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Shiny cars, dirty fumes

15 hours ago From indianexpress.com  View Original Article

New Delhi, INDIA - While the strengthening of the enforcement of existing PUC norms has been much needed for decades in Delhi, experts said it addresses only half the problem. While PUC norms are concerned with pollution levels of in-use vehicles, emission norms for ne ...

EPA moves to protect Oklahoma from Texas air pollution

15 hours ago From mooreamerican.com  View Original Article

Norman, OKLAHOMA - Today the EPA released a plan to address serious air pollution blowing across state lines into Oklahoma. The pollution has dramatically reduced visibility in the Wichita Mountains National Wildlife Refuge in Oklahoma.

In response, Whit ...

Rising deforestation, fossil fuels use drive Brazil's emissions 8% higher

38 hours ago From news.mongabay.com  View Original Article

Menlo Park, CALIFORNIA - Brazil's carbon dioxide emissions jumped 7.8 percent in 2013 due to rising deforestation and fossil fuels use, according to data released by Observatório do Clima (Climate Observatory), an alliance of Brazilian and international non-profits.

Germany may shut down eight more coal power plants

38 hours ago From euractiv.com  View Original Article

Brussels, BELGIUM - Germany is working on a new law to force energy companies to shut down several more coal-fired power plants as it tries to reach ambitious climate goals, a document seen by Reuters showed on Sunday (23 November).

According to a draft l ...

World bank to focus future investment on clean energy

38 hours ago From theguardian.com  View Original Article

London, U K - The World Bank will invest heavily in clean energy and only fund coal projects in “circumstances of extreme need” because climate change will undermine efforts to eliminate extreme poverty, says its president Jim Yong Kim.

Talking ahea ...

We need a new law to protect our wildlife from critical decline

38 hours ago From theguardian.com  View Original Article

London, U K - One of the fears of those who seek to defend the natural world is that people won’t act until it is too late. Only when disasters strike will we understand how much damage we have done, and what the consequences might be.

I have some b ...

Kenya's iconic Nairobi national park is under threat, conservationists warn

Archived, 3 days ago From theguardian.com 

London, U K - It is an image famous in a thousand postcards: giraffe, rhino and zebra pacing the savannah with city skyscrapers towering in the background.

But flanked by one of the continent’s fastest growing cities, Kenya’s capital Nairobi, east A ...

Polar code agreed to prevent Arctic environmental disasters

Archived, 3 days ago From theguardian.com 

London, U K - The international body in charge of sea safety adopted measures on Friday to protect people and the environment during a predicted shipping rush in the Arctic.

But environment groups and insurers said the International Maritime Organis ...

Scotland reacts with caution to Ineos fracking proposals

Archived, 4 days ago From ft.com 

U K - The Scottish government responded warily to plans by Ineos to invest $1bn in shale gas exploration and appraisal.

The proposals by the Switzerland-based chemicals group sparked intense debate in Scotland, where fracking faces strong op ...

Indonesia imposes moratorium on new logging permits

Archived, 4 days ago From news.mongabay.com 

Menlo Park, CALIFORNIA - Indonesia's new Minister of Environment and Forestry Siti Nurbaya Bakar imposed a moratorium on the issuance of all new logging permits a little over a week after being appointed in late October.

The move is being celebrated by conser ...

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Rising deforestation, fossil fuels use drive Brazil's emissions 8% higher

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