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E.P.A. Staff Struggling to Create Pollution Rule

Published: 
Tue, 02/04/2014 - 9:40pm
Category: 
Energy

In marathon meetings and tense all-day drafting sessions, dozens of lawyers, economists and engineers at the Environmental Protection Agency are struggling to create what is certain to be a divisive but potentially historic centerpiece of President Obama’s climate change legacy.

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Beijing’s Bad Air Would Be Step Up for Smoggy Delhi

Published: 
Mon, 01/27/2014 - 8:22pm
Category: 
Chemicals

In mid-January, air pollution in Beijing was so bad that the government issued urgent health warnings and closed four major highways, prompting the panicked buying of air filters and donning of face masks. 

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Microbeads a major problem in L.A. River

Published: 
Mon, 01/27/2014 - 8:09pm
Category: 
Waste

Scientist Marcus Eriksen stood ankle deep in the murky Los Angeles River on Friday and dipped a net into the water, looking for a problem.

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A More Accurate Pulse on Sustainability

Published: 
Thu, 06/06/2013 - 10:22pm

For the last decade, Sudan’s oil exports helped create strong economic growth for the strife-torn country of 11 million in north-east Africa. 

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China's anti-pollution drive risks running out of gas

Published: 
Tue, 10/29/2013 - 10:53pm
Category: 
Energy

A chronic shortage of natural gas is hurting China's plan to move away from burning coal to heat homes and offices, raising the prospect of more choking air pollution this winter and beyond.