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  • School bus filtration system cuts pollution by 88%
    School bus filtration system cuts pollution by 88%
    Los Angeles freeways are a benefit to Angelenos, but they are also often congested and smoggy. Children riding school buses on LA roads and freeways are exposed to high levels of pollution, resulting in respiratory problems such as asthma and...
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    Trash Free Maryland: no more plastic bags
    On February 12th a bill was introduced to the Maryland General Assembly that would ban plastic bags in Maryland, according to TrashFreeMaryland.org. If this bill is passed retailers will only distribute plastic bags for certain items, such as...
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    Obesity linked to level of pollutants in body
    Researchers at the University of Granada in Spain have found a relationship between certain environmental pollutants in the body and levels of obesity. Individuals with more pollutants in their fat tissue had higher levels of cholesterol and...
  • The water supply of Charleston last year
    One year after water supply poisoned, West Virginia lawmakers aim to do it again
    Last year at this time residents of Charleston were unable to drink or use their tap water thanks to contamination from a mystery chemical used in the coal cleaning process. The chemical, known only has “crude MCHM,” has never had it...
  • Huge plastic gyre in each major ocean
    5 reasons why seafood may be unsafe
    This list helps explain why it's a good idea to shop for seafood carefully because the pollution in the planet's oceans is making fishing unsustainable and the seafood less healthy. 1. Great Pacific Garbage PatchImproperly disposed plastic...
  • Climate change is real, but GOP doesn't give a spit
    Climate change is real, but GOP doesn't give a spit
    Look, when you are driven by “Big Oil” and capitalists, you are going to do what you are bought and paid for to do. That is, sign off on the Keystone XL Pipeline and keep the oil flowing from Canada to the Gulf.Who will benefit?Big...
  • Environmental health not money motivates cutting electricity use
    Environmental health not money motivates cutting electricity use
    Receiving one’s electric bill can be—pardon the pun—shocking, especially during the summer months when the air conditioner is converting cool cash into cool air. Utility companies and other entities tout methods to trim...
  • Pregnant women exposed to pollution face higher risk of congenital defects
    Pregnant women exposed to pollution face higher risk of congenital defects
    Air pollution is associated with a higher risk of pregnant women giving birth to offspring with congenital malformations, says the American Friends of Tel Aviv University. The study was announced on Dec. 22, 2014, and was published in...
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    Tons of Trash in the World's Oceans
    Nearly 270,000 tons of plastic is floating in the world's oceans, according to a new study by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).The trash is composed of at least 5.25 trillion pieces of plastic, according to NOAA...
  • Sign up for free air quality alerts, apps and more
    Sign up for free air quality alerts, apps and more
    Do you know there's an air quality alert issued in cities like Minneapolis, Louisville, Indianapolis and Atlanta this weekend? Take advantage of free email alerts and apps about air quality, and you'll receive this important information...
  • Time to pull the plug
    When is it time to pull the plug on oil investment?
    The time is now.Capitalists who have deep investments in petroleum and fossil fuel reserves are conflicted with the national and global imperative to transform to renewable energy. States such as Alaska, and others that have fossil fuel reserves...
  • Economists show how to beat the Clean Power Plan
    Economists show how to beat the Clean Power Plan
    States could avoid the intended reduction in pollution defined in the Clean Power Plan supported by President Obama and the Environmental Protection agency simply by building more power plants. This is the consensus of opinion of thirteen of the...
  • Georgia’s ‘Dirty Dozen’ filthiest waterways put communities at risk
    Georgia’s ‘Dirty Dozen’ filthiest waterways put communities at risk
    It’s a crying shame. Severely polluted water, Georgia is surrounded by it. The waters themselves are so polluted enjoying Georgia’s favorite water activities, like fishing and swimming has become a danger. The fact that drinking water...
  • Stop pointing the finger at fishing, point it at polluting industries
    Stop pointing the finger at fishing, point it at polluting industries
    Sandy muddy bottoms peak August and October in Georgia In the marshes, estuaries and winter beaches, you can go as far as a mile or two out searching for crabs. Crabbing has declined over the years, the same attitude prevails commercial fishermen...
  • NPS seeks public thoughts on air pollution in national parks
    NPS seeks public thoughts on air pollution in national parks
    The National Park Service (NPS) is opening a new public comment period on its plan to survey visitors about how well they can see in national parks. NPS is following up on a pilot study it did two years ago to see how people perceive the effects...