User: irge304 Topic: Environmental Justice Issues
Category: Pollution
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Washington state denies key permit for Columbia River coal terminal, potentially dooming project 26.9.2017 Seattle Times: Business & Technology

“There are simply too many unavoidable and negative environmental impacts for the project to move forward,” said state Ecology Director Maia Bellon about the proposed Longview terminals.
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Dyson to make electric cars from 2020 26.9.2017 BBC: Business
The firm known for vacuum cleaners and fans will challenge the industry with a battery-powered car.
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The National Park Service showed that its bottled water ban worked — then lifted it 26.9.2017 Washington Post
The National Park Service showed that its bottled water ban worked — then lifted it
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Soybean processing plant opens despite pollution fears 26.9.2017 Seattle Times: Business & Technology

BAINBRIDGE, Pa. (AP) — A large-scale soybean processing plant in Pennsylvania has opened despite community fears about possible air pollution. Governor Tom Wolf and other officials on Monday marked the opening of the $60 million Perdue Agribusiness plant in Lancaster County. The facility has faced opposition over emissions of a federally designated hazardous air pollutant, […]
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For one homeowner, Sartell stinks 25.9.2017 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Sewage lift stations make lousy neighbors. Just ask Robert and Deb Landwehr of Sartell, Minn., whose home along the Sauk River isn't the idyllic spot the view might suggest.
Maryland community gets air-quality monitor 25.9.2017 Seattle Times: Nation & World

PASADENA, Md. (AP) — Anne Arundel County is getting an air-quality monitor intended to resolve uncertainty about the amount of sulfur dioxide pollution being emitted from a power plant. The Capital Gazette reports officials hope to have the monitor in place by the end of October or early November. They are working on the final […]
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In Wisconsin, GOP pushes to end sulfide mining moratorium 24.9.2017 Seattle Times: Business & Technology

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Gov. Scott Walker voted to ban copper and gold mining in Wisconsin two decades ago. Now he may be asked to lift the one of-a-kind prohibition as his fellow Republicans push to continue opening up the state’s north woods to mining. Conservationists have warned pollution from mining for so-called sulfide ores […]
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No-tillage alone not enough against water pollution 24.9.2017 New Kerala: Technology
Washington D.C. [USA], Sep 24 : A team of researchers has found that the adoption of no-till - a way of growing crops or pasture from year to year without disturbing the soil through tillage - may increase water pollution from nitrate via leaching.
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Here’s how to teach kids the worth of hard work 24.9.2017 Life-style – The Indian Express
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Delhi: 21 restaurants in Hauz Khas Village sealed for ‘violating pollution norms’ 24.9.2017 Delhi – The Indian Express
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Federal, Texas officials testing boats displaced by Harvey 24.9.2017 Seattle Times: Nation & World

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Federal and state officials have teamed up to recover and test around 300 boats that were displaced, overturned or sunk when Harvey passed through Southeast Texas, causing record floods in its wake. In a statement Saturday, the Texas General Land Office said it is working with the U.S. Coast Guard to […]
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Bala Golf Club and Opti Announce Partnership with Philadelphia Water Department to Develop Comprehensive Stormwater Management Plan 23.9.2017 New Kerala: World News
PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 23, 2017 : Founded in 1901, Bala Golf Club ("Bala") is one of the oldest premier private golf clubs in the City of Philadelphia ("City"), and is announcing today that it has partnered with OptiRTC, Inc. ("Opti") to develop a comprehensive stormwater management plan and implement Opti's Continuous Monitoring and Adaptive Control ("CMAC") technology at the multi-million gallon irrigation pond in the center of the property.
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21 eateries sealed in Delhi’s Haus Khaz village 23.9.2017 Delhi – The Indian Express
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Everyone hates tolls, but drastic times may call for drastic measures to fix L.A.'s traffic 23.9.2017 LA Times: Commentary

Los Angeles has the dubious distinction of having the nation’s — and perhaps even the world’s — worst traffic.

Our clogged roadways create all kinds of unhealthy and unproductive side effects. The most serious is the region’s dangerously high levels of air pollution, which can be so potent in some...

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Why the Symbolism Behind Coal Is Still So Powerful 23.9.2017 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by High Country News and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.  Coal. Guns. Freedom. I saw these three words on a little sticker affixed, discordantly, to the window of a car in a small Colorado town. It struck me as funny at first: Coal and guns being elevated to the status of platonic […]
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HC: Can’t allow another gas chamber situation 23.9.2017 Delhi – The Indian Express
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Virginia’s leaders have a serious case of the slows on climate change 23.9.2017 Washington Post: Op-Eds
The longer we take to engage with reality, the steeper our losses will be.
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Air pollution may adversely affect your kidneys: Study 22.9.2017 New Kerala: Health News
Washington D.C. [USA], Sep 22 : You may want to live in a greener neighbourhood as a study has recently found that rise in air pollution levels may put your kidney at risk.
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Greece to step up tanker checks after pollution from sinking 21.9.2017 Seattle Times: Nation & World

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The Greek government is promising urgent inspections of small coastal tankers, 11 days after an oil spill from a shipwreck left beaches on Athens’ coastline polluted and off bounds to swimmers. The Merchant Marine Ministry says the unscheduled checks will affect Greek-flagged fuel tankers plying domestic waters, which are usually older […]
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Canadian mining company not suspending investments in Greece 21.9.2017 Seattle Times: Nation & World

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A Canadian mining company that is one of Greece’s largest foreign investors says it will not suspend operations in the country as it had threatened to do earlier this month, after starting a “constructive dialogue” with the government. Vancouver-based Eldorado Gold said Thursday it had begun talks with Greece’s Energy and […]
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