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Archive: Pollution & Health

25 May 2016

Point/Counterpoint: Is It Time for Greens To Reassess Their Opposition to Ethanol?

by SEN. TIMOTHY WIRTH AND C. BOYDEN GRAY
The criticism of ethanol by environmentalists is misguided and just plain wrong. In fact, thanks to improvements in farming techniques, increasing the amount of corn ethanol in U.S. gasoline would reduce air pollution, provide significant health benefits, and lower greenhouse gas emissions. READ MORE

25 May 2016

The Case Against More Ethanol: It's Simply Bad for Environment

by C. FORD RUNGE
The revisionist effort to increase the percentage of ethanol blended with U.S. gasoline continues to ignore the major environmental impacts of growing corn for fuel and how it inevitably leads to higher prices for this staple food crop. It remains a bad idea whose time has passed. READ MORE

28 Apr 2016

Can Uber-Style Buses Help Relieve India's Air Pollution?

by JASON OVERDORF
India’s megacities have some the deadliest air and worst traffic congestion in the world. But Indian startups are now launching initiatives that link smart-phone apps and private shuttle buses and could help keep cars and other motorized vehicles off the roads. READ MORE

04 Apr 2016

With New Tools, A Focus On Urban Methane Leaks

by JUDITH LEWIS MERNIT
Until recently, little was known about the extent of methane leaking from urban gas distribution pipes and its impact on global warming. But recent advances in detecting this potent greenhouse gas are pushing U.S. states to begin addressing this long-neglected problem. READ MORE

31 Mar 2016

How Ocean Noise Pollution Wreaks Havoc on Marine Life

by RICHARD SCHIFFMAN
Marine scientist Christopher Clark has spent his career listening in on what he calls “the song of life” in the world’s oceans. In an interview with Yale Environment 360, he explains how these marine habitats are under assault from extreme—but preventable—noise pollution. READ MORE

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26 May 2016: For the Endangered American Eel, A Long, Slippery Road to Recovery

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24 May 2016: Peru Declares Emergency to Fight Mercury Pollution from Gold Mines

19 May 2016: Brewing Company Creates Edible Six-Pack Rings to Save Wildlife

16 May 2016: Fumes from Farms Are Top Source of Fine-Particle Pollution

21 Apr 2016: A Town Made Almost Entirely Out Of Plastic Bottles is Being Built in Panama

20 Apr 2016: Entries Invited for Third Annual Yale Environment 360 Video Contest

19 Apr 2016: Thirty Years After Chernobyl, Wildlife Thrives in the Contaminated Zone

15 Apr 2016: As Smog Continues to Worsen, New Delhi Bans a Million Cars From the Road

07 Apr 2016: How Ancient Algae Could Help Cure Brain and Breast Cancer


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