Sunday, August 02, 2015

World Population @ 11 billion in 2100

The current world population of 7.3 billion is expected to reach 8.5 billion by 2030, 9.7 billion by 2050, and 11.2 billion in 2100, according to a United Nations report released today. The revised U.N. estimates counter previous projections, which had said that global population would peak at roughly 9 billion by 2050, then gradually decline. Most growth will occur in developing regions, the new report says, especially Africa, which is expected to account for more than half of the world’s population growth between 2015 and 2050. India is expected to become the most populous country, surpassing China around 2022. Nigeria could surpass the United States by 2050, which would make it the third-largest country in the world, the U.N. projects. “The concentration of population growth in the poorest countries presents its own set of challenges, making it more difficult to eradicate poverty and inequality,” said John Wilmoth, a director in the U.N.’s Department of Economic and Social Affairs. Article @ Yale 360

World CO2 Emissions

Leveraging data from WRI’s CAIT Climate Data Explorer, the dynamic graph below allows you to explore just-released CAIT emissions data for 2012 by country and economic sector, and share this information on social media. Read more and access the more interactive version of the infographic @ WRI

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Ring of Smog

Dutch artist and designer Daan Roosegaarde often injects dreamy nature-inspired theater into the built world, like a glow-in-the-dark bike path, an LED-powered Northern Lights show, and an unexpected rainbow at the end of the train line at Amsterdam Central Station.
But during a visit to heavily polluted Beijing, the innovative designer decided to tackle the darker subject of air pollution. For the past three years he and his studio have been developing a smog-eating tower that would help clean up air in urban parks and public spaces. Currently raising funds on Kickstarter, Roosegaarde hopes to install the world’s first smog-eating tower in Rotterdam, Netherlands, and eventually send it on a tour of smog-choked cities around the globe.

Roosegaarde says that the aim of the project is “to make smog more tangible to people and to reduce waste.” To help make his point, he is creating cleverly designed rings, cuff links, and souvenir cubes made from compressed filtered smog particles as incentives for backers of the Kickstarter campaign. Each cube, for example, contains the smog from 1,000 cubic meters (about 35,000 cubic feet) of air.

Read more @ Slate Magazine

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Air Pollution News & Alerts - June 30th, 2015



The National UAE, June 29th, 2015
UAE air pollution levels safe for residents.

Counter Currents, June 28th, 2015
India Is Now World’s Fastest-Growing Major Polluter.

Sunday Times, June 28th, 2015
Schools shut under a cloud of diesel.

Business Standard, June 27th, 2015
India is now world's fastest-growing major polluter.

International Business Times, June 27th, 2015
World's most polluted city Delhi now shows dangerous levels of ultra-fine particles.

The Lancet, June 27th, 2015
Reduce short-lived climate pollutants for multiple benefits.

Times of India, June 26th, 2015
Delhi budget: Diesel goods vehicles will pay for air pollution.

The Beijing, June 26th, 2015
License plate lottery starts for eletric vehicles.

China Daily, June 25th, 2015
Offshore pollution remains serious.

China Daily, June 25th, 2015
Greenhouse-cuts bill 'could reach 41 trillion.

ECNS, June 25th, 2015
Nation first in new renewable power installations.

ECNS, June 25th, 2015
Lawmakers mull stricter air pollution control law.

The Hindu, June 25th, 2015
Rise in cars adds to pollution.

Business Green, June 25th, 2015
Transport Minister: EVs can help solve air pollution.

The Guardian, June 25th, 2015
French banks say no to Bangladesh coal plant.

India Talks, June 25th, 2015
Pakistan Minister Blames India for Deadly Heatwave in Karachi.

Times of India, June 25th, 2015
Bittu demands CNG for Punjab.

Business Insider, June 25th, 2015
Poor Infant Mortality Rate blots Delhi.

Fox Business, June 24th, 2015
House GOP bill targets Obama plan to limit carbon pollution from coal-fired power plants.

Financial Express, June 24th, 2015
Economic Survey of Delhi 2014-15: Outdoor air quality declines.

Times of India, June 24th, 2015
Air quality of Allahabad’s green belt worsens, health problems on rise.

Indian Express, June 24th, 2015
Capital's Air Quality Has Deteriorated: Delhi Economic Survey.

Global Times, June 24th, 2015
Heavy air pollution in Beijing to continue.

The Guardian, June 24th, 2015
Child health fears at the most polluted spot in the world's most polluted city.

The Guardian, June 24th, 2015
Air pollution: Delhi is dirty, but how do other cities fare?

