pollution

Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Environment Maureen Sullivan at a House Oversight and Reform subcommittee hearing on PFAS chemicals and their risks on Wednesday, March 6, 2019, on Capitol Hill in Washington.
Sait Serkan Gurbuz/AP Photo
March 06, 2019 - 1:14 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon says it would cost $2 billion to clean up a toxic class of chemicals released at more than 400 bases. The estimate was detailed by Defense Department official Maureen Sullivan at a House Oversight subcommittee hearing Wednesday. The chemicals, called PFAS, are...
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Emissions rise out of a large smoke stack at Pacificorp's 1000 megawatt coal fired power plant on October 9, 2017 outside Huntington, Utah.
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Mike DeNardo
February 04, 2019 - 12:15 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Monday marks the second day of a Code Orange air quality alert in the region. The warmer temperatures outside may feel nice, but children, the elderly and people with respiratory issues should limit their time outside because of the air quality. The Delaware Valley...
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Pat Loeb
December 12, 2018 - 4:23 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Philadelphia's pollution problem got scrutiny, Wednesday, at a city council hearing on environmental justice. Health officials report improvement, but advocates want more done. The air in Philadelphia is better than it was 25 years ago, according to Health...
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Dead whale in Indonesia had swallowed 1,000 pieces of plastic
WWF-Indonesia/Kartika Sumolang via CNN
November 21, 2018 - 8:41 am
By Jack Guy, CNN (CNN) -- In just the latest reminder of the dangers of pollution in our oceans, a dead whale in Indonesia has been found with 13.2 pounds (six kilograms) of plastic waste in its stomach. The 31.17-foot sperm whale was found near Kapota Island in Wakatobi National Park, southeast of...
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California now has the most polluted cities in the world.
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November 16, 2018 - 6:14 pm
By Arman Azad (CNN) — Due to the wildfires raging in Northern California, San Francisco, Stockton and Sacramento were the world's three "most polluted cities" on Friday morning, according to Berkeley Earth , a nonprofit that aggregates data from air-quality monitoring sites. PurpleAir , which has a...
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The laureates of the Nobel Prize in Economics displayed on the screen, William Nordhaus, left, and Paul Romer during a press conference at the The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences in Stockholm, Monday Oct. 8, 2018.
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October 08, 2018 - 9:18 am
By David Keyton and Jim Heintz, Associated Press STOCKHOLM (AP) — Two Americans won the Nobel Prize in economics on Monday for studying a pressing issue facing the global economy: how to deal with pollution and climate change and how to foster the innovation needed to tackle such problems. William...
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In this Aug. 23, 2018 photo, Andrea Maxey of Poca, W.Va., speaks outside her home with the American Electric Power’s John Amos coal-fired power plant is in the background across the Kanawha River in Winfield.
AP Photo/John Raby
September 03, 2018 - 9:31 am
By Ellen Knickmeyer and John Raby, Associated Press GRANT TOWN, W.Va. (AP) — President Donald Trump picked West Virginia as the place to announce he'd roll back pollution rules for coal-fired power plants. But he didn't mention that coal country would be hit the hardest by the health impacts. Trump...
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plastic bag litter
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Eric Walter
August 27, 2018 - 11:06 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy announced Monday that he has vetoed a bill that was intended to curtail the use of plastic bags in the state. Assembly bill 3267 and Senate bill 2600 would have required that consumers pay a five-cent fee for single-use carryout bags and...
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Contact lenses
Charlie Rolsky
August 22, 2018 - 9:14 pm
By David Williams (CNN) -- Ever wonder what happens to disposable contact lenses when it's time to actually dispose of them? Some scientists at Arizona State University asked that question and found that a lot of them are going down the sink or getting flushed down the toilet -- adding to the...
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In this Aug. 1, 2018, photo, cars on the Grand Central Parkway pass LaGuardia Airport in New York. The Trump administration has proposed rolling back tougher Obama-era gas mileage requirements that are set to take effect after 2020.
AP Photo/Frank Franklin II
August 02, 2018 - 12:36 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration on Thursday proposed weakening Obama-era mileage standards designed to make cars more fuel efficient and less polluting, a major rollback already being challenged in the courts by California and other states. The administration also served notice that it...
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