Sep 15, 2008 | An analysis of the global carbon cycle and climate for a 70,000-year period in the most recent Ice Age shows a remarkable correlation between carbon dioxide levels and surprisingly abrupt changes in climate.
Sep 14, 2008 | New research announced this week into the health effects of air pollution, has shown for the first time that poor air quality can significantly impair lung function even in healthy people.
Sep 08, 2008 | An international team of scientists, headed by Prof. Daniel Rosenfeld of the Institute of Earth Sciences at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, has come up with a surprising finding to the disputed issue of whether air pollution increases or decreases rainfall.
Sep 05, 2008 | Asian pollution from Asian power plants, cooking and heating could create summer hot spots in the central United States and southern Europe by mid-century, U.S. climate scientists reported on Thursday. By Deborah Zabarenko, Environment Correspondent
Sep 04, 2008 | U.S. scientists examining smog over the Mexico City have found that agricultural and cooking fires along with burning industrial waste contribute a surprising amount of pollution, according to a press release on Wednesday.
Sep 02, 2008 | Researchers confirm that surface temperatures in the Northern Hemisphere were warmer over the last 10 years than any time during the last 1300 years, and, if the climate scientists include the somewhat controversial data derived from tree-ring records, the warming is anomalous for at least 1700 years.
Aug 31, 2008 | From 500 miles in space, satellites track brown clouds of toxic pollutants from Asia as the machines stream across the Pacific and take aim at the western United States. By Les Blumenthal, Mcclatchy Newspapers
Aug 29, 2008 | As cities and counties strive to meet a California law aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions, they should mandate that new buildings conserve energy and water and find ways to reduce miles their residents and workers drive, said Cliff Rechtschaffen, special assistant to the state attorney general. By Jennifer Bowles, The Press-Enterprise
Aug 27, 2008 | Guiding a small squadron of robotic aircraft and fielding a network of ground stations, scientists from the United States, China, and South Korea this summer are putting vast plumes of Asian air pollution under some of the most exhaustive scrutiny ever. By Peter N. Spotts,|The Christian Science Monitor
Aug 20, 2008 | Chinese efforts at curbing smog during the Olympic Games by banning half of the 3 million vehicles from Beijing's roads has highlighted the problems caused by mass motorisation in the world's megacities.
Aug 18, 2008 | A new analysis of environmental conditions over the Atlantic Ocean shows that hot, dry air associated with dust outbreaks from the Sahara desert was a likely contributor to the quieter-than-expected 2007 hurricane season.
Jul 31, 2008 | Pregnant women living near highways on the island of Montreal - particularly women from affluent neighbourhoods - are more likely to deliver preterm, low-weight or small babies, researchers say. By Julia Kilpatrick, The Gazette
Jul 30, 2008 | The time has come for SAARC nations to give due emphasis to public transport for reducing fuel consumption as well as ensuring rural development, Transport Minister Dullas Alahapperuma said. By Rajmi Manatunga
Jul 29, 2008 | Exploitation of North America’s shale and tar-sand oil reserves could increase atmospheric CO2 levels by up to 15%, a new report from WWF-UK and the major UK financial group Co-Operative Financial Services (CFS) has warned.
Jul 22, 2008 | Hydrogen fuel cells may be the best energy-saving alternative to gasoline-powered vehicles, and the technology could be economically competitive by 2023, a US National Research Council report announced Thursday.
Jul 11, 2008 | Chinese officials defended the accuracy of pollution data and reaffirmed their ability to make the Beijing Games a "green Olympics," even as the capital remains mired in gray haze less than a month before the opening ceremony. By Shai Ooster
Jul 10, 2008 | Next year in Copenhagen, world leaders will assemble and attempt to write the successor agreement to the 10-year-old Kyoto protocol. In order for countries to make dramatic reductions for a greener future, energy efficiency will likely be a big part of the equation. By Joshua Zumbrun, Forbes.com
Jul 10, 2008 | U.S. environmental regulators quietly published a draft study on Thursday that linked global warming to higher levels of smog that could harm human health, a report green groups said stood in contrast to the Bush Administration's slow movement on climate change.
Jul 10, 2008 | They may be relatively small, but tugboats puff out more soot for the amount of fuel used than other commercial vessels, according to a new study. By Gregory Richards, The Virginian-Pilot
Jul 09, 2008 | CSIRO Energy Technology Chief, Dr David Brockway, said the milestone followed the Garnaut Report’s recognition that Australia has an important role to play in developing low emission coal technologies such as PCC.
Jul 01, 2008 | The world must galvanize its will and reach a new agreement on measures to fight climate change by the end of 2009, said UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in the Japanese city where the Kyoto Protocol was finalized.
