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Coverage of pollution since February 13, 2024.

Saskatchewan's carbon price fight with Ottawa takes another step forward Globalnews.ca

"...This is in response to the three-year pause on the extra charge for home heating oil that was announced in October 2023. While Ottawa stresses that this is a national pause, many critics say the move disproportionately benefits Atlantic Canada, where heating oil is more common. Saskatchewan residents stopped seeing a charge for the carbon price on their heating bills as of Jan..."

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Carbon tax dominates on 1st day of Ontario legislature return Globalnews.ca

"...Crombie was asked if she agreed with adding a price or tax on carbon emissions after a week in which Ontario Premier Doug Ford tried to frame her as an expensive, pro-tax candidate. Shes the queen of carbon tax,” Ford said at a campaign-style announcement in Mississauga on Feb. 13..."

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Milan bans heavy vehicles, imposes antismog measures during bout of bad air pollution

"...A lack of rain and wind has exacerbated air pollution levels in Italy, particularly in the mostly land-locked and industrial northern Po River Valley. Parts of the Italian peninsula are frequently hit by periods of bad air quality in winter, thanks to a combination of low rainfall, industrial and vehicle emissions and mountain ranges that trap the smog..."

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Turkey detains company director as part of inquiry into gold mine landslide that left 9 missing

"...Experts warned the landslide could be an environmental hazard as the soil was laced with dangerous substances, including cyanide, used in gold extraction. They said it may affect the nearby Euphrates River which stretches across Turkey, Syria and Iraq. The ministry had closed down a stream leading to the river to prevent water pollution..."

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Watts Happening: Is geothermal energy the next big thing?

"...Like solar and wind energy, geothermal energy not only lasts forever, it creates no pollution during operation. But better than solar and wind, geothermal is base load power. Like hydro electric, geothermal can run night and day, 24/7, year-round..."

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High air pollution levels in Thai capital spark order for city employees to work from home

"...The Department of Pollution Control declared last month that Bangkok had officially entered its annual smog season, but the region has suffered from deteriorating air quality since late last year. For Chiang Mai and other northern provinces which experience prolonged high levels of microscopic dust, the season usually begins in late February, when dry weather and an atmospheric inversion layer cause airborne particles to accumulate..."

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North Dakota takes federal government to trial over costs to police Dakota Access Pipeline protests

"...Thousands of people camped and demonstrated near the oil pipelines controversial Missouri River crossing upstream from the Standing Rock Sioux Tribes reservation. The tribe has long opposed the pipeline due to the threat of an oil spill polluting the tribes water supply..."

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Canada's carbon tax rebate system has been rebranded, policy unchanged

"...The pollution pricing program and corresponding rebate system has been in effect since 2019. It applies a levy on greenhouse gas emissions, making it more expensive to burn fossil fuels, in an effort to encourage Canadians to change their habits..."

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Hundreds of rescuers deployed in search for 9 workers missing at landslide-hit Turkish gold mine

"...Experts, meanwhile, have warned that the landslide may carry environmental risks. Geologist Suleyman Pampal said the soil that formed the landslide had been processed for gold and may contain dangerous substances such as cyanide that is used to extract gold. He also warned of a threat to the nearby Euphrates River..."

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New Mexico legislators approve bill to reduce greenhouse gas emissions

"...Democratic sponsors of the bill anticipate it will spur investments in new fuels and new technologies. The transportation sector is the second largest source of greenhouse gas emissions in New Mexico behind the oil and natural gas industry..."

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Ontario homeowner says federal carbon tax now almost 25% of heating bill

"...Cohen's natural gas bill came out to $203. 98. The federal carbon tax was $44..."

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Oil and gas producer to pay millions to US and New Mexico to remedy pollution concerns

"...ALBUQUERQUE, N. M. (AP) A Texas company has reached a multimillion-dollar settlement with the federal government and the state of New Mexico to address air pollution concerns in the largest oil and gas producing region in the United States..."

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Podcasts

Recent episodes that mention pollution.

Putting a price on pollution only makes sense if there's a real alternative, says leader of the NDP

Duration: 7:08

"...Politicians and industry gathered together this week for the Canadian Federation of Agriculture (CFA)s annual general meeting, held in Ottawa, Ontario..."

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The billion-dollar pollution solution humanity needs right now | Stacy Kauk

Duration: 13:02

"...Source: TED Talks Daily..."

