Latest News about Air Pollution and Its Effects

Provo Mayor takes on creative 'clean air' initiative
Wednesday October 29th 2014, 11:35 pm

City officials are using a new strategy to prevent unnecessary air pollution, and they are recruiting citizens to help crack down on neighbors.

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China's smog tied to trade: Report
Wednesday October 29th 2014, 5:03 pm

Chinese ships carrying exports to market are churning out air pollution in its major port cities, according to a report.

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China's smog tied to trade: Report
Wednesday October 29th 2014, 4:59 pm

Chinese ships carrying exports to market are churning out air pollution in its major port cities, according to a report.

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EPA unveils standards for reservation power plants.
Wednesday October 29th 2014, 2:00 pm

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency proposed emissions standards Tuesday for four power plants on American Indian reservations as part of the Obama administration’s plans to cut down on the gases blamed for global warming.

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Volkswagen to launch over 20 green vehicle models in China by 2018.
Wednesday October 29th 2014, 2:00 pm

Volkswagen AG, Europe’s biggest carmaker, plans to launch more than 20 models of battery-driven cars in China by the end of 2018, as it capitalizes on Beijing’s support for low-emission vehicles in the country’s campaign against pollution.

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Shipping a serious, but overlooked, source of China’s pollution, report says.
Wednesday October 29th 2014, 2:00 pm

Container ships from China laden with cargo for the rest of the world are a serious, often neglected, emitter of pollution from the cheap fuel allowed under Chinese rules, according to a new report from the Natural Resources Defense Council.

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Report: China’s ports fail to regulate pollution.
Wednesday October 29th 2014, 2:00 pm

China’s busy ports fail to regulate heavy emissions of sulfur oxide and other pollutants mostly from cargo ships although they’re the biggest source of air pollution in port cities such as Hong Kong, according to a new report.

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Pollution in Delhi prompts US Embassy warning.
Wednesday October 29th 2014, 2:00 pm

If you have children in New Delhi, you might not want to let them play outside today. The U.S. Embassy in the Indian capital said air quality – as measured at a monitoring station in the embassy compound – had reached “very unhealthy” levels on Wednesday morning.

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Oil tanker trains threaten to trash US northwest.
Wednesday October 29th 2014, 2:00 pm

America’s expanding oil production threatens the Northwest the pristine region of the country with a rash of new oil terminals along coast.

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If the Clean Air Act’s on the docket, Keisler’s on the case.
Wednesday October 29th 2014, 2:00 pm

A former acting attorney general in George W. Bush’s administration and nominee to a federal appeals court bench, Peter Keisler has established himself as a go-to guy for industry on Clean Air Act cases at the Supreme Court.

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Germany’s renewable-energy incentives, regulations attracting Australian companies.
Wednesday October 29th 2014, 2:00 pm

Germany is in the middle of an energy transition it calls Energiewende, which aims to shut down nuclear plants, reduce carbon emissions and increase electricity produced from renewable sources.

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