The Ohio River Valley Water Sanitation Commission, or ORSANCO, is considering a change to pollution control standards. The body will vote later this year on a measure that would let power plants apply for temporary exemptions from pollution controls.
One of the biggest greenhouse gas contributors is traffic: emissions from cars and trucks. But traffic is found on more than just our roads: it’s on the river. Find out how much river boats emit and how researchers are trying to make them greener.
While Louisville struggles to come into compliance with current Environmental Protection Agency standards for smog, the U.S. agency is proposing even stricter standards.
Louisville Mayor Jerry Abramson’s administration is working with the Metro Council to fine-tune legislation that restricts the amount of time motorists can idle their vehicles.
From WFPL’s Gabe Bullard The Louisville Metro Parks department is restating its warnings about eating fish caught in park lakes and ponds. New signs are being posted at all 22 lakes warning park visitors about the toxins that could be in the water and in the fish. A study done in the 1990s showed dangerous… Continue reading Metro Parks Advises Against Consumption Of Fish From Its Lakes
Several dozen Louisvillians boarded a bus this morning at St. William Church in West Louisville. They set off to view and learn about the kinds of sites you wouldn’t want on a sight-seeing tour: a garbage dump, a chemical factory, a sewage treatment plant. But these were no unusual tourists. These were participants in Kentucky Interfaith Power and Light’s Environmental Health and Justice Tour.
A mother’s exposure to air pollution could lead to a lower IQ in her child. The finding is from a new study from Columbia University researchers.
The EPA has announced it will revise standards for nitrogen oxides, or NO2, by early 2010. NO2 is a harmful-to-your-health gaseous emission from burning fossil fuels, and the major sources are vehicles and coal-fired power plants.
Jobs associated with the emerging clean energy economy grew 10 percent in Kentucky between 1998 and 2007. That’s compared to overall job growth of about three and half percent, according to new research from the Pew Charitable Trusts.
An updated analysis of data from the mid 1990s has revealed that people with lower levels of education and in low income households are at greater risk from fine particulate – or soot—pollution.