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Mercury Emissions Up at Coal-Burning Power Plants

Mercury Emissions Up at Coal-Burning Power Plants

WASHINGTON, DC, November 21, 2008 (ENS) – The top 50 most-polluting coal-burning power plants in the United States emitted 20 tons of toxic mercury into the air in 2007, finds a new report from the nonprofit Environmental Integrity Project. Of the top 10 mercury emitting power plants, all but one reported an increase as compared…

Slash Global Warming Gases Now Urge 1,700 Scientists, Economists

Slash Global Warming Gases Now Urge 1,700 Scientists, Economists

WASHINGTON, DC, June 2, 2008 (ENS) – Hundreds of the nation’s most prominent scientists and economists have issued a first-ever joint statement calling on policymakers to require immediate, deep reductions in heat-trapping emissions that cause global warming. “Failure to act now is the most risky and most expensive thing we could do,” warns statement co-author…

Mercury Released from Products Down by 88 Percent

Mercury Released from Products Down by 88 Percent

CHICAGO, Illinois, May 8, 2008 (ENS) – Mercury released from products such as thermometers and dental amalgam is much lower now than it was in 1990, but such releases continue to be a dangerous source of environmental contamination, according to new research conducted by an environmental scientist with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, EPA. Releases…

Iowans Want Energy Conservation Before New Coal Plants

Iowans Want Energy Conservation Before New Coal Plants

DES MOINES, Iowa, December 21, 2007 (ENS) – Four out of five Iowans believe energy conservation and fuel efficiency should be the focus of state efforts to meet electricity demand before new coal-burning power plants are built, according to a new public opinion poll. Iowa officials are contemplating two coal-fired facilities proposed for construction near…