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  • World Health Day: Climate and clean air coalition targets indoor and outdoor air pollution

    As one of the world’s fastest-growing environmental initiatives, the Climate and Clean Air Coalition to Reduce Short-Lived Climate Pollutants (CCAC) renewed its call today for rapid action to reduce some of the greatest hazards to human health. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), the health dangers presented by air pollution are far larger than previously thought. “Air ...

  • Climate and clean air coalition marks one year anniversary

    The Climate and Clean Air Coalition - a global movement to significantly reduce emissions of black carbon, methane and other substances known as short-lived climate pollutants (SLCPs) - celebrates its first anniversary today. The Coalition, comprised of more than 50 partners, has been collaboratively spearheading international efforts to raise awareness of the major environmental and economic ...

  • Air pollution causes cancer

    What many commuters choking on smog have long suspected has finally been scientifically validated: air pollution causes lung cancer. The International Agency for Research on Cancer declared on Thursday that air pollution is a carcinogen, alongside known dangers such as asbestos, tobacco and ultraviolet radiation. The decision came after a ...


    By Associated Press

  • Marine pollution - cleaning up the seas

    Greenhouse gas emissions from marine vessels have received special attention of late, but as the maritime shipping industry continues to grow, other forms of pollution from ships are creating problems that require urgent attention. In the past 15 years, seaborne trade has increased by 50% and continued high rates of growth are expected. The rise in trade between the North America and ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Air Curtain Burning Better than Grinding

     In New York City, The Army Corp of Engineers, the US EPA and FEMA are using a much better alternative to wood debris removal than in many past disasters. They are using Air Curtain Burners by Air Burners, Inc., the most cost effective and environmentally sensitive method of eliminating vegetative waste. Air Curtain machines do not require grinding or chipping. Whole logs, branches and root ...


    By Air Burners, Inc.

  • 2016 reveals deadly dangers of air pollution

    Beijing, London, Mexico City, New Delhi and Paris are among the cities that have drawn attention for their dangerously high air pollution levels in 2016 - but they're not abne. The World Health Organisation (WHO) has confirmed that 92 percent of the world's urban population now live in cities where the air is toxic. In India, a study found that 41 Indian cities of more than a million people faced ...


    By Camfil Ltd

  • Air & Waste Management Association Announces 2007 Honors & Awards

    Honorees Recognized at Annual Conference The Air & Waste Management Association (A&WMA) has announced the winners of its 2007 Honors & Awards Program. Established by the Association to recognize environmental professionals who serve as models for others to emulate, the A&WMA’s Honors & Awards Program acknowledges individuals and organizations for outstanding accomplishments in promoting a ...

  • Governments, International Organisations, and NGOs Move to Protect Lives and the Climate from Dangerous Air Pollution.

    "Steps to address short-lived climate pollutants are now seen as an essential complement of the aggressive mitigation actions needed to combat climate change," United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said in a statement at the opening of the Climate and Clean Air Coalition's (CCAC) High Level Assembly in Geneva this week. "The Coalition's mobilization of concrete actions to reduce emissions ...

  • Major waste firm fined for truck emissions

    North America's largest waste firm has been fined more than $1m after failing to ensure its diesel trucks met emissions standards in California. Waste Management, which has its headquarters in Houston, Texas, agreed the payout with the California Air Resources Board for breaching air quality regulations in 2004 and 2005. The firm has also agreed to comply with the state's Periodic Smoke ...

  • Stricter low emission zone in Berlin starting January 1st 2010

    European environmental legislation has established a new basis for the harmonised assessment and monitoring of air quality in cities in the form of Framework Directive 96/62/EC and two additional texts known as daughter directives. The directives were transposed into German law through amendments to the Bundes-Immissionsschutzgesetz [Federal Immission Control Act — BImSchG] and the 22nd ...


