UQ study finds hydrogen fuel cell vehicles – If charged on Australia's main grid – will have 3x the emissions of battery EVs, nearly double those of petrol cars.
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A draft study of a proposed $2 billion methanol refining project in Kalama, Wash., says the plant would drive down global greenhouse gas emissions by displacing coal-based methanol sources.
Environment minister says she is ‘deeply wounded’ by Concetta Fierravanti-Wells’s remarks during tense ABC interview Australia’s environment minister, Melissa Price, says she cannot pinpoint the time when carbon emissions will come down but has nonetheless expressed confidence the Morrison government has the right policies to do the job. Price, who has struggled since being appointed environment minister after the Liberal party leadership implosion, told ABC radio on Wednesday night the government was both reviewing some of its policies, and had the right policies, and “no one could pinpoint” when carbon emissions would come down during the at times tense interview with Patricia Karvelas. Continue reading...
Thick smog hit north China, including Beijing.
[News24Wire] Heatwave conditions are expected across five provinces in SA on Tuesday with temperatures moving beyond the 40°C mark - and the sizzle is expected to last for several days.
Labor and Greens say cancellation of projects shows policy should be abandoned The Clean Energy Regulator has cancelled six contracts from the government’s emissions reduction fund because they did not deliver the necessary cuts to carbon emissions. Labor and the Greens say the move is a sign the policy should be abandoned. Continue reading...
November 12, 2018 9:22 PM NEW DELHI (AFP) - New Delhi's homeless will be given cotton masks to help them survive in the world's most polluted major city, officials said Monday (Nov 12), although experts said the basic coverings would be useless against deadly smog particles.
[News24Wire] Gauteng residents have been warned to prepare for temperatures of up to 36 degrees, as a heatwave grips the province this week.
The devastating wildfires in California are choking sections of the state with dangerous thick smog, prompting some cities to hand out masks. Officials are warning against the perilous pollution that can even affect people living as many as a hundred miles from a fire. “It is difficult to tell where ash or soot from a...
The federal government is still finalizing emissions standards for various sources of electricity that will determine how much they will pay in a carbon levy.
Most of the trees felled when Typhoon Mangkhut hit Hong Kong will go straight to landfill, starting this Sunday.
Officials announced the plan on Thursday, as the collection site at Kai Tak for tree waste was about to close.
The Environmental Protection Department (EPD) also announced a new attempt to reuse tree waste by making its newly bought industrial-grade wood shredder available for public use. It will be placed near T.PARK, the city’s first sludge treatment facility, next to the...
NEW DELHI - Air pollution in New Delhi hit hazardous levels Thursday after a night of free-for-all Diwali fireworks, despite Supreme Court efforts to curb the smog-fuelling partying.
Uncertainty over the impacts of illegal chlorofluorocarbon emissions threatens to undermine the longterm success of the Montreal Protocol.
Toxic smog has shrouded the Indian capital as air quality plummeted to hazardous levels after tens of thousands of people set off a multitude of firecrackers to celebrate the major Hindu festival of Diwali
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Concerns about a rise in smog levels around Diwali have lead to protests over the city's air quality.
When Super Typhoon Haiyan struck in 2013 it was the disaster-prone Philippines’ worst storm on record, with 7,350 people dead or missing.
Several factors caused the staggering death toll:
With gusts exceeding 305kph at first landfall, Haiyan was the strongest ever to hit land at the time. Typhoons more commonly reach peak velocity while still travelling over oceans.
The powerful front drove a giant wall of seawater called a storm surge, estimated to be 7.5 metres high,...
On Monday, the levels of the pollutant PM2.5 was at a "severe" 644 or 20 times the safe limit prescribed by World Health Organisation.
"An international group of researchers and policymakers met in Australia’s capital this week for the country’s first major conference dedicated to the topic of 'negative emissions'." LINK
New Delhi, India, one of the top cities for air pollution in the world, is bracing for a thick layer of smog this winter.
