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Archive: Pollution & Health

18 May 2015

The Big Waste: Why Do We Throw Away So Much Food?

by KARIM CHROBOG
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14 Apr 2015

With Too Much of a Good Thing, Europe Tackles Excess Nitrogen

by CHRISTIAN SCHWAGERL
In Germany, the Netherlands, Denmark and other countries, European governments are beginning to push farmers, industry, and municipalities to cut back on fertilizers and other sources of nitrogen that are causing serious environmental harm. READ MORE

16 Mar 2015

Designing Wetlands to Remove Drugs and Chemical Pollutants

by CARINA STORRS
Drinking water supplies around the world often contain trace amounts of pharmaceuticals and synthetic compounds that may be harmful to human health. One solution being tried in the U.S. and Europe is to construct man-made wetlands that naturally degrade these contaminants. READ MORE

23 Feb 2015

Why U.S. East Coast Should Stay Off-Limits to Oil Drilling

by CARL SAFINA
It’s not just the potential for a catastrophic spill that makes President Obama’s proposal to open Atlantic Ocean waters to oil exploration such a bad idea. What’s worse is the cumulative impact on coastal ecosystems that an active oil industry would bring. READ MORE

11 Nov 2014

A Scourge for Coal Miners Stages a Brutal Comeback

by KEN WARD JR.
Black lung — a debilitating disease caused by inhaling coal dust — was supposed to be wiped out by a landmark 1969 U.S. mine safety law. But a recent study shows that the worst form of the disease now affects a larger share of Appalachian coal miners than at any time since the early 1970s. READ MORE

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e360 digest

14 May 2015: A Remarkable Recovery for The Oysters of Chesapeake Bay

13 May 2015: Car Travel Is Six Times More Expensive Than Bicycling, Study Finds

11 May 2015: Research Charts Increase In Algal Blooms in the Chesapeake Bay

07 May 2015: Ethanol Refineries May Emit More Smog-Forming Compounds Than Expected

05 May 2015: Pollen May Play Surprising Role in Climate and Cloud Formation

20 Apr 2015: Record Amount of E-Waste Generated Globally in 2014, Report Finds

15 Apr 2015: Entries Invited for e360 Contest For Best Environmental Videos

08 Apr 2015: Clay Shows Promise in Capturing CO2 from Power Plants

31 Mar 2015: Major Wildlife Impacts Still Felt 5 Years After Gulf Oil Spill

31 Mar 2015: Natural Filters: Mussels Deployed To Clean Up Polluted Waterways


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