Jun 25, 2008 | Asian countries need help to build cities that can cope with the region's "unprecedented" urban expansion of more than 100,000 people a day over the next two decades, the Asian Development Bank said Wednesday. By Gillian Wong
Jun 22, 2008 | The Abu Dhabi Government is considering eliminating fuel subsidies, introducing congestion charges and levying new fees on motorists as part of its efforts to solve the capital’s transport woes, according to documents posted on a new Department of Transport website. By Ivan Gale and Matthew Chung
Jun 21, 2008 | More than 2.3 million cars, up to 70 percent of the total, could be removed from Beijing's roads during the Olympics, as a result of new measures, the local transport authority said on Friday. By Cui Xiaohuo, China Daily
Jun 20, 2008 | According to the fourth assessment report released by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change--a body established in 1988 by the World Meteorological Organization and the United Nations Environment Programme to evaluate the risk of climate change caused by human activities--scientific research confirms that average temperatures are increasing every year. By Allen Hsu
Jun 09, 2008 | Hakan Tornqvist maps previously unknown mechanisms that may explain why air pollution in the form of particulates causes heart attacks, stroke, and increasing mortality in the dissertation he will be publicly defending at Umea University on June 5.
Jun 06, 2008 | Energy experts, policymakers, financiers, and project developers from across Asia-Pacific called for massive new investments in clean energy amid spiraling costs for oil and coal and the growing threat of climate change.
Jun 01, 2008 | The National Emissions Ceilings Directive (NECD), adopted in 2001, defines the maximum emissions on a national level for four major air pollutants that have a high impact on human health and the environment.
May 29, 2008 | Global increases in traffic, industrialisation, and expanding cities have all contributed to a rise in emissions and growing levels of air pollution, thus adding to an escalating concern surrounding their environmental and health-related impacts.
May 29, 2008 | A new study investigated the association between short-term exposure to ambient fine particulate matter and the risk of stroke and found that even low pollutant levels may increase that risk.
May 27, 2008 | The European Commission, together with Europia, one of the partners of the Sustainable Energy Europe Campaign, have launched a number of actions to promote energy efficient driving habits among European car users.
May 27, 2008 | Exposure to air pollution increases the risk for deep vein thrombosis, the blood clots that commonly occur in the leg veins. And the worse the air pollution, the higher the risk. By Nicholas Bakalar
May 22, 2008 | Carbon dioxide spewed by human activities has made ocean water so acidic that it is eating away at the shells and skeletons of starfish, coral, clams and other sea creatures, scientists said on Thursday. By Deborah Zabarenko, Environment Correspondent
May 21, 2008 | After the recent UN Framework Convention on Climate Change summit in Bali, there is now great interest in how OECD countries, such as Australia, can assist developing countries to reduce their emissions significantly. By Mike Smith and Karlson Hargroves
May 21, 2008 | The European Union's recent attempt to salve the wounds of rising food prices and social unrest caused by its rush to promote biofuels once again unveils the dangers of using traditional thinking to resolve global warming. By Bob Doppelt
May 19, 2008 | Millions of Google Earth users around the world will be able to see how climate change could affect the planet and its people over the next century, along with viewing the loss of Antarctic ice shelves over the last 50 years, thanks to a new project launched this week.
May 15, 2008 | The European Climate Exchange (ECX) said on Thursday its futures trade in carbon emissions credits from developing countries based on a U.N.-scheme has hit a million tonnes a day after launching the contracts in March.
May 15, 2008 | A vast array of physical and biological systems across the earth are being affected by warming temperatures caused by humans, says a new analysis of information not previously assembled all in one spot.
May 15, 2008 | A new NASA-led study shows human-caused climate change has made an impact on a wide range of Earth's natural systems, including permafrost thawing, plants blooming earlier across Europe, and lakes declining in productivity in Africa.
May 15, 2008 | Post-combustion carbon dioxide capture technologies can already be used under certain conditions and pre-combustion separation uses technologies that are well established in other industrial sectors, such as fertiliser generation and hydrogen production.
May 14, 2008 | As the price of oil continues to rise, low-emission diesel cars are being seen as a cheaper, greener alternative, and demand is soaring. But there are fears that the fuel's health dangers are being ignored. By John Vidal, The Guardian
May 14, 2008 | A toxic gas present in air pollution and tobacco smoke plays a significant role in triggering tuberculosis infection, according to a new study from researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB).
May 14, 2008 | Research presented at American Society of Hypertension's Twenty Third Annual Scientific Meeting and Exposition (ASH 2008) shows that even a few hours of exposure to particulate matter (PM), which is not ozone but a component of air pollution emitted from power plants, factories and motor vehicles, among other sources, is responsible for rapidly raising blood pressure and can impair blood vessel function in certain situations within 24 hours.
May 12, 2008 | The sun rarely shines in Linfen. It rises in the morning, of course, but its rays barely make it past the thick cloud of smog that hangs over this northern Chinese city. By Craig and Marc Kielburger, Special to the Sun
May 12, 2008 | Long-term exposure to air pollution raises risks of potentially fatal blood clots in the leg and thighs, increasing the number of known illnesses caused by bad air quality, a Harvard study says. By Elizabeth Lopatto
May 12, 2008 | Schneider National Inc., a provider of transportation, intermodal and logistics services and the nation’s largest truckload carrier, announced on May 12 its plans to operate the most energy-efficient fleet in the industry.