Times of India, June 23rd, 2015
Draft emission rules allow new coal plants to pollute.

International Business Times, June 23rd, 2015
Santiago Smog: Chile Declares Environmental Emergency Over Air Pollution.

Climate Progress, June 23rd, 2015
Why Researchers Are Sounding The Alarm About Climate Change’s Health Impacts.

The Carbon Brief, June 23rd, 2015
Tackling climate change will reap benefits for human health.

Asia One, June 23rd, 2015
China's air is much worse than India's, World Bank report.

Beijinger, June 23rd, 2015
Ozone is Beijing's New Pollution Threat.

Hindustan Times, June 22nd, 2015
Despite being less polluted than Delhi, Paris fighting it better.

Economic Times, June 22nd, 2015
Planned in phases: Paris shows way to clean air.

Times of India, June 21st, 2015
Delhi focus won’t work, pollution pervasive.

The Guardian, June 21st, 2015
All choked up: did Britain's dirty air make me dangerously ill?

Times of India, June 20th, 2015
1st steps within 3 months, longer strategy by July.

NDTV, June 20th, 2015
Meet the Man Who Planted an Entire Forest to Curb Pollution.

Scroll.in, June 20th, 2015
Why Indian rules to curb coal pollution will not work.

The Grist, June 20th, 2015
Air pollution in China and India may be worse than we realize.

NPR, June 19th, 2015
Pope Makes Climate Change An Issue For GOP Presidential Candidates.

NPR, June 19th, 2015
Proposed Oil Refinery Could Help Washington State Meet Clean Fuel Standards.

Science Daily, June 19th, 2015
Climate change won’t reduce winter deaths.

Times of India, June 19th, 2015
The choice is ours: Delhi can clean its air by switching to cleaner fuels.

Economic Times, June 19th, 2015
The dream of a clean Delhi with cleaner fuels.

Energy Central, June 19th, 2015
Coal: from deficit to surplus?

China Dialogues, May 18th, 2015
Chinese designers create smog warning posters.

Economic Times, June 18th, 2015
German embassy cuts staff tenure in Delhi on pollution concerns.

The Guardian, June 18th, 2015
Catch them if you can: the pragmatic ways to cut carbon emissions.

The Guardian, June 18th, 2015
Pope's climate change encyclical tells rich nations: pay your debt to the poor.

The NY Times, June 18th, 2015
Proposed Rule for Big Trucks Aims at Cutting Fuel Emissions.

NY Times, June 17th, 2015
Why Jeb Bush and Other Republicans Are Wrong to Chide Pope Francis for Taking a Climate Stand.

The City Fix, June 17th, 2015
The First “Urban Pope”.

The City Fix, June 17th, 2015
Suburbia Goes Global: What It Means for Urban Sustainability.

Global Times, June 17th, 2015
Beijing, neighbors to draft regional air pollution treatment plan.

The Real News, June 16th, 2015
Children of Smog in Delhi.

NDTV, June 16th, 2015
Experts to Chalk Out Plan to Tackle Rising Pollution in Delhi.

World Bank, June 16th, 2015
New Little Green Data Book Paints Striking Picture of Pollution.

Xinhua Net, June 16th, 2015
Global energy-related emissions could peak by 2020 at no net cost: IEA.

Beijing News, June 16th, 2015
Beijing, Tianjin, Hebei to set air pollution roadmap.

ECNS, June 15th, 2015
Chinese stick with cars despite pollution concerns.

Science Daily, June 15th, 2015
Environmental activism works.

Science Daily, June 15th, 2015
New calculations to improve carbon dioxide monitoring from space.

Indian Express, June 13th, 2015
Dust storm, rain cool city, pollution rises on smog cover.

Times of India, June 13th, 2015
Dust storm, rain hit Delhi; bring relief from heat.

India Outlook, June 12th, 2015
Delhi 'Metro Model' to Inspire New Solid Waste Management Rules.

Hindustan Times, June 12th, 2015
New guidelines in Delhi to curb construction pollution.

The Guardian, June 12th, 2015
OECD talks to phase out coal subsidies end in stalemate.

The Guardian, June 12th, 2015
Pakistan: 'son, you brought electricity to the village and added 15 years to my life'.

World Coal, June 12th, 2015
Modi's Power Plant.

Deccan Chronicle, June 11th, 2015
B'luru air 200 pc more polluted than national quality standard.

Law Street, June 11th, 2015
Power Plants and Carbon Pollution: What Can the EPA Do?

CIO, June 11th, 2015
Microsoft predicts China's air pollution with data analysis.

