Sunday, April 25, 2010

Air Pollution Alerts - April 25th, 2010






News & Information; Every Sunday
(Last on April 18, 2010)

PNAS, April, 2010
Attribution of Climate Forcing to Economic Sectors.

IPCC, April, 2010
IPCC Publishes Leaflets.

Environment Blog, April, 2010
World Development Report 2010: The Impacts of Climate Change.

Bridges, April 25th, 2010
A Bright Alternative: Austro-Indian Solar Cooking Initiatives.

Open Press, April 24th, 2010
Waste Management Clears the Air.

Financial Times, April 24th, 2010
Walks on the Great Wall.

Science Daily, April 23rd, 2010
Global Biofuel Drive Raises Risk of Eviction for African Farmers.

DNA India, April 23rd, 2010
Emission Norms for Vehicles in India.

UNEP, April 23rd, 2010
One Third of Countries Show Promising Gains in Low Carbon Economic Growth Since the Copenhagen Climate Accord.

Daily News, April 23rd, 2010
Waterbuses to be launched around capital soon in Dhaka.

Press Information Bureau, April 23rd, 2010
Common Transport Agreement for Unrestricted Movement of Vehicles in NCR Delhi.

Medical News, April 23rd, 2010
How To Take Care Of Your Lungs During Ozone Season.

Seattle Pi, April 22nd, 2010
Mexico City offers bikes in its clean air campaign.

Zee News, April 22nd, 2010
Nitrogen dioxide level exceeds limit in 10 cities in India.

Red Orbit, April 22nd, 2010

NASA's 'Smog Blog' Monitors Air Pollution.

Business Week, April 22nd, 2010
Hong Kong Anti-Pollution Figure Hedley Leaving for Cleaner Air.

Financial Chronicle, April 22nd, 2010
Volvo sees 20 per cent sales growth in India.

NPR, April 22nd, 2010
Icelandic Government Says Cover Your Mouth When You Breathe.

New York Times, April 22nd, 2010
Emissions Often Underestimated, EPA Standards Old.

Science Daily, April 22nd, 2010
Particulate Matter from Fires in the Amazon Affects Lightning Patterns.

Science Daily, April 22nd, 2010
Fossil-Fuel Subsidies Hurting Global Environment, Security.

WAM Brussels, April 22nd, 2010
Public Transport is certainly part of the solution to climate change.

Peoples Daily Online, April 21st, 2010
World Bank: China could cut 55% of its carbon emissions by 2020.

BBC, April 21st, 2010
Volcano's ash cloud still causing sporting chaos.

Finchannel.Com, April 21st, 2010
Brazil: World Bank Approves US$650 Million for the Sao Paulo Metro Line 5.

Forbes, April 21st, 2010
The Cleanest Countries In The World.

Science Daily, April 21st, 2010
Topography of Mountains Could Complicate Rates of Global Warming.

Science Daily, April 21st, 2010
Carbon, Nitrogen Link May Provide New Ways to Mitigate Pollution Problems.

Science Daily, April 21st, 2010
University Weather Balloon Measures Volcanic Plume.

Science Daily, April 21st, 2010
More Accurate Mapping of Ash Cloud from Volcano in Iceland.

Science Daily, April 20th, 2010
Two NASA Satellites Capture Eyjafjallajokull's Ash Plume.

Science Daily, April 20th, 2010
Children's Cognitive Ability Can Be Affected by Mother's Exposure to Urban Air Pollutants.

Reuters, April 19th, 2010
World Bank says East Asia can stabilize CO2 by 2025.

NPR, April 19th, 2010
Hazy Ash Cloud Forecast Complicates Air Travel.

Science Daily, April 18th, 2010
Iceland Volcano Could Continue Erupting for More Than a Month.

Christian Science Monitor, April 12th, 2010
Chicago: First US city to regulate coal plant air pollution?

Economist, March 31st, 2010
Geoengineering: We all want to change the world.

Economist, March 25th, 2010
America will have trouble meeting its ambitious goals for biofuels.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Air Pollution Alerts - April 18th, 2010






News & Information; Every Sunday
(Last on April 11, 2010)

UNESCAP, April, 2010
Promotion of Sustainable Energy Consumption: Consumer Organizations and Efficient Energy Use in the Residential Sector.

Informa World, April, 2010
Urban Transport Trends and Policies in China and India: Impacts of Rapid Economic Growth.

BBC, April 18th, 2010
Elite runners face missing London Marathon.

Wall Street Journal, April 17th, 2010
Why the Clean Air Act May Be Past Its Prime.

Asia Times, April 17th, 2010
China's listed polluters made public.