May 12, 2008 | Air pollution heavy in small particles may cause blood clots in the legs, the same condition air travelers call "economy class syndrome" from immobility during flight, researchers said on Monday.
May 11, 2008 | The head of an Israeli-backed electric car project estimated on Sunday that its partner, the Renault-Nissan alliance, would likely invest $500 million to $1 billion in the swappable-battery electric cars. By Tova Cohen
May 08, 2008 | An assault on climate change on many fronts makes good economic sense but will be money badly spent if the world focuses exclusively on cutting greenhouse gas emissions, a study said on Thursday. By Alister Doyle, Environment Correspondent
May 08, 2008 | Ethanol and biodiesel were the central themes in the speech delivered this morning (05/07) by the executive manager for the Company’s Management System Development area, Antonio Sergio Oliveira Santana, during the event promoted by Petrobras at the Amsterdam Conference on Sustainability and Transparency. By La Société
May 08, 2008 | The British government has shelved plans to get people to reduce their carbon footprint by allowing them to trade personal emissions permits because it would be too expensive and ambitious.
May 07, 2008 | A newly formed watchdog of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) is proposing that the UN establish a new authority to regulate emissions from high-carbon international activities such as aviation and shipping.
May 06, 2008 | The Asian Development Bank (ADB) is establishing a new fund to slow the onset of climate change and to help the Asia-Pacific region adapt to the expected devastating impact of global warming.
May 05, 2008 | Scientists in the UK have carried out a preliminary evaluation of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) to assess how effective it has been at stimulating sustainable development and a reduction in carbon emissions.
May 04, 2008 | With demand for energy in Asia soaring, governments urgently need to create the right environment to attract investments in clean energy, ADB President Haruhiko Kuroda said today at a climate change seminar in Madrid.
May 01, 2008 | Global warming could gradually starve parts of the tropical oceans of oxygen, damaging fisheries and coastal economies, a study showed on Thursday. By Alister Doyle, Environment Correspondent
May 01, 2008 | The world produced an estimated 130 million bicycles in 2007—more than twice the 52 million cars produced. Bicycle and car production tracked each other closely in the mid-to-late 1960s, but bike output separated sharply from that of cars in 1970, beginning its steep climb to 105 million in 1988. By J. Matthew Roney
Apr 30, 2008 | The momentum gained in December 2007 from the adoption of the "Bali Road Map" by Parties to both the Climate Convention and the Kyoto Protocol was not evident at the climate change talks held during the first week in April in Bangkok, Thailand. By David B. Finnegan
Apr 30, 2008 | Hong Kong will soon introduce one-off and accelerated tax cuts for environment-friendly machinery and installations, the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) government said Saturday.
Apr 29, 2008 | As many as one billion people could lose their homes by 2050 because of the devastating impact of global warming, scientists and political leaders will be warned today. By Nigel Morris, Home Affairs Correspondent
Apr 27, 2008 | Before humans began burning fossil fuels, there was an eons-long balance between carbon dioxide emissions and Earth's ability to absorb them, but now the planet can't keep up, scientists said on Sunday. By Deborah Zabarenko, Environment Correspondent
Apr 24, 2008 | A proposed solution to reverse the effects of global warming by spraying sulfate particles into Earth's stratosphere could make matters much worse, climate researchers said on Thursday. By Julie Steenhuysen
Apr 23, 2008 | Short-term exposure to current levels of ozone in many areas is likely to contribute to premature deaths, says a new National Research Council report, which adds that the evidence is strong enough that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency should include ozone-related mortality in health-benefit analyses related to future ozone standards.
Apr 22, 2008 | Abu Dhabi is a tiny nation with huge reserves of oil and, as a result, a lot of wealth. But this Persian Gulf emirate is taking the long view, and planning right now for a future beyond oil.
Apr 21, 2008 | China is a fast growing auto market that is still far from reaching its potential, granting Beijing powerful leverage in shaping the world's next generation of eco-friendly cars. By Kirby Chien
Apr 14, 2008 | Air pollution from power plants and automobiles is destroying the fragrance of flowers and thereby inhibiting the ability of pollinating insects to follow scent trails to their source, a new University of Virginia study indicates.
Apr 10, 2008 | Air pollution from power plants and automobiles is destroying the fragrance of flowers and thereby inhibiting the ability of pollinating insects to follow scent trails to their source, a new University of Virginia study indicates.
Apr 09, 2008 | Air pollution in the world's busiest ports and shipping regions may be markedly worse than previously suspected, according to a new study showing that industrial and shipping pollution is exacerbated when it combines with sunshine and salty sea air.
Apr 02, 2008 | Biofuel production, renewable energy expansion, other mitigation measures uprooting indigenous peoples in many regions. Indigenous peoples have contributed the least to world greenhouse gas emissions and have the smallest ecological footprints on Earth.