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New Clean Fuel Regulation confirms investment environment for “decarbonizing” fuel

Duration: 20:44

"...The Canadian government has unveiled its awaited Clean Fuel Regulation (CFR), setting the stage for increased biofuel demand and production..."

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Neel Dhanesha: Nurdle Hurdles

Duration: 29:00

"...Source: Sea Change Radio..."

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Informative Video

Discussions, Documentaries, and Investigative Reports about pollution.

Citizen Juries Could Regulate Tech & How Clean Air Improves Lives | WEF | Top Stories of the Week

"...So bringing that pollution level down will significantly reduce the 8 million deaths per year that happen prematurely because of pollution, and will really improve people's quality of life, reducing strokes, asthma attacks and cancer cases," says Jane Burston, CEO and Founder, Clean Air Fund..."

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What are cumulative effects?

"...Pollutants from urban runoff, like oil and gas, that might have spilled or dripped on the road..."

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The Unexpected, Underwater Plant Fighting Climate Change | Carlos M. Duarte | TED Countdown

"...The goal: to build a better future by cutting greenhouse gas emissions in half by 2030, in the race to a zero-carbon world..."

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Completing the Picture: Designing a food system thats positive for nature and our climate

"...The transition to renewable energy is critical in reducing our greenhouse gas emissions, but its only half the story..."

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Academic Research

Recent peer-reviewed papers about pollution relevant to the latest news.

Multi-Objective Optimization Based on Life Cycle Assessment for Hybrid Solar and Biomass Combined Cooling, Heating and Power Sy

"...The complementary of biomass and solar energy in combined cooling, heating and power (CCHP) system provides an efficient solution to address the energy crisis and environmental pollutants..."

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Exploring the impacts of greenhouse gas emissions and environmental degradation on cereal yields in East Africa

"...In this regard, this undertaking assesses the impact of environmental degradation, greenhouse gases (GHGs), agriculture methane emissions, carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions, and population growth on cereal yields in East African countries using panel data spanning 1992?2018..."

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High-performance formaldehyde prediction for indoor air quality assessment using time series deep learning

"...The method?s feasibility was established, and the study provides theoretical support for guiding indoor air pollution control measures and ensuring human health and safety..."

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Co-benefits of transport demand reductions from compact urban development in Chinese cities

"...Here we systematically evaluate the implications of CUD for climate, energy use, air quality and human health in 2050 China under various scenarios of alternative energy vehicle (AEV) deployment and power decarbonization..."

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The electrode strategy and its coordination mechanism in constructed wetland-microbial fuel cell (CW-MFC): a review

"...Different electrode strategies were provided to improve the performance of CW-MFC towards electricity generation, removal of pollutants, and control of greenhouse gas emission, and the coordination mechanism was further reviewed..."

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Meteorological AQI and pollutants concentration-based AQI predictor

"...Forecasting the value of air pollutants and predicting the Air Quality Index (AQI) are crucial in improving the control measures for tackling air pollution..."

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Groundwater vulnerability mapping of hyper-humid urban aquifers for an improved water management in African megacities, opportu

"...The paper ends with clear recommendations to align land uses, landscape and groundwater protection in order to improve the quality of the drinking water supply for urban populations..."

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Decolonising Environmental Risk Assessments of Potentially Polluting Wrecks: a Case Study of the Wreck of the USS Mississinewa

"...This research aimed to decolonise risk assessments to capture the spatially heterogeneous nature of human vulnerability to oil pollution..."

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Country-specific emission information in relation to paddy residue burnt in Sri Lanka

"...In emission inventorying, particularly in the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change?greenhouse gas inventory process, estimating emissions due to burning paddy residue is essential..."

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Smart polarization and spectroscopic holography for real-time microplastics identification

"...This technique is a promising tool for addressing the increasing public concerning issues in MP pollution assessment, MP source identification, and long-term water pollution monitoring..."

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"...Biochar-based hydrogel is an excellent adsorbent, but the competitive adsorption mechanism associated with the removal of pollutants using biochar is yet to be understood in detail..."

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Underwater wireless sensor networks: a review of routing protocols, taxonomy, and future directions

"...Some of the challenges faced by underwater networks are the movement of nodes in three-dimensional space because of which the network could not be well thought-out as a fixed topology, limited bandwidth, exceedingly low data rates, limited battery power, failures due to pollution, and corrosion, and a lot more..."

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