Pollution

US-China tensions threaten global climate change efforts

3 hours ago   |   My Sanantonio

WASHINGTON - The world's hopes for curbing climate change hinge on action by two giant nations whose relations are deteriorating: China and the United States. The two countries...
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Pennsylvania hauled to court over blocking plastic bag bans

5 hours ago   |   The Morning Call   |   2 articles

Philadelphia and three other municipalities in Pennsylvania sued the state Wednesday over what they say was a covert abuse of legislative power to block local bans or taxes on...
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Mississippi River Cities Join Project To Map Plastic Litter

Mississippi River Cities Join Project To Map Plastic Litter

6 hours ago   |   CBS

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. - Cities along the Mississippi River will take part in a global system to determine where plastic pollution comes from and how it ends up in waterways as a...
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Homewood residents protest potential trucking center at site of former country club

Homewood residents protest potential trucking center at site of former country club

9 hours ago   |   WGN TV

HOMEWOOD, Ill. - A group of Homewood residents are fighting back as a heated dispute over a potential trucking fulfillment center lingers on. Neighbors are worried about...
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Israel accuses Iran of deliberately spilling oil to pollute its shores, calling it 'environmental terror'

Israel accuses Iran of deliberately spilling oil to pollute its shores, calling it 'environmental terror'

10 hours ago   |   Business Insider   |   2 articles

Summary List Placement Israel on Wednesday accused Iran of intentionally orchestrating a massive oil spill near its shores in early February. Israeli Environmental Protection...
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Israel accuses Iran of ‘environmental terrorism' over oil spill off its coast, warns culprits ‘must pay price'

Israel accuses Iran of ‘environmental terrorism' over oil spill off its coast, warns culprits ‘must pay price'

11 hours ago   |   RT   |   2 articles

The Israeli government has said Iran is behind a recent oil spill off Israel's coast which caused huge ecological damage and has been described as one of the worst such...
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The Bank of England says it will make its $28 billion corporate bond-buying scheme greener - as climate change moves up the agenda

The Bank of England says it will make its $28 billion corporate bond-buying scheme greener - as climate change moves up the agenda

17 hours ago   |   Business Insider

Summary List Placement The Bank of England is set to tweak its $28 billion corporate bond program to make it greener. The UK government told the Bank on Wednesday that it...
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Exxon Mobil ordered to pay $14.25M penalty in pollution case

1 day ago   |   My Sanantonio

HOUSTON - A federal judge ordered Exxon Mobil to pay a $14.25 million civil penalty Tuesday in an 11-year-old lawsuit alleging it violated the Clean Air Act for eight years at...
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Indoor air quality study shows aircraft in flight may have lowest particulate levels

1 day ago   |   Science Daily

If you're looking for an indoor space with a low level of particulate air pollution, a commercial airliner flying at cruising altitude may be your best option. A newly reported...
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'Canary in the mine' warning follows new discovery of effects of pollutants on fertility

1 day ago   |   Science Daily

New research has found that shrimp like creatures on the South Coast of England have 70 per cent less sperm than less polluted locations elsewhere in the world. The research...
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The House passed a police reform bill named for George Floyd that would ban...

The House passed a police reform bill named for George Floyd that would ban choke holds and 'qualified immunity' for officers

Summary List Placement The US House of Representatives passed the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act late Wednesday, in a party-line vote on the most ambitious policing... Read more ...

T.J. McConnell's triple-double: Just how crazy was it?

T.J. McConnell's triple-double: Just how crazy was it?

The Pacers backup guard did something no other NBA player had done, officially, in 48 years. Read more ...

Texas power grid operator axes its CEO after deadly blackout caused by...

Texas power grid operator axes its CEO after deadly blackout caused by winter storm

The entity delivering power to most of Texas has decided to fire its CEO, as it faces criticism for failing to prepare the power grid for last month's winter storm and leaving... Read more ...

Former NFL Pro Bowler Kellen Winslow II Sentenced To 14 Years For Sex Crimes

Former NFL Pro Bowler Kellen Winslow II Sentenced To 14 Years For Sex Crimes

A San Diego judge said Kellen Winslow II preyed on especially vulnerable women, including a homeless woman and an unconscious teen. Read more ...

USC routs Stanford 79-42 to stay in hunt for Pac-12 title

USC routs Stanford 79-42 to stay in hunt for Pac-12 title

LOS ANGELES - Tahj Eaddy scored 16 points on 6-of-8 shooting and Southern California routed Stanford 79-42 on Wednesday night, snapping a two-game skid and keeping the Trojans... Read more ...

House Passes Landmark Voting Rights Bill, Setting Up First Major Filibuster...

House Passes Landmark Voting Rights Bill, Setting Up First Major Filibuster Fight

The sweeping reform bill would nullify the new wave of voter restrictions that Republicans are pushing at the state level. Read more ...

Texas power grid CEO is fired following widespread outages during winter storms

Texas power grid CEO is fired following widespread outages during winter storms

Following widespread power outages that left many in the dark for days, the head of the organization overseeing the state's power grid has been fired. Read more ...

The US House passes H.R. 1, a major voting rights and campaign finance...

The US House passes H.R. 1, a major voting rights and campaign finance reform package

Summary List Placement The House passed H.R. 1, Democrats' flagship democracy reform and voting rights legislative package, in a Wednesday nightvote. The bill, dubbed the For... Read more ...

Caps edge Bruins 2-1 in SO in Chara's return to Boston

Caps edge Bruins 2-1 in SO in Chara's return to Boston

BOSTON - Jakub Vrana had the only score in the shootout and the Washington Capitals beat the Bruins 2-1 Wednesday night in Zdeno Chara's return to Boston. Read more ...

Michael Brown's father, Ferguson activists demand $20M from BLM

Michael Brown's father, Ferguson activists demand $20M from BLM

The father of Michael Brown and other activists from Ferguson, Missouri, are demanding financial support from Black Lives Matter after the organization revealed it raised over... Read more ...