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Archive: Pollution & Health

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

06 Oct 2014

With the Boom in Oil and Gas, Pipelines Proliferate in the U.S.

by PETER MOSKOWITZ
The rise of U.S. oil and gas production has spurred a dramatic expansion of the nation's pipeline infrastructure. As the lines reach into new communities and affect more property owners, concerns over the environmental impacts are growing. READ MORE

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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

26 Mar 2015: Pollution May Trigger Heath Problems in Deep-Water Fish, Study Says

18 Mar 2015: Biodegradable Plastics Are as Persistent as Regular Plastics, Study Finds

06 Mar 2015: Los Angeles City Council Says Vegetables Can Be Grown Along Sidewalks

27 Feb 2015: Growing Risks to India's Water Supply Mapped With New Online Tool

25 Feb 2015: Global Pesticide Map Shows Large Areas of High Water Pollution Risk

24 Feb 2015: New Map Shows Background Noise Levels Across the United States


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