User: irge304 Topic: Environmental Justice Issues
Category: Pollution
Last updated: Jul 19 2019 06:19 IST RSS 2.0
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YMCA camp teaches kids to appreciate, protect state's waters 19.7.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
In the land of 10,000 lakes, 40 percent of the state's waters are polluted. The YMCA has developed a summer camp designed to prevent kids from taking Minnesota's water resources for granted.
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State denies request to delay closure of Minneapolis metal shredder 18.7.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Northern Metal Recycling had agreed to close its shredder by Aug. 1 as part of a 2017 settlement over alleged violations of its air quality permit.
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Twin Metals pitches new method of storing waste at proposed mine near BWCA 18.7.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
“Dry stack” tailings storage is something that environmental groups have advocated for the much-further-along PolyMet copper-nickel mine project, arguing it’s a safer way to store mine waste. But state regulators have expressed concerns about the technology.
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Climate change: 'No brainer' fuel change to cut transport carbon 17.7.2019 BBC News - Science & Environment
MPs say the simple step of adding more ethanol to the UK's fuel mix would be same as taking 700,000 cars off the roads.
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Los Angeles is finally ditching coal — and replacing it with another polluting fuel 16.7.2019 LA Times: Business

L.A. will build a gas-fired power plant in Utah, even as Mayor Eric Garcetti touts a "Green New Deal" to fight climate change.

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Coral Bleaching Not Just Caused by Global Warming But Nitrogen Pollution From Sewage, Fertilizers, Top Soil 15.7.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
"It is important for everyone to know that their actions on land impact their local reefs onshore: runoff from agriculture and sewage, particularly during storm events, compromise our reefs," an expert told Newsweek.
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Hot weather and bad air start off the week for Southern California 15.7.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

Southern Californians are getting a muggy start to the week as high temperatures are expected to peak Monday, prompting poor air quality advisories from health officials.

Valley temperatures will reach 98 to 103 degrees, dipping slightly Tuesday, meteorologists said.

In central Los Angeles, temperatures...

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Trump administration fact check: Environment, VA, Russia and jobs 13.7.2019 Denver Post: National News Headlines
President Donald Trump and his aides this past week celebrated an environmental legacy that is not theirs to claim.
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Has your doctor talked with you about climate change? 13.7.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Science
Some physicians say connecting environmental effects of climate change -- heat waves, more pollen and longer allergy seasons -- to the health consequences helps them better care for patients.
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Denver to begin monitoring air quality at select schools in bid to improve health, reduce asthma rates 13.7.2019 Denver Post: Local
For the first time, parents, teachers, and administrators at 10 Denver public schools will know just how much air pollution students are exposed to on campus any given day.
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Water Gremlin to pay $500 fine per day in addition to $7 million settlement 13.7.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency has denied an extension for the White Bear Lake Township company to test its pollution control equipment. Water Gremlin was fined earlier this year for air quality violations for more than 15 years.
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A call for more research on cancer's environmental triggers 12.7.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Scientists are making progress in identifying environmental hazards that contribute to cancer. Researchers say many cases could be avoided if the work is accelerated.
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Essential California: The untold aftermath of smoke pollution from the Camp fire 12.7.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

Good morning, and welcome to the Essential California newsletter. It’s Friday, July 12, and I’m writing from Los Angeles.

For most Californians, the 2018 Camp fire was a deeply horrific but discrete event.

In downstate California, we are all too aware that 85 people lost their lives in the deadliest...

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Heat wave expected to bring bad air quality, officials say 12.7.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

The heat wave forecast for this weekend is expected to bring poor air quality to the region.

Air quality officials have issued an ozone advisory for the South Coast Air Basin through Tuesday morning.

Ground-level ozone — the gas in smog — will probably reach unhealthy to very unhealthy levels in...

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India air pollution: Will Gujarat's 'cap and trade' programme work? 12.7.2019 BBC News - Science & Environment
An Indian state has launched the world's first "cap and trading" programme to curb air pollution.
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Even with three kids in tow, there's no place like Rome 11.7.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green
We focused on the great memories we would make - eating pizza and gelato, pedaling through the Borghese gardens, strolling the ancient Forum - and learned an important lesson: Never leave home without a sense of humor.
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Pollution warning on dust from car tyres and brakes 11.7.2019 BBC: Business
Even going electric won't stop cars polluting city streets, report says.
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Radiation Levels of Sunken Russian Nuclear Submarine 100,000 Times Higher Than Normal 10.7.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
The wreck of the K-278 Komsomolets sits around one mile under the Norwegian Sea in one of the world's largest fishing grounds.
France plans 'eco-tax' for air fares 9.7.2019 BBC: Business
The tax will apply to tickets for all flights from airports in France, the government says.
Diesel trucks are among California’s biggest polluters. Smog-check them 9.7.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

The routine smog check is one of the basic requirements of owning a car in California. Older cars have to be taken to the shop every other year to ensure that they have been properly maintained and don’t spew excessive emissions from their tailpipes.

But even though heavy-duty diesel trucks are...

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