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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…

Hawaii Volcano Erupts, Spews Toxic Gas

Hawaii Volcano Erupts, Spews Toxic Gas

VOLCANO, Hawaii, March 27, 2008 (ENS) – Explosive eruptions and noxious gas emissions at Kilauea Volcano on the Big Island of Hawaii this week have got scientists working around the clock to understand what will happen next and how to keep the public out of harm’s way. Scientists are monitoring gas emissions and seismic activity…

USA Slips Behind Ecuador in Environmental Ranking

USA Slips Behind Ecuador in Environmental Ranking

DAVOS, Switzerland, January 23, 2008 (ENS) – A ranking of 149 countries based on indicators of pollution control and natural resource management released today at the World Economic Forum puts the United States in 39th place, behind Ecuador and Albania. Compiled every two years since 2002 by the Yale University Center for Environmental Law and…