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Diesels pollute more than lab tests detect

Archived, 11 days ago From eurasiareview.com 

Albany, OREGON - Because of testing inefficiencies, maintenance inadequacies and other factors, cars, trucks and buses worldwide emit 4.6 million tons more harmful nitrogen oxide (NOx) than standards allow, according to a new study co-authored by University of Colora ...

No escaping ocean plastic: 37 million bits of litter on one of world's remotest islands

Archived, 11 days ago From phys.org 

Douglas, Isle of Man, U K - The beaches of one of the world's most remote islands have been found to be polluted with the highest density of plastic debris reported anywhere on the planet, in a study published in the prestigious US scientific journal Proceedings of the National ...

Finally, a victory for the environment in the senate

Archived, 12 days ago From care2.com 

Redwood City, CALIFORNIA - There have been very few victories for the environment ever since Donald Trump took to the White House, but finally, the planet received some good news: thanks to a surprising Senate vote, Barack Obama’s regulations on methane emissions will remain i ...

US signs treaty to protect Arctic, giving some hope for Paris agreement

Archived, 12 days ago From theguardian.com 

London, U K - Environmental campaigners were given some hope that the US may stick to its commitments under the Paris climate change treaty when Rex Tillerson, the US secretary of state, signed a commitment to protect the Arctic and extend scientific co-operation. ...

Race is on to rid UK waters of PCBs after toxic pollutants found in killer whale

Archived, 12 days ago From theguardian.com 

London, U K - The body of Lulu the killer whale was found on jagged rocks on the Isle of Tiree in the Inner Hebrides. A member of the only pod found in British waters, she had died last year after getting entangled in fishing lines.

It was a sad dis ...

Dying Guatemala lake underlines climate change threat

Archived, 12 days ago From phys.org 

Douglas, Isle of Man, U K - The dried-out oyster shells lie on a landscape parched and cracked by the sun.

This is what is left of Lake Atescatempa, once a vast blue-green body of water in southwestern Guatemala.

Now the lake is dying, a conspicuou ...

Traffic pollution has reached all the way up to the Himalayas

Archived, 12 days ago From cleanmalaysia.com 

Roubaix, FRANCE - Traffic pollution is a scourge in most Malaysian cities. That’s hardly a surprise considering that the country has one of the world’s highest rates of per capita car ownership. So you might be forgiven for thinking that you would be better off escapi ...

RedesignedOcean Cleanup arrays to start scooping up Pacific garbage patch within a year

Archived, 15 days ago From inhabitat.com 

El Segundo, CALIFORNIA - The Ocean Cleanup just made a huge announcement from Werkspoorkathedraal, an exhibition in the Netherlands. CEO Boyan Slat revealed exciting new design changes to The Ocean Cleanup Array, which will enable the system to be more durable and collect mo ...

Finland voices concern over US and Russian climate change doubters

Archived, 15 days ago From theguardian.com 

London, U K - Finland, the new chair of the Arctic council, has appealed to climate change scientists to fight the threat of the US and Russia tearing up commitments to combat global warming.

The Nordic country takes up the two-year chairmanship of ...

Palm oil firm pledges to stop deforesting after RSPO freezes its operations in Papua

Archived, 16 days ago From mongabay.com 

Menlo Park, CALIFORNIA - Goodhope Asia Holdings has issued a new sustainability policy, committing the palm oil giant to stop clearing forests and peatlands.

The Singapore-based firm was already a member of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil, the world’s l ...

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