Following a summer of record heat, research projects heat waves will become deadlier over the next 30 years. Veuer's Justin Kircher has the story.
The strong wind signal might be issued on Thursday afternoon, the Hong Kong Observatory said, with Typhoon Yutu expected to edge closer to the coastal waters of eastern Guangdong province.
The forecaster said in the morning that it would consider issuing typhoon signal No 3 between noon and 2pm.
“With the combined effect of the northeast monsoon and Yutu, winds over the coast of Guangdong are expected to strengthen gradually this afternoon,” the Observatory said.
MANILA, Philippine rescuers worked with bare hands and shovels to try to free 23 people trapped under earth and rubble on Wednesday, after Typhoon Yutu dumped heavy rains on the northern mountainous region, triggering floods and deadly landslides.
A GLOBAL failure to cut greenhouse gas emissions will see New Zealand farmers face demands for major production cuts, the world's largest milk-producer is warning.
China's northern province of Hebei asked 10 major cities to issue second-level, or "orange", pollution alerts due to expected smog, the provincial environment bureau said in a statement on Wednesday.
The heatwave will move along the east coast of Australia from Wednesday, bringing very hot air from the centre of the country.
China's market regulator will set up a system to recall vehicles that violate the country's pollution and emissions standards, it said on Wednesday, with cars now the biggest source of smog in major cities.
ILAGAN, Philippines: A strong typhoon blew across the northern Philippines on Tuesday, setting off landslides that left at least six people dead and forcing thousands to flee from villages that were still recovering from a deadly storm last month, officials said.
A strong typhoon blew across the northern Philippines on Tuesday, forcing thousands to flee from villages that were still recovering from a deadly storm last month, officials said. (Oct. 30)
A super typhoon that ravaged a Pacific U.S. territory sent tourists fleeing and postponed elections as residents struggled with a power outage, destroyed homes and long lines for gasoline.
THE International Maritime Organisation agreed this year to cut greenhouse gas emissions 50 per cent by 2050, but its members are struggling to agree on how to get there.
North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper (D) yesterday issued an executive order to slash the Tar Heel State's greenhouse gas emissions, bolster electric vehicle sales and steel the state against future storms.
A strong typhoon is battering the northern Philippines, where thousands of people were evacuated to avoid a repeat of the death and destruction wrought by a powerful storm last month
Millions of Indians are breathing in the world’s most toxic air. Each winter, thick smog envelops the capital of New Delhi and numerous cities across the dusty and densely populated North Indian plains. Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, the leader of the metropolis that’s home to 20 million people, called New Delhi a “gas chamber.” An estimated 1.1 million people died as a result of air pollution in India in 2015, according to the non-profit Health Effects Institute. The air has since gotten worse
[Greenpeace] Hong Kong -Groundbreaking analysis of new satellite data from 1 June to 31 August this year reveals the world's largest NO2 air pollution hotspots across six continents in the most detail to date, and points the finger at coal and transport as the two principal sources of emissions.
Australia's east coast is set for a sweltering week with a heatwave sending temperatures soaring.
October 27, 2018 4:55 PM SAIPAN, NORTHERN MARIANA ISLANDS (AFP) - US military aircraft laden with emergency supplies were flying in to the Northern Mariana Islands Saturday (Oct 27) in the wake of destructive Super Typhoon Yutu which destroyed buildings and cut electricity supplies.
Super Typhoon Yutu, the most powerful storm ever to hit U.S. territory, ravaged the Northern Mariana Islands -- killing one person and destroying homes.
Residents of the Northern Mariana Islands braced Friday for months without electricity or running water after the strongest storm to hit any part of the United States this year devastated the US territory, killing one person, officials said.
Even after Super Typhoon Yutu had moved away from the Pacific islands, emergency management officials warned residents to stay indoors because downed power lines blocked roadways and winds were still strong enough to make driving dangerous.
