Pollution

How sprawling development is poisoning Floyds Fork

Have you been to the Parklands of Floyds Fork yet? Visiting the pristine landscapes on the far eastern edge of Jefferson County is like...

Transportation surpasses coal-fired power plants for most carbon-dioxide emissions

The switch to cleaner energy has reduced carbon-dioxide emissions from coal-fired power plants to the point that cars, trucks, and airplanes emit more CO2...

Study: Air pollution from traffic, factories leading to rise in premature...

Pollution from traffic, factories, and other industrial activities may be causing thousands of premature births each year and costing the U.S. billions of dollars,...

Study shows that coal particles are much more likely to cause...

Research has found that particles from burning of coal and other fossil fuels are "far more dangerous than average" particulates that pollute the air,...

EPA report shows that methane emissions down, greenhouse gas emissions rising

Oil and gas industry greenhouse gas emissions are on the rise, but methane leakage continues to fall, according to an Environmental Protection Agency report...

Racial Ecologies: Addressing Rubbertown, Pollution, and Environmental Racism

An interesting cliche one faces when moving anywhere northeast of Virginia, Illinois, and West Virginia is the obligatory conversation of, “you guys are sorta...

Korean Pavilion Shows Real-Time Air Quality Information

http://vimeo.com/moogaloop.swf?clip_id=6594946&server=vimeo.com&show_title=0&show_byline=0&show_portrait=0&color=255&fullscreen=1 This pavilion in Seoul, Korea displays dynamic information about air quality in the city and responds to user input via social media. I first...

JB Swift Meets With Butchertown Over Illegal Expansion

The JB Swift plant between Story & Mellwood Avenues in Butchertown had begun a construction project earlier this year illegally without a permit. The...

The City Council in Portland, Oregon seems go get it

The City Council in Portland, Oregon seems go get it: more traffic capacity creates pollution and suburban sprawl. The Oregonian newspaper wrote up the debate...