Mar 28, 2008 | Almost all West-European countries now levy some form of CO2 tax on passenger cars. A survey done by ACEA, the European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association, shows that over the past 15 months, France, Spain, Finland and Ireland introduced CO2-related car taxation.
Mar 26, 2008 | A new report has determined that increasing climate change could lead to a major human crisis for South Asia, with more than 120 million people from India and Bangladesh likely to become homeless by the end of this century.
Mar 24, 2008 | Soot produced by burning coal, diesel, wood and dung causes significantly more damage to the environment than previously thought, according to research published today. So-called "black carbon" could cause up to 60% of the current warming effect of carbon dioxide, according to the US researchers, making it an important target for efforts to slow global warming. By James Randerson, Science Correspondent, The Guardian
Mar 23, 2008 | The European Union's environment chief on Friday backed a Franco-British proposal to cut sales tax on green products to fight climate change, despite opposition from some countries and within the EU executive.
Mar 23, 2008 | Black carbon, a form of particulate air pollution most often produced from biomass burning, cooking with solid fuels and diesel exhaust, has a warming effect in the atmosphere three to four times greater than prevailing estimates, according to scientists in an upcoming review article in the journal Nature Geoscience.
Mar 21, 2008 | As sport utility vehicles (SUVs) become increasingly unpopular in Europe and the United States, the gas-guzzling wagons are capturing the attention of an expanding class of Chinese consumers: the new rich. By Yingling Liu
Mar 20, 2008 | Researchers in Wyoming report development of a low-cost carbon filter that can remove 90 percent of carbon dioxide gas from the smokestacks of electric power plants that burn coal and other fossil fuels.
Mar 20, 2008 | More than 60 teams from nine countries have lined up to chase a $10 million prize for making a green supercar that smashes records for fuel efficiency, organizers of the competition said on Thursday. By Karey Wutkowski
Mar 19, 2008 | BMW, the world's leading premium car-maker, may launch an all-electric car as part of its strategy to cut greenhouse gas emissions and combat growing restrictions on urban traffic within big cities. By David Gow
Mar 19, 2008 | Today's Arctic explorers are well-acquainted with the ugly haze that hangs over the North Pole, created by air pollution that drifts up from cities in lower latitudes. But a new study suggests this veil of pollution has been present since the late 1800s. By Andrea Thompson, LiveScience Staff Writer
Mar 18, 2008 | Philippine Department of Transportation and Communications signs agreement with CAI-Asia Center to work closely in achieving environmentally sustainable transportation (EST) and better air quality at the 3rd Regional EST Forum of the United Nations Centre for Regional Development in Singapore, 18 March 2008.
Mar 18, 2008 | Air pollution in Beijing reached its highest level on Tuesday as a sandstorm from the north shrouded the capital in dust, choking pedestrians and delaying flights, the government and reports said.
Mar 15, 2008 | The nation's locomotives, cargo ships, tugboats and passenger ferries will become much cleaner under new air pollution requirements announced Friday by the Environmental Protection Agency. By H. Joseh Hebert
Mar 14, 2008 | Although cars running on diesel fuel are considered more energy and climate-friendly than traditional petrol-fueled cars, the result is increased air pollution due to lack of particle filters
Mar 11, 2008 | Expect flooded roads and runways, twisted railroad tracks and weakened bridges brought on by rising sea levels and more intense storms tied to global warming, leading U.S. experts warned in a report released Tuesday.
Mar 11, 2008 | Half an hour of sniffing diesel fumes in a busy city street is enough to induce a "stress response" in the brain, according to scientists who measured volunteers. By James Randerson, Science Correspondent, The Guardian
Mar 11, 2008 | The growth in China's emissions of the primary greenhouse gas carbon dioxide, CO2, is far greater than previous estimates, making the goal of stabilizing atmospheric greenhouse gases much more difficult, finds a new analysis by economists at the University of California.
Mar 11, 2008 | Expect flooded roads and runways, twisted railroad tracks and weakened bridges brought on by rising sea levels and more intense storms tied to global warming, leading U.S. experts warned in a report released Tuesday.
Mar 10, 2008 | A Green Passport campaign launched at the Berlin Tourism Fair aims to shrink the environmental footprint of vacation travellers, according to the United Nations Environmental Programme, UNEP.
Mar 10, 2008 | European Union leaders will call on the EU Commission to draw up a road map for deeper cuts in greenhouse gas emissions at a summit this week, going beyond a unilateral target agreed in the fight against climate change.
Mar 05, 2008 | Car makers are becoming more optimistic that European authorities will grant them more time to meet proposed limits on carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from their vehicles -- a major point of contention between them. By Gilles Castonguay
Feb 13, 2008 | The true scale of climate change emissions from shipping is almost three times higher than previously believed, according to a leaked UN study seen by the Guardian. By John Vidal, Environment Editor, The Guardian
Feb 08, 2008 | India is working on a policy that will encourage the biggest cities and towns to build up their public transport systems as an alternative to cars to curb emissions in the nation's polluted urban areas. By Subramaniam Sharma
Jan 16, 2008 | Don't eat meat, ride a bike, and be a frugal shopper -- that's how you can help brake global warming, the head of the United Nation's Nobel Prize-winning scientific panel on climate change said Tuesday.
