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Loons Sound Alarm on Mercury Poisoning

Loons have enjoyed unprecedented population growth over the last 30 years. They outlived DDT and a time when people used to shoot loons for sport. But they face another threat: mercury.

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Lights Out For Power Plants In Pennsylvania, Ohio and New Jersey

One of the biggest power suppliers in the region has announced it will shutter power plants in Pennsylvania and neighboring states.

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News Analysis: EPA Says New Emission Rule Will Save Lives and Health Costs

The US Environmental Protection Agency says it expects to save tens of thousands of lives and billions of dollars every year in health co

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Enviro Groups Prepare to Sue Indiana County Coal Power Plant

In regional coal news, what Pennsylvania's governor lauded as a clean coal power plant in Indiana County may be sued for Clean Water

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EPA Coal Ash Plan Criticized

More than a year ago - when an earthen wall broke at a power plant in Tennessee - 500-million gallons of toxic coal ash and water were sp

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Coal Ash Controversy

This past December a sludge of coal ash broke out of an impoundment at a power plant in Tennessee. It destroyed homes.

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Ohio River Fish Show Higher Mercury Levels

A recent survey of recreation on the Ohio River shows fishing is a popular activity.

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Living with the Health Effects of Air Pollution

Pittsburgh has the worst air in the country, according to a recent report by the American Lung Association.

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Dirty Past, Hazy Future

You are being targeted by lobbyists. The coal industry and environmentalists are both trying to influence what you think.

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Pennsylvania to Begin Cap and Trade of Pollutants

Pennsylvania has begun to enforce the federal Clean Air Interstate Rule with a cap and trade system for nitrogen and sulfur dioxide.

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