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...important role in shaping the natural environment. It provides suitable conditions for a variety of ecosystems, cleanses air pollutants and, through erosion and flooding, can even influence geography and topography. You also hope rain is the reason...
Outside Editorial: The EPA's rule on mercury will save lives regulate electric utilities under its hazardous air pollutants program only if it finds that such regulation "" - that is, from reductions in other air pollutants that will result from efforts to reduce mercury emissions...
Let's make our bars emit clean air

...the surgeon general's landmark report on secondhand smoke. Still tobacco smoke is one of the most common indoor air pollutants. More than 20 states have enacted some form of legislation banning smoking in public places, including restaurants...
MyTurn: New Juneau dock may present a health risk

...bunker fuels to run their propulsion and auxiliary engines while in port. Cruise ship air emissions contain criteria air pollutants such as carbon monoxide, lead, nitrogen dioxide, sulfur dioxide and particulate matter. Exposure to these pollutants...
U.S. should lead

...conference a follow-up to the historic gathering in Kyoto, Japan, in 1997 starting with a commitment to reduce our own air pollutants. Unfortunately, given political uncertainty, making even that modest contribution won't be easy. The scientific...
Shell clears EPA hurdle to Alaska Arctic drilling

...spill response vessels, and supply ships for up to 120 days each year. The permit limits Shell's emissions of most air pollutants to less than 250 tons per year, which is the "major source" permit threshold in the Prevention of Significant Deterioration...
New rules mostly miss AEL&P's diesel plants

...comply to national emission standards for hazardous air pollutants, also known as maximum achievable control technology...said. The National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants for Reciprocating Internal Combustion Engines, passed...
My turn: Two reasons to oppose Chuitna Coal Project

...listed as an endangered species? 3. If the coal is burned in local power plants, Anchorage will see an increase in air pollutants including toxic mercury. Will harmful pollutants be adequately removed? Local residents have many other concerns...
My Turn: Be aware of environmental health dangers; work to protect children

...asthma has increased more than 92 percent from 1982 to 1994, according to the American Lung Association. Common air pollutants, including secondhand smoke, contribute to this epidemic and increase the severity and frequency of respiratory...
Legislators have too much time on hands

...In fact, the Reusable Bag organization ( reports that paper bags generate 70 percent more air pollutants and 50 times more water pollutants than plastic bags. This is not to say plastic bags are the clear winners over...


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