Pollution

50 Dirtiest U.S. Power Plants
August 18, 2007 05:57 PM - The Environmental Integrity Project

Dirty Kilowatts - States With Most Problem Facilities for CO2 Emissions Are AL, FL, GA, IN, KY, NC, NM, OH, PA, TX, WV, and WY.

DDT And Breast Cancer - Teen Exposure Raises Adult Risk
August 18, 2007 05:36 PM - Pete Myers, Ph.D., Environmental Health News

Women exposed to relatively high levels of DDT prior to mid-adolescence are 5 times more likely to develop breast cancer later in life than women with lower exposures. But exposure after adolescence does not increase risk.

Pa. Wastewater Treatment Plant Malfunction Spills Sewage Into Schuylkill River
August 18, 2007 02:42 PM - Paul Schaefer, ENN

An equipment failure at a Pennsylvania sewage treatment has spilled untreated sewage into a local river. The accident happened at the Oaks Sewage Treatment Plant in Upper Providence Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. The malfunction resulted in the release of an unknown quantity of partially-treated wastewater into the Schuylkill River, said Environmental Protection Regional Director Joseph A. Feola. Residents are being warned to avoid recreational activities in the water.

China Stops 1.3 Million Cars For Olympics Clean Air Test
August 17, 2007 03:21 PM - By Wang Nan and Nick Mulvenney, Liu Zhen, Reuters

Beijing embarked on a four-day experiment on Friday to see if taking 1.3 million cars off the city's streets will substantially reduce air pollution at next year's Beijing Olympics.

Beijing Stops Cars for Olympic Games Clean Air Test
August 17, 2007 06:55 AM - Reuters

Beijing embarked on a four-day experiment on Friday to see if taking 1.3 million cars off the city's streets will substantially reduce air pollution at next year's Beijing Olympics.

Cancer Panel Attacks U.S. Food Subsidies, Policies, And Prevention Efforts
August 16, 2007 04:59 PM - By Maggie Fox, Health and Science Editor, Reuters

A new presidential report on cancer takes on not only tobacco companies but the food industry while calling on the federal government to "cease being a purveyor of unhealthy foods" and switch to policies that encourage Americans to eat vegetables and exercise.

Tip Sheet: Making Sense Of The Toy Recalls And Protecting Children From Lead Poisoning
August 16, 2007 03:01 PM - PR Newswire

The National Center for Healthy Housing has released two fact sheets to help parents make sense of the recent recalls of toys tainted with lead paint. The first fact sheet titled "Testing for Lead in Consumer Items," explains the various options that parents have for testing household items to confirm or deny the presence of lead. The second fact sheet titled "Toys and Childhood Lead Exposure" explains how lead ends up in toys and how the lead can be ingested by children through normal play.

Subaru Gets EPA "Green Vehicle" Certification
August 16, 2007 01:19 PM - Paul Schaefer, ENN

The Environmental Protection Agency has given Subaru's newest vehicles SmartWay(TM) certification. The Subaru Legacy, Outback and Forester PZEVs which means 'Partial Zero Emission Vehicles' will now be listed in the EPA Green Vehicle Guide that recommends the cleanest and most fuel-efficient vehicle choices.

IMC Shipping to Pay Fine for 2004 Alaska Oil Spill
August 16, 2007 10:02 AM - Yereth Rosen, Reuters

A Singapore company agreed to plead guilty to environmental violations and pay a $10 million fine for an oil spill caused by the 2004 wreck of one of its cargo ships off Alaska, the U.S. Justice Department said Tuesday.

Parents Wary After China Toys Recall
August 16, 2007 12:25 AM - By Matthew Bigg, Reuters

The recall of millions of Chinese-made toys by U.S. toy company Mattel Inc. will make Americans more cautious about buying toys made in China but will not deter them, parents said.

First | Previous | 305 | 306 | 307 | 308 | 309 | Next | Last