    By IVU Umwelt GmbH

  • Yes, Kids, There Really is a Magic School Bus

    (Washington, D.C. - Oct. 18, 2007) Science, imagination, education, healthier kids and a cleaner environment come together when Scholastic Inc. and EPA team up to clean up the Magic School Bus. Released today, The Magic School Bus Gets Cleaned Up – a new special edition book based on the popular Scholastic series – takes children on a smart, fun and colorful trip to learn what can be done to ...

  • Automotive electronics manufacturer fined $500,000 for selling illegal devices resulting in tons of excess particulate matter emissions

    In a settlement with the United States on behalf of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, automotive electronics manufacturer Edge Products LLC (Edge) has agreed to pay a $500,000 civil penalty for manufacturing and selling electronic devices that allowed owners of model year 2007 and later diesel pickup trucks to remove emission controls from their vehicles. Diesel trucks that are not ...

  • Rickshaw research reveals extreme Delhi pollution

    The three-wheeled rickshaw lurched through New Delhi's commuter-clogged streets with an American scientist and several air pollution monitors in the back seat. Car horns blared. A scrappy scooter buzzed by belching black smoke from its tailpipe. One of the monitors spiked. Joshua Apte has alarming findings for anyone who spends time on or near the roads in this city of 25 million. The numbers are ...


    By Associated Press

  • London Vehicles to Be Tested for Harmful Emissions as Accuscan 4600 Comes to Town

    On June 20th 2006, Air Quality Monitoring specialists – Enviro Technology – will be demonstrating the abilities of the Accuscan 4600 remote sending device on vehicles passing by London Wall, City of London. This will be the first time that environmental professionals from London borough councils will be able to actively see the device in action, while getting a real-time taster of the level ...

  • May is Asthma Awareness Month

    Cochrane & Associates has dedicated its services to companies that work to help create healthy environments and clean indoor air quality (IAQ) to help fight asthma. May is Asthma Awareness Month when numerous organizations and government agencies help increase public awareness of asthma and its impact on our communities.  According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) asthma ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Vehicle Emissions Testing ‘First’ for Enviro Technology and Bristol City Council

    Following the launch of their local authority targeted ‘Vehicle Emissions Monitoring Programme’ earlier this year, air quality monitoring specialists – Enviro Technology – have announced the commencement of fleet characterisation work with Bristol City Council. Bristol’s fleet characterisation survey, which commenced on 6th November, will continue for a month at seven sites across the city ...

  • Climate Action Brings Big Benefits to Human Health

    Fast action to cut common pollutants like soot - also known as black carbon - and methane will not only slow global warming, but save millions of lives. Reductions of these so-called short-lived climate pollutants (SLCPs) would slow rapid melting in the Arctic and in mountain regions with glaciers, like the Himalayas. It would also bring multiple health, crop and ecosystem benefits, and decrease ...

  • EPA: Learning Triggers Key to Preventing Asthma Attacks

    One in 10 kids in America suffers from asthma, and communities of color and low-income families are disproportionately impacted. During Asthma Awareness Month, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recognizes two leading asthma management programs -- Green and Healthy Homes Initiative (GHHI) in Baltimore, Md. and Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital CHAMPS Program in Memphis, Tenn. -- for ...

  • New Report Outlines Strategies to Increase Funding for Black Carbon Reduction

    Reducing black carbon emissions could prevent millions of premature deaths annually and play an important role in the global fight against climate change. Yet despite these benefits, an array of black carbon abatement measures that are technically within reach have not yet been financed and deployed to their full potential. A report released today by the Climate and ...

  • Reducing Black Carbon Can Save Lives and Help Combat Climate Change

    Black carbon causes millions of deaths every year and contributes to the warming of the planet. In the atmosphere it appears as air pollution, with emissions arising mainly from the combustion of diesel fuel and biofuels, coal-fired power stations, biomass cook stoves, brick kilns and vegetation burning in open fields. The importance of reducing emissions of black carbon and other ...

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