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Will adding subway lines save Beijing from traffic and smog?

May 22, 2013
Beijing has announced it will add 50 miles of subway track by the end of next year, making the city's subway system bigger than New York's. But will the new additions alleviate the city's notorious traffic and pollution?
Posted In: China, Beijing, pollution, smog, Transit

China's toxic harvest: A "cancer village" rises in protest

Apr 17, 2013
Farmers in Liuchong village in the Central Chinese province of Hubei are standing up to a local phosphate mining operation and fertilizer factory they blame for polluting the village's water and air, killing their crops and livestock, and leading to a sharp increase in cancer rates in the region.
Posted In: China, Health, cancer, Environment, pollution

Could EPA sulfur cuts affect gas prices?

Mar 29, 2013
The Environmental Protection Agency is expected to propose a new rule today that will require refiners to cut the amount of sulfur in gasoline by two thirds.
Posted In: EPA, enviroment, Obama, pollution, gas

China's city dwellers struggle to cope with air pollution

Jan 30, 2013
China now burns nearly as much coal as the rest of the world combined. That's one reason for the recent severe smog outbreaks that have many Chinese residents complaining about air pollution.
Posted In: China, pollution, smog

Beijing's bad air quality has an economic impact

Jan 14, 2013
Air pollution in Beijing over the weekend was 40 times worse than limits set by the World Health Organization and it has economic implications for China
Posted In: air quality, pollution

Court shoots down EPA rule on pollution

Aug 22, 2012
Power plants and air regulators are working through the implications of a new court ruling this morning. The decision shot down an air pollution rule from the Environmental Protection Agency. Now regulators have to go back to the drawing board.
Posted In: EPA, pollution

A toxic legacy is fought out in court

Jul 2, 2012
A $25 billion lawsuit against a subsidiary of Anadarko, the giant oil and gas company, is about environmental pollution and bankruptcy. The tiny town of Avoca, Pa., one of the plaintiffs.
Posted In: Environment, Kerr-McGee, lawsuits, pollution

China orders foreign embassies not to monitor pollution

Jun 5, 2012
Today top Chinese officials ordered foreign embassies to stop reporting air pollution levels in China, saying the monitoring by foreigners is illegal.
Posted In: China, pollution, Twitter

MIDDAY UPDATE: Another Toyota recall

Oct 21, 2010
Toyota is in the news again with another recall, this time mechanical problems with 1.5 million vechicles. And keeping on track with transportation...
Posted In: coal plants, deficit-cutting, high speed rail, mid-day update, pollution, Toyota

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