Pollution News week ending May 26th 2013

We’re really happy to see news sources and bloggers write about pollution issues and would love to see their articles reach a wider audience. Here are a few of the articles which caught our attention over the last week:

From Treehugger Fri 24 May 2013: Coal Pollution in North Omaha, Nebraska: “Kids Deserve Better…

Residents in North Omaha demand clean energy without the coal pollution they’re getting now.

 

From the NOAA Mon, 20 May 2013: New NOAA report examines national oil pollution threat from …

NOAA presented to the U.S. Coast Guard a report that finds that sunken vessels scattered across the U.S. seafloor could pose an oil pollution threat to the nation’s coastal marine resources.

 

From Scientific American Thu, 23 May 2013China Plans Tougher Quality Standards for Coal to Tackle Pollution…

China may impose higher quality standards for imported and locally traded coal to cut air pollution, two sources said, in a move that could slash imports while boosting the fortunes of a faltering domestic industry.

 

From Climate and Capitalism Tue, 21 May 2013Nepalese workers poisoned by local and global pollution

Driven from their farms by climate change, brickworkers near luxurious Kathmandu are dying slowly in an air pollution disaster zone.

 

From The Yucan Times Fri, 24 May 2013Wastewater and garbage are major causes of pollution in Merida

“Garbage and wastewater are still two serious problems of pollution in this city,” said Diana Cabañas Vargas, coordinator of the Institutional Priority Program

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