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Air pollution at our nation’s ports can be reduced now

Ports are the main gateway for global trade and are critical to the U.S. economy. Thousands of diesel-powered vessels, trucks, cranes, and other equipment help transport goods to market. But as they do, they also emit greenhouse gases and other harmful pollutants. People living near ports bear the brunt of this pollution, and they often live in minority or low income communities, explains Chris Grundler, US EPA

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Hidden pollution exchange between oceans and groundwater revealed

Researchers at the Ohio State University and NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory have uncovered previously hidden sources of ocean pollution along more than 20 percent of America's coastlines.Their study offers the first-ever map of underground drainage systems that connect fresh groundwater and seawater, and also pinpoints sites where drinking water is most vulnerable to saltwater intrusion now and in the future.

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