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Pollution Control

Human Waste May Be Flush With Gold And Other Valuable Metals

The Huffington Post | David Freeman | Posted 04.02.2015 | Science

Is poop precious? Worth its weight in gold? Not quite. But new research suggests that the organic materials (biosolids) generated by sewage-treatm...

The Price of Coal in China

Peter Lehner | Posted 01.21.2013 | Green
Peter Lehner

On Jan. 12, an air pollution monitor atop the U.S. Embassy in Beijing rated the pollution index at a shocking 755 -- on a scale of 0 to 500.

Removing Mercury and Other Toxics From the Air We Breathe

Lisa P. Jackson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Lisa P. Jackson

The Mercury and Air Toxics Standards set the first-ever national safeguards to limit power plant releases of mercury, arsenic, chromium, nickel and acid gases, making this is one of the largest steps to protect our kids from air pollution in a generation.

We Must Put Out Newt Gingrich's Wildfire Before It Starts

Heather Taylor-Miesle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Heather Taylor-Miesle

Newt might want to paint EPA scientists as a bunch of bureaucratic tree huggers but make no mistake -- this agency is all about the health of your family.

Mercury Pollution From Many Power Plants Rose, Despite Widely-Available Pollution Controls

McClatchy | Renee Schoof | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON -- Many of America's coal-fired power plants lack widely available pollution controls for the highly toxic metal mercury, and mercury emiss...