The deadly typhoon made landfall on the Mariana Islands as the equivalent of a Category 5 hurricane packing 180mph winds, making it the strongest storm to hit any part of the US so far this year.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GrKWjgk7lFs Super Typhoon Yutu is on its way to Southeast Asia, after devastating part of the commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. "Many homes have been destroyed," says the mayor of Tinian, an island in the U.S. Pacific territory. Yutu brought sustained winds of at least 165 to 175 mph when it passed directly over the islands of Tinian and Saipan on Wednesday. As it heads west, it's still packing winds of 165 mph — an intensity that it is expected to maintain through Friday, according to emergency officials in the Marianas. "We just went through one of the worst storms I've seen," said Gerald J. Deleon Guerrero, a special assistant in the Northern Mariana Islands' Emergency Management Agency, in a bulletin about the storm. Yutu is now heading west-northwest...
October 25, 2018 12:00 PM NEW YORK (NYTIMES) - A devastating super typhoon slammed into the Northern Mariana Islands starting late on Wednesday (Oct 24), destroying more than 100 homes in what meteorologists said could be the strongest storm to have struck the United States this year.
Reports of injuries after Super Typhoon Yutu hit the Northern Mariana Islands early on Thursday Super Typhoon Yutu crossed over the US Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands early on Thursday as the equivalent of a Category 5 hurricane, making it the strongest storm to hit any part of the US this year, the National Weather Service said. Yutu produced damaging winds, flooding and high surf and there were reports of injuries, though the extent of these is unclear. Continue reading...
With winds of 178 mph as its eye passed over Tinian, Super Typhoon Yutu was the strongest storm on record to ever hit U.S. soil, according to NOAA
Yutu slammed the territory with 180 MPH winds.
The core of Super Typhoon Yutu struck Tinian and Saipan in the Northern Marianas Islands today—the strongest storm on record to make landfall in this U.S. territory in…
Leading shipping finance banks have joined industry players in support of faster action to cut carbon emissions by the sector.
Coping with traffic emissions in a city of 21 million is no easy task. Swapping four wheels for two is a good start, as the smoggy Chinese capital is learning for itself.
It feels like 2018 is the year of rapid intensification. Storm after storm after storm has spun up from humble begins to cyclonic monster around the world. The latest cyclone to join the ignominious club is Typhoon Yutu which is in the midst of spinning up into a forecast Category 5 super typhoon by Wednesday. Guam…Read more...
GREENHOUSE GAS emissions from the largest US industrial plants fell 2.7 per cent in 2017 as coal plants shut, according to the Trump administration.
At least 7,000 tonnes of trees felled by Typhoon Mangkhut and stored at the former Kai Tak airport have ended up in a landfill, the government has admitted.
The Environmental Protection Department, struggling to cope with huge amounts of tree waste occupying 10 hectares of the runway following the monster storm on September 16, confirmed on Friday it was sending the wood to a landfill after three inquiries by the Post in the past week.
In previous replies to the Post, the department said...
Multiple wastewater spills have been confirmed in Northwest Florida in the aftermath of Hurricane Michael. The latest one is in Gulf County where sewage spilled into the Apalachicola River.
Britain should bring forward a ban on the sale of new petrol and diesel cars and vans by eight years to 2032 to help the country reduce its greenhouse gas emissions, a parliamentary committee said on Friday.
Carbon utilization can play a key role in managing greenhouse gas emissions, and the U.S. government and private sector should better coordinate their research and development efforts, according to a report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine.
Allegheny County fines U.S. Steel for emissions at the plant and follows a $1 million fine in June.
Audi agreed to pay a $930 million fine to German regulators and admitted its role in a large-scale emissions cheating scandal to settle civil claims.
Volkswagen Group , Fiat Chrysler and Renault led a 23.4 percent European car sales decline in September, the main regional industry body said on Wednesday, as automakers continued to suffer from the introduction of tougher new emissions tests.
