Greenhouse Gas Emissions Rose At ‘Alarming’ Rate Last Year, US Data Shows

"Atmospheric levels of carbon dioxide (CO2), methane and nitrous oxide – the greenhouse gases emitted by human activity that are the most significant contributors to global heating – continued to increase rapidly during 2022, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (Noaa)."

Source: Guardian, 04/07/2023

"Biden Administration to Curb Toxic Pollutants From Chemical Plants"

"The Biden administration on Thursday proposed a new regulation to significantly reduce hazardous air pollutants from chemical plants, a move that environmental advocates predicted would significantly reduce the health risks to by people living near industrial sites."

Source: NYTimes, 04/07/2023

"EPA to Tighten Limits on Mercury and Other Pollutants From Power Plants"

"The Biden administration said Wednesday that it would require coal- and oil-fired power plants to reduce emissions of several hazardous air pollutants, including mercury, a neurotoxin that can cause developmental problems in infants and children."

Source: NYTimes, 04/06/2023

"Septic Tank Permitting In Maryland Faces Backlogs, Staff Shortages"

"Lengthy delays. Staffing shortages. Byzantine regulations. These are trying times for Maryland’s well and septic permitting program. State officials can’t even quantify the overall extent of the permitting delays because the system lacks a centralized database."

Source: Bay Journal, 04/05/2023

EPA Estimates 9.2 Million Lead Water Pipes In US, Funds Some Replacements

"The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced on Tuesday that it estimates that there are 9.2 million lead pipes carrying water throughout the country and said it was allocating some of the funds from the bipartisan infrastructure law to replace them."

Source: The Hill, 04/05/2023

"Gulf Drilling Safer 13 Years After BP Spill, But Major Gaps Remain: Report

"The safety of oil and gas drilling in the Gulf of Mexico has dramatically improved since the 2010 BP Deepwater Horizon disaster, but progress has been uneven and critical gaps must be addressed to prevent accidents that can threaten workers, the environment and public health, a report released Tuesday by the National Academy of Sciences said."

Source: New Orleans Times-Picayune, 04/05/2023

CFCs Are Back on the Rise Following an International Ban, New Study Finds

"A U.S. chemical plant in Louisiana that produces a common refrigerant may be partly to blame for increased emissions of CFCs—chemicals thousands of times more potent at warming the planet than carbon dioxide."

Source: Inside Climate News, 04/04/2023

England’s Top Beaches Faced 8,500 Hours Of Sewage Dumping Last Year: Study

"England’s most celebrated beaches faced 8,500 hours of sewage dumping last year, new figures show. Many beaches with blue flag status– an international mark of recognition that a beach is deemed safe and has good water quality – were found to have been covered in waste over the last 12 months."

Source: Guardian, 04/04/2023


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