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News stories tagged with "air-pollution"

Automakers Rated on Green Car Protection

A new survey is out that ranks which automakers make the least polluting cars. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Lester Graham reports.  Go to full article

Environmental Cloak and Dagger

Keeping track of polluters in a country as large as Canada poses a serious challenge. Truckloads of hazardous waste cross the border with the U.S. every day. Logging companies work near protected wildlife. And smoke from factories fills the air. But the Canadian government has a new weapon in the fight against polluters. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Karen Kelly reports on Canada's growing team of environmental spies.  Go to full article

Canadians Prepare for Kyoto Protocol

Canadians are being asked to take public transportation and turn down the heat as Canada prepares to ratify the Kyoto Protocol on climate change. From Ottawa, the Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Karen Kelly has more.  Go to full article

Emissions Trading for Telecommuters

Companies who fear that their greenhouse gas emissions may soon be regulated are being offered a new alternative. A Virginia-based firm has created an emissions trading system that will capitalize on telecommuting. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Karen Kelly reports.  Go to full article

Study: New York's Air More Polluted Last Summer Than Ever

A new study by the American Lung Association finds New Yorker's breathed more polluted air last summer than any year on record. Karen Dewitt reports.  Go to full article

Natural Selections: The Ozone Layer

Martha Foley and Curt Stager talk about the ozone layer, the thin shield that blocks damaging ultraviolet radiation from reaching the ground.  Go to full article

Canadian Businesess Rally Against Kyoto

A new coalition of Canadian business groups says their government's plan to ratify the Kyoto protocol on climate change will destroy the economy. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Karen Kelly has the story.  Go to full article

Power Plants Pressured to Obey Treaty

Canada's environment minister is threatening action if Ontario doesn't meet the air pollution standards set out in a treaty signed by Canada and the U-S. But as the Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Karen Kelly reports, environmentalists remain skeptical that change will occur.  Go to full article

A Greener Vermont

Governor Howard Dean has committed Vermont to reducing emission of greenhouse gases by 25 percent within a decade. Jody Tosti reports.  Go to full article

St. Lawrence Co. on Burn Barrels: Educate, Not Regulate

St. Lawrence County plans to use education, not a ban, to stop people from burning their trash. Members of the county Services Committee voted yesterday to table a draft law that would have banned the use of burn barrels in the county. David Sommerstein reports.  Go to full article

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