Pollution News week ending March 2nd 2014

All the news and articles we found ourselves reading this week:

From phys.org:
How much does African dust add to Houston’s pollution?
A University of Houston professor is delving more deeply into how the migration of Saharan dust affects the city’s air pollution levels, especially during the hottest months of the year.

From eea.europa.eu:
Water: nutrient and heavy metal pollution ‘decoupling’ from growth
European households are generating lower levels of nutrient pollution in water, despite a growing population. 

From phys.org:
The relationship between fuel prices and traffic pollution levels
Petrol prices had no effect on pollution levels but higher diesel prices led to significant short-term reductions in carbon monoxide and nitrogen oxides in Brisbane’s air.

From rtcc.org:
John Kerry warns of ocean ‘dead zones’ from pollution
In his second major environmental speech this month, he said pollution, over-fishing and acidification linked to greenhouse gas emissions were stripping the high seas of life. 

From rt.com:
​Chinese man sues hometown over air pollution
A resident in a polluted city in northern China has become the first person in the country to launch a case against the local government over high levels of pollution.

From scientificamerican.com:
Colorado First State to Limit Methane Pollution from Oil and Gas Wells
Air pollution from fossil fuel production has contributed to worsening smog and climate change so Colarado is doing something about it.

From phys.org:
Ambitious new pollution targets needed to protect Lake Erie
Reducing the size of the Lake Erie ‘dead zone’ to acceptable levels will require cutting nutrient pollution nearly in half in coming decades, at a time when climate change is expected to make such reductions more difficult.

From grist.org:
Carbon dioxide pollution just killed 10 million scallops
Rising acidification in seawater causes disaster to a Vancouver Island scallop farming company.

From rtcc.org:
Global climate laws now cover nearly 90% of carbon pollution
Over 60 countries responsible for 88% of global greenhouse gas emissions now have legislation aimed at cutting carbon pollution and promoting green growth. 


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