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Climate scientists warn that Earth’s tipping points are at the tipping point
Forget Fritos: Air pollution may be making people fat
That coal- and oil-fired power plants are big air polluters is beyond question—they emit hundreds of thousands of tons of hazardous air pollution (mercury, lead, acid gases, e.g.), far more than any other industrial polluter. And yet, many in Congress question whether we should do anything about this major threat to public health. The debate took center stage yesterday in a subcommittee hearing of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee.
Low chemical doses may have big health effects