A blanket of toxic smog has descended on Beijing this week following a short-lived scene of sharp horizons and blue skies. Pollution levels on Monday climbed an Air Quality Index reading of 202.
It was too good to last. After nearly two months of sparkling blue skies, face masks are back after thick smog returned to Beijing.
On Monday morning, a dismal grey haze blanketed the capital. The Air Quality Index hit 213 – classified as heavily polluted in China’s six-level air quality indicator.
It was an abrupt break from the clear skies seen in August and September, which saw the best air quality since the authorities began releasing data on levels of PM2.5 – the tiny,...
October 15, 2018 12:42 PM BEIJING - Most urban districts of the Chinese capital and other parts of northern China has been hit by smog which sent the air pollution index to "very unhealthy" levels on Monday (Oct 15).
Britain is likely to leave the European Union's Emissions Trading System (ETS) after Brexit and set up its own equivalent system, UK government documents published late Wednesday show.
All eyes were on the sky on Wednesday when heavy pollution descended on the Chinese capital, sending air quality plummeting.
The pall is a sharp contrast to the clear blue days that have graced Beijing in recent months and the general decline in smog in the last year due to a concerted crackdown on pollution.
The National Meteorological Centre put the worsening conditions down to a combination of the start of the heating season and a lack of wind to disperse pollutants.
But just a two-hour...
Women boxers training for a world championship starting in the Indian capital this week are wearing surgical masks, scarves and even T-shirts across their mouths as the level of air pollution rises several times beyond the safe limit.
The AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championships is taking place in an indoor stadium from Thursday through to November 24 but teams are complaining about a toxic smog hanging over the city, caused by seasonal burning of crop stubble and emissions from vehicles...
Spain plans to propose a ban on sales of petrol, diesel and hybrid cars from 2040, government sources said on Tuesday, joining a string of countries taking aim at polluting vehicles to help cut greenhouse gas emissions.
Forget ‘solutions’ such as smog towers, air-filtering buses and pollution-eating paints. We need to prevent the air pollution in the first place The persistent haze over many of our cities is a reminder of the polluted air that we breathe. Over 80% of the world’s urban population is breathing air that fails to meet World Health Organisation guidelines, and an estimated 4.5 million people died prematurely from outdoor air pollution in 2015. Globally, urban populations are expected to double in the next 40 years. An extra 2 billion people will need new places to live, services and ways to move around their cities. More important, the decisions that we make now about the design of our cities will determine the everyday lives and health of the next generations. So what would the components...
New Delhi’s homeless are to be given cotton masks to help them survive in the world’s most polluted major city, although health experts have said the basic coverings will do little against deadly smog particles.
Each winter, the city of 20 million chokes through haze so extreme that levels of airborne pollutants eclipse safe limits by more than 30 times.
The poor and homeless suffer the worst, through constant exposure to a toxic brew of car fumes, factory exhaust and construction...
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Monday will announce plans to propose new rules to significantly decrease emissions of smog-forming nitrogen oxide from diesel highway heavy-duty trucks and engines, an agency official said.
Thick smog is set to blanket Beijing and the surrounding north China region next week, with air quality readings expected to move into “heavy polluted” territory, according to official forecasts.
A moderate haze that arrived in the Chinese capital on Sunday is expected to thicken due to a lack of wind, with the worst days likely to be Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, the National Meteorological Centre said.
Levels of PM2.5 pollution – the fine particulates with a diameter of 2...
While most residents of the Indian capital Delhi choked on toxic air this week, the dogs of the city’s elite were enjoying ambient music and purified air at a luxury resort for pets.
Pollution in the capital rose to “severe” after revellers let off fireworks to mark the Hindu festival of Diwali, adding to the heavy smog caused by crop burning, vehicle fumes and industrial emissions.
Delhi’s air is among the worst in the world, although many in the city of more than 20...
