Air

Anything related to air quality, air pollution, or the atmosphere

"Emission Controls Reduce Mercury Pollution, Study Finds"

"Emission controls required on out-of-state power plants have yielded big reductions in mercury pollution in Western Maryland's air, a study has found. So far, however, the state's fish remain as contaminated with the toxic chemical as ever, researchers say."

Source: Baltimore Sun, 12/09/2015

"The Challenges of Cleaning Up Cooking"

"MUSTAFABAD, India — Khushboo Kushwaha has a few years before she will have to squat in front of a filthy, smoking open stove three times a day to cook meals for her family, as her older sister and cousins do now.

Khushboo is 11, and the girls in her home usually take up cooking duties as teenagers. But the smoke that billows from the wood and dried dung they burn, stinging the older girls’ eyes and throats, already affects her.

Source: NY Times, 12/09/2015

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