Jan 11, 2008 | Catherine Brahic, online environment reporter for New Scientist, blogs about India's cheapest car - whether it conforms to European emission standards, its fuel efficiency, and the effect it will have on emisions.
Dec 19, 2007 | Technology has gotten us into the climate change mess, and we assume that technology will get us out of it. Hybrid cars, wind turbines, algae biofuel — businesses and policymakers alike are searching for the technological fixes that will decarbonize our lives. By Bryan Walsh
Dec 05, 2007 | Bus Rapid Transit systems, like those being implemented in Delhi and other cities, can carry significantly far more people than conventional bus systems, and indeed, as many as some rail systems. By using road space efficiently and with minimal conflicts between modes, these systems can help meet mass mobility needs cost-effectively, safely, and equitably. By Madhav G. Badami
Dec 05, 2007 | Seeking a place in the vanguard of the battle against global warming, France last month unveiled a package of ambitious pledges that included a particularly bold proposition: An end to new highway construction. By James Kanter
Dec 01, 2007 | Congress is poised to finally make cars get better gas mileage. Consumers can expect to pay more for their vehicles but save on their gas bills. By Steve Hargreaves, CNNMoney.com staff writer
Dec 01, 2007 | The Delhi government has announced plans to cut diesel emissions in the national capital region in the wake of strong public concerns about rising numbers of diesel vehicles and diesel related pollutants in the city's ambient air. The plan recently approved by the Cabinet proposes an Environment Cess on diesel fuel. The revenue from this cess will be used to create a fund to finance Delhi's clean air action plan. Delhi Chief minister Sheila Dikshit has also written to the Union government to introduce Euro IV diesel fuels and standards in the National Capital Region by 2008-09.
Nov 28, 2007 | In the past year, greenhouse gases have actually declined. The decline was 1.5 percent nationwide. The energy department did not break down the results by state or by cities. By David Louie, MONEYScope Reporter
Nov 19, 2007 | Japanese Prime Minister Yasuo Fukuda plans to unveil a major environmental initiative at a summit in Singapore on Wednesday that will aim for drastic emissions cuts and incentives for developing-nation polluters.
Nov 17, 2007 | In its final and most powerful report, a United Nations panel of scientists meeting here describes the mounting risks of climate change in language that is both more specific and forceful than its previous assessments, according to scientists here. By Elisabeth Rosenthal
Nov 12, 2007 | Governments need to accelerate the effort to deliver an international agreement on the poisonous heavy metal mercury Achim Steiner, Executive Director of the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) said today.
Nov 09, 2007 | Nearly two years since the first line of Beijing's bus rapid transit (BRT) system began operation, the rapid passenger transport system is contributing to the reduction of the city's severely congested roads and associated air pollution for which the city is infamous. By Laura Tyrer
Oct 30, 2007 | The traffic-control measures aimed at ridding the air of pollution during the Olympic Games could end up affecting people in Beijing's neighboring provinces, a source familiar with the plans said. By Liu Weifeng, China Daily
Oct 28, 2007 | The advertising business has jumped on the environmental bandwagon, finding ways to give all sorts of industries a "green" tuneup
and profiting in the process. But is it about to backfire? By Eric Pfanner, International Herald Tribune
Oct 26, 2007 | Climate change, extinction of species and the challenge of sustaining a fast growing population are among the major factors threatening humanity's survival. By Wang Zhuoqiong, China Daily
Oct 19, 2007 | California officials from Sacramento to Washington say that law, history, politics and even the Nobel Peace Prize are on their side in one of the state's signature environmental ventures - claiming the right to regulate emissions of greenhouse gases from cars
and light trucks. By Frank Davies, Mercury News Washington Bureau
Oct 15, 2007 | The Beijing government has finally decided to cut subway fares by about 30 percent amid efforts to boost public transport, ease road congestion and improve air quality ahead of the Olympics.
Sep 27, 2007 | A move to ban tuk-tuks and jumbos in Vientiane is scheduled to take effect in 2010, but drivers have expressed dismay at the proposal, fearing they will lose their livelihood. By Somsack Pongkhao
Sep 14, 2007 | Air pollution reduces blood flow and interferes with the body's natural ability to break up blood clots, researchers said on Wednesday in a finding that may help explain why pollution can cause heart attacks.
Sep 14, 2007 | A US group's report naming the Chinese city of Tianjin as one of the world's most polluted places apparently confused the large northern port with a notorious lead-processing town in the country's east.
Sep 14, 2007 | Aviation has borne the brunt of environmentalists' ire for causing climate change but the global maritime industry could face similar pressure if it can't agree to curbs in greenhouse gases, industry experts warn.