Delhi authorities have imposed a three-day ban on trucks entering the world’s most polluted major city as its 20 million inhabitants wheezed in the toxic annual winter smog.
With levels of air pollution classed as “hazardous”, the restriction on the nearly 40,000 medium and heavy lorries that enter Delhi every day was imposed late on Thursday.
The transport ministry said that vehicles carrying food and other essentials were exempted, while appealing to private owners of diesel...
California clean air regulators will hold talks next Tuesday with their federal counterparts and the White House over Trump administration efforts to stop Sacramento from adopting tighter vehicle emissions rules than Washington, a spokesman for the state confirmed on Thursday.
Toxic smog shrouded the Indian capital as air quality plummeted to hazardous levels today after tens of thousands of people set off a multitude of firecrackers to celebrate the major Hindu festival of Diwali.
SHIPS OPERATING in New Zealand might soon be liable to tough new rules on air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions.
Yutu hit Northern Mariana Islands and Philippines, while Venice suffered severe flooding and US endured 24 tornadoes Super Typhoon Yutu barrelled across the Northern Mariana Islands last week with sustained winds of 180mph (290km/h), the same as a category 5-strength hurricane. Yutu rapidly intensified from a category 1 to a super typhoon in just 24 hours, making it the strongest tropical cyclone on record in places. Yutu then slammed into the northern Philippines , triggering landslides. Several people are still missing. Continue reading...
Oparara forest, Kahurangi national park
ENVIRONMENTAL impact bonds encouraging the planting of native forests could help to cut New Zealand's greenhouse gas emissions, Treasury says.
Its fee wouldn’t have a big impact on emissions but could have wider symbolic import.
Diofel Llamado fled for his life when Super Typhoon Haiyan devastated the Philippines in 2013, yet today he is back living in the same coastal area – even if it puts him in the crosshairs of a future killer storm.
On the fifth anniversary of the Philippines’ deadliest typhoon on record, his return is emblematic of the struggle in developing nations to move people out of homes in the most disaster-prone zones.
It is an especially urgent danger as monster storms strike ever more...
Temperatures peaked at 43.4C in the state’s west, with a cool change not expected until Wednesday Health experts have warned Queenslanders to take care as severe and extreme heatwave conditions blanket much of the state. Parts of southern Queensland sweltered in the unseasonal heat, which extended north to Mount Isa and west to Birdsville, the Bureau of Meteorology said on Monday. Continue reading...
Trees felled by Typhoon Mangkhut and stored on the site of Hong Kong’s former airport at Kai Tak will soon have to be moved so the land can be sold.
The city’s Environmental Protection Department (EPD) said a new arrangement for the debris would be announced next week.
According to the Lands Department, two of four sites lent to the Civil Engineering and Development Department for temporary storage of the trees have already been returned in line with a deadline of October 30....
Typhoon Yutu has become the first November storm in 25 years to prompt a No 3 warning signal from Hong Kong authorities.
The signal – fourth highest in the city’s five-level system – was issued on Thursday but the storm had brought almost no rain by day’s end.
The Hong Kong Observatory raised the warning just after noon, but by 11.30pm only minor rainfall of less than 0.5mm had been recorded.
Official data shows the last time a No 3 signal was raised in November was back...
Consumer advocates filed a lawsuit Thursday against Volkwagen over its emissions scandal, almost immediately after a new law took effect allowing such legal action.
BUYING international carbon credits to meet New Zealand's greenhouse gas emissions reduction commitments will be expensive and should be a last resort, the Government has been told.
The Hong Kong Observatory issued the typhoon signal No 1 on Wednesday morning as Typhoon Yutu came within 800km of the city, although the forecaster said prospects of the alert being upgraded were “not high”.
Yutu moved west across Luzon in the Philippines and entered the South China Sea late on Tuesday afternoon. According to its present forecast track, the storm, which had weakened from a super typhoon, will turn northwards gradually, move across the northeastern part of the South...
