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Big Buildings Hurt the Climate. New York City Hopes to Change That.

To fight climate change, the city is forcing the buildings, like the Empire State Building and Trump Tower, to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
Tags: News, New York City, Air Pollution, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Empire State Building, Trump Tower, Real Estate and Housing (Residential, Fines (Penalties, City Council (NYC, New York City Hopes

Ocean-Clogging Microplastics Also Pollute the Air, Study Finds

Microplastics are known to cause ocean pollution, but a new study suggests airborne plastic particles pollute the air and dry land as well.
Tags: News, France, Air Pollution, Plastic bags, Water Pollution, National Oceanic And Atmospheric Administration, Plastics, Pyrenees mountains, Oceans and Seas, Nature Geoscience (Journal

Climate Change: New York City Buildings to Face Greenhouse Gas Limits

The city is expected to pass a law that would establish fines for buildings that do not comply with new emission caps.
Tags: News, New York City, Air Pollution, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Real Estate and Housing (Residential, Fines (Penalties, City Council (NYC, New York City Buildings, Face Greenhouse Gas Limits

EU set to cut carbon dioxide emission levels for new trucks by 30%

European parliament expected to pass laws forcing industry to cut CO2 pollution by 2035European lorry makers face having to cut the carbon dioxide emissions for new trucks by almost a third by 2035, while a UK government body has called for a total ban on new petrol and diesel heavy goods vehicles by 2040.Lorries are the latest target of attempts to radically reduce vehicle emissions and force the automotive industry to move away from fossil fuels amid increased concern over global warming and a...
Tags: Europe, Business, UK, Climate Change, Eu, European Union, Air Pollution, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, European Commission, Automotive Industry, Fiat Chrysler

Microplastic rain: new study reveals microplastics are in the air

A new study published in Nature Communications reveals alarming amounts of microplastic particles in the air, even in the most remote, mountainous areas. News about microplastics throughout the ocean, soil and every marine mammal studied has been widely documented and publicized in recent years. ‘Microplastic’ was even called the “2018 word of the year” for its number of mentions by the news media. However, very few studies have researched the abundance of microplastics specifically in the air ...
Tags: Design, News, France, China, Environment, Air Pollution, Pollution, Paris, Plastic, The Guardian, Ocean Pollution, Nature Communications, Microplastic, Deonie Allen

There's Microplastic Blowing in the Wind, Study Suggests

Some peaks throughout the Pyrénées Mountains of France stand more than 10,000 feet tall. Across the mountains’ ridges and valleys, adventurous visitors may spot a brown bear or a yellow lily, one of the wildflowers of the Pyrénées. But this mountain range is home to something else too, something not always visible to…Read more...
Tags: Science, France, Air Pollution, Pyrenees mountains, Microplastics, Breath Of Fresh Plastics

Don’t Let a Killer Pollutant Loose

The Trump administration is moving to ease standards on a particularly deadly air contaminant.
Tags: News, Environment, Air Pollution, Wheeler, Environmental Protection Agency, Clean Air Act, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Trump, Lungs, Scott, California Air Resources Board, Pruitt, Donald J, Andrew R, Medicine and Health, Los Angeles (Calif

Methane burn-off at Scholl Canyon Landfill angers Pasadena, Glendale and La Cañada Flintridge residents

A few months ago, neighbors living in the tony canyons of Glendale, La Cañada Flintridge and Pasadena noticed ash residue sticking to their parked cars. Some neighbors out for a stroll said the air felt different inside their lungs. They were having trouble breathing. A view looking west of the Scholl Canyon Landfill in Glendale. The Glendale Water and Power began flaring or burning the methane from the landfill instead of sending it to their power plant 5.5 miles away. (Photo by Sarah Reing...
Tags: News, California, La, Environment, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Air Pollution, Glendale, Pasadena, Local News, Nelson, Norwalk, Chomsky, Edison, Loyola Marymount University

Vehicle pollution 'results in 4m child asthma cases a year'