Truth About the Cars, April 16th, 2010
China Applying Brakes To Auto Market.

Bretton Woods Project, April 16th, 2010
Eskom loan blackens the World Bank's name.

NY Times, April 16th, 2010
Researchers Explore 'Coal Without Mining' in Bid to Slash Co2-Storage Price Tag.

Business Inquirer, April 16th, 2010
Reduce greenhouse gases to benefit climate.

UNDP, April 15th, 2010
China and a Sustainable Future, Towards a Low Carbon Economy and Society.

NPR, April 15th, 2010
Ash Poses More Risk For Animals Than Humans.

Science Daily, April 15th, 2010
Quick Fix for Coal Mine Methane Emissions.

Global Times, April 15th, 2010
Beijing gets off to a gloomy start with 'blue sky days' goal.

Care2, April 14th, 2010
China and the Environment.

Press Telegram, April 14th, 2010
Greenhouse gas, other pollution go hand in hand.

Science Daily, April 14th, 2010
Measuring Global Water Vapor and Formaldehyde.

CNN, April 14th, 2010
Can coal clean up its act?

Financial Express, April 12th, 2010
Air pollution in Dhaka city.

The Baltic Course, April 12th, 2010
Clean environment for a modern city.

Science Daily, April 12th, 2010
How Dangerous Are Air Pollutants Really?

China Org, April 10th, 2010
Strong wind to sweep through north China.

Science Daily, April 9th, 2010
Traffic-Related Pollution Near Schools Linked to Development of Asthma in Pupils.

EHP, March 31st, 2010
Case-Crossover Analysis of Air Pollution Health Effects: a Systematic Review of Methodology and Application.

Climate-L, March, 2010
UNDP Holds e-Discussion on Human Development and Climate Change.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Air Pollution Alerts - April 11th, 2010






News & Information; Every Sunday
(Last on April 04, 2010)

New Yorker, April, 2010
Up in the Air by Elizabeth Kolbert.

Energy Technology and Policy, April 11th, 2010
World Bank funds one of the planet’s dirtiest fuels.

TIME Online, April 11th, 2010
Greenhouse effects: CHP systems.

The National, April 10th, 2010
Lebanon to drop tariffs on hybrid cars.

Berita Jakarta, April 9th, 2010
Air Quality in Jakarta Much Better.

The City Fix, April 9th, 2010
Lima’s Metropolitano BRT.

The Pulse, April 9th, 2010
Air Pollution in Santiago.

WHO, April 9th, 2010
How urban policies can make city living healthier and safer.

CENS, April 9th, 2010
EVs of All Kinds Continue to Electrify Vehicle-makers Into Further Action.

Truth About Cars, April 9th, 2010
China To Seriously Subsidize EVs.

Press Information Bureau, India, April 9th, 2010
Pollution in Historical Buildings.

Bank Information Center, April 8th, 2010
World Bank approves $3.75 billion loan to Eskom.

CNN, April 8th, 2010
India's pollution solution.

IPS, April 7th, 2010
HEALTH: Putting the Focus on Cities.

Earth Times, April 7th, 2010
Hong Kong signs pact with China to reduce pollution.

DNA India, April 7th, 2010
Problems of wealth and poverty co-exist.

Science Daily, April 7th, 2010
From Oil Sector to Wind Power in Norway.

Radio Australia, April 6th, 2010
Why is China's mining industry so dangerous?

CNN, April 6th, 2010
World Health Day focuses on urbanization.

TIMES Live, April 6th, 2010
Limpopo residents complain to Worldbank about Eskom loan.

Reuters, April 6th, 2010
Traffic-related air pollution tied to stroke death.

TIME Live, April 6th, 2010
Limpopo residents complain about Eskom loan.

Reuters, April 6th, 2010
Public supports energy over environment.

Hindustan Times, April 6th, 2010
WHO praises Delhi govt for curbing pollution.

Business Standard, April 6th, 2010
In a smog of its own making.

Live Mint, April 5th, 2010
Fighting urbanization blues in India.

Contra Costa Times, April 5th, 2010
Clean air plan targets industries from dairies to developers.

Business Standard, April 5th, 2010
Urban disaster in India.

Express Buzz, April 5th, 2010
Slow poisoning of the Chennai City.

Reuters, April 5th, 2010
Electric cars win hype, staying power questioned.

Science Daily, April 4th, 2010
Energy Crops Impact Environmental Quality.

China Daily, April 4th, 2010
Don't blame it on Beijing.

Power-Gen, April 4th, 2010
India: Can she make the most of her opportunities?

