Pollution

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Asian Pollution Boosts Pacific Storm Power
Beijing air pollution
April 14th, 2014
Pollution from China's coal-burning power plants is pumping up winter storms over the northwest Pacific Ocean and changing North America's weather, a new study finds.
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Rare Smog Leads to Paris Travel Restrictions
Los Angeles smog
March 18th, 2014
High levels of air pollution forced travel restrictions around Paris on Monday, but some relief is on the way.
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Industry Attempting to Defeat Pollution Standards Before They Emerge (Op-Ed)
Carbon Monoxide Pollution From California Rim Fire
February 22nd, 2014
Can carbon standards survive against a public disinformation campaign?
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Air Pollution Deaths Should Not Be a Partisan Issue (Op-Ed)
Pollution over New Delhi
March 28th, 2014
Air pollution now causes one in eight deaths, globally.
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California Drought Worsens Air Pollution
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March 5th, 2014
The dry conditions in California have only worsened winter haze, so regulators are implementing burn bans to prevent soot from accumulating.
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Smothering Smog Over New Delhi Worries Health Officials
Pollution over New Delhi
February 5th, 2014
Increasing air pollution is threatening the health of those living in the Indian city of New Delhi.
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Secretive Group Calls for 'Guerrilla Warfare' on EPA (Op-Ed)
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December 12th, 2013
Should lawmakers be holding closed-door meetings with industry representatives about pollution?
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Air Pollution Linked to 1 in 8 Deaths Worldwide
Sunset in Shanghai, smog line, pollution
March 25th, 2014
Air pollution exposure contributes to one in eight deaths around the globe, according to estimates released Tuesday (March 25) by the WHO. More than doubling previous guesses, the new report says air pollution killed 7 million people in 2012/
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Chinese Man Sues Government Over Air Pollution
boy wearing a face mask in beijing against pollution
February 26th, 2014
A Chinese man in a northern city is suing the government for the choking pollution that has settled over the city, arguing that the government failed in its duty to protect the environment.
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Black Carbon Soot Greater in China, India Than Thought
A haze of pollution over Shanghai
January 27th, 2014
A new black carbon inventory shows that exposure to this pollutant is 130 percent greater than previous estimates have suggested, according to a new report.
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