Sep 13, 2007 | In a settlement with California, ConocoPhillips must spend $10 million on mitigation measures to offset emissions from a proposed expansion of its East Bay refinery. By Tim Reiterman, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
Sep 11, 2007 | Zeppelin Mountain, with an air pollution monitoring centre on a 474 metre (1,555 ft) high ridge to the left of the summit, is seen behind Ny Alesund, a research centre where between 30 and 130 people live in the Norwegian Arctic.
Aug 26, 2007 | No country in history has emerged as a major industrial power without creating a legacy of environmental damage that can take decades and big dollops of public wealth to undo. By Joseph Kahn and Jim Yardley
Aug 22, 2007 | Reuters: If pushing the pedal makes the environmentalist in you cringe, Japanese carmaker Nissan Motor said on Monday it will equip all new cars with a device that could help improve fuel efficiency.
Aug 21, 2007 | Growing world demand for "environmentally friendly" biofuels is partly to blame for the rocketing price of food in South Africa, analysts at the National Agricultural Marketing Council have warned. By Tony Carnie
Aug 13, 2007 | China's top coal producing province has offered rewards of up to 2 million yuan ($263,800) to cities dropping off a list of the country's 10 worst polluters, the official Xinhua news agency said on Monday.
Aug 12, 2007 | The Metropolitan Transport Corporation (MTC) will begin trial run of a global positioning system for buses on two routes, 21G (Tambaram - Broadway) and 70 (Tambaram - Avadi). By Karthik Subramanian, The Hindu
Aug 11, 2007 | Beijing yesterday urged enterprises, factories and construction sites to reduce their pollutants and emissions during the upcoming vehicle-reduction drill. By Wang Zhuoqiong, China Daily
Aug 10, 2007 | London Mayor Ken Livingstone is looking into the possibility of introducing a public bike hire scheme along the lines of one in Paris to promote more sustainable forms of transport, he said Thursday.
Aug 09, 2007 | General Motors Corp. will begin road testing its Chevrolet Volt plug-in hybrid in the spring of next year and remains on track to produce the rechargeable car by late 2010, a senior executive said on Thursday. By Jui Chakravorty
Aug 09, 2007 | Fourteen Asian countries pledged Thursday to tackle health problems related to everything from climate change to air pollution that cause the deaths of nearly 7 million people each year. By Michael Casey, Associated Press
Aug 08, 2007 | New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s proposal to charge hefty tolls for motorists entering Lower Manhattan stirred a national debate over so-called congestion pricing as a tool for thinning traffic and cleaning polluted air. By Katherine Boyle
Aug 07, 2007 | To control the rising pollution levels in the state, the environment minister, Ganesh Naik had proposed to make Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) mandatory for public transport vehicles in Navi Mumbai, Thane, Mira-Bhayander municipal corporation area, Pune, Nagpur, Nashik, Kalyan, Dombivali and Solapur in the recently concluded monsoon session of the assembly. Accordingly, talks are on with the transport department to implement the proposal. By Swapnil Rawal, Indian Express Newspapers
Aug 07, 2007 | Jacques Rogge, president of the International Olympic Committee, acknowledged Wednesday that Beijing's air pollution could force the postponement of outdoor events during next year's Olympics.
Aug 04, 2007 | A latest report authored by a team of scientists has warned that the “haze of pollution over southern Asia was now accelerating the loss of glaciers in the Himalayan region.” By Damaru Lal Bhandari
Aug 03, 2007 | U.S. President George W. Bush unveiled plans on Friday for global warming talks next month that will bring together the world's biggest polluters to seek agreement on reducing greenhouse gases. By Matt Spetalnick
Aug 03, 2007 | A group of north European companies aims to show how fuel cells can clean up ship engines, which now use filthy fuels such as oil refinery residues and can spew out hundreds of times more pollutants than automobiles. By Wojciech Moskwa
Aug 02, 2007 | A top U.N. climate change official voiced doubt on Wednesday about a global tax on carbon, but said national taxes were possible and laws to cap global warming emissions were better for business. By Deborah Zabarenko, Environment Correspondent
Aug 02, 2007 | .S. scientists say clouds of man-made haze that blanket southern and eastern Asia are helping accelerate the melting of the Himalayan glaciers. VOA's Heda Bayron reports from our Asia News Center in Hong Kong on the effect of these so-called "brown clouds" on the region's climate. By Heda Bayron
Aug 02, 2007 | A new study of the role played by pollution-filled “brown clouds” over South Asia offers hope that the region may be able to arrest some of the alarming retreat of Himalayan glaciers which provide a lifeline for billions of people by feeding the major rivers in the region, according to the United Nations Environment Programme.
Aug 01, 2007 | The world's electricity must be generated from zero or near zero-emission power plants by 2050 if a 50 percent cut in global greenhouse gas emissions is to be achieved by mid-century, Australia's Environment Minister said on Wednesday. By Michael Perry
Aug 01, 2007 | Global warming is partly to blame for this year's weather extremes in China, which have led to more than 700 deaths from flooding and left millions of others without water, an official said on Wednesday.
