Pollution News week ending June 8th 2014

All the news articles and blog posts we’ve been reading this week:

From popsci.com:
New Air Pollution Rules Tie Public Health To Major Carbon Cuts
Power plants nationwide must cut their carbon dioxide pollution by up to 30 percent in less than two decades, under the “clean power plan” released today by the Obama administration.

From scientificamerican.com:
The Paradox of Pollution-Producing Trees
When certain types of trees dominate a street, they can raise the ozone level considerably. At ground level, ozone is a molecule that is linked to asthma, bronchitis and other respiratory illnesses.

From whitehouse.gov:
Myths and Facts: Cutting Carbon Pollution
The EPA unveiled the first-ever national limits on carbon pollution from existing power plants, which will have huge benefits for hard-working Americans.

From twincities.com:
Voyageurs study shows declines in mercury, likely due to pollution
The amount of mercury that falls in rain and snow and builds up in fish has declined substantially in two remote lakes in northern Minnesota’s Voyageurs National Park, an 11-year study shows, likely thanks to pollution controls.

From theenergycollective.com:
US Power Sector Carbon Pollution Standards Matter
The Obama Administration announced the single most important thing the U.S. can do right now to fight climate change – enact strong carbon pollution standards for America’s power plants.

From scientificamerican.com:
How Does Air Pollution Affect Clouds?
Few clouds used to populate our skies before the Industrial Revolution, and pollutants spewed by factories since then have vastly increased the cloudiness of our atmosphere.

From citifmonline.com:
Pollution tie to irregular heartbeat
Air pollution is linked to increased risk of developing an irregular heartbeat and blood clots in the lung, research suggests. The impact of air pollution on the risk of heart attack and stroke is less clear, say UK experts.

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