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  • Wandering Eye: Hogan ignores science that air pollution causes deaths, Harbor East gets an even bigger Whole Foods, and more

    Wandering Eye: Hogan ignores science that air pollution causes deaths, Harbor East gets an even bigger Whole Foods, and more
    Despite science that says Maryland leads the nation in premature deaths due to air pollution, one of new Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan's first moves in office was to block regulations to lower pollution from coal-fired power plants. Now comes more science, saying that "children with lifetime exposures to concentrations of air pollutants above the current U.S. standards, including fine particulate matter, are at an increased risk for brain inflammation and neurodegenerative changes, including Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases," and the impacts include short-term memory loss and lower IQ. Early deaths and more illness chewing up health care dollars, less productivity in school and at work thwarting economic performance—it seems that smart policy would work toward limiting air pollution, not removing barriers to its creation. Oh well. (Van Smith)
  • What a Wonderful World

    The Chinese province of Guangdong has quietly opened a museum dedicated to the decade-long Chinese Cultural Revolution. Built on Tashan Mountain, near the graves of some of the 400 people believed killed in the nearby city of Shantou during the Cultural...

    Local Weathermen Say Global Warming is a Conspiracy, "Scam"

    Last week, Rolling Stone ran a story about how TV meteorologists—the "weather experts" who have the most contact with the general population—tend to be doubters of the science of climate change. This despite the fact that ragtag conspiracy...

    Activists launch petition targeting WBAL, Tony Pann

    In December we reported about comments made by WBAL-TV meteorologist Tony Pann on social media depicting climate science as a scam. Among his comments: "If you are making a living on government grants to research global warming, and have been for 20...

    Baltimore: Number 1 in air pollution deaths

    A troubling report in the journal Atmospheric Environment claims that, not only do 200,000 Americans die needlessly in the US each year from the effects of breathing air pollution, but that Baltimore City leads the nation in deaths per 100,000 residents....