Cutting Emissions Benefits Our Health And Outweighs Costs Involved

September 30, 2014- Cutting carbon emissions from sources like power plants and vehicles can lower asthma rates and other health problems, a new study finds.

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Solar Energy May Not Be As Green As We Think

September 26, 2014- When you see solar panels, you might think they’re an icon for ‘going green.’ But while generating electricity through solar panels is better for the planet than burning fossil fuels, that’s not always the case.

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Unregulated Trash Burning Makes Air Pollution Worse

September 24, 2014- The burning of trash worldwide pumps more pollution into the air than official records indicate. A new study led by the National Center for Atmospheric Research estimates that more than 40 percent of the world's garbage is burned in such fires, emitting gases and particles that can substantially impact human health and climate change.

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Illegal Cigarettes: A Great Deal More Than You Bargained For

September 22, 2014- Disturbing news comes from the United Kingdom, where Local Government Association (LGA) officials are warning consumers that black market cigarettes could be filled with toxic substances including human excrement, dead flies and asbestos.

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Minnesota Home Sellers Navigate New Radon Disclosure Law

September 19, 2014- Radon, an odorless, colorless gas, is the leading cause of lung cancer in non-smokers. Since January, Minnesota has required all home sellers to disclose any information they have about radon in their houses.

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The EPAs Nuclear Plant Release-Public Exposure Rulemaking Draws American Nuclear Society Response

September 16, 2014- Public safety from the effects of exposure to radiation from normal nuclear power plant operations, and specifically not pertaining to nuclear accidents, is making news.

 

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How to Deal with Mold When You’re Renting

September 15, 2014- In the Pacific Northwest and other damp places throughout the US, mold is a common problem, but it’s also preventable. Indoor moisture is the main culprit. 

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State To Ask For Lower Air Permit Fee Increase

September 12, 2014- The Missouri Department of Natural Resources Air Pollution Control Program, which enforces the federal Clean Air Act in the state, could be insolvent by late 2016 after a proposal to raise permit and emission fees fell apart, state officials said. 

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Sea's Surface "Microlayer" Polluted By Paint Dust

September 10, 2014- Ocean science researchers have determined that plastic pollution in the form of microscopic flecks of abraded paint and fiberglass is accumulating in the sea's topmost microlayer.

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Harmful Algal Blooms Force Toledo To Ban Its Drinking Water

September 8, 2014- In August, 2014, algal blooms, common to Lake Erie and elsewhere, forced the city of Toledo, Ohio to enact a water ban, affecting more than 400,000 people.
 

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We Breathe 3 Million Fewer Tons Of Toxins Each Year

September 5, 2014- Actions taken by the EPA under the Clean Air Act have resulted in toxic air emissions dropping “significantly” — in some cases by more than half — since the law was amended in 1990, the regulatory agency told Congress recently. 

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Avoid These Home Hazards

September 3, 2014- Home safety issues can include issues like termites and faulty wiring, as well as drainage and flooding.

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