Pollution News week ending July 28th 2013

Some of the articles and posts that have causght our attention this week:

From rtcc.org Mon 22 Jul:
Trees absorb lower levels of pollution in hot weather
Heatwaves force plants and trees to focus on their own well-being and stop absorbing harmful gases, causing wider levels of pollution to rise.

From theenergycollective.com Tue 23 Jul:
Carbon Pollution and Job Creation Opportunity
Power plants have pumped carbon into the atmosphere with disastrous consequences. Cutting this dangerous pollution now is imperative to protect public health. It’s also a good way to create jobs.

From dailykos.com Tue 23 Jul:
Daily Kos: Protecting Our Water from Coal Pollution
Think about this: Have you spent a day out on the water this summer? Swimming? Fishing? Boating? Well believe it or not, for decades, power plants have been allowed to dump toxic pollution into our nation’s waterways

From yosemite.epa.gov Wed 24 Jul:
EPA Software Helps Reduce Water Pollution
EPA’s new calculator will help property owners, developers, landscapers, and urban planners make informed land-use decisions to protect local waterways from pollution caused by stormwater runoff.

From dirt.asla.org Wed 24 Jul:
New Study: Outdoor Air Pollution Kills 2.5 Million Each Year
A new study by an international team of scientists has found that outdoor air pollution kills 2.5 million people worldwide each year. 

From singularityhub.com Thu 25 Jul:
The cost of China’s economic miracle: shorter lives, due to air pollution
Often, both sides are right: Even when pollution kills, it’s difficult in the absence of a control group, to prove to what extent it was the cause of death. 

From spaceref.com Fri 26 Jul:
Prepping for Airborne Campaign to Probe Pollution-Climate Link
The aircraft, a modified DC-8 jetliner and a high-flying ER-2, are being fitted with an eclectic assortment of sensors in preparation for a mission to study how the vertical convection of air pollution and natural emissions affect

From rtcc.org Thu 25 Jul:
China to invest $277 billion to curb air pollution
China will make investments over the next five years to address a key source of social discontent.

From leftfootforward.org Fri 26 Jul:
Air pollution: what isn’t counted, doesn’t count
The more we discover about air pollution in London the more we realise that we have been systematically conned.

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