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ICYMI: Coal, Ocean Acidification And Air Pollution

Oct. 1, 2013 7 p.m.

As October rains upon us, a round up some of the big news and great reports from our team and from other outlets in September.

Environment | local

Database Reveals Top Greenhouse Polluters

Jan. 12, 2012 6:28 a.m.

The Environmental Protection Agency issued a first-of-its-kind database Wednesday identifying the top greenhouse gas polluters nationally and in each state.

Environment | Communities

EPA: Power Plants, Refineries Are Top NW Greenhouse Gas Polluters

Jan. 11, 2012 2:59 p.m.

The Environmental Protection Agency issued a first-of-its-kind database Wednesday identifying power plants as the top greenhouse gas polluters. The new database allows anyone with computer access to discover the sources in their community of carbon dioxide, methane, and other gases that contribute to a warming climate.

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EPA Announces Mercury Limits On Coal-Fired Plants

Dec. 22, 2011 7:27 a.m.

The Environmental Protection Agency announced Wednesday new standards for the amount of mercury released from coal-fired power plants.

Environment | Economy

Even In Hydro-Rich Northwest, Coal Still Major Power Source

April 13, 2009 1:41 a.m.

While there's lots of coal on the planet now, like other fossil fuels, coal is not renewable -- when it's gone, it's gone. Coal is also relatively cheap, and it's abundant -- so it won't be easy to kick the coal habit.

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