Jul 31, 2007 | International agreement on managing climate change will be a goal of Asia-Pacific finance ministers meeting in Australia this week, the chairman of the gathering said Tuesday. By Associated Press
Jul 31, 2007 | This year's Tour de France may have been ruined by doping scandals but a new city bike scheme has ensured two-wheeled transport has rarely been more popular on the streets of the French capital. By James Mackenzie
Jul 31, 2007 | The shipping industry is starting to sweat over global warming after it was revealed recently that it is guilty of producing twice as much harmful emissions as the aviation sector. By Donald Urquhart, The Business Times
Jul 29, 2007 | The number of Atlantic hurricanes in an average season has doubled in the last century due in part to warmer seas and changing wind patterns caused by global warming, according to a study released on Sunday. By Jim Loney
Jul 27, 2007 | Environment Minister Syed Faisal Saleh Hayat met with the Chief Administrator US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) here on Thursday and briefed him about the role of EPA in Pakistan in particular the process of issuing Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) for all development projects in Pakistan.
Jul 25, 2007 | The affects of greenhouse gas ozone, which has been increasing near Earth's surface since 1850, could seriously cut into crop yields and spur global warming this century, scientists reported on Wednesday. By Deborah Zabarenko, Environment Correspondent
Jul 25, 2007 | Ozone could be a much more important driver of climate change than scientists had previously predicted, according to a study in Nature journal. By Paul Rincon, Science reporter, BBC News
Jul 25, 2007 | Because of a lag in fuel development, the implementation of the China 3 vehicle emission standards has been postponed for two and a half years, from this July originally to December 31, 2009.
Jul 23, 2007 | Chemical company E.I. Du Pont de Nemours & Co has settled with the government and agreed to pay a US$4.125 million civil penalty for harmful emissions at four of its plants, the Department of Justice said Friday.
Jul 18, 2007 | The world’s auto manufacturers produced a record 67 million vehicles in 2006, putting more cars on the road than ever before, according to a new Vital Signs Update from the Worldwatch Institute.
Jul 17, 2007 | Poisonous fumes, dust and smog are staining the white-marbled Queen Victoria Memorial, one of India's best-known landmarks from the days of the British empire, a leading environmental agency warned on Monday. By Bappa Majumdar
Jul 12, 2007 | In 2005, a river was reborn in downtown Seoul. After years of life as a drain stuck underneath a road and an elevated highway, a 6-kilometer stretch of the Cheonggyecheon river once again saw the light of day. By Shigeko Segawa, The Asahi Shimbun
Jul 09, 2007 | If you live in a city and drive a car, chances are you know the hassles of looking for a place to park. Studies of traffic congestion in New York and Los Angeles have found that cruising for parking is, in fact, a major source of gridlock. By Ceri Au
Jul 06, 2007 | The central government has approved the operation of bus rapid transit system (BRTS) in four cities -- Ahmedabad, Pune, Nagpur and Indore -- in an effort to improve urban transportation. Business Standard Reporter, Bangalore
Jul 05, 2007 | The European Union said Brazil must protect farms and forests at home to pry open biofuel markets abroad, seeking to prevent a clean-air campaign from causing land damage. By Jonathan Stearns
Jul 01, 2007 | It used to be that climate scientists worried about how to make the public care about changes that might not happen for a century. Today they have a bigger problem: some of the changes aren’t waiting around that long. By Erika Engelhaupt, p4488 Environmental Science & Technology Vol. 41, No. 13: July 1, 2007; Published by the American Chemical Society
Jun 21, 2007 | Envirofit International Ltd. has received one of the inaugural World Clean Energy Awards in Basel, Switzerland, recognizing its innovative practices and leadership in implementing broad-based energy solutions.
Jun 18, 2007 | On a smoggy spring evening, Zhang Min took a small step for a cleaner planet. The 21-year-old in designer jeans boarded a low-emissions bus, part of a system that functions like an above-ground subway with its own lane - enabling the retail clerk to glide past bumper-to-bumper traffic on her way home. By John Boudreau, Mercury News
Jun 11, 2007 | ADB is supporting the establishment of the CAI-Asia Center, the first regional nongovernment organization in Asia dedicated to urban air quality, to help further accelerate action on the region's air pollution problem.
Jun 11, 2007 | The signing of the incorporation papers at ADB Headquarters establishes the Center as an independent legal entity. Through its new status as an independent organization, we expect that the CAI-Asia Center will be well placed to continue playing a lead role in the air quality management community in Asia. Thank you to all the organizations and inviduals who have supported CAI-Asia since 2001.
Jun 06, 2007 | Tough measures are being taken to fight Hong Kong's worsening air pollution which has been blamed for a dramatic exodus of senior executives of multinational companies from the territory, and made headlines in international news magazines.