Equivalent of 11,000 new cases a day occur worldwide due to toxic air from traffic, researchers sayFour million children develop asthma every year as a result of air pollution from cars and trucks, equivalent to 11,000 new cases a day, a landmark study has found.Most of the new cases occur in places where pollution levels are already below the World Health Organization limit, suggesting toxic air is even more harmful than thought. Continue reading...
Tags: Health, Children, Environment, Asthma, Air Pollution, Pollution, World Health Organization

LA leads nation in solar power, Riverside is up and coming, report says

Los Angeles produces more solar power than any city in America, with San Diego a distant second, according to a new study that looked at sun-generated electricity in 57 U.S. cities from 2013-2018. The City of Angels’ No. 1 ranking is part of an overall six-year growth trend in which solar energy doubled in 45 of 57 of America’s largest cities, according to the report: “Shining Cities 2019: The Top U.S. Cities for Solar Energy” written by Environment America Research & Policy Center and released ...
Tags: Energy, New York, News, Congress, Climate Change, California, Washington, La, Environment, America, Los Angeles, Sport, Indianapolis, Mit, West, Soccer

Street art against air pollution / Peinture pas fraîche?

THE ORIGINAL? IKEA + Airlite “Ikea loves earth”– 2015 Watch the case study film on YouTube Source : Art Directors Club Italiano SILVER Agency : Auge Headquarter (Italy) LESS ORIGINAL Absolut Vodka + Airlite “Absolut street trees” –   2019 Watch the case study film on YouTube Source : AdLatina Agency : Anonymous, Mexico (Mexico) [Author: Joe La Pompe]
Tags: Miscellaneous, Advertising, Sustainability, Air Pollution, Street Art, Eco-friendly, Mexico Mexico, Joe La Pompe, Mixed sources, Guerrilla & Ambient, Ecologique, Ecological, Absorbant, Street Artist, Airlite, Absorb

Nuclear Power Can Save the World

Expanding the technology is the fastest way to slash greenhouse gas emissions and decarbonize the economy.
Tags: South Korea, Europe, News, Sweden, France, China, Germany, Environment, Global Warming, Air Pollution, United States, Coal, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Nuclear Weapons, Norway, Radiation

London prepares for launch of ultra-low emissions zone

Almost 1,000 people a year in London are hospitalised with asthma caused by pollutionLondon is preparing to enforce “world-leading” vehicle pollution restrictions from Monday as the capital attempts to clean up the toxic air blamed for thousands of premature deaths.The ultra-low emission zone, or Ulez, will launch at one minute past midnight, imposing a £12.50-a-day charge to drive into central London in all but the cleanest cars and vans. Continue reading...
Tags: Politics, London, Environment, UK News, Air Pollution, Transport, London politics, Road transport, Transport policy, Congestion charging

Greenways column: The latest from Tesla, BMW and cities about electric cars, rebates and building more charging stations

In the words of Kermit The Frog, it’s not easy being green. Tell that to Elon Musk and Tesla. Tesla delivered 50,900 Model 3 sedans in the United States in the first quarter of 2019. That’s up 110 % from the first quarter of 2018. But March numbers for the Model 3, Tesla’s lowest-priced long-range car that gets 220 miles to 315 miles per charge depending on the battery package, were disappointing — 10,175 in the U.S. That’s largely because a lot are in transit to other countries. By March 31, ab...
Tags: Business, Elon Musk, News, California, Opinion, La, China, Environment, Tesla, Southern California Edison, Sport, Soccer, Air Pollution, United States, Vw, Glendale

BMW, Daimler and VW charged with collusion over emissions

EU gives car manufacturers 10 weeks to respond to findings from antitrust investigationThe European commission has charged BMW, Daimler and Volkswagen with colluding to limit the introduction of clean emissions technology, in the preliminary findings of an antitrust investigation.The car manufacturers have 10 weeks to respond and could face fines of billions of euros – up to 10% of their global annual turnover – if their explanations are rejected. Continue reading...
Tags: Health, Europe, Germany, Environment, Eu, UK News, Air Pollution, Vw, Automotive Industry, Bmw, Volkswagen, BMW Daimler, Volkswagen (VW

'Asthma alley': why minorities bear a disproportionate burden of pollution inequity

