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"We believe that the proposed increase of air pollution from this facility represents a serious environmental justice issue and a serious threat to the health of the children of south Dearborn," Leonard said. "We believe it is absolutely necessary for the MDEQ to deny both proposed permits in order to protect ...
WASHINGTON -- Federal regulators want more complete data from Ohio regarding pollution levels in Lake Erie after state officials left it off a list of impaired waterways despite a recent history of toxic algae blooms in the western end of the lake. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency last week sent a ...

In bid to speed up EPA, Pruitt takes on entrenched air pollution system .... expand plants must navigate a laborious permitting process that routinely requires them to spend 18 months going back and forth with state environmental agencies to gain permits needed to emit more pollution into the atmosphere.
The study's analysis reports that the World Health Organization estimated that 2,227 deaths in Rwanda were caused by air pollution in 2012 where the main cause of death from poor air quality in Rwanda was acute lower respiratory disease and stroke. "In 2012, top cause of morbidity (being sick) in health ...
Environment ministers from some of the EU's worst air pollution offenders have been summoned to Brussels for an end-of-month meeting with the European Commission, where they will have to answer some tough questions. EU environment chief Karmenu Vella has invited ministers from Germany, France, Italy, Spain, the ...
The state program makes developers who clean up and redevelop polluted properties eligible for state tax credits based on the expenses for a cleanup and what is spent to redevelop and build once the cleanup is done. The First Prize application did not have an estimated cost of the project, which aims to ...

In this July 26, 2013, photo, Des Moines water works lab supervisor Jeff Mitchell prepares a water sample for nitrate testing in Des Moines. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel). By The Associated Press |. January 18, 2018 at 6:00 pm. NEW ULM, Minn. -- A south-central Minnesota county rejected the state Department of agriculture's ...
This month Beijing's government released figures showing the most dangerous air pollution particles, known as PM2.5, have dropped by a third over the past five years. Beijing's Environmental Protection Bureau said the average reading for the smallest and most dangerous PM2.5 particulate matter was ...
air pollution is a complex mixture of gases and particles in the atmosphere. Air pollutants are defined as compounds known to be deleterious to human health and welfare. In the United States, air pollutants are categorised as criteria and hazardous pollutants. The criteria pollutants generally derive from ...
As part of this effort, and in response to the historic problems triggered by Harvey, we have come together to advance smart policies that can reduce the public's exposure to air pollution. These requests include more tools for the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality to protect public health and ...
Beijing -- The fire from a sunken Iranian tanker ship in the East China Sea has burned out, a Chinese transport ministry spokesman said Monday, although concerns remain about possible major pollution to the sea bed and surrounding waters. The spokesman, who only gave his surname, Zhao, said the ...
The latest anti-pollution operations will likely stay in place for several days but aren't expected to negatively impact private company operations, Miha Hribernik, senior Asia analyst at Verisk Maplecroft, said in a note. Asia's fourth-largest economy is the eighth-worst performing country in Verisk Maplecroft's ...
Fairfield Council is investigating a pollution incident after Heckenberg residents reported a foul smell and black sludge in Green Valley Creek. Pictures: Eliza Barr. Fairfield mayor Frank Carbone said the council was investigating the pollution incident. "We are in the process of organising an urgent clean-up ...
As it turns out, that will be a major plot point in James Wan's Aquaman, and Arthur's first solo movie will focus heavily on the threat posed by pollution in the oceans. In fact, according to Momoa, the real-life issues of pollution and contamination of the sea will factor into the film's depiction of the conflict ...
Toronto has low to moderate air pollution levels, but spikes in air pollution remain common. On these days, authorities issue air quality alerts to warn the public and encourage people to reduce physical activities outdoors. The programme is based on information campaigns (web notifications and media ...
PROVO -- A group determined to tackle pollution at Utah Lake is proposing building an island city to help stymie toxic algae blooms that plague the water. KSL-TV reports that the group Arches Utah Lake envisions an island city that could house up to 500,000 people. The group's project manager, Todd ...
The negotiations are in response to a $100 million-plus lawsuit filed by the CLF against the PDA alleging stormwater runoff from the Pease International Tradeport has polluted area waterways. Thursday's joint motion to the federal court seeks a judge's order placing the lawsuit, including a Jan. 22 pre-trial ...

