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  • “Clean air for all - all for clean air”

    Ladies and Gentlemen, “Clean air for all - all for clean air”. This sounds like the slogan of the three musketeers'. Perhaps this should be expected here, in the country of Alexandre Dumas. Bravo! The theme of this panel nicely summarises the ‘essentials’ to successfully addressing one of the most important health and environment challenges we face today: …. ...

  • How clean is Europe’s air?

    Particulate matter and ground-level ozone remain important air pollutants in Europe. Despite improvements due to EU legislation, they continue to have a heavy toll on human health especially in southern and eastern Europe. Two reports released this week by the European Environment Agency (EEA) shed light on Europe’s air quality. One in four Europeans endured many days of frequent and high ...

  • Questions and Answers on the new European air quality directive

     Questions and Answers on the new directive on ambient air quality and cleaner air for Europe 1) What is the issue? Air pollution is caused by the emission to the atmosphere of certain substances which, alone or through chemical reaction, can damage human health and/or the environment. Air pollution is both a local and a transboundary problem as emissions from one country can travel large ...

  • Hyundai`s clean air commitment

    As part of its environmental goal to help clean the air we breathe today and into the future, Hyundai Auto Canada Corp. today announced the Clean Air Commitment - a financial top-up of up to $1,000 on the federal government’s scrappage program whose aim is to get the oldest, worst-polluting vehicles off the road and encourage Canadians to select more sustainable transportation alternatives. While ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • A new direction for climate negotiations

    The Copenhagen climate summit ended six months ago in what was widely seen in the clean tech and environmentalist communities as a major disappointment. Now, six months later, at the conclusion of yet another climate negotiation in Bonn, Germany, optimism for a climate agreement this year is no brighter than in those dark days of December. Nonetheless, the outlines of a pragmatic new approach are ...


    By Worldwatch Institute

  • Particulates, Smog Targeted in European Clean Air Strategy

    BRUSSELS, Belgium, September 22, 2005 (ENS) - The European Commission Wednesday proposed a formal strategy for achieving improvements in air quality across Europe. The thematic strategy on air pollution aims by 2020 to cut the annual number of premature deaths from diseases related to air pollution by almost 40 percent from the 2000 level and to reduce the area of forests damaged by airborne ...

  • Questions and answers on the EU Clean Air Policy Package

    1. Why is air pollution a problem? Poor air quality is a major health risk, causing lung diseases, cardiovascular diseases, and cancer. Children, the elderly and citizens suffering from asthma and respiratory conditions are most affected. As well as negative effects on health, air pollution has considerable economic impacts, cutting short lives, increasing medical costs, and reducing ...


    By Europa Press Room

  • New Clean Air Techniques for Carbon Fiber Processes

    As a material, carbon fiber has fundamentally changed many of the products we use every day, making them lighter, stronger and more durable. The manufacturing process is typically unique to each supplier and it can be as complex as the fiber molecules themselves. Equally as challenging are the air pollution control systems used on the production equipment. This year, two institutions on opposite ...

  • Questions and answers on the EU Clean Air Policy Package

    1. Why is air pollution a problem? Poor air quality is a major health risk, causing lung diseases, cardiovascular diseases, and cancer. Children, the elderly and citizens suffering from asthma and respiratory conditions are most affected. As well as negative effects on health, air pollution has considerable economic impacts, cutting short lives, increasing medical costs, and reducing ...

  • EPA administrator jackson to make significant clean air act announcement

    U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Lisa P. Jackson will join public health experts, representatives from industry, and a range of other stakeholders at the Children’s Medical Center in Washington, D.C. at 2 p.m. tomorrow to make a significant Clean Air Act announcement. NOTE: Reporters wishing to cover this event should arrive 45 minutes early to ensure they clear ...

  • Putting clean air laws in to practice – report shows potential for improvement

    Air-related legislation in the EU aims to protect human health and the environment from pollution. But this legislation is not always fully implemented. Bridging this gap is the subject of a new publication from the European Environment Agency (EEA). The report is the result of collaboration between the EEA, the European Commission and 12 cities which participated in the Air ...

  • Environmental groups enforce the Clean Air Act to protect Americans from smog

    Health and environmental advocates are filing suit this week challenging the US Environmental Protection Agency’s refusal to adopt stronger ozone standards urged by its own scientists. The public interest law firm Earthjustice is filing the lawsuit on behalf of the American Lung Association, Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), Environmental Defense Fund, National Parks Conservation ...

  • Health Care Without Harm Launches Clean Air Promise Campaign

     Health Care Without Harm has announced a new initiative to help support the Clean Air Act.  Called the "Clean Air Promise," the campaign will target the health care community, legislators and policy makers, community and business leaders, and individuals, asking them to make a Promise to protect America's children and families from ...


  • EPA proposes clean air standards for harmful soot pollution

    In response to a court order, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today proposed updates to its national air quality standards for harmful fine particle pollution, including soot (known as PM2.5). These microscopic particles can penetrate deep into the lungs and have been linked to a wide range of serious health effects, including premature death, heart attacks, and strokes, as well as ...

  • Federal Court rules clean air, wildlife, quiet must come first

    A federal court ruled this week that the Bush Administration’s decision authorizing snowmobile use in Yellowstone National Park violates the fundamental legal responsibility of the National Park Service to protect the clean air, wildlife, and natural quiet of national parks, including Yellowstone, for the benefit of all visitors. The court found that the Administration authorized snowmobile use ...

  • EPA announces millions in grants to clean air projects in San Joaquin Valley

    U.S. EPA Regional Administrator Jared Blumenfeld today announced $5 million in funding that will pay for cleaner locomotives throughout the San Joaquin Valley, including a state-of-the art locomotive operating between the Port of Stockton and Lodi. EPA and its partners in the valley, the California Air Resources Board and the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District made the announcement ...

  • New policy package to clean up Europe`s air

    The human toll for poor air quality is worse than for road traffic accidents, making it the number one environmental cause of premature death in the EU. It also impacts the quality of life due to asthma or respiratory problems. The Commission is responding with new measures to reduce air pollution, adopted pm December 18. The clean air policy package updates existing legislation and further ...

  • Trucking Industry sues to stall Southern California clean air plans

    In an effort that, if successful, will damage and delay port commerce and development, the American Trucking Association filed suit today against the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, attempting to block a clean trucks plan both ports are planning to implement as of October 1, 2008. Plans adopted by both ports to replace 16,000 dirty, diesel-polluting trucks will provide significant clean air ...

  • Entsorga-Enteco 2009 – Focus on `Air Quality Control & Emissions Protection`: Mission `Clean Air` forges ahead

    Air quality control is one of the success stories of European environmental policy. Ever fewer air pollutants are being released into the atmosphere from power stations, waste incineration plants,industrial processes. But this is no reason to sitback. Environmental policy is still focussing above all on nitrogen compounds such as NOx and ammonia as well as particulate matter and ground-level ...


    By Koelnmesse GmbH

  • A hydrogen future: clean and cool?

    A new study suggests that widespread adoption of hydrogen fuel could have major benefits for tackling climate change and air pollution. The researchers modelled the impacts of replacing petrol with hydrogen as a fuel for cars and claim their methods, which employ a new modelling tool, could be useful in planning and policymaking. Hydrogen is widely touted as the clean fuel of the future. One of ...

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