January 15, 2014
by MoreRecycling
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This scary map shows the health impacts of coal power plants in China

Air pollution from coal power plants has gotten so bad in China that it often ranks as the #1 cause of social unrest. This map shows the heavy health toll. Continue reading

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September 17, 2013
by MoreRecycling
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Clean energy least costly to power America’s electricity needs

Findings show carbon pollution from power plants can be cut cost-effectively by using wind, solar and natural gas. It’s less costly to get electricity from wind turbines and solar panels than coal-fired power plants when climate change costs and other health impacts are factored in, according to a new study. Continue reading

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September 11, 2013
by MoreRecycling
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Tobacco companies’ interests in smokeless tobacco products in Europe are driven by profit not health

Transnational tobacco companies’ investments in smokeless tobacco products, such as snus (a moist tobacco product that is placed under the upper lip), in Europe are not due to a concern for the health impacts of smoking but are instead driven purely by… Continue reading

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June 19, 2013
by MoreRecycling
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DOJ & Arkansas sue, as emails show Exxon misled public about oil spill contamination

It has been nearly three months since the Exxon Mobil Pegasus pipeline ruptured in Mayflower, Arkansas. Here’s a look at the latest updates, including lawsuits, uncovered Exxon emails and more regarding the health impacts on local residents. Continue reading

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April 26, 2013
by MoreRecycling
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USDA whistleblowers claim poultry plant chemicals a serious health hazard

Chemicals used to clean chicken carcasses are causing serious health impacts for plant workers and USDA inspectors, claim two whistleblowers. Continue reading

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February 13, 2013
by Jennifer Sass
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Non-Toxic Love

Jennifer Sass, Senior Scientist, Washington, D.C.
I love you. On Valentine’s Day that declaration traditionally comes with a dozen red roses (my dad sends me a dozen roses on International Women’s Day, but I digress…)… Continue reading

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February 13, 2013
by Kaid Benfield
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10 principles for making high-density cities better

Kaid Benfield, Director, Sustainable Communities, Washington, DC
 
Getting the right city density – generally expressed in the US as people per square mile or homes per acre – to support sustainable and pleasant living… Continue reading

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February 4, 2013
by Grace Gill
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India Green News : Government strides in solar and renewable energy investment, health impacts of pollution in cities

Grace Gill, Program Assistant, CMI/India/Climate Center, New York
India Green News is a selection of news highlights about environmental and energy issues in India.
January 1 – 31, 2013
Energy
Bucks for Green Energy
In a pre-budge… Continue reading

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December 4, 2012
by Theo Spencer
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Sandy Highlights One Sphere of Climate-Related Water Impacts, Midwest Drought Another

Theo Spencer, Senior Advocate, Climate Center, New York
Superstorm Sandy and its aftermath have continued to receive a lot of media attention, and deservedly so. Families are still without their homes, new health impacts are being revea… Continue reading

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May 4, 2012
by Anthony Swift
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A new application for the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline means a new review process

Anthony Swift, Attorney, International Program, Washington, DC
The State Department announced that it has received an application from TransCanada for a Presidential Permit for the northern segment of its proposed Keystone XL tar sands … Continue reading

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December 16, 2011
by Diane Bailey
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Note to Planners: Homes next to Freeways, not a good idea

Diane Bailey, Senior Scientist, San Francisco
A new study called At a Crossroads in Our Region’s Health came out yesterday, detailing how we can ensure that new housing in the Bay Area keeps residents safe from toxic air pollution… Continue reading

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December 1, 2011
by Kelly Henderson
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Higher Education Paves a Way Forward on Climate Change

Kelly Henderson, Climate Center Program Assistant, Washington, D.C.
These days, it’s tough to be an environmentalist on the national level. The current “Right-heavy” House pays little to no attention to the health impa… Continue reading

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April 8, 2011
by Nathanael Greene
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NRDC to EPA: biomass carbon accounting delay is bad for climate and forests

Nathanael Greene, Director of Renewable Energy Policy, New York City On Tuesday, the EPA held a public hearing on its proposal to defer, for three years, Clean Air Act permitting requirements for carbon dioxide emissions from bioenergy and other biogen… Continue reading

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August 17, 2010
by Recycling
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GAO Report on Environmentally Sound E-Waste Recycling Options

In this report from the U.S. government, the GAO examines the EPA’s efforts to date to recycle electronic waste, and lays out recommendations for further reducing the environmental and health impacts of discarded electronics.

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