands of fish has been identified, the Environment Agency (EA) said. Thousands of fish - dead or gasping for air - were spotted in the River Witham between Kirkstead Bridge and Bardney Bridge, near Woodhall Spa, on Sunday.
But while momentum is building on tackling air pollution in major cities in western Europe, it's not on the agenda in central and eastern parts of the EU, according to Poliscanova. “In eastern and central Europe there are no low emission zones or diesel bans and there might be a situation where all these ...
The technology used in the project has excited Chinese researchers who are looking for solutions to the challenge of heavy pollution in Chinese cities. Early results are yet to be published but Cao Junji, a chemist at the Chinese Academy of Sciences' Key Laboratory of Aerosol Chemistry and Physics in ...
JAKARTA (THE JAKARTA POST/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - The 2018 Asian Games is just six months away and the Indonesian government has decided to focus on air quality in the host cities of Jakarta and Palembang, South Sumatra, given the high level of air pollution in the country. The Environment ...
Exactly how much microfiber pollution exists in the environment is a subject of research and debate. The United Nations has identified microfiber pollution as a key outgrowth of the 300 million tons of plastic produced annually. And a 2016 study in the journal Environmental Science & Technology found that ...
Robert Taylor isn't sure why he's alive. "My mother succumbed to bone cancer. My brother had lung cancer," he ticks them off on his fingers. "My sister, I think it was cervical cancer. My nephew lung cancer." A favorite cousin. That cousin's son. Both neighbors on one side, one neighbor on the other.
Exactly how much microfiber pollution exists in the environment is a subject of research and debate. The United Nations has identified microfiber pollution as a key outgrowth of the 300 million tons of plastic produced annually. And a 2016 study in the journal Environmental Science & Technology found that ...
A diver in Indonesia came across another stark reminder of all the plastic pollution swirling in the oceans. British diver Rich Horner was exploring a site known as Manta Point near the island of Nusa Penida, the largest of three islands off the southeastern coast of Bali, when he spotted a soup of jellyfish, ...
Bulc added that she was "not sure whether free public transport" was necessary to fight air pollution. The controversial suggestion was made by the German government in a letter to Brussels last month, as one of a range of possible measures Berlin is pondering to reduce pollution and avoid fines over ...
Pavan, which means “air” in Hindi, is an app that its creators say will provide real-time pollution data that users can track via map, similar to how weather apps function. The app will also offer air pollution forecasts and other features that let users share photos and information with each other and even ...
A rule change request before the Illinois Pollution Control Board deserves more attention. Dynegy, a Texas-based company, has worked in secret with Gov. Rauner's Illinois EPA to change the pollution rules. I'm from New York so I know a little bit about dirty air. If the Pollution Control Board allows Dynegy ...
The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources studied phosphorus pollution in more than 9,000 square miles of the river basin from Lake Wisconsin to Vilas County, The Wisconsin State Journal reported. The study includes Lake Wausau, Big Eau Pleine Reservoir, Lake Du Bay and Lake Delton.
Air pollution has become one of the most concerning health and environmental hazards not only in Hanoi, but throughout Vietnam. The issue covers political, social, economic, and environmental spheres. The effects of air pollution act on people's health over the years and have reached alarming levels.
Seagrasses are the “coastal canaries” of oceans and bays. When these underwater flowering plants are sick or dying, it means the ecosystem is in big trouble – typically due to pollution that reduces water quality. But when they are thriving and expanding, it is a sign that the ecosystem is becoming healthier ...
Swiss politicians have for years been trying to draw up a national strategy to deal with the problem of air pollution, but without success. Despite this failure, however, Bern seems determined to forge a country-wide approach – something which could stymie Geneva's attempts to go it alone and roll out its ...
Exactly how much microfiber pollution exists in the environment is a subject of research and debate. The United Nations has identified microfiber pollution as a key outgrowth of the 300 million tons of plastic produced annually. And a 2016 study in the journal Environmental Science & Technology found that ...
Without a touch of irony, the EPA celebrated Black History Month by publishing a report that finds black communities face dangerously high levels of pollution. African-Americans are more likely to live near landfills and industrial plants that pollute water and air and erode quality of life. Because of this, more ...
It is out of this unplanned and polluted sprawl that Gamsukh is determined to create a green community. If that sounds difficult, his next goal – honoring Mongolia's nomadic past while at the same time creating a sedentary community – seems almost impossible. Yet that hasn't stopped the 34-year-old power ...
BEIJING — China faced “critical battles” in defusing economic risks and reining in pollution, the country's premier, Li Keqiang, said on Monday in an annual state-of-the-nation report to lawmakers that has been overshadowed by a plan for President Xi Jinping to abandon term limits on his power. Mr. Xi was ...
Dame Sally Davies says pollution must be seen as a public health issue and not just an environmental concern. She recommends the government bring in tougher standards to cut air pollution and standardise any road charging introduced to cut nitrogen dioxide pollution from diesel traffic. In her annual ...
Releasing preliminary results of an ongoing "environmental census", China's ministry of ecology and environment said the number of sources of pollution in the country stands at about 9m, compared to 5.9m in its first census, in 2010. "The objectives and scope of the second census is different from those ...
New European research has found that exposure to air pollution while pregnant could affect the cognitive function of children, by changing the structure of the brain. Carried out by researchers from the Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal) in Spain and Erasmus University Medical Center in the ...
When most people think of air pollution they think of smokestacks and vehicles emitting pollutants into the atmosphere. Outdoor air pollution is associated with a range of adverse health effects including stroke, heart disease, lung cancer, and chronic and acute respiratory diseases. But we spend the vast ...
Up until the 1970s, 3M dumped the chemicals in landfills in the Twin Cities suburbs of Oakdale, Woodbury and Lake Elmo. Then, the chemicals leached into the groundwater. Groundwater pollution in that area was first discovered in 2004, and Minnesota filed its first suit in 2010. At certain levels, PFCs can ...
In 2015, German automotive giants Volkswagen became embroiled in a huge scandal when it was revealed that many of their vehicles contained devices intended to deceive pollution meters during testing conditions. The fallout from the scandal saw the recall of millions of cars, irreparable damage to the ...
The pollution of oceans with plastic litter, discarded nylon fishing nets and eco-toxic microbeads is well known as one of the great scourges of the modern age ― not just entangling and choking endangered, charismatic species like sea turtles, dolphins and even great whales, but attracting long-lived ...
Although we typically picture pollution as coming directly from cars or power plants, a large fraction of air pollution actually comes from chemical reactions that happen in the atmosphere. One necessary starting point for that chemistry is a group of hundreds of molecules collectively known as "volatile ...
The original aim had been to paint a broad-brush picture of pollution. Instead, the numbers—meant to represent average emissions from industrial activities—were incorporated into permits stipulating how much pollution individual facilities could release. This happened despite EPA warnings that about half ...
The global tide of ocean plastic pollution is a clear violation of international law, campaigners say. They have been urging for a new global treaty to tackle the problem. But a new report - to be presented to a Royal Geographical Society conference on Tuesday - says littering the sea with plastics is already ...


 

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