Showing posts with label air pollution. Show all posts
Showing posts with label air pollution. Show all posts

Thursday, May 17, 2018

New Shipping Regulations to Push Oil Prices to $90 by 2020 : Morgan Stanley

New Shipping Regulations to Push Oil Prices to $90 by 2020
International efforts to reduce air pollution has lifted the hopes of oil traders, as new shipping regulations are expected to boost demand for lower sulfur fuels, raising demand for crude, as the bank’s analysts report. The current growth in oil prices already exceeds earlier predictions amid OPEC supply cuts and US sanctions against Iran.

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

China confirms reception of data from Gaofen-5 satellite

Gaofen-5 satellite
The Chinese Academy of Sciences confirmed that one of its institutes has successfully tracked and received the data from the recently launched Gaofen-5, a hyperspectral imaging satellite.

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Some 500 Enterprises Set to Close Down in Beijing

overpopulation and environmental pollution issues
The authorities of the Chinese capital of Beijing intend to close around 500 enterprises situated within the city to tackle the overpopulation and environmental pollution issues, Xinhua reported on Wednesday.

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Delhi Rolls Out ‘Anti-Smog’ Mist Cannon in Trial Run

‘Anti-Smog’ Mist Cannon in Trial Run
 India on Wednesday unveiled a new weapon against air pollution — an “anti-smog gun” which authorities hope will clear the skies above New Delhi but which environmentalists say amounts to a band-aid solution.

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

German govt to invest €1bn in lowering air pollution

electric buses germany
German Chancellor Angela Merkel says the federal government will provide €1 billion to cities and towns across the country in 2018.

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Air quality again deteriorates in Indian capital city

incursion of pollutants from external sources like stubble burning has stopped.
Air quality in Indian capital city of Delhi has once again deteriorated and slipped from poor to very poor category, state-run broadcaster - All India Radio (AIR) said Tuesday.

Saturday, November 18, 2017

Beijing and nearby areas report more "good air" days

Beijing and nearby areas are still not free from concern
Beijing and surrounding areas reported good air quality on more days in October thanks to strengthened efforts to reduce emissions.

Thursday, November 09, 2017

New Delhi Declares Pollution Emergency

The Indian capital declared a pollution emergency
The Indian capital declared a pollution emergency and banned the entry of trucks and construction activity as a toxic smog hung over the city for a third day on Thursday and air quality worsened by the hour.

Sunday, November 05, 2017

Air pollution causes millions of cases of kidney disease each year: new study

chronic kidney disease
The global toll of chronic kidney disease (CKD) attributable to air pollution has reached more than 10 million each year, a new study revealed.

Monday, October 30, 2017

UN says atmospheric CO2 levels have hit record high

CO2 levels have hit record high
The concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere has hit a new high, the UN has said, warning that drastic action is needed to achieve targets set by the Paris climate agreement.

Monday, October 23, 2017

Beijing to cut emission in winter heating season

Beijing winter
Beijing plans to cut over 1,800 tonnes of nitric oxide emissions during this year's winter heating season, said Beijing Thermal Group Sunday.

Monday, October 02, 2017

Paris introduces "car-free" day to promote environmental protection

Paris introduces "car-free" day
Paris has banned private cars from its central area for seven hours on Sunday in a bid to promote the fight against pollution and climate change.

Sunday, August 27, 2017

Dubai purchases 554 fuel-electric taxis to tackle pollution

fuel-electric taxis
Dubai's transport authority has purchased 554 fuel-electric hybrid taxi cars in a bid to reduce vehicle exhausts, the Dubai Information Office said on Saturday.

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

UK to ban new petrol and diesel cars from 2040

Heavy polluting vehicles
The UK government is set to announce a complete ban on the sale of all petrol and diesel fuelled cars from 2040, when all vehicles must be fully electric.

Saturday, June 17, 2017

China's Air Quality Worsens, Again, in May

The air quality in China's major cities was worse in May than the same period last year, due to a sandstorm that swept across much of north China, the environment ministry said Friday.

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Munich proposed ban on diesel vehicles prompts heated debate

Munich Mayor Dieter Reiter (SPD) told German newspaper Sueddeutsche Zeitung on Wednesday that he saw no alternative to a ban on diesel vehicles in the face of concerning air pollution levels recorded in the Bavarian capital.

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Beijing acts on population growth

Beijing has made progress in cooperation with its neighbors and will act to restrict population growth.

Thursday, June 01, 2017

Carbon dioxide concentration level hits record high in Japan in 2016: weather agency

The average atmospheric carbon dioxide concentration level hit record high in Japan in 2016, the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) said on Wednesday.

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Australia one of"world leaders" for life expectancy: WHO

Australia is one of the "world leaders" for citizen life expectancy, ranked only behind Japan, Singapore and Switzerland, according to the results of the World Health Organization's (WHO) latest world health check.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

South Africa: Industrial pollution blamed for rise in diseases

People living along the coast in the South African city of Durban have long complained about the effects of toxic industrial pollution.

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