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Archive: Pollution & Health

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

15 Sep 2014

How to Make Farm-to-Table A Truly Sustainable Movement

by DIANE TOOMEY
Chef Dan Barber says the farm-to-table movement that he helped build has failed to support sustainable agriculture on a large scale. To do that, he says in a Yale Environment 360 interview, we need a new way of looking at diverse crops and the foods we eat. READ MORE

11 Sep 2014

A Red Dirt Town: An Enduring Legacy Of Toxic Pollution in Southern Waters

The second-place winner of the Yale Environment 360 Video Contest examines the legacy of pollution in Anniston, Alabama, the former home of a Monsanto chemical factory. Produced by Spenser Gabin, the video tells the story of how PCBs from the Monsanto plant contaminated the town’s waterways and continue to taint the fish that are popular with local anglers. READ MORE

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e360 digest

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

03 Feb 2015: Nine of 10 Cities in China Failed Air Quality Standards, Government Says

30 Jan 2015: Thunderstorms Move Ozone Toward Surface of Earth, Research Shows

27 Jan 2015: Pollinator Loss Could Put Poor Nations at Risk for Malnutrition

26 Jan 2015: Oil Spills Can Lead to Toxic Arsenic Water Contamination, Study Says

21 Jan 2015: Filtering Polluted Stormwater Through Soil Can Protect Salmon, Study Says

09 Jan 2015: Most Physicians Already Seeing Health Effects of Climate Change in Patients

08 Jan 2015: Land Disturbances Darken Snow And Increase Melt Rate, Researchers Say


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