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Are tighter EPA controls on mercury pollution worth it?

The Conversation US - ‎Feb 9, 2016‎
In the case of power plants, many would need new pollution control technology to meet the more stringent mercury controls of the EPA's Mercury and Air Toxics Standards (MATS), which may become cost-prohibitive.
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New flight paths to be trialled to reduce noise pollution over Perth's south

ABC Online - ‎Feb 9, 2016‎
A new overnight flight path will be trialled over Perth in a bid to reduce aircraft noise in riverside suburbs, including Applecross, Riverton and Shelley.
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Beijing pollution: 'Lives destroyed' as smog improves at cost of jobs and growth

ABC Online - ‎Feb 8, 2016‎
On the outskirts of Beijing lie the rusted relics of a coal-fired brickworks in the village of Chaomidian. It was one of the first factories to be shut down in a government campaign to close the big polluting, small factories that surround Beijing ...

A New AI Estimates Pollution From Crowdsourced Images

Gizmodo Australia - ‎Feb 9, 2016‎
The idea, after all, isn't to report smog levels from a single photo, just to provide insight into pollution levels more locally than can be achieved right now.
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Artificial Intelligence Uses Smartphone Photos From All Over the World to Track Pollution

Mic - ‎Feb 8, 2016‎
What if managing city smog were as simple as snapping a photo? Maybe it is. A new project called AirTick is using cellphone snaps to help scientists track air pollution. The project started with a fundamental question: How do we manage good air quality?
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UN proposes airplane pollution standards

NEWS.com.au - ‎Feb 8, 2016‎
"These dangerously weak recommendations put the Obama administration under enormous pressure to take US action against airplane pollution," Vera Pardee said, a Center for Biological Diversity attorney who has sued the US government over aviation ...
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Supreme Court Puts White House's Carbon Pollution Limits On Hold

NPR - ‎14 hours ago‎
Announced in its final form last August, the Clean Power Plan aims to reduce heat-trapping carbon pollution from power plants, which the EPA says generate 32 percent of total carbon emissions.
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Traffic pollution can cause 'facial dark spots'

Autoblog (blog) - ‎Feb 9, 2016‎
A largescale study that included women from Germany and China has demonstrated a link between levels of traffic-related air pollution and air pollution-associated gases with the formation of dark spots on the skin, known as lentigenes. The most ...
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The Best Ideas to Fight Pollution May Be Too Risky

Bloomberg - ‎7 hours ago‎
Some of the most dramatic measures to suck global warming pollution out of the atmosphere are probably too risky to be worth trying, an academic at a climate research institution concluded.
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Air pollution raises risk of death 'for decades after exposure'

The Guardian - ‎Feb 8, 2016‎
Air pollution raises the risk of death for many decades after exposure, according to the longest-running study to date. The analysis of 368,000 British people over 38 years also showed that those living in the most polluted places have a 14% higher ...

Green activists: Haifa pollution plan 'is like giving giving a bandaid to a cancer patient'

Jerusalem Post Israel News - ‎Feb 9, 2016‎
According to a Channel 2 report, the neighborhoods most affected by the pollution, because they are tangential to the petrochemical facilities and downwind from them, are Kiryat Haim, Kiryat Bialik, the southeast part of Kiryat Tivon and the Carmel ...
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Tyson Foods Dumps More Pollution Into Waterways Each Year Than Exxon

EcoWatch - ‎Feb 9, 2016‎
As shareholders of Tyson Foods, Inc. prepare to vote on a resolution that would require the food giant to institute a “water stewardship” policy, new data shows the company regularly dumps a higher volume of pollution into waterways than companies like ...

To check pollution, govt considers third-party audit of industrial areas

The Indian Express - ‎Feb 9, 2016‎
The Delhi government, which is in the process of seeking feedback on reintroducing the odd-even scheme, is also considering commissioning a third-party audit of its industrial areas to check pollution. Government sources said this is the first time ...
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Europe's diesel cars repeatedly flunked pollution tests

The Australian Financial Review - ‎Feb 7, 2016‎
European officials knew that Volkswagen diesels fell short of pollution limits years before the company became engulfed in an emissions cheating scandal, records show.
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Vehicle restrictions reduced air pollution

The Hindu - ‎Feb 9, 2016‎
With the 'positives' of strict traffic restrictions that saw private heavy vehicles kept out of Bengaluru during the Invest Karnataka meet, the Karnataka State Pollution Control Board will urge the State government to look into this experiment as a ...

The Palazzo Italia in Milan is made of cement that absorbs air pollution and turns it into salt

Daily Mail - ‎14 hours ago‎
Buildings in many city centres bear the stains left by decades of heavy traffic and pollution, but a new type of cement could be about to change this by actually cleaning the air around it.

Beijing records 46 days of heavy pollution in 2015

Shanghai Daily (subscription) - ‎Feb 9, 2016‎
Beijing recorded 46 days of heavy pollution during 2015, accounting for 12.6 percent of the year, the Ministry of Environmental Protection (MEP) announced on Tuesday.
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Adelaide air pollution monitoring questioned by Greens

ABC Online - ‎Feb 2, 2016‎
Mr Parnell questioned if agencies such as the EPA were demonstrating less awareness of pollution concerns than another government department, Planning and Infrastructure, which had a warning in its guidelines for apartment builders along main roads.
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Air pollution from the 1970s is STILL being blamed for hundreds of deaths

Daily Mail - ‎Feb 9, 2016‎
Pollution pumped out into the air decades ago could still be causing deaths today, a study suggests. People exposed to dirty air as long ago as 1971 have been more likely to die in the following decades than people living where the air was cleaner, ...

Crowdfunding a Pollution Monitoring System for India

NDTV - ‎Feb 9, 2016‎
Thirteen of the world's 20 most-polluted cities are in India, according to the World Health Organisation, but detailed information on what India breathes is scarce.
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