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Archive: Pollution & Health

27 Mar 2014

On Ravaged Tar Sands Lands, Big Challenges for Reclamation

by ED STRUZIK
The mining of Canada’s tar sands has destroyed large areas of sensitive wetlands in Alberta. Oil sands companies have vowed to reclaim this land, but little restoration has occurred so far and many scientists say it is virtually impossible to rebuild these complex ecosystems. READ MORE

18 Feb 2014

As Fracking Booms, Growing Concerns About Wastewater

by ROGER REAL DROUIN
With hydraulic fracturing for oil and gas continuing to proliferate across the U.S., scientists and environmental activists are raising questions about whether millions of gallons of contaminated drilling fluids could be threatening water supplies and human health. READ MORE

06 Feb 2014

In Developing World, A Push to Bring E-Waste Out of Shadows

by MIKE IVES
For decades, hazardous electronic waste from around the world has been processed in unsafe backyard recycling operations in Asia and Africa. Now, a small but growing movement is seeking to provide these informal collectors with incentives to sell e-waste to advanced recycling facilities. READ MORE

21 Jan 2014

As Uses of Biochar Expand, Climate Benefits Still Uncertain

by MARK HERTSGAARD
Research shows that biochar made from plant fodder and even chicken manure can be used to scrub mercury from power plant emissions and clean up polluted soil. The big question is whether biochar can be produced on a sufficiently large scale to slow or reverse global warming. READ MORE

14 Jan 2014

Greenpeace’s Kumi Naidoo on Russia and the Climate Struggle

by DIANE TOOMEY
In a Yale Environment 360 interview, the outspoken executive director of Greenpeace discusses why his organization’s activists braved imprisonment in Russia to stop Arctic oil drilling and what needs to be done to make a sharp turn away from fossil fuels and toward a green energy economy. READ MORE

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01 Apr 2014: Delaware River Watershed Is Focus Of Large-Scale Restoration Project

12 Mar 2014: Nine Chinese Cities Outpaced Beijing in Air Pollution in 2013, Report Says

10 Mar 2014: Arsenic Remediation Project Will Begin Decontaminating Water in India

24 Feb 2014: Maps Show Extent of Oil and Gas Drilling in Southwest Wyoming

21 Jan 2014: More Crude Oil Spilled by U.S. Trains in 2013 Than Previous 40 Years

16 Jan 2014: Pebble Mine Would Endanger Alaska's Bristol Bay, Major EPA Study Finds

14 Jan 2014: Interview: Activist Kumi Naidoo On Russia and the Climate Struggle


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