EPA-proposed air pollution clean-up to cost Navajo nation coal plant $500 million

“Federal regulators want the plant to install a catalytic converter for approximately $500 million. However, particles from the catalytic converter could create further pollution problems and necessitate more pollution controls, which the Salt River Project, the coal plant’s operator, said could drive the total cost into the billions.” Continue reading EPA-proposed air pollution clean-up to cost Navajo nation coal plant $500 million

Plastics Suck Up Other Toxins: Double Whammy for Marine Life, Gross for Seafood

“That’s because not only are the plastics themselves toxic but some also act as sponges for other toxins.” Continue reading Plastics Suck Up Other Toxins: Double Whammy for Marine Life, Gross for Seafood

New Study: Warmer soils release additional CO2 into atmosphere

Warm soil warms the planet until temps hit 5 degrees above normal. We’ve had about a degree of warming since the pre-industrial era. So dirt will be a problem for some time to come? Continue reading New Study: Warmer soils release additional CO2 into atmosphere

NBC: Are you too sick to own a gun?

“But as lawmakers rush to restrict that access in the wake of recent mass shootings, mental health experts warn of unintended consequences: from gun owners avoiding mental health treatment to therapists feeling compelled to report every patient who expresses a violent thought.” Continue reading NBC: Are you too sick to own a gun?