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  • Air traffic management to balance CO2 emissions and noise pollution

    Speed constraints for aircraft are put in place, at some airports, to minimise noise pollution in local areas, however, such practices can be very fuel-inefficient. New research has now shown that relaxing departure speed limits could substantially reduce CO2 emissions, while maintaining acceptable noise levels. The aviation industry is a major contributor to emissions of greenhouse ...

  • Traffic noise to become quieter thanks to UN-backed advance

    Road traffic should get quieter in the near future, thanks to a new procedure for measuring noise in vehicles, according to the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE). The new test, known as the Additional Sound Emissions Provisions (ASEP), is currently under development by the World Forum for Harmonization of Vehicle Regulations, which is managed by the UNECE. “ASEP is a ...


    By United Nations

  • Traffic pollution associated with risk of developing type 2 diabetes

    Long-term exposure to traffic-related air particle pollution is linked with type 2 diabetes, a new study in Germany has found. Furthermore, the study found that people living close to busy roads were at greater risk of developing the disease than those living further away. Air pollution has been linked to a number of health problems, including heart, circulatory and lung diseases. It has also ...

  • Calculating emissions from shipping

    Shipping is a significant source of atmospheric pollutants, which contribute to climate change and have negative effects on human health and the environment. A new study has applied detailed methods to estimate global fuel consumption from international shipping, including for the first time, an estimation of emissions from the global fleet while in port. Developing appropriate policies to ...

  • Hands-on Real Driving Emissions Expertise

    Due to the Real Driving Emissions (RDE) tests decided on by the European Commission for 2017, vehicle manufacturers face new challenges. The primary topics of interest for the automotive industry in connections with RDE currently focus on emissions and consumption measurements in real traffic. To give customers and other interested parties an overview of the current state of the discussion and ...


    By HORIBA Europe GmbH

  • New Energy`s MotionPower(TM) System for Generating Sustainable Electricity From Moving Cars to Debut at High-Traffic Complex in Virginia

    New Energy Technologies, Inc. (OTCQB: NENE) (PINKSHEETS: NENE) today announced that the Company's latest MotionPower?-Express system, capable of generating sustainable electricity from moving vehicles, will debut at a high-traffic volume convention, exhibition and cultural center in the Virginia this month. "We conducted early field tests of MotionPower? at Burger King®, the Four Seasons ...

  • Reducing airline emissions – can it be done?

    The aviation industry is in for an interesting year as the European Union kicked off 2008 by agreeing on a system that forces airlines flying to and from Europe into a cap and trade system for greenhouse gas emissions. The EU system proposes to cap carbon dioxide emissions for european and foreign airplanes alike, while allowing airlines to ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Mobile monitoring station assesses diesel emissions

    Researchers in Greece are using a Gasmet FTIR multiparameter gas analyzer, deployed in a mobile van (MOBILAB), to undertake exhaust gas analysis for comparison with ambient air quality data. “This enables us to undertake temporal and spatial air quality measurements from within traffic, measuring emissions during different traffic conditions,” says Apostolos Tsakis, from the Aerosol ...


    By Gasmet Technologies Oy

  • Mobile monitoring station assesses diesel emissions

    Researchers in Greece are using a Gasmet FTIR multiparameter gas analyzer, deployed in a mobile van (MOBILAB), to undertake exhaust gas analysis for comparison with ambient air quality data. “This enables us to undertake temporal and spatial air quality measurements from within traffic, measuring emissions during different traffic conditions,” says Apostolos Tsakis, from the Aerosol ...


    By Gasmet Technologies Oy

  • Modelling marine exhaust emissions in the Baltic Sea

    A new tool used to investigate exhaust emissions of marine vessels has been developed and applied to shipping in the Baltic Sea. The Baltic Sea is a busy maritime region with 3500-5000 ships operating in the area every month. Emissions from shipping contribute significantly to atmospheric pollution, leading to health and environmental problems. In May 2006, the Baltic Sea was the first area ...

  • How can you regulate something you don’t measure properly?

    All the current talk about developments in aviation and environment seems centred on the row over the impending introduction of emissions trading for the sector. But something else is going on in the aviation world that could have very important global repercussions too. It is to do with measuring the fuel efficiency of aircraft, something that is totally normal in the road traffic sector. But in ...

  • Baltic Sea fisheries need regulating, say Finnish researchers

    The impact of eutrophication on fish populations was one of the themes of the two-day Baltic Sea Argumenta (Itämeri Argumenta) seminar in Kotka recently. In fishing experiments at the Finnish coast, the carp family has recently taken over as the most abundant species group. The preconditions for the Baltic herring have deteriorated because of eutrophication and lower salinity. In the Gulf of ...

  • Aviation Industry Rejects Europe`s Climate Emissions Trading System

    MONTREAL, Quebec, Canada, October 2, 2007 (ENS) - The United Nations body responsible for regulating the aviation industry, wound up its annual assembly in Montreal on Friday without requiring that airlines limit their greenhouse gas emissions by participating in the existing European emissions trading system. Instead, the International Civil Aviation Organization, ICAO, created a ...

  • AQE 2015 to focus on ways to improve air quality and emissions monitoring

    AQE 2015 to focus on ways to improve air quality and emissions monitoring The organisers of AQE 2015, the international Air Quality and Emissions show, have announced a comprehensive programme of events that will take place in Telford, UK, on 22nd and 23rd April. Created to provide an update on the latest regulations, technologies, methods and research in air quality and emissions monitoring, AQE ...


    By Quantitech Ltd

  • Shipping emissions can lead to high local ocean acidification

    Strong acids formed from shipping emissions can produce seasonal ‘hot spots’ of ocean acidification, a recent study finds. These hot spots, in ocean areas close to busy shipping lanes, could have negative effects on local marine ecology and commercially farmed seafood species. Oceans have become more acidic since pre-industrial times. The average global ocean pH – which ...

  • Less CO2 emissions with new diesel from renewable energy sources

    This week in Berlin, Daimler AG, Deutsche Post DHL, the energy group OMV, the Stuttgarter Straßenbahnen AG public transportation company, and the Finnish oil company Neste Oil took part in a discussion-oriented event titled “Diesel from renewable sources — A step toward zero-emission transportation?”. At the event, the companies presented the initial results of their joint pilot test project ...


    By Neste

  • Airline emissions - is an air war looming in the skies over Europe?

    A watchdog agency of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) is proposing that the UN establish a new authority to regulate emissions from aviation. As well, the European Union wants all airlines serving Europe to buy offsetting carbon credits on the EU-ETS or face stiff penalties. The aviation industry believes it can solve the problem without regulation and vows to ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • ReportsnReports - Green Aviation Market to 2020 - Stringent Regulations to Drive Investment in Green Technologies

    Green Aviation Market to 2020 - Stringent Regulations to Drive Investment in Green Technologies  GBI Research’s new report, “Green Aviation Market to 2020 - Stringent Regulations to Drive Investment in Green Technologies” provides key information and ...


  • Five years on: changes to vehicle fleets and air quality in London’s low emission zone

    Low emission zones (LEZs), which restrict access for high emission vehicles, have proven to be a successful way to improve air quality in line with EU regulations. An analysis of London’s LEZ has revealed discernible reductions in air pollution levels five years after implementation. London’s LEZ, created in February 2008, requires vehicles weighing more than 12 tonnes to meet ...

  • DOT, EPA boost fuel economy, set GHG emission limits for light vehicles

    The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) jointly established new federal rules on April 1 that set the first-ever national greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions standards for all new passenger cars and light trucks sold in the United States. The rules, which will significantly increase the fuel economy of the vehicles starting with the 2012 model ...

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