Saturday, January 21, 2012

Pollution in Ann Arbor

The EPA recently unveiled a new website that lets you know the largest contributors to different greenhouse gasses across the country. Ann Arbor is listed to have two, the university and a landfill that closed back in 1992. The university is outputting over 250,000 mega tons of carbon dioxide, then what seems trivial, 101 mega tons of methane, and 149 tons of nitrous oxide. However, it’s only 42nd on the list of offenders in Michigan, with Michigan State up further on the list emitting 548,000 mega tons (which is to be expected since they have their own coal plant). It’s an interesting tool to see what sort of air you’re breathing in around you, and see it with some interesting graphics.

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