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E.U. Proposes Ban on Some Plastic Items to Reduce Marine Pollution

Taken together, the measures would also contribute significantly to the achievement of the European Union’s climate goals, avoiding about 3.4 million metric tons, or about 3.7 million tons, of carbon dioxide emissions by 2030, according [...]
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White House, EPA headed off chemical pollution study

Discussions about how to address the HHS study involved EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt’s chief of staff and other top aides, including a chemical industry official [...]
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China’s Communist Party Centralizes Power Over Finance, Pollution Control

3 months ago | 0 comment
Liu He, President Xi’s right-hand man in overseeing the economy and financial system, outlined the party’s central role in the reorganization in a lengthy statement published on Tuesday morning in People’s Daily, the official mouthpiece [...]
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German Court Rules Cities Can Ban Vehicles to Tackle Air Pollution

4 months ago | 0 comment
But Deutsche Umwelthilfe, an environmental and consumer rights organization that set the legal action in motion, cheered the ruling as a clear victory for residents of dozens of German cities who are suffering from respiratory and other [...]
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Pollution Appears to Ease in Beijing Amid China’s Drive to Clear the Air

5 months ago | 0 comment
Even so, pollution levels fell less precipitously or rose elsewhere, suggesting that a concerted effort last fall to shift heating to natural gas from coal may have simply shifted the harmful effects to regions far from the capital. In [...]
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‘No Such Thing as Justice’ in Fight Over Chemical Pollution in China

1 year ago | 0 comment
Signs of Something Wrong Staff members at Dapu Elementary School were startled. Children at the school were showing signs of hyperactivity and memory loss at an alarming rate. Teachers spent hours drilling geography and math into their [...]
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When some US firms move production overseas, they also offshore their pollution

1 year ago | 0 comment
This piece originally appeared on The Conversation. On April 22, as protesters swelled Earth Day rallies in U.S. cities and around the world, President Trump tweeted that he was “committed to keeping our air and water clean but always remember [...]
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A Push for Diesel Leaves London Gasping Amid Record Pollution

1 year ago | 0 comment
“No one at the time thought of the consequences of increased nitrogen dioxide emissions from diesel, and the policy of incentivizing diesel was so successful that an awful lot of people bought diesel cars,” said Anna Heslop, a lawyer [...]
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How Is Your Family Coping With Delhi’s Air Pollution?

2 years ago | 0 comment
Photo Burning paddies, like this one Thursday on a farm in the Indian state of Punjab, contributes to the poor air quality in New Delhi, the capital. Credit Shammi Mehra/Agence [...]
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Farmers’ Unchecked Crop Burning Fuels India’s Air Pollution

2 years ago | 0 comment
“We are smart, and we have adopted new technology in the past,” said Jaswant Singh, 53, as he watched a fire sweep across a 20-acre field near his village, Maulviwala, about 140 miles northwest of New Delhi. He planned to [...]