Governments convened in London earlier this month to discuss curbing emissions from the global shipping industry. They left the talks with few accomplishments to show.
Philippine rescuers worked with bare hands and shovels to try to free 23 people trapped under earth and rubble on Wednesday, after Typhoon Yutu dumped heavy rains on the northern mountainous region, triggering floods and deadly landslides.
Bureau of Meteorology forecasting high temperatures and heatwave conditions for inland parts of both states New South Wales is bracing for its first heatwave of the season, and Queensland is poised to break October records, as temperatures soar this weekend. The Bureau of Meteorology is forecasting 40C temperatures and heatwave conditions for inland parts of both states, following another near-record heatwave across Queensland last week. Continue reading...
Philippine rescue teams worked to free at least 30 people trapped under earth and rubble on Wednesday after a typhoon dumped heavy rainfall on a mountainous region, triggering floods and deadly landslides.
A super typhoon that ravaged the Northern Marianas Islands sent more than 3,000 tourists fleeing as residents struggled with a power outage, destroyed homes and long lines for gasoline.
MANILA: Typhoon Yutu made landfall in northern Philippines on Tuesday and is forecast to travel on a path similar to the last month’s mega storm Mangkhut that killed at least 82 people and damaged about $500 million of farm output.
Typhoon Yutu slammed into the Philippines Tuesday with fierce winds that sheared off roofs and snapped trees in half, after thousands were evacuated ahead of the powerful storm's arrival.Cutting a path just south of last month's Typhoon Mangkhut, which killed dozens, the new storm tore across the Philippines
October 30, 2018 5:00 AM The Philippines is bracing itself for a typhoon heading for the north of the main island of Luzon, the same region badly hit by a deadly storm just weeks earlier.
MANILA: Philippine authorities started to move people to safer grounds as Typhoon Yutu approaches, tracking a path similar to last month’s storm that devastated rice-producing provinces in the main island of Luzon.
October 29, 2018 3:20 PM MANILA - The Philippines is bracing for a typhoon heading for the north of the main island of Luzon, the same region badly damaged by a deadly storm just weeks earlier.
NEW ZEALAND'S emissions intensity has dropped 41 per cent since 1990, but the country still has a lot of work to do to cut carbon from the economy, a new report says.
Queensland has suffered through an unprecedented heatwave that encapsulates the drought, after ten consecutive days of 40C temperatures breaks October records.
US military aircraft laden with emergency supplies flew in to the Northern Mariana Islands Saturday in the wake of destructive Super Typhoon Yutu which destroyed buildings and cut electricity. Ralph Torres, the governor of the US Pacific territory, said President Donald Trump had approved a request for a "major disaster declaration" after the storm. More than 1,000 were also stranded with the international airport on the main island of Saipan closed to commercial flights to free up space for military aircraft.
Here's the latest for Friday October 26th: Pipe bomb investigators at South Florida mail facility; US Troops could go to Mexico border; Two dead after fall in Yosemite National Park; US territory in Pacific dealing with typhoon damage.
Officials on a remote US territory in the Pacific have appealed to the Trump administration for help with recovery efforts following the “horrendous” devastation caused by Super Typhoon Yutu. Residents of the Northern Mariana Islands are set to be without electricity and running water for months, after the category 5 storm wiped out the territory’s infrastructure. Officials touring villages in the islands of Saipan and Tinian on Friday saw crumbling houses, smashed cars, fallen utility poles and the ground ripped clean of vegetation.
The strongest storm to hit US territory this year left Saipan, Tinian and Rota looking like ‘a small war just passed through’ Residents of the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands are bracing for months without electricity or running water after the islands were slammed with the strongest storm to hit any part of the US this year. Even after Super Typhoon Yutu had moved away from the US territory in the Pacific, residents were warned by emergency management officials to stay indoors because downed power lines blocked roadways and winds were still strong enough to make driving dangerous. Continue reading...
