On Our Radar: The Nation’s Greenhouse Gas Culprits

New York Times  • Posted: Thursday, January 12, 2012

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The Environmental Protection Agency releases an interactive online tool for identifying major sources of greenhouse gas emissions in the United States. The database and map allow residents and governments to learn about the biggest polluters in their neighborhoods and get the broad picture as well. [Environmental Protection Agency]

Amid a wave of complaints about its worsening air quality, Hong Kong will begin measuring pollutants smaller than 2.5 micrometers at all its monitoring stations by March, an official says. He does not specify whether the data will be made public. [Bloomberg Businessweek]

China says it will invest $10 billion this year in its South-North Water Diversion project, which will supply parched cities in the north. [Associated Press]

It’s 5 minutes to midnight on the doomsday clock of nuclear destruction, the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists reports — one minute later than a year ago. It cites inadequate progress on nuclear weapons reduction and inaction on climate change. [Bulletin of the Atomic Scien