Pollution News week ending February 16th 2014

The blog posts and articles we found ourselves reading this week:

From motherjones.com:
North Carolina Protected Duke Energy from Pollution Complaints
North Carolina Protected Duke Energy from Pollution Complaints Before the Company’s Coal Ash Disaster.

From theguardian.com:
India’s plan for world’s largest solar farm may stumble over wetlands
Environmental experts fear it may touch on Sambhar Lake wetlands protected under the international Ramsar Convention and that it could also affect nearby villages and illegal settlements encroaching on the wetlands.

From scientificamerican.com:
Obama Prepares Plan for Deeper Greenhouse Gas Pollution Cuts
The current administration is working on new, more stringent targets for international negotiations to combat climate change.

From theguardian.com:
China to set up $1.65bn fund to tackle air pollution
Government to set up 10bn yuan ($1.65bn) fund to fight air pollution, offering rewards for companies that clean up.

From theguardian.com:
Chinese villagers attack factory after reports of polluting
The Chinese public are becoming increasingly critical of the fouling of the country’s air, soil and waterways by decades of development. 

From theenergycollective.com:
Energy and Environmental Concerns
As is all too often currently presented, energy and the environment need not be an either/or proposition. 

From express.co.uk:
EU rules could put brakes on speed of motorway drivers
Drivers could be reduced to a maximum speed of just 60mph on one of Britain’s busiest motorways because of EU anti-pollution rules.

From stuff.co.nz:
Protesters hit South Island beaches
Thousands swarmed the South Island’s east coast beaches today to protest deep sea oil drilling in the Pegasus and Canterbury basins.

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