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Beijing pollution peaks at midnight, and other sobering insights on Chinese air quality

Archived, 2 days ago From qz.com 

New York, NEW YORK - Every year, outdoor air pollution kills more people worldwide than malaria and HIV combined. People in China, particularly in its largest cities, are some of the most affected, since the country’s rapid economic growth has come at the cost of air qua ...

New paper shows how sensitive the ocean biosystem is to climate change

Archived, 2 days ago From theguardian.com 

London, U K - Changes to the climate have had major impacts on the oceans and the biological systems that live there. A new study sheds more light on how fast these systems respond to changes. What the authors find is that short term climate changes can require 1, ...

Drive to support China's switch to renewable energy launches

Archived, 3 days ago From clickgreen.org.uk 

London, U K - The RE100 global initiative that recruits and supports major companies to use 100% green power has announced a partnership with the China Renewable Energy Industries Association (CREIA) as part of a major new drive to help companies in China tap into ...

Ban on old diesel vehicles may not be enough to clean up Delhi air

Archived, 3 days ago From timesofindia.indiatimes.com 

Mumbai, INDIA - Banning old diesel vehicles may not be enough to address severe air pollution in Delhi. Other countries have been imposing higher taxes, excise duties and registration costs to discourage people from buying diesel vehicles. They have also introduced ...

Thousands protest against coal-fired power plant in Heyuan

Archived, 3 days ago From ibtimes.co.uk 

London, U K - Indicating rising public awareness on pollution, around 10,000 Chinese residents of Heyuan in northeastern Guangdong took to the streets on Sunday (12 April) to protest against a coal-fired power plant in the region.

The protest was pe ...

Dutch government facing legal action over failure to reduce carbon emissions

Archived, 3 days ago From theguardian.com 

London, U K - The first public hearings will take place in the Hague on Tuesday in the first case in the world to use existing human rights and tort law to hold a government responsible for failing to reduce carbon emissions fast enough.

The 886 cit ...

Australia's renewable energy investment grinds to a halt

Archived, 3 days ago From smh.com.au 

Sydney, AUSTRALIA - Australia's large-scale renewable energy industry has entered an investment freeze, with just one project securing finance in the past six months amid political uncertainty, according to Bloomberg New Energy Finance.

The lone venture i ...

Environmentalists work to save Australia's Great Barrier Reef

Archived, 4 days ago From voanews.com 

Washington, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA - In the coming months, the United Nations and the Australian government will square off over whether to list the Great Barrier Reef as endangered.

Environmentalists said the unique marine park is threatened by development and needs stro ...

China to surpass US as top cause of modern global warming

Archived, 4 days ago From timesofindia.indiatimes.com 

Mumbai, INDIA - China is poised to overtake the United States as the main cause of man-made global warming since 1990, the benchmark year for U.N.-led action, in a historic shift that may raise pressure on Beijing to act.

China's cumulative greenhous ...

China's coal imports fall nearly half in 12 months as anti-pollution drive bites

Archived, 4 days ago From theguardian.com 

London, U K - China’s coal imports fell by nearly half in the first three months of the year as the slowing economy and tougher rules on pollution took their toll.

Imports by the world’s biggest coal consumer reached 49.07m tonnes in the first quart ...

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