Air pollution

  • China Takes On Pollution With Biggest Changes in 25 Years

    China’s legislature passed the biggest changes to its environmental protection laws in 25 years, punishing polluters more severely as the government works to limit smog and contaminated water and soil linked to three decades of economic growth. Amendments to the law “sets environmental protection…

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    • Let the Cows Decide: Today's Top Reads

      Here are today's top reads: With farm robotics, the cows decide when it's milking time (NY Times) NASA's confused mission apparent from Earth Day talk about Mars (Bloomberg) This electric car is also an ...

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        • China Says Quality of Its Groundwater Has Worsened

          Nearly 60 percent of the groundwater at sites monitored throughout China is of poor or extremely poor quality, with excessive amounts of pollutants, according to an annual report by the Ministry of Land and Resources. Tests at 4,778 monitoring sites across China showed a slight increase in polluted…

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          • Texas freezes agency's funding after air pollution data released

            The Alamo Area Council of Governments had its funding frozen after releasing data linking oil and gas drilling to worsening air pollution.

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            • Climate change threatens California's air quality, report says

              Climate change and extreme weather could set back decades of improvement in California’s air quality, a new report by the state’s pollution control officers says. A higher number of extreme heat days from global warming will boost smog formation and increase severe wildfires that release harmful…

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              • New map could refocus state's pollution battles

                The California Environmental Protection Agency has released a statewide list of census tracts most burdened by pollution, providing a first-of-its-kind ranking certain to pressure regulators to clean up neighborhoods with long-standing health risks. Many of the worst pollution pockets identified…

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