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Questions remain on chemical spill incident that killed man near Los Banos

Published: 
Wed, 06/19/2019 - 9:32pm

Questions remain about the circumstances surrounding a hazardous materials spill reported Thursday outside of Los Banos — an incident that left one man dead and injured at least one other person.

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Key Details of E.P.A. Carbon Emissions Proposal

Published: 
Tue, 06/03/2014 - 11:21am
Category: 
Energy

A rule proposed by the Enivironmental Protection Agency would cut carbon pollution from power plants 30 percent from 2005 levels by 2030 – the equivalent, according to the agency, of taking two-thirds of all cars and trucks in America off the road. 

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Climate change could worsen ozone levels across the U.S., study says

Published: 
Tue, 05/06/2014 - 2:43pm
Category: 
Chemicals

Smog could worsen across the United States in the coming decades as climate change boosts summer temperatures and makes ozone levels more difficult to control, a new study says.

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Calculating the costs of pollution

Published: 
Sun, 04/27/2014 - 6:28pm
Category: 
Chemicals

Last week, a divided court of appeals upheld what may well be the most important environmental rule in the nation's history: the Environmental Protection Agency's mercury standards. 

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New map could refocus state's pollution battles

Published: 
Wed, 04/23/2014 - 9:52pm
Category: 
Chemicals

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.