Mott Haven in the South Bronx is a classic example where black and Hispanic residents experience a particularly insidious ‘environmental inequality’Daniel Chervoni looked out at the busy street from the small community park he tends as a gardener in the South Bronx and clenched his fist as another Fresh Direct diesel truck roared by, spewing exhaust as it took a popular short-cut through the neighborhood.“They are the reason for our pain, this is why the lungs of Mott Haven’s residents are suffe...
Tags: New York, Environment, US news, Air Pollution, South Bronx, Mott Haven

Second Houston Chemical Plant Fire Spews Thousands of Pounds of Toxic Pollutants Into the Air

Another day, another chemical plant fire. That’s the depressing reality in the Houston area. Barely two weeks after a chemical plant fire belched a cloud of toxic smoke over the city of Deer Park, Texas, another plant burst into flames Tuesday in Crosby, Texas, just a half hour drive north.Read more...
Tags: Science, Air Pollution, Houston, Deer Park Texas, CROSBY Texas, Not Again, Chemical Plant Fire, Kmco

Toxic air will shorten children's lives by 20 months, study reveals

Global air pollution crisis is taking its greatest toll on children in south AsiaThe life expectancy of children born today will be shortened by 20 months on average by breathing the toxic air that is widespread across the globe, with the greatest toll in south Asia, according to a major study.Air pollution contributed to nearly one in every 10 deaths in 2017, making it a bigger killer than malaria and road accidents and comparable to smoking, according to the State of Global Air (SOGA) 2019 stu...
Tags: Health, Asia, China, Environment, Society, World news, Air Pollution, Asia Pacific, State of Global Air SOGA

Tesla Pays Out $86,000 in Settlement Over Hazardous Waste and Air Pollution [Update]

The Environmental Protection Agency slapped electric car manufacturer Tesla with an $86,000 settlement for violating “hazardous-waste and air-emissions standards” at its Fremont, California-based production facility, the San Francisco Chronicle reported on Monday.Read more...
Tags: Elon Musk, Science, Technology, Tesla, Automotive, Air Pollution, Pollution, Epa, Environmental Protection Agency, San Francisco Chronicle, Fremont California, Hazardous Waste

Tesla Pays Out $86,000 in Settlement Over Hazardous Waste and Air Pollution

The Environmental Protection Agency slapped electric car manufacturer Tesla with an $86,000 settlement for violating “hazardous-waste and air-emissions standards” at its Fremont, California-based production facility, the San Francisco Chronicle reported on Monday.Read more...
Tags: Elon Musk, Science, Technology, Tesla, Automotive, Air Pollution, Pollution, Epa, Environmental Protection Agency, San Francisco Chronicle, Fremont California, Hazardous Waste

Psychology Around the Net: March 30, 2019

Do you struggle breaking the ice during social or networking situations? Are you interested in spring cleaning your energy this weekend? Have you had some negative mental health experiences with fitness apps? We’ve got the latest on each of these and more in this week’s Psychology Around the Net! Psychologists Agree: ‘Tell Me About Yourself’ Is the Only Icebreaker You’ll Ever Need: Talking to new people at a social function or networking event can be tough, especially for people with social a...
Tags: Psychology, Energy, Technology, Study, Research, Teenagers, Anxiety, Air Pollution, Pope Francis, Catholic Church, Social Anxiety, Exercise, Icebreaker, Anxiety And Panic, Children And Teens, Psychology Around The Net

Air pollution linked to psychotic experiences in young people

Teens living in dirty air 70% more likely to have symptoms such as paranoia, study findsYoung people living with higher levels of air pollution are significantly more likely to have psychotic experiences, according to the first study of the issue.Researchers analysed the experiences of more than 2,000 17-year-olds across England and Wales and found that those in places with higher levels of nitrogen oxides had a 70% higher chance of symptoms such as hearing voices or intense paranoia. Continue r...
Tags: Health, England, Wales, Environment, Society, UK News, Mental Health, Depression, Air Pollution, Young People

Why Housing Policy Is Climate Policy

In California, where home prices are pushing people farther from their jobs, rising traffic is creating more pollution.
Tags: News, California, Global Warming, Air Pollution, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Automobiles, Carbon Dioxide, Affordable Housing, Zoning, California Air Resources Board, Gavin, Wiener, Newsom, Urban Areas, McKinsey Global Institute, State Legislatures

