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10/6/2014
It's easy to imagine new snow so bright that we must avert our eyes even while wearing sunglasses. What scientists are discovering, though, is this brilliant whiteness of snow and ice is increasingly being dimmed by air pollution. From ...   
7/5/2014
Dominion executives may have been hundreds of miles away from the site of the controversial Cove Point export facility Wednesday, but they couldn`t escape the ire of those fighting against the liquefied natural gas (LNG) proposal. The ...   
20/4/2014
OK, can we please stop pretending biofuel made from corn is helping the planet and the environment? With huge subsidies for ethanol in gasoline, with all States now selling gasoline having some ethanol blend, and a general misconception that ...   
13/4/2014
The UN's climate panel has published the third part of its long-awaited report - on strategies for mitigation. The document by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) considers the options for limiting or preventing greenhouse gas ...   
13/4/2014
The study, drawing on the work of more than 1,000 experts, said a shift from fossil fuels to low-carbon energy such as wind, solar or nuclear power was affordable and would shave only about 0.06 percentage point a year off world economic ...   
9/4/2014
A new study charges that government regulations for biomass plants are riddled with loopholes that allow wood-burning facilities to spew more toxic emissions in the air than coal-fired power plants. The findings are refueling a controversy over ...   
31/3/2014
The U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has for the first time acknowledged the risks of uncontrolled biofuels development, a skepticism that has slowly emerged into the mainstream scientific community, say academics.IPCC's ...   
25/3/2014
From taxi tailpipes in Paris to dung-fired stoves in New Delhi, air pollution claimed seven million lives around the world in 2012, according to figures released Tuesday by the World Health Organization. More than one-third of those deaths, the ...   
25/3/2014
Air pollution has become the world's largest environmental risk, killing an estimated 7 million people in 2012, the World Health Organization says. That means about 1 out of every 8 deaths in the world each year is due to air pollution. ...   
25/3/2014
Air pollution kills about 7 million people worldwide every year, and is now the single biggest environmental health risk, with more than half of the fatalities due to fumes from indoor stoves, according to a new report from the World Health ...   
24/3/2014
Air pollution killed about 7 million people in 2012, making it the world's single biggest environmental health risk, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said on Tuesday. The toll, a doubling of previous estimates, means one in eight of ...   
24/3/2014
Air pollution killed about 7 million people in 2012, making it the world's single biggest environmental health risk, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Tuesday. The toll, a doubling of previous estimates, means one in eight of ...   
18/2/2014
Although low temperature fuel cells powered by methanol or hydrogen have been well studied, existing low temperature fuel cell technologies cannot directly use biomass as a fuel because of the lack of an effective catalyst system for polymeric ...   
12/2/2014
A brown smog has descended over Greece's cities. The smell of burned wood is prevalent, and those that suffer from asthma or have heart disease have been advised to stay inside. And in a convoluted way, it's the Greek economic crisis – ...   
12/12/2013
Ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday, 41 leading scientists sent a letter to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) calling on the agency to protect U.S. forests from the growing sucking sound created by biomass power plants. The scientists ...   
23/9/2013
Switching to clean energy might seem like the expensive option, but it would pay for itself almost immediately, according to a new analysis. The reason? Reducing our reliance on fossil fuels will cut air pollution, saving lives and therefore ...   
6/9/2013
Germany's agressive and reckless expansion of wind and solar power has come with a hefty pricetag for consumers, and the costs often fall disproportionately on the poor. Government advisors are calling for a completely new start.If you ...   
5/8/2013
Renewable fuels get a boost, Climate News Network
Finnish scientists have found a way to turn dead wood into high quality biofuel for less than one euro per liter. They believe they can convert more than half the energy of raw wood – ligno-cellulosic biomass, if you prefer the technical term – ...   
27/7/2013
Forest areas in China are rapidly expanding through reforestation and afforestation activities. There has been much discussion in China about opportunities for climate change mitigation through carbon sequestration and through opportunities for ...   
20/7/2013
In the forests of Allendale County is a wood-burning power plant with the capacity to release tons of pollution that many other industrial plants must control. Under construction for most of the past two years, the Allendale plant is one ...   
19/7/2013
Brazil’s economy has been booming. During the past decade, it grew from the ninth to the sixth-largest in the world. While this growth has brought many socioeconomic benefits, it’s come with a downside: significant environmental impacts. Brazil ...   
9/7/2013
Residents of northern China got free coal from the government during winters from 1950 to 1980, but it turns out that the coal actually came at a heavy price: shorter lifespans. The Chinese government’s Huai River policy provided coal ...   
18/4/2013
Chevron Corp. (CVX) helped write the first-in-the-nation rule ordering reduced carbon emissions from cars and trucks. Its biofuels chief spoke at the ceremony where California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger signed the executive order in 2007, the ...   
5/4/2013
Smoldering embers beneath pots and skillets around the world spew acrid plumes of greenhouse gases and aerosols, polluting lungs and warming the planet. More than half of the world's population cooks food using these types of rudimentary stoves, ...   
2/4/2013
By most measures of environmental policy and progress, Ontario, Canada ranks well. Over the last half-century, Canada’s most populous province required cities and industries to treat every gallon of wastewater, dramatically reduced the level of ...   

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