With winds of 178 mph as its eye passed over Tinian, Super Typhoon Yutu was the strongest storm on record to ever hit U.S. territory, according to NOAA
Residents of the Northern Mariana Islands face months without electricity or running water after the strongest storm to hit any part of the U.S. this year. Super Typhoon Yutu crossed the U.S. territory Thursday, with 180 mph top sustained winds. (Oct. 25)
Queensland will bare the brunt of the heatwave, with temperatures in Brisbane expected to reach 30C on Thursday and continue rising into the weekend.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vP79-fJSY-c A massive typhoon slammed into a U.S. territory in the west Pacific, lashing the Northern Mariana Islands with gusts of Category 5 intensity Wednesday night local time. Super Typhoon Yutu brought to bear maximum sustained winds of about 180 mph — much more powerful, in other words, than the historically powerful storm that hit Florida several weeks ago. The islands of Saipan, Tinian and Rota remain under typhoon warnings from the National Weather Service , while Guam and several smaller islands have been placed under a tropical storm warning. And the NWS expects typhoon conditions to continue through late Thursday morning local time. "The strongest winds have already occurred and will continue to slowly diminish through the day," the service said...
2018′s strongest storm is about to unleash a catastrophic blow to U.S. territories in the western Pacific Ocean.
Illinois on Track to Drop Carbon Emissions from Electricity Use by 22 percent by 2030 Under Illinois’ current plan to increase the amount of renewable power on its grid, the state will reduce the electricity sector’s carbon emissions by 22 percent by 2030. But if Dynegy-Vistra closes six additional economically-struggling coal plants in the same period, the state could reduce its emissions by as much as 48 percent by 2030.
The province has long held that its electricity sector had already made big strides in reducing emissions as the province shifted away from coal-based generation in recent decades to less-carbon intensive methods.
Only 6 G20 Countries Have Official Long-term Plans for Reducing Emissions. Here are 4 Reasons They Need Them Comments|Add Comment|PrintThe G20 meeting with take place in Buenos Aires, Argentina in November 2018. Photo by HalloweenHJB/Pixabay
The latest science is clear: Global emissions must reach net-zero by mid-century if the world is to have a shot at limiting temperature rise to 1.5°C (2.7°F), the cap necessary for staving off the worst climate disasters. While G20 countries are...
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October 19, 2018 12:18 PM NEW DELHI (REUTERS) - With a toxic smog beginning to envelop New Delhi as winter approaches, residents of the Indian capital are set to make matters a lot worse by burning hundreds of thousands of firecrackers to celebrate the Hindu festival of Diwali early next month.
Last year, Delhi and a large part of northern India were covered in a dangerous toxic smog that forced authorities to shut schools, and halt major construction in the city, and as crop burning season approaches for farmers, it looks like efforts to stop the city suffering the same fate again may be failing. - REUTERS
With a toxic smog beginning to envelop New Delhi as winter approaches, residents of the Indian capital are set to make matters a lot worse by burning hundreds of thousands of firecrackers to celebrate the Hindu festival of Diwali early next month.
Researchers say that emissions of formaldehyde from autos and chemical and oil refineries play a larger role in China’s smog than previously known.
French tire maker Michelin cut its full-year market forecasts on Thursday and said a sales slowdown would worsen in the fourth quarter, blaming weaker Chinese vehicle demand and new emissions standards that have hit European registrations.
The Morrison government will be less able to delay the release of embarrassing national carbon pollution figures after the Senate approved rolling deadlines for the quarterly data.
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German law enforcement authorities added another chapter to Volkswagen's diesel scandal today by fining the company's luxury division Audi €800 million ($925 million) for selling cars rigged to cheat on emissions tests.
Another emissions warning is spooking investors.
The need to reduce carbon will be across every single sector of the economy, with the Government pointing specifically to industry, homes, transport and agriculture.