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Clarkson Professor Coordinates Nationwide Air Quality Monitoring

Through the month of July, a professor at Clarkson University coordinated the largest air quality monitoring effort ever conducted in this country. David Sommerstein reports the results could drive the next generation of pollution decision-making. David Sommerstein reports.  Go to full article

Wisconsin Weighs Power Plant Mercury Emission Limits

Several states are considering ways to reduce emissions from coal-burning power plants. Wisconsin could become the first state in the nation to issue rules requiring large mercury reductions. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Chuck Quirmbach reports.  Go to full article

DEC Ozone Forecasts?What Do They Mean?

Those ozone warnings... when are they important, and what do they mean? Martha Foley talks with one of the state Department of Environmental Conservation's ozone forecasters.  Go to full article

Greenhouse Gas Trading Tested in Great Lakes Region

The Great Lakes region will soon be the location of a pilot program for trading greenhouse gases. 25 companies in seven states are volunteering to reduce emissions and trade some of those reductions to other companies in the region. Lester Graham reports for the Great Lakes Radio Consortium.  Go to full article

Auto Emissions: It's Not Just the Tailpipe

When we think of car pollution, we're usually worried about the dirty exhaust coming from the tailpipe. But the Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Julie Halpert takes a look at toxic chemicals in other parts of the car, and the latest push by environmentalists to get rid of them.  Go to full article

Energy Department Searches for Exposed Workers

The Department of Energy is trying to reach more than one thousand former government workers in the Great Lakes region who might have been exposed to a sometimes fatal material. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Lester Graham reports.  Go to full article

More Needed to Save Forests from Acid Rain

Some of the nation's top acid rain researchers say we'll have to do more to save northeastern forests, streams, and lakes from further harm. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Lester Graham reports.  Go to full article

PSC Promotes Diesel Generators Despite Air Quality Concerns

The New York State Public Service Commission is promoting the use of more diesel generators at factories and other businesses this summer. As Karen DeWitt reports, environmentalists say that could cause more pollution.  Go to full article

EPA to Review Chatham Permit

Half a year after state and county officials gave Chatham Forest Products the go-ahead to build a chipboard plant in northwestern St. Lawrence County, federal regulators are going to review the factory's air pollution permit. As David Sommerstein reports, the action stems from the efforts of a local activist.  Go to full article

New Acid Rain Study: Acid Rain Damage Widespread

A research group based in New Hampshire says acid rain is still wreaking havoc on Northeastern forests and lakes. In a report released today, the group calls for deeper cuts to the pollutants that cause acid rain. Brian Mann has details.  Go to full article

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