World Coal, June 10th, 2015
India a hotspot for new coal power development.

City of Beijing, June 10th, 2015
Beijing mayor promises clean air on Winter Games.

Xinhua net, June 10th, 2015
China releases draft environment tax law.

NPR, June 10th, 2015
EPA Takes First Step In Limiting Aircraft Emissions.

Hindustan Times, June 10th, 2015
We have to move people rather than vehicles.

Hindustan Times, June 10th, 2015
Pollution body CPCB in monitoring mess.

Hindustan Times, June 8th, 2015
If Beijing can clean its air, Delhi can be healthier too.

Yahoo News, June 8th, 2015
Beijing struggles to cut smog with wide-ranging restrictions.

Hindustan Times, June 8th, 2015
Political will needed to clean capital's toxic air.

World Coal, June 8th, 2015
Dry monsoon will increase demands on coal power.

Captain, June 8th, 2015
China Targets Ship Emissions in War On Pollution.

National Multimedia, June 7th, 2015
Coal power plants proceed despite local opposition.

Business Standard, June 7th, 2015
Sufficient coal stock at power plants: NTPC.

New York Times, June 7th, 2015
Coal in Poland Lowering Life Spans.

Economic Times, June 7th, 2015
Air pollution: Why a clutch of expats in Delhi are moving back home.

Times of India, June 6th, 2015
Act on Delhi's foul air - now.

Hindustan Times, June 6th, 2015
Toxic zone: In pollution capital Delhi, these localities are the worst.

Financial Express, June 6th, 2015
Air pollution: Aam Aadmi Party govt set to crack whip against offenders.

Times of India, June 6th, 2015
Where the air is not pure: Pollution level remains high.

IBN Live, June 6th, 2015
Delhi's air pollution dilemma: Actions can solve the problem, not complaints.

Deccan Chronicle, June 6th, 2015
Unburnt gases add to pollution woes in City.

Mother Jones, June 5th, 2015
China, Coal. Be Afraid. Be Very Afraid.

Indian Express, June 5th, 2015
Traffic police in Delhi get masks to beat dust.

Hindustan Times, June 5th, 2015
World Environment Day: At high risk, kids avoid playing out.

Business Standard, June 5th, 2015
Haryana govt asks builders not to cause air pollution.

IEA, June 5th, 2015
Can microalgae be used to remove CO2 from the flue gas of coal-fired power plant?

Times of India, June 4th, 2015
Hyderabad air not fit for inhaling.

Science Daily, June 4th, 2015
Stricter limits for ozone pollution would boost need for science, measurements.

Hindustan Times, June 4th, 2015
Delhi's air, the dirtiest in world, destroying lungs of its own children.

National Catholic Report, June 4th, 2015
All children deserve a healthy climate.

Hindustan Times, June 4th, 2015
Not just pollution: NYT journo was fleeing a reeking, stinking country.

Financial Express, June 4th, 2015
CSE says no one including Arvind Kejriwal is safe from deadly ozone pollution.

Spectator, June 4th, 2015
Slovak air quality among worst in Europe.

Hindustan Times, June 4th, 2015
Deadly air: 40% children in Delhi have weak lungs, finds survey of four cities.

Financial Express, June 3rd, 2015
Air pollution in Delhi: Expert suggests measure to reduce air toxicity over Delhi.

Green Car Report, June 3rd, 2015
China's Air Pollution Is Bad, But India's Is Far, Far Worse.

Times of India, June 3rd, 2015
Foul air hems in people with breathing problems.

Money Control, June 3rd, 2015
Smart cities need smart transport solutions.

Economic Times, June 2nd, 2015
Air pollution is world’s top environmental health risk.

India Today, June 2nd, 2015
Taj Mahal threatened by pollution.

First Post, June 1st, 2015
NYT writer is absolutely right: Delhi is literally a shithole; but so is all of India.

Hindustan Times, June 1st, 2015
'Delhi is unlivable': NYT reporter has every reason to abandon city.

The News Wheel, June 1st, 2015
No Parking Space, No Car; Beijing Considers New Car-Buying Policy.

All Africa, June 1st, 2015
Nigeria: Health Assembly Passes Landmark Resolution On Air Pollution.

World Economic Forum, June 1st, 2015
Which city has the world’s worst traffic jams?

Business Standard, June 1st, 2015
Siam demands independent study on Delhi air pollution.

Business Standard, June 1st, 2015
Coal kills Indians. Can the sun power the country?

Sunday Times, June 1st, 2015
Diesel pollution in cities raises risk of stroke.