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Researchers Calculate The True Cost Of Clean Air
2012-10-03 14:21:22

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Brother, can you spare some clean air? There´s no such thing as a free lunch, and just as many countries and organizations are fighting for cleaner air on planet Earth, others are raising questions about the costs associated with this cleanup. Economists from the University of Chicago and MIT have now set about calculating the costs of working towards cleaner air, including the costs of regulations, new technologies and...

Toxic Power: Power Plants Are Contaminating Our Air And States
2012-08-10 05:04:43

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online According to a report released Thursday by the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), Texas is the 10th worst state in the nation when it comes to exposing residents to toxic air pollution from coal-fired plants. Unfortunately, that's not all the report had to say about the Lone Star State. Texas also ranked 10th in toxic air pollution from the electric sector, emitting nearly 10.5 million pounds of harmful chemicals. This...

Courts Sides With EPA Over Pollution Limits, Fuel Efficiency Standards
2012-06-28 05:30:07

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com A federal appeals court this week upheld the Environmental Protection Agency´s (EPA) ability to limit greenhouse gas emissions and to set the 2012-16 fuel efficiency standards for automobiles. In a rebuke to the states and major industry players who challenged the new regulations, the court noted that greenhouse gases may "reasonably be anticipated to endanger public health or welfare." The group that brought the lawsuit, which included coal, oil and...


Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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