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Archive: Pollution & Health

25 Oct 2016

The Methane Riddle: What Is Causing the Rise in Emissions?

by FRED PEARCE
The cause of the rapid increase in methane emissions since 2007 has puzzled scientists. But new research finds some surprising culprits in the methane surge and shows that fossil-fuel sources have played a much larger role over time than previously estimated. READ MORE

17 Oct 2016

In New Ozone Alert, A Warning Of Harm to Plants and to People

by JIM ROBBINS
Scientists are still trying to unravel the damaging effects of ground-level ozone on life on earth. But as the world warms, their concerns about the impact of this highly toxic, pollution-caused gas are growing. READ MORE

19 Sep 2016

In Fukushima, A Bitter Legacy Of Radiation, Trauma and Fear

by FRED PEARCE
Five years after the nuclear power plant meltdown, a journey through the Fukushima evacuation zone reveals some high levels of radiation and an overriding sense of fear. For many, the psychological damage is far more profound than the health effects. READ MORE

16 Aug 2016

Rocky Flats: A Wildlife Refuge Confronts Its Radioactive Past

by FRED PEARCE
The Rocky Flats Plant outside Denver was a key U.S. nuclear facility during the Cold War. Now, following a $7 billion cleanup, the government is preparing to open a wildlife refuge on the site to the public, amid warnings from some scientists that residual plutonium may still pose serious health risks. READ MORE

25 Jul 2016

Sticker Shock: The Soaring Costs Of Germany’s Nuclear Shutdown

by JOEL STONINGTON
German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s 2011 decision to rapidly phase out the country’s 17 nuclear power reactors has left the government and utilities with a massive challenge: How to clean up and store large amounts of nuclear waste and other radioactive material. READ MORE

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e360 digest

07 Dec 2016: Indonesia Bans the Burning Of Peatland; Will Help Reduce CO2 Emissions

02 Dec 2016: To Fight Air Pollution, Four Cities Announce Ban on Diesel Cars By 2025

10 Nov 2016: Interview: At Standing Rock Protest, A Battle Over Fossil Fuels and Land

07 Nov 2016: New Delhi Air Pollution Reaches Highest Level in 20 Years

31 Oct 2016: 300 Million Children Breath Pollution Six Times Worse Than Limit

26 Oct 2016: At Least 74,000 Americans Live Near Oil and Gas Wells on Public Lands

26 Oct 2016: Photo Essay: How Pollution Is Devastating an Indonesian Lake

04 Oct 2016: Scientists Find Clothing Sheds Thousands of Plastic Fibers When Washed

14 Sep 2016: Islamic Leaders Issue Fatwa on Indonesia’s Slash-and-Burn Agriculture

09 Sep 2016: Popular Insecticide Reduces Queen Bees’ Ability To Lay Eggs, Study Finds


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