We all scream ourselves hoarse about rising air pollution every other day, but what do we do in the face of the grim statistics? With close to seven million Indians dying premature deaths every year due to air pollution, countless students and entrepreneurs are working on innovations to combat pollution.
Half a century ago, the US abandoned several military bases in Greenland, leaving behind toxic pollution. Now, the Danish ... Since then, Greenland has petitioned Denmark, which controlled the island as a colony during WWII, to clean up the pollution or request that the US do so. It appears that Denmark ...
Pennsylvania and other Northeast states are suing the federal government after the Environmental Protection Agency refused to expand a control measure to western states that are creating pollution that floats over eastern cities. They argued that the ozone pollution, or smog, those western states create is ...
When we think of air pollution, we often conjure up images of vast metropolises in the Far East, the sun blocked out by smog as people wearing facemasks hurry down the busy sidewalks. But air pollution is also a problem closer to home, in Germany, for example. Temporary driving bans don't just exist in ...
"air pollution is a national, pan-India problem. It's not limited to urban centers and megacities, and it disproportionately affects rural Indians more than urban Indians," said Chandra Venkataraman, a professor at the Indian Institute of technology Bombay, who was a member of the working group that ...
In a major study, the World Bank found that Iran is losing a sizable percentage of its gross domestic product to air pollution. Those costs are mainly driven by lost productivity, since schools and factories are shut down on bad air days to avoid the dangerous health effects of breathing the dense, toxic air.
SHIJIAZHUANG, Jan. 14 (Xinhua) -- Three cities in north China's Hebei Province had raised the alert for air pollution to the highest level Sunday. The red alert will be effective from Sunday with no specific time to lift. Local environmental authorities forecast heavy pollution would persist until Jan. 17 in the ...
The Allegheny County Health Department has adopted new air-pollution rules that give industries better incentives to comply and hits them with tougher penalties when they don't -- penalties that could redound to the benefit of the communities they pollute. The new regulations appear to be an important ...
An environmental group working with the University of Chicago is poised to sue U.S. steel over the repeated release of toxic chemicals into Lake Michigan if a deal is not reached by Sunday between the company and environmental regulators. But the Indiana Department of Environmental Management ...
Three sources of pollution -- space debris, radio interference and light pollution -- already are particularly worrisome. And the situation is getting worse. In the next two decades, as many as 20,000 satellites could be launched into low Earth orbit, LEDs will become the dominant source of artificial light, and ...
In 2013, China rolled out a plan to reduce its notorious air pollution within five years. But new data show that Chinese policy makers really do have to choose between economic growth and clean air--at least in the short term. To get a sense of that, just compare pollution data in the first quarter and the ...
"Although ambient air pollution concentrations have decreased across all of Massachusetts, these reductions had a higher relative impact on populations that were already in the lowest exposure categories, hence the increase in exposure inequality," says Patricia Fabian, school of public health research ...
On a bright, beautiful October day, Lebanese fisherman Emilio Eid is in his boat on the Mediterranean Sea. Lebanon's scenic mountain ranges are clear in the distance. But the water around him is brown and littered with pieces of floating plastic. He spots bottles, a toothbrush, a used condom. An acrid ...
pollution in Beijing and in 27 other cities in northeastern China has fallen precipitously, dropping 33 percent on average compared with the last three months of 2016. In Beijing, pollution fell 53 percent. Greenpeace estimated that lower pollution levels resulted in 160,000 fewer premature deaths across ...
Large areas of the world's oceans are rapidly losing oxygen as a result of global warming and pollution, threatening marine ecosystems and the hundreds of millions of people who depend on them, according to a new study. The scientists expect deoxygenation to increase well beyond these so-called dead ...
The state is crafting a credit trading program that would allow a factory, farm or sewer plant to offset its pollution by purchasing credits from another entity that has reduced its foul output. Known as "water quality credit trading" by backers, the idea is increasingly popular with states seeking a business-friendly ...
A legislative committee approved a Republican bill Tuesday that would dramatically relax Wisconsin's air pollution regulations, clearing the way for a vote ... The proposal would require the state Department of natural resources to repeal any state air pollution rules that go beyond federal regulations within ...
