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7 million premature deaths annually linked to air pollution

by GLOBE Foundation  (Sep. 8, 2014)

New estimates released earlier this year by the World health Organization (WHO) suggest that in 2012 around 7 million people died – one in eight of total global deaths – as a result of air pollution exposure. This finding more than doubles previous estimates and confirms that air pollution is now the world’s largest single ...

China may be ready to kick coal habit

by Climate News Network  (Sep. 5, 2014)

There are still doubts. The statistics might be proved wrong. But it looks as if China might be starting to wean itself off its coal consumption habit. China produces and consumes nearly as much coal as the rest of the world combined. Coal, the most polluting of all energy sources, has powered the growth of China’s flyaway economy. But as ...

Welcome to Net-Zero

by ASTM International  (Aug. 29, 2014)

For most people (and for most homes) the likelihood of going through a whole year spending next to nothing on energy is a goal that seems far out of reach. In fact, it is only relatively recently that insulation technologies, coupled with cutting-edge renewable energy tools, have made the concept of a net-zero energy use home anything more than a ...

Hydrocarbons and carbon monoxide

by Chemisch Thermische Prozesstechnik GmbH / CTP Air Pollution Control  (Aug. 30, 2014)

Example: Aluminium recycling Similar tasks: Recycling of copper, lead, cink The waste gas in metal recycling usually contains particles (abraded metal, mineral dust), inorganic, acid substances (HF, HCI, SOx) and dioxins (PCDD/F) as well as a whole range of organic substances (unburned hydrocarbons) and carbon monoxide. Particularly, in the ...

Geothermal Power Approaches 12,000 Megawatts Worldwide

by Earth Policy Institute  (Aug. 27, 2014)

In 2013, world geothermal electricity-generating capacity grew 3 percent to top 11,700 megawatts across 24 countries. Although some other renewable energy technologies are seeing much faster growth—wind power has expanded 21 percent per year since 2008, for example, while solar power has grown at a blistering 53 percent annual ...

Peat restoration – the key solution for large peat-fires in Russia - Case Study

by Wetlands International  (Aug. 23, 2014)

Thanks to an active and laborious fire-fighting operation the recent peat and forest fires in Tver Province were localised and the region was saved from events becoming as dramatic as in 2010 when dense smoke haze covered the city of Moscow for weeks. Still, the ...

CEMS: An Overview

by a1-cbiss  (Aug. 20, 2014)

We've written an overview to where CEMS are required, types of site that require CEMS and future requirements. Continuous Emissions Monitoring Systems are used to continuously collect, record and report data from industrial process operators that produce emissions to air. CEMS are used as a means to comply with ...

Air quality Monitors Track Pollution Hot-Spots

by Air Monitors Ltd.  (Jun. 19, 2014)

Situated in the south west of Wales, in a largely rural area bordering the Brecon Beacons, Carmarthenshire’s air quality is predominantly good. However, there are areas of concern where major roads pass through some of the County’s larger towns, including Llanelli, Carmarthen and Llandeilo, where air quality is dominated by the effects ...

Effects of air pollution on European ecosystems - Past and future exposure of European freshwater and terrestrial habitats to acidifying and eutrophying air pollutants

by European Environment Agency (EEA)  (Jun. 30, 2014)

Poor air quality not only harms human health; it also impacts the structure and function of ecosystems, often far away from the emission sources. This report focuses on the deposition of airborne sulphur (S) and nitrogen (N) compounds and their negative effects on ecosystems. N- and S-containing air pollutants are released to the atmosphere by ...

Rise in flights will outweigh carbon cuts

by Climate News Network  (Aug. 8, 2014)

The aviation industry insists that it is making only a tiny contribution to global warming, with just 2% of global carbon dioxide emissions coming from its aircraft. The problem is the speed at which aviation itself is growing. One aircraft builder believes the number of planes in service in 2011 will have doubled by 2031. Whatever ...

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