1,000 Locals Reportedly Seek Treatment After Multi-Day Fire at Houston Chemical Facility

Roughly 1,000 people sought treatment at a pop-up treatment center for symptoms including nausea, headaches, and respiratory problems after Intercontinental Terminals Co.’s (ITC) chemical storage facility in Deer Park, Houston caught fire this week, Bloomberg reported on Friday, with at least 15 cases dubbed serious…Read more...
Tags: Texas, Science, Environment, Bloomberg, Public Health, Air Pollution, Disasters, Houston, Itc, Deer Park, Petrochemicals, Intercontinental Terminals Co, Houston Chemical Facility, Deer Park Houston

Dirty lies: how the car industry hid the truth about diesel emissions

The ‘Dieselgate’ scandal was suppressed for years – while we should have been driving electric cars. By Beth GardinerJohn German had not been looking to make a splash when he commissioned an examination of pollution from diesel cars back in 2013. The exam compared what came out of their exhausts, during the lab tests that were required by law, with emissions on the road under real driving conditions. German and his colleagues at the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT) in the US ...
Tags: Travel and transport, Air pollution, Health, Pollution, Automotive industry, Volkswagen (VW, Society, Business, Electric, Hybrid And Low-emission Cars, Tesla, Elon Musk, Motoring, Technology, Greenhouse gas emissions, Environment

This Week's Giant Toxic Gas Cloud Over Houston Was a Symptom of a Much Bigger Problem

Since Monday, Corey Williams has installed several air quality monitors in Houston-area schools. The state has nearly 40 that it owns littered around the city, but Williams, the policy and research director for Air Alliance Houston, a nonprofit environmental advocacy organization, doesn’t always trust the state, he…Read more...
Tags: Air Pollution, Chemical Fire, Texas, Deer Park, Public Health

Trilobites: Honey as a Pollution Detector? It’s a Sweet Idea

Beehives and their contents are a sensitive detector of lead emissions, a study of Canadian urban apiaries showed.
Tags: News, Bees, Canada, Air Pollution, Honey, Lead, Hazardous and Toxic Substances, Vancouver (British Columbia, Isotopes, Nature Sustainability, Your-feed-science

Air pollution is killing Europeans at an alarming rate

New research reveals that 800,000 people die prematurely from air pollution in Europe each year. A previous study also confirms that dirty air kills 8.8 million people per year globally. The study, published in the European Heart Journal, urges Europe to phase out fossil fuels. Scientists used three sets of data to reach their conclusions: population density and age, exposure to air pollution and the health impacts of foul air. While the lungs are the initial body part to suffer, once pollutant...
Tags: Energy, Europe, UK, Design, Climate Change, Environment, Blog, Renewable Energy, Air Pollution, Pollution, Fossil Fuels, Paris, Population, Air Quality, Environmental Destruction, European Heart Journal

Pollutionwatch: China shows how political will can take on air pollution

Sulphur dioxide in Beijing was reduced by 70% and particle pollution by 36% in just four yearsIt’s been a while since we saw images of smog-obscured Beijing landmarks in the news. A United Nations report explains this.In four years, sulphur dioxide in the city was reduced by 70% and particle pollution by 36% by tackling the problem at source. Initially, old coal-powered industry and power stations were fitted with air pollution abatement systems before being replaced by cleaner facilities built ...
Tags: Climate Change, China, Environment, World news, Beijing, Air Pollution, Asia Pacific, Pollution, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, United Nations

'Social disaster': South Korea brings in emergency laws to tackle dust pollution

Air quality has become a key political issue after record pollution levels hit the country last weekSouth Korea has passed emergency measures to tackle the “social disaster” being unleashed by air pollution, after record levels of fine dust blanketed most of the country in recent weeks.The national assembly passed a series of bills on Wednesday giving authorities access to emergency funds for measures that include the mandatory installation of high-capacity air purifiers in classrooms and encour...
Tags: South Korea, Environment, World news, Air Pollution, Asia Pacific, Korea