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

"Freight Trucks at New Jersey Port Must Curb Idling"

"The air in Newark, New Jersey’s largest city, is expected to clear up now that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has finalized agreements with the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey and port terminal operators that will cut air pollution caused by idling diesel trucks at the port."

Source: ENS, 08/07/2015

"Strawberries Are in Big Trouble. Scientists Race To Find Solution."

EPA is trying to phase out the soil fumigant methyl bromide, on which the commercial strawberry crop has been dependent. Methyl bromide damages the ozone layer of the atmosphere. But the effort to find an adequate substitute has scientists scrambling.

Source: Wash Post, 08/06/2015

"Amid Legionnaires’ Fears, City Proposes New Cooling Tower Rules"

"The outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease in the South Bronx is the largest in New York City history, officials said Tuesday, as they announced new measures to fight a disease that had claimed the lives of seven people and sickened more than 80 others."

Source: Wall St. Journal, 08/05/2015

"Outrage Over EPA Emissions Regulations Fades as States Find Fixes"

"HAZARD, Ky. — Even after years of talk about a “war on coal,” Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell startled some of his constituents in March when he urged open rebellion against a White House proposal for cutting pollution from coal-fired power plants."

Source: Wash Post, 07/24/2015

"U.S. Proposes Voluntary Oil And Gas Company Cuts in Methane Emissions"

"The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency proposed a program for oil and gas companies to make voluntary pledges to cut and track emissions of methane, one component of its wider strategy to target the potent greenhouse gas and combat climate change, the agency said Thursday."

Source: Reuters, 07/24/2015


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