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Transport, domestic sectors ahead in greenhouse gas emissions

Archived, 13 days ago From ibtimes.co.uk 

London, U K - Transport and domestic sectors were found to be the biggest emitters of greenhouse gases in a study done in seven of India's major cities.

The study, done for the period 2009-2010, shows that while high rise buildings with glass façade ...

Protected zones not enough to stop deforestation

Archived, 13 days ago From asianscientist.com 

Toh Tuck, SINGAPORE - Establishing protected areas in forests is one way to keep deforestation at bay and safeguard biodiversity. However, a study led by researchers from the National University of Singapore (NUS) has revealed that such a measure is ineffective in the cas ...

Wet wipe litter becomes the new scourge of Britain's beaches

Archived, 13 days ago From clickgreen.org.uk 

London, U K - Piles of wet wipes are littering the beaches around the UK’s coastline as more people choose to use moist cloths for personal hygiene, to remove make-up and apply fake tan, according to conservation workers.

According to the latest be ...

Pollution cloud over UK triggers health warnings

Archived, 13 days ago From theguardian.com 

London, U K - Britain has been placed on a health alert because of a potentially dangerous cloud of air pollution blowing over the country. Experts said the smog could cause fatal asthma attacks and have warned the elderly and those with health problems to be caut ...

Green India Mission converged with MGNREGA to reclaim forest

Archived, 13 days ago From timesofindia.indiatimes.com 

Mumbai, INDIA - The government has merged National Mission for a Green India, which aims afforestation at 10 million hectares of land over the next decade, with MGNREGA to increase and improve the country's forest cover.

Modern technology like remote ...

Australia urged to shut coal-fired power plants urgently as analysis reveals huge emissions

Archived, 13 days ago From theguardian.com 

London, U K - The Australian government has been urged to place US-style regulations on coal-fired power plants to ensure they shut down, as a new analysis highlights the vast scale of emissions pumped out by the largest carbon dioxide polluters in the country.

China boosts solar goal for 2015 as it fights pollution

Archived, 13 days ago From smh.com.au 

Sydney, AUSTRALIA - China will push this year to install almost 2 1/2 times as much solar capacity as the US added in 2014 in a race to clear its increasingly polluted air.

The world's biggest emitter of carbon aims to install as much as 17.8 gigawatts of ...

Mercury pollution threat to Arctic bird

Archived, 14 days ago From bbc.com 

London, U K - Analysis of museum specimens shows high mercury levels in the endangered ivory gull.

It could have implications for the bird's ability to breed and raise chicks, says a Canadian team.

Mercury levels are going up in other ...

China may be forced to address worsening air pollution due to growing environmental movement

Archived, 14 days ago From techtimes.com 

New York, NEW YORK - A documentary called Under the Dome that focuses on air pollution in China has raised global attention regarding the country's pollution crisis. With the growing environmental movements across the world and the awareness caused by Under the Dome, Chi ...

BP says Gulf of Mexico recovering from 2010 oil spill, but federal scientists dispute company's claims

Archived, 14 days ago From ibtimes.com 

New York, NEW YORK - Federal scientists are disputing statements by BP PLC that U.S. Gulf Coast ecosystems are recovering well from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster. Government officials and environmental groups said late Monday that the effects of the multimillion-ba ...

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