By Una So, The Standard
Jun 05, 2007 | Japan will promote new aid programs to help developing countries take steps that not only cut greenhouse gas emissions but also address development issues such as pollution and poverty, government officials said Monday. Japan Times
Jun 05, 2007 | UN-HABITAT’s Executive Director, Mrs. Anna Tibaijuka has signed a comprehensive memorandum with the International Union of Public Transport (UITP) to give new impetus to research and monitoring of global urban transport trends.
Jun 05, 2007 | The heads of two United Nations agencies today marked World Environment Day with calls for decisive action to address climate change, warning of its potential risks on human security and health.
Jun 04, 2007 | China has promised to put climate change at the heart of its energy policies but says developed countries have an “unshirkable responsibility” to take the lead on the issue by cutting emissions. By Richard McGregor
Jun 04, 2007 | China will put climate change at the heart of its economic and energy policies but without committing itself to “quantified emissions-reduction targets”, according to Beijing’s first comprehensive policy document on the issue. By Richard McGregor
Jun 01, 2007 | Speakers at a seminar on World No-Tobacco Day Thursday, organised by the Aga Khan University Hospital (AKUH) unanimously demanded the strict enforcement of the prohibition of smoking and protection of non-smoker ordinance of 2002.
Jun 01, 2007 | Shell Group of Companies is constructing a CNG mother-daughter refuelling station in the Batangas, Philippines, after deferring the construction for one year due to safety consideration.
May 31, 2007 | Nissan Motor Co. announced on February 20, 2007, that it has delivered to Kanagawa Toshi Kotsu, a taxi company in Japan, a fuel-cell vehicle tobe used as part of their chauffer-driven hired-car fleet.
May 31, 2007 | Researchers from the Harvard School of Public Health and NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory set out to compare the capabilities of aerosol measurements from two instruments on NASA's Earth-looking Terra satellite in predicting PM 2.5 exposure.
May 29, 2007 | India said on Monday its existing energy policy would cut its greenhouse gas emissions by over 25 percent by 2020, but warned pressure to set mandatory targets to curb global warming would hurt economic growth. By Nita Bhalla
May 28, 2007 | Over twenty nuclear scientists from the Asia Pacific Region participated in a 3-day training course on 23-25 May that aimed to further improve the quality of their air quality measurements and source apportionment results. By CAI-Asia Secretariat
May 24, 2007 | It is time for us to re-examine our principles of urban planning. Our cities, just like the majority of modern cities worldwide, should be planned based on the vision to create an ideal urban environment. By Yandi Andri Yatmo, Jakarta, The Jakarta Post, Opinion and Editorial
May 24, 2007 | Vietnam may switch to lower-sulphur gas oil (diesel) for transport use from July 2007 in an attempt to combat air pollution, an official from the country’s top fuel importer said Thursday.
May 21, 2007 | The Mayor of London, Ken Livingstone has confirmed his plans to introduce a Low Emission Zone across London. The aim of the Low Emission Zone is to improve air quality in London by deterring the most polluting vehicles from driving in the area.
May 18, 2007 | Absence of two stroke rickshaws from the city roads during their recent strike resulted in a considerable decrease in the pollution level, reveals comparative study of air monitoring data. By Iqtidar Gilani
May 18, 2007 | District Nazim Mian Amer Mehmood said that the government would send the specifications of the four-stroke rickshaw engine the Auto Rickshaw Dealers Association (ARDA) had converted from a two-stroke engine to the Quality Control Board (QCB), the district coordination officer (DCO) told Daily Times.
May 17, 2007 | The state Environment Department has asked autorickshaw owners to immediately switch over to eco friendly fuels like LPG to curb vehicular pollution in the city. The department has already asked its transport counterpart to implement the “conversion”, at least with regard to the autorickshaws plying the city’s roads.
May 17, 2007 | "Get cars off the streets" is the strongest piece of advice leaders of some of the world's greenest capitals can give to their counterparts from cities plagued by pollution and congestion. By Nantiya Tangwisutijit, The Nation, New York City
May 17, 2007 | Sixteen cities around the world, including Karachi, will begin cutting carbon emissions by renovating city-owned buildings with green technology under a programme spearheaded by former US president Clinton's foundation. By Masood Haider
May 16, 2007 | Regular air quality monitoring in the city’s industrial area began on Wednesday and initial readings showed the air contained pollutants four times more than the internationally accepted level. By Khawar Ghumman
May 16, 2007 | Asian desert dust and city pollution is swirling in vast plumes across the Pacific to North America, interacting with storms and possibly spurring climate change, an airborne scientist said Tuesday. By Deborah Zabarenko
May 15, 2007 | ADB is supporting efforts to promote road safety in the People’s Republic of China through a two-week training program on road accident investigation and prevention measures to help police officers familiarize themselves with the use of modern techniques, special equipment and better technology on traffic management.
May 14, 2007 | In a first of its kind study, a research team based at Columbia’s Mailman School of Public Health found that changes in urban sprawl and climate that are projected to occur in the New York City metropolitan area by the 2050s could significantly affect air quality and health in the region.
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