User: irge304 Topic: Environmental Justice Issues
Category: Pollution
Last updated: Jan 20 2018 12:45 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Indian army soldiers fight fire from highly polluted lake 20.1.2018 Washington Post: World
Thousands of Indian troops are fighting a huge fire emanating from a highly polluted lake that has caused panic among thousands of people in the southern city of Bangalore.
China’s economic growth looks strong — maybe too strong 20.1.2018 SFGate: Business & Technology
HONG KONG — The pace of growth in China’s economy accelerated last year for the first time in seven years as exports, construction and consumer spending all climbed strongly. At least, that’s what the government says. In reality, the pace of growth in China’s economy is anybody’s guess. Various signals suggest China’s growth did speed up last year, which could give the government the room it needs to tackle an accumulation of serious financial, environmental and social problems this year. But measuring the size and health of the world’s second-largest economy can be difficult at best.
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Climate change is hitting African Americans hard. Here’s how Maryland can lead. 20.1.2018 Washington Post: Op-Eds
Our tentative approach to climate change is not working.
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Front Range growth boom may tap defunct Colorado mountain gold mines — to get more water for people 19.1.2018 Denver Post: All Political News
The hunt for more water to sustain the Colorado Front Range development boom has driven metro Denver suppliers to try to tap a new source: defunct mountain gold mines.
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One year in, Trump's environmental agenda is already taking a measurable toll 18.1.2018 LA Times: Commentary

A massive coal ash spill near Knoxville, Tenn., in 2008 forever changed life for Janie Clark’s family and left her husband with crippling health problems. So Clark was astounded late last year when she heard what the Environmental Protection Agency had done.

In September, at the behest of power...

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Navy to pay for water-filter system for Washington town 18.1.2018 AP Washington
COUPEVILLE, Wash. (AP) -- The U.S. Navy will pay for a filter system to protect a Washington town's water supply from chemicals found in firefighting foam used at a nearby airstrip....
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A long simmering factor in Iran protests: climate change 18.1.2018 L.A. Times - World News

In the mountains of western Iran, the province of Chaharmahal Bakhtiari is known for mile-high lagoons, flowing rivers and wetlands that attract thousands of species of migratory birds.

But years of diminishing rainfall have shriveled water sources. Conditions worsened, residents say, after Iranian...

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China Smites Smog With an Iron Fist 17.1.2018 Wall St. Journal: World
China’s notoriously smoggy capital is experiencing a marked reduction in air pollution after an aggressive government campaign to curb smokestack industries and shift away from coal heating.
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Oil spill from sunken tanker is expanding in East China Sea 16.1.2018 Washington Post: World
Several oil slicks have been found in waters around a sunken Iranian tanker ship in the East China Sea in a spill that is growing.
East China Sea slick fire from sunken oil tanker burns out 15.1.2018 Washington Post: World
The fire from a sunken Iranian tanker ship in the East China Sea has burned out, a Chinese transport ministry spokesman said Monday, although concerns remain about possible major pollution to the sea bed and surrounding waters.
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Tuem estate generating employment for local youth 15.1.2018 B & C – The Navhind Times
  The Tuem Industrial Estate is one estate where units employ majority local employees and the Phase II expansion which is in progress will further generate further employment opportunities for locals. Located in Goa’s northernmost taluka of Pernem the Tuem Industrial Estate is aiming to increase its size. With the phase II expansion currently in ...
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A silver lining from California's drought: Water conservation led to reduced energy use and less pollution 13.1.2018 LA Times: Science

In April 2015, Gov. Jerry Brown called on the people of the most populous state to reduce their water use by 25% in response to a punishing four-year drought.

It was an audacious goal, and Californians came close to meeting it. Between June 2015 and April 2016, when restrictions were in effect,...

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Beijing wins battle for blue skies — but the poor are paying a price 13.1.2018 Washington Post: World
Tens of thousands of polluting factories were forced to clean up their operations or were simply closed, while millions of households were hurriedly shifted off coal-fired heating and onto natural gas.
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No longer termed a 'failure,' California's cap-and-trade program faces a new critique: Is it too successful? 13.1.2018 LA Times: Commentary

Sometimes it seems as if California’s cap-and-trade program can’t catch a break.

It wasn’t so long ago that critics were blasting the program as a failure. Its fortunes seemed to hit bottom at the state’s May 2016 auction of emission allowances, each of which carries the right to pump 1 million...

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A silver lining from California's drought: Water conservation led to reduced energy use and less pollution 13.1.2018 LA Times: Science

In April 2015, Gov. Jerry Brown called on the people of the most populous state to reduce their water use by 25% in response to a punishing four-year drought.

It was an audacious goal, and Californians came close to meeting it. Between June 2015 and April 2016, when restrictions were in effect,...

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Judge rejects change to Minnesota's wild rice water standard 12.1.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
An administrative law judge has rejected an attempt to change Minnesota's water quality standard for protecting wild rice, saying it violates federal and state law and puts an unfair burden on Native Americans who harvest wild rice for food.
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Crews still cleaning up after oil pipeline bursts in Eagan 12.1.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
A soil boring crew drilling in the LifeTime Fitness parking lot struck a pipeline on Monday, spilling an estimated 21,000 gallons of gasoline onto the club's parking lot.
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Colorado says mine can continue polluting creek above a Denver drinking water reservoir 12.1.2018 Headlines: All Headlines
Colorado health officials have granted Climax Molybdenum a third extension of a “temporary” lifting of the state's health limit for molybdenum pollution of a creek, allowing continued elevated discharges above Denver’s drinking water supplies.
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Plastic fantastic: How it changed the world 11.1.2018 BBC: Business
Many things that we take for granted depend on plastic, but will consumers help reduce plastic pollution?
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China's Auto Market Slips Into Slow Lane---Except for EVs 11.1.2018 Wall St. Journal: US Business
Chinese passenger-car sales grew at their slowest pace in at least 15 years, rising just 1.4% over 2016 levels, but sales of electric vehicles rocketed compared with the previous year.
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