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NCR states draw up action plan to tackle air pollution

Archived, 2 days ago From economictimes.indiatimes.com 

New Delhi, INDIA - The Centre on Monday joined the long battle for improving the Capital's notoriously bad air quality by getting Delhi, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan to commit to a three-month action plan to curb pollution in the National Capital Region.
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Automakers to eliminate smog-forming emissions by 2030

Archived, 2 days ago From ens-newswire.com 

Lincoln City, OREGON - As Earth Day approaches on April 22, the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers says automakers are on track to “virtually eliminate” smog-forming emissions from passenger vehicles in the next decade – even with more cars on the road and people travell ...

Beijing steps up fight against water pollution

Archived, 3 days ago From wantchinatimes.com 

Taipei City, TAIWAN - China's State Council unveiled a plan April 16 to step up its fight against water pollution.

The Action Plan for Water Pollution Prevention and Control stipulates that over 70% of the water in the country's seven major rivers should be ...

Scotland's carrier bag charge raises £1 million for good causes

Archived, 3 days ago From clickgreen.org.uk 

London, U K - The introduction of a shopping bag charge in Scotland has raised more than £1 million for good causes and reduced usage by more than 80 percent in the space of just six months.

Scotland’s Environment Secretary Richard Lochhead today an ...

Deforestation continues in Jammu and Kashmir despite floods

Archived, 3 days ago From indiatoday.intoday.in 

Noida, INDIA - There was a crucial lesson in the floods that ravaged Jammu and Kashmir in 2014. But that lesson is lost, it seems. Even after the catastrophic floods witnessed by the state, 26 projects have been awarded Forest Clearances (FC) by the state forest de ...

Supreme Court hears call to force UK government to meet air quality laws

Archived, 3 days ago From theguardian.com 

London, U K - The Supreme Court has been asked to issue a legal order forcing the British government to comply with European air quality limits intended to curb the 29,000 deaths that are caused by pollution every year.

A 2015 deadline set by the EU ...

AGL vows to exit coal-fired power plants as sun shines on solar

Archived, 3 days ago From smh.com.au 

Sydney, AUSTRALIA - AGL, the country's largest greenhouse gas emitter, has vowed to close all its existing coal-fired power stations by 2050 and will not build or buy new conventional plants in the meantime.

The company, which emits about 40 million tonne ...

Five years after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, we are closer than ever to catastrophe

Archived, 3 days ago From theguardian.com 

London, U K - In the five years since the Deepwater Horizon accident, the oil and gas industry has not retreated to safety. Instead, it has expanded its technological horizon in ways that make it harder to foresee the complex interactions between drilling technolo ...

Chinese report blames Indian emissions for pollution of Tibetan plateau

Archived, 4 days ago From ibtimes.co.uk 

London, U K - Chinese researchers are pointing to south Asia, India in particular, and biomass burning in the region as contributing to the pollution of the icy Tibetan plateau and the melting of snow there.

The brownish haze of pollution from fores ...

Pollution turns Lotus Temple marble yellow

Archived, 4 days ago From timesofindia.indiatimes.com 

Mumbai, INDIA - Two court commissioners appointed by the National Green Tribunal found alarming congestion and traffic chaos in front of the Lotus Temple. They visited the temple on Wednesday as per NGT's orders to a petition that claimed that vehicular emissions ar ...

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