Living Peru, April 3rd, 2010
Air pollution levels in Lima have dropped.

Kunming News, April 3rd, 2010
Shanghai bans burning waste straw to ensure air quality during World Expo.

Economic Times, April 2nd, 2010
Air pollution deteriorates exercisers' health.

New York Times, April 1st, 2010
Countries Blame China, Not Nature, for Water Shortage.

New York Times, March 31st, 2010
World Bank Mulls $3.75 Billion for South African Coal Power Expansion.

ECA International, March 24th, 2010
Air pollution prevents Hong Kong's rise up location rating ranks.

New York Times, March 24th, 2010
Deforestation Continues, but More Slowly.

The Tribune, March 30th, 2010
Air pollution causes 200 premature deaths annually in Ludhiana.

Sunday, April 04, 2010

Waiting to Exhale - by Marc Roberts

Dear All,

environmental cartoonist Marc Roberts has graciously agreed and created a piece "Waiting to Exhale", based on a note "jumbo size vacuum cleaners to purify urban air?" I wrote with regards to a giant vacuum cleaner that Delhi Municipality installed in Central Delhi in March, 2010.

Air Pollution Alerts - April 4th, 2010






News & Information; Every Sunday
(Last on March 28, 2010)

Sydney Morning Herald, April 3rd, 2010
Pollution index reveals the hidden costs of electricity.

News Times, April 2nd, 2010
A long haul for cleaner air.

Reuters, April 1st, 2010
U.S., Canada crack down on vehicle emissions.

NPR, April 1st, 2010
White House Issues New Gas Mileage Standards.

MSNBC, April 1st, 2010
Megacity breathes easier after smog crackdown.

Guardian, April 1st, 2010
South Africa is becoming a high-carbon zone to attract foreign investment.

DNA India, April 1st, 2010
Euro-IV fuel at Mumbai petrol pumps from today.

Durango Telegraph, April 1st, 2010
Asian pollution finds its way into the local airshed.

Washington Post, April 1st, 2010
Mexico City drastically reduced air pollutants since 1990s.

Science Direct, March, 2010
Co-benefit analysis of an air quality management plan and greenhouse gas reduction strategies in the Seoul metropolitan area.

Marie Claire, March 31st, 2010
Air pollution may shorten lives by up to nine years.

Teatre Naturale, March 31st, 2010
Unique and innovative solution to air pollution.

IPS, March 31st, 2010
CHILE: Quake a Chance for Sustainable Rebuilding.

Science Daily, March 31st, 2010
Improving Fuel Economy of Tractor-Trailers, Buses, Work Trucks.

Guardian, March 31st, 2010
China spends big to counter severe weather caused by climate change.

NY Times, March 31st, 2010
Can Humans Manage the Atmosphere?

NY Times, March 31st, 2010
A Call for Hong Kong to Clean the Air.

The Himalayan News, March 31st, 2010
Pay thru nose for new car; duty up.

Truth Out, March 30th, 2010
Why Current Air Pollution Controls Won't Avert Climate Catastrophe.

The News, March 30th, 2010
Karachi City needs at least 10,000 buses.

UNECE, March 30th, 2010
UNECE Approves Air Quality Monitoring Guidelines.

Science Daily, March 29th, 2010
Weathercasters Take on Role of Science Educators; Feel Some Uncertainty on Issue of Climate Change.

The Citizen, March 28th, 2010
We'll introduce fuel-saving stoves in local market.

Business Mirror, March 28th, 2010
Harvesting clean air for public health and the environment in Philippines.

Jakarta Globe, March 28th, 2010
Clearer Steps Needed to Clean Up Jakarta's Skies.

Telegraph, March 28th, 2010
Air pollution deaths rise, but little is done to clean up.

World Watch Institute, Match 27th, 2010
More Accurate Emissions Data Needed Worldwide.

TIME, March 27th, 2010
Meat-Eating Vs. Driving: Another Climate Change Error?

New York Times, March 26th, 2010
Emission-Cutting Plans Approved for U.S., Canadian Coasts.

Beijing Today, March 23rd, 2010
Hong Kong Air Quality ‘Severe’.

NY Times, March 23rd, 2010
US E.P.A. to Seek More Data on Emissions.

Alter Net, March 23rd, 2010
Coal-Fired Plants Drink 1.5 Trillion Gallons of Water and We Drink the Dirty Backwash.

The Independent, March 21st, 2010
Britain. A breath of foul air.

Indian Express, March 7th, 2010
New air quality monitoring system by September.

China.Org, March 1st, 2010
Beijing's air quality fails to meet standard due to holiday fireworks.