Pollution News week ending February 9th 2014

The news and views from other sites and bloggers around our polluted world this week!

From smithsonianmag.com:
Mining Tar Sands Produces Much More Air Pollution Than We Thought
Research shows that emissions of a class of air pollutants are two to three orders of magnitude higher than previously calculated.

From nrdc.org:
Groups Petition NJ to Address Biggest Water Pollution Source
Polluted runoff from rainstorms – which wash oil and grease, animal waste, toxic chemicals, fertilizer, pesticides, and litter off of roads, parking lots, rooftops, and lawns – fouls more New Jersey waters than any other pollution.

From grist.org:
Climate change means more wildfires, and that means lots more air pollution
Wildfires not only jeopardize lives and property. They also cause air pollution — from planet-warming carbon dioxide to health-endangering soot and nitrogen oxides. 

From phys.org:
Environment loses out in Russia’s race to Sochi
Gleb Vatletsov, head of the company’s environmental department, said some proposed venues were ruled out, and some rare species were moved away from certain ski sites. 

From grist.org:
Is fracking pollution deforming babies?
When frackers operate, they produce pollution that’s been linked to birth defects — volatile organic compounds, benzene, nitrogen oxides, and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, among other nasties. 

From capitalfm.co.ke:
Australia needs stronger limits on pollution
Newly released national greenhouse gas emissions data shows that Australia needs stronger, not weaker limits on pollution, the Climate Institute, an independent research body, said Wednesday. 

From theguardian.com:
Environmental activist monitoring Sochi Olympics jailed for five days
An activist who has been shedding light on environmental fallout from the Sochi Olympics has been jailed for five days for resisting police.

 

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