Showing posts with label cities. Show all posts
Showing posts with label cities. Show all posts

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

China to build "sponge cities" to address urban waterlogging

China will try to turn its cities into "sponges" to better absorb rain following several fatal bouts of urban inundation in recent years, the State Council said Tuesday.

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Urgent action needed to improve air quality in London

London was named Saturday as one of six major cities in Britain where urgent action is needed to improve air quality.

Tuesday, September 08, 2015

Annual fires in Indonesia pollute Malay peninsula air

Smog from forest fires in Indonesia on Tuesday prompted the cancelation of flights and warnings for people to stay indoors, while pushing air quality to unhealthy levels in neighboring Singapore and Malaysia.

Saturday, September 05, 2015

Japan lifts evacuation order for radiation-hit Fukushima town

The Japanese government Saturday lifted the evacuation order for the first town near the crippled Fukushima reactors, more than four years after ordering mass relocations near the tsunami-wrecked nuclear plant.

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

3 US city mayors launch climate change campaign

Mayors of Los Angeles, Houston and Philadelphia announced a social media campaign Monday to urge U.S. leaders to sign onto the strongest possible binding agreement for the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions during the upcoming climate conference in Paris.

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Sustainable transport essential to new global goals and low carbon economy (UN panel)

 UN, 12 June 2015 – A high-level United Nations advisory group established by Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, agreed today to take measures that could accelerate a shift toward safer, healthier, more efficient and sustainable transport systems.

Saturday, May 30, 2015

Thursday, April 30, 2015

EU threatens France with court action over air pollution

France has just two months to act over dangerously high levels of air pollution or face being hauled in front of the European Court of Justice, the European Commission said Wednesday.

Wednesday, April 08, 2015

Beijing to ban vehicles that fail to meet emission standards

Beijing will ban gasoline-powered vehicles that fail to meet the National Emission Standard II from the road starting Jan. 1 of next year to cut pollution, the local environmental authority said.

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

Vehicles are top polluter in Beijing (official)

Vehicle emissions are the top pollutant in Beijing, vice minister of environmental protection Wu Xiaoqing said here Wednesday.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Chinese scientists have built the world’s first hydrogen-powered tram (video)

In an effort to mitigate the ridiculous amounts of smog that cloud China’s biggest cities, local scientists have teamed up to develop the world’s first hydrogen-fuelled tram.

Water diversion project quenches Beijing's thirst

The total amount of water coming from the South-to-North Water Diversion Project to Beijing has reached over 100 million cubic meters since December 27 last year, easing the water shortage of the city, said the city's water authority on Monday.

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Air pollution may increase risk of stroke

Air pollution has been linked to a dangerous narrowing of neck arteries that may raise your risk for stroke, U.S. researchers said Monday.

The researchers analyzed medical test records for more than 300, 000 people living in New York, New Jersey or Connecticut.

Monday, February 09, 2015

Floods paralyze Indonesia's capital (the rain will continue for another seven days)

 Parts of Indonesia's capital have been paralysed by floods after torrential downpours swamped the city overnight.

Heavy rain disrupted transportation throughout the city. Thousands of train passengers were left stranded when two of Jakarta’s main stations flooded, some areas left 2-1/2 feet deep in water.

Sunday, February 08, 2015

Sunken Brazilian town revealed amid 80-year drought

A buried Brazil city has miraculously re-emerged from the depths of the Jaguari River.

The city of Igarata was submerged by the river's rising waters in 1969 after the Brazilian government built a dam on the Jaguari river.

Saturday, February 07, 2015

Radar used to bust unauthorized basement construction in Beijing

BEIJING, Feb. 7 (Xinhua) -- Radar was used to detect unauthorized basement construction in Beijing as the city gets tough on the potentially dangerous practice.

The crackdown comes after a lawmaker built a basement in his courtyard that caused neighboring houses to collapse, local authorities said Friday.

Heavy snow batters northern Italy

Friday was a hard day for northern Italy, where many cities woke up covered in snow and had to cope with major traffic disruption and severe inconvenience for the population...

Saturday, January 31, 2015

Eco Feggos and Ydrofasm Global News (February 2015 - a)

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Japan on Saturday (Jan 17) marked the 20th anniversary of the Kobe earthquake that killed more than 6,400 people with renewed calls for the quake-prone nation to stay vigilant against the next 'Big One'.

More than 14,000 people gathered to commemorate the victims in the western port city of Kobe, where a 7.2-magnitude quake hit at 5.46am on Jan 17, 1995. The quake, which killed 6,434 people, levelled much of the city and sparked a major review of quake preparedness in the island-nation that suffers about one fifth of the world's most powerful tremors.................... Japan marks 20th anniversary of killer quake in Kobe


Friday, January 23, 2015

Beijing: Pollution goals missed

Beijing closed or removed 392 polluting factories in 2014, according to the municipal people's congress, which opened on Friday.

EL News

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