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Cargo ships import major pollution at Chinese ports

By Rob Holmes
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Environment | Environmentalists often call China’s air pollution problem “Airpocalypse.” China ranks in the top tier of countries with health-hazardous air. And a…

Dredging up money for Southern seaport expansion

By Rob Holmes
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Transportation | Eastern seaboard ports are not yet ready to receive colossal cargo ships due to begin transiting the Panama Canal in 2016. And the holdup is mostly a matter…

Midday Roundup: Flights still sluggish after sabotage in Chicago

By Lynde Langdon
Posted

Newsworthy | Air traffic jam. Flights in and out of Chicago are still being cancelled or delayed after a worker set fire to an air-traffic control center there on Friday.

Learn how to survive a plane crash with legendary British fortitude

By Rob Holmes
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Transportation | There’s no one like the British for figuring out how to keep calm and carry on in a plane crash. A British Airways (BA) course originally offered to oil…

Midday Roundup: ‘One cannot win a war with a blanket’

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Lethal aid. Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko met with U.S. President Barack Obama and addressed a joint session of Congress on Thursday to ask for more…

Midday Roundup: Britain raises threat level amid fears terrorism will spread from Syria

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Heightened security. Conflict escalation in Iraq and Syria led Britain to raise its terror threat level from substantial to severe Friday. The new threat…

Who should compensate families of Flight 17 victims?

By Rob Holmes
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Transportation | When a commercial aircraft crashes, or is shot down, it’s not always clear who should pay. Families mourning passengers on Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 are…

Report on Quebec train disaster downplays main cause

By Rob Holmes
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Transportation | A year after a runaway oil train exploded near the Maine border with Quebec, the investigation report released this week cited 18 contributing factors. But…

Midday Roundup: Hawaii hunkers down for some wild weekend weather

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Stocking up. Residents and tourists are bracing for two storms barreling toward Hawaii, as forecasters predict flash floods, mudslides, and big wind gusts.

Midday Roundup: Toxic algae makes for a thirsty weekend in Toledo

By Lynde Langdon
Posted

Newsworthy | Not a drop to drink. Toledo, Ohio,  residents spent the weekend waterless because of fears of contamination from an algae bloom in Lake Erie. City…

Developers battle FAA over new building height restrictions

By Rob Holmes
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Transportation | A recent Federal Aviation Administration proposal to decrease building height near airports has drawn battle lines between real estate developers and…

Landing in Houston: ‘Like sliding down a banister’

By Rob Holmes
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Transportation | Houston airports are set to lead the nation in quiet landings and less pollution. The FAA has redesigned the area’s flight corridors to save fuel, time, and…

 
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