City health officials last month rejected Watco Transloading's petition to avoid installing air pollution monitors around the Calumet River storage terminal it purchased earlier in 2017 from energy company Kinder Morgan. The decision followed a series of inspections that found dust blowing out of storage ...
Marylebone Road and Hyde Park Corner, both in central London, have the most polluted postcodes in Britain, says a new study on air quality. The data comes from a project to map concentrations of nitrogen dioxide (NO2) across the country. However, the results also show that large parts of Britain have ...
An ad for Dyson's air purifier has been banned for implying that indoor pollution is more damaging to health than outdoor pollution such as vehicle exhaust particles. The television ad for the company's purifier heater, seen in May, showed a woman at the window of her house looking visibly concerned, ...
High levels of air pollution are being monitored in the Londonderry area, the Department of Environment has said. Low levels of pollution are also being monitored in other parts of Northern Ireland. The department said there is a possibility that other urban areas will experience high air pollution as a result ...
The division bench of justice Vikram Nath and justice Abdul Moin issued the directions on a PIL moved by lawyer Moti Lal Yadav, seeking strict compliance of the Noise pollution (Regulation and Control) Rules that had been framed in 2000. Reiterating that right to live in freedom from noise pollution and ...
River and lake pollution has been been ranked as one of the country's top concerns in a public opinion poll. Signs warned of the ... The Colmar Brunton poll surveyed a thousand New Zealanders, 75 percent of which said they were extremely or very concerned about the pollution of waterways. The cost of ...
Bakersfield, Calif. - air pollution is a hot topic around Kern County, and local experts gathered Saturday, Jan. 6 to educate the community on this continued issue. The Central Valley Air Quality Coalition held its "Air pollution In Your Neighborhood" talk at Hodel's Country Dining. Attendees received a ...
There have been almost 3,000 pollution incidents in Welsh rivers in the past three years, but only 38 prosecutions. Thousands of fish have died with 17% of issues caused by water companies and 15% by agricultural leaks. Figures from January 2013 to February 2016 come a year after a large slurry leak in ...
The amount of air pollution a mother is exposed to around the time of conception is directly linked with the risk of her baby being born with birth defects, according to a new study published in the Journal of Pediatrics on December 10th, 2017. In other words, women who breathe heavily polluted air in the ...
In the wake of unprecedented wildfires that ravaged Northern California, we would do well to reflect on the primary factors that led to the worst air pollution ever recorded in the area. More than 8,500 buildings and homes were destroyed in the fire, many of which were filled with a wide array of products that ...
In the wake of unprecedented wildfires that ravaged Northern California, we would do well to reflect on the primary factors that led to the worst air pollution ever recorded in the area. More than 8,500 buildings and homes were destroyed in the fire, many of which were filled with a wide array of products that ...
Mr Yao's company, which at its peak employed 80 people, is just one minor casualty in China's sweeping campaign to reduce pollution. For years the government has vowed to go green, yet made little progress. It has flinched at reining in dirty industries, wary of the mass job losses that seemed likely to ...
Dr. Joshua Graff Zivin, a professor of economics in the school of Global Policy and strategy and the Department of Economics at the University of California San Diego, says there are more subtle effects -- a hidden cost to air pollution, we should also be considering. "What we're learning is that at severe ...
FILE - In this Aug. 1, 2012 file photo, the downtown skyline is shown on the West Bank of the Willamette River in Portland, Ore. Oregon is suing the agrochemical giant Monsanto over PCB pollution that it says has contaminated dozens of its waterways and leached into ground soil around the state.
People walking outdoors with masks are an increasingly common sight in the capital of India, where the toxic air, which ranks among the world's dirtiest, has rung alarm bells. Now a team of innovators from the prestigious Indian Institute of technology, New Delhi, is offering another solution: a tiny ...
Small particulate pollution, called PM 2.5 for short, is capable of traveling deep into human lungs and is associated with respiratory issues, heart attacks and a plethora of other medical concerns. And the Wasatch Front's unique geography make it vulnerable to inversions, where a lid of high-altitude warm ...


 

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