Some news and views from around our polluted world this week.
Pollution Makes Mangroves Weaker Against Hurricanes
Mangroves are masters at protecting their territory from hurricanes. So, logically, tall mangroves should be stronger than short ones. Except when they’re not.
Cattle pollution is pissing off the Rocky Mountain ecosystem
According to some biologists, the heifers in Colorado’s Eastern Plains farms are one of the biggest contributors to the mountains’ nitrogen pollution problem.
EPA finds no widespread drinking water pollution from fracking
The Environmental Protection Agency says it finds no evidence that hydraulic fracturing — better known as fracking — has led to widespread pollution of drinking water.
60% of China’s underground water ‘not fit for human contact
A prohibition on water-polluting plants in industries – such as oil refining and paper production – is set to come into effect by the end of 2016.
Pollution closes more beaches in California
It was unclear whether the tar balls, which began washing up around Long Beach on Wednesday, had any link to an oil spill last month or another mystery pollution incident up the coast last week.
City pollution blackspots revealed amid warning on Square Mile
City chiefs today issued an unprecedented warning to joggers to avoid pollution blackspots in the Square Mile, it is simply too polluted for health.
Addicting Info – Obama Pushes New Environmental Protections
As part the Obama administration’s growing resolve to combat pollution and environmental destruction, the president announced an ambitious plan to curb greenhouse gases and clean up rivers and streams.
Why an opinion article on Delhi’s air pollution upset many Indians
A New York Times story of an eight-year-old’s struggle to draw a breath of air set off a storm of protest. Was it a case of shooting the messenger?