Showing posts with label environment. Show all posts
Showing posts with label environment. Show all posts

Sunday, January 08, 2017

Beijing to launch environmental police force. 300,000 high-polluting old vehicles will be phased out in 2017

Beijing will strengthen environmental protection in 2017 by organizing an environmental police force to step up supervision and accountability in its 16 districts, acting mayor Cai Qi said Saturday.

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

China’s smoggiest city closes schools amid public anger

China’s smoggiest city closed schools Dec. 21 as much of the country suffered its sixth day under an oppressive haze, sparking public anger about the slow response to the threat to children’s health.

Tuesday, December 06, 2016

US controversial North Dakota oil pipeline project halted

The US Army Corps of Engineers have decided to halt an underwater pipeline project in North Dakota that environmentalists warn may damage local water qualities.

Saturday, November 05, 2016

Emergency meeting called over New Delhi 'gas chamber' smog

India's environmental officials planned an emergency meeting as a thick blanket of smog continued to cover New Delhi on Saturday, one day after nearly 2,000 public schools were closed from unprecedented air pollution levels.

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Report: Wildlife Populations Down Nearly 60 Percent Since 1970

Wildlife populations across the globe have dropped nearly 60 percent since 1970 and human activity is to blame, according to a report released by conservation groups.

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

German lawmakers want EU to switch to emission-free cars by 2030

 The upper house of the German parliament, the Bundesrat, has adopted a resolution which urges the EU Commission as well as the EU Parliament to create conditions for a Europe-wide switch to emission-free cars “not later than in 2030.”

Thursday, October 06, 2016

Fukushima plant cleanup costs, compensation may rise by 8 tril. yen

An industry group has estimated costs for decontamination work at the disaster-struck Fukushima nuclear plant and compensation for nuclear damage to be around 8 trillion yen ($77.10 billion) more than the current official projection, a source close to the matter said Thursday.

Sunday, September 25, 2016

No Risk of Oil Spill From Pemex Tanker on Fire in Mexican Gulf

A loaded oil tanker that caught fire on Saturday presents no risk to the environment, the company, which owns the tanker, said Saturday.

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Egypt, Ethiopia, Sudan sign final contracts on Nile dam studies

Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan have signed the final contracts for the long-awaited technical studies on the impact on downstream countries of a giant dam that Addis Ababa is building, Egypt’s state news agency MENA reported.

Saturday, July 02, 2016

Plastic shopping bags in France are now history

A ban on plastic bags distributed at cashiers in French shops came into force Friday, as the country makes the environmentally-friendly shift to recyclable and reusable biodegradable bags.

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Scientists Test Bamboo as Building Material

Bamboo is not just for pandas anymore. One of the most sustainable natural materials may finally be on track to be accepted as a building material in the developed world.

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Air Pollution Levels Skyrocketing in World’s Poorest Cities

A study finds more than 80 percent of urban dwellers are exposed to alarmingly high levels of air pollution, responsible for an estimated seven million premature deaths every year. This latest report on urban air quality by the World Health Organization finds those most affected live in the world’s poorest cities.

Sunday, April 03, 2016

Recycling program launched to clean migrant waste trail on Greek island

The huge "mountains" of life jackets and dinghies left behind by thousands of refugees on the beaches of the Greek island of Lesvos over the past year bring hope and possible job opportunities for recession-hit locals as authorities have launched a recycling program this spring to protect the environment and generate revenues.

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

TEPCO gains approval to begin freezing ice wall around Fukushima's battered reactors

Japan's nuclear regulator on Wednesday green-lit a plan for the embattled operator of the disaster-hit Fukushima nuclear power plant in the northeast to start freezing soil around its battered reactor buildings, in a bid to reduce the massive amounts of radioactive water accumulating in the buildings.

Sunday, March 20, 2016

Jordan's first nuclear power reactor to be ready by 2025

Jordan on Saturday said its first nuclear power reactor will be ready by 2025 to meet rising demand for electricity, the state-run Petra news agency reported.

Tuesday, March 08, 2016

Marshall Islands takes world nuclear powers to ICJ

The tiny Republic of the Marshall Islands in Micronesia is taking on the world's nuclear powers with an unprecedented legal case that is being heard at The Hague-based International Court of Justice (ICJ).

Nepal turns to bamboo to rebuild after quake

 Nepal is turning to bamboo, nicknamed "vegetable steel", as it rebuilds homes and schools after last year's devastating earthquakes which left hundreds of thousands homeless.

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Hollande acknowledges 'consequences' of nuclear tests on Polynesia trip

Compensation for the victims of three decades of French nuclear tests was a focus of President François Hollande's visit to French Polynesia on Monday, his first stop on a tour of the Pacific and Latin America.

Tuesday, February 09, 2016

Chinese Lunar New Year : Cities' air polluted in new year celebration

Heavy air pollution has been reported in 139 cities in China while people celebrated the lunar new year with firecrackers and fireworks, the environment watchdog said Monday.

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