Sunday, June 20, 2010

Air Pollution Alerts - June 20th, 2010

News & Information; Every Sunday
(Last on June 13, 2010)

World Watch Magazine, June, 2010
Power to the Pedals.

PRS Legislative Research, June, 2010
The National Road Safety and Traffic Management Board Bill, 2010.

The Age, June 20th, 2010
Health risks for those living within 500m of main roads.

Live Mint, June 19th, 2010
Office building energy saving codes to be made mandatory.

Salisbury Post, June 18th, 2010
China Grove sidewalk project hits roadblock.

Wyoming Business Report, June 18th, 2010
Coal mine air pollution targeted.

NPR, June 18th, 2010
New Film Investigates 'Fracking' For Natural Gas.

Reuters, June 18th, 2010
Environment worries to lift electric car sale.

Science Daily, June 18th, 2010
Climate Change Threatens Food Supply of 60 Million People in Asia.

Deccan Chronicle, June 17th, 2010
Make room for city’s cyclists, pedestrians.

EMC Kanata, June 17th, 2010
New index offers effective way to rate air quality.

Science Daily, June 17th, 2010
Volcanic Emissions Used to Study Earth’s Atmospheric Past.

Vietnam Net, June 17th, 2010
Mining Law amendments prompt furious debate in Assembly.

World Bank, June 17th, 2010
World Bank Outlines Brazil's Opportunities for Low-Carbon Growth.

Science Daily, June 17th, 2010
Comprehensive Look at Human Impacts on Ocean Chemistry.

India, June 16th, 2010
Top 20 critically polluted places in India.

Travel, June 15th, 2010
The World's 10 Craziest Modes of Public Transportation.

Washington Post, June 13th, 2010
Think gas is too pricey? Think again.

China Daily, June 3rd, 2010
China promotes new-energy vehicles in 7 more cities.

Xinhua Net, June 3rd, 2010
China's emissions reductions outlook not good.

China Daily, June 2nd, 2010
China, Mongolia to boost co-op in energy, trade.

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

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Plastic Waste to Supporting Beams and Poles (Kenya)

Air Pollution Alerts - June 13th, 2010

News & Information; Every Sunday
(Last on June 06, 2010)

Egypt Today, June, 2010
Efforts to raise awareness about air pollution have had no clear impact.

Gulf Times, June 13th, 2010
Air pollution rising in Lahore city.

The Guardian, June 13th, 2010
The Most Powerful Idea in the World: A Story of Steam, Industry and Invention by William Rosen.

The Herald, June 12th, 2010
Coal and autism link study.

Wired Science, May 12th, 2010
Weird Clouds Look Even Better From Space.

Vancouver Sun, June 11th, 2010
Shanghai Expo 2010 points the way to creating better cities for better lives.

The CityFix, June 11th, 2010
India: Road Death Capital of the World.

Nhan Dan, June 11th, 2010
Urban traffic problems discussed in HCMC, Vietnam.

Press India Bureau, June 11th, 2010
MoUD Urges States to Promote Public Transport.

NPR, June 11th, 2010
New Oil Estimates Show Spill Rate Much Higher.

US News, June 11th, 2010
Air Pollution and Asthma: 4 Ways to Stay Safe on 'Ozone-Alert' Days.

Reuters, June 11th, 2010
France, UK, Sweden want deep CO2 cut, Italy opposed.

NPR, June 10th, 2010
US Senate Rejects Move To Block Greenhouse Gas Rules.

Times of India, June 10th, 2010
Reddy suggests congestion tax to cure car mania.

Financial Times, June 10th, 2010
Addressing Dhaka's environmental problems.

Science Daily, June 9th, 2010
Oil from Gulf Spill Could Have Powered 38,000 Cars (and More) for a Year.

Business Standard, June 9th, 2010
Those streets are made for walking.

Forbes, June 9th, 2010
The Best And Worst Of Times For China's Environment.

Press India Bureau, June 9th, 2010
Rs. 1400 Crore Green Urban Transport Project Launched.

Press India Bureau, June 7th, 2010
Launch of Sustainable Urban Transport Project in the Country.

Science Daily, June 7th, 2010
Amount of Dust, Pollen Matters for Cloud Precipitation, Climate Change.

South Asia Media, June 6th, 2010
BRTA to start withdrawal of vehicles in Bangladesh.

My News, June 6th, 2010
Chief Minister releases State of Environment report.

Climate-L, June 3rd, 2010
World Bank Approves Financing for Chillers Replacement.

Climate-L, June 3rd, 2010
US-India Strategic Dialogue Discusses Cooperation on Climate and Energy.

Sunday, June 06, 2010

Air Pollution Alerts - June 6th, 2010

News & Information; Every Sunday
(Last on May 30, 2010)

Scientific American, June, 2010
Washing Carbon Out of the Air.

Down to Earth, June, 2010
Delhi's Wake Up Call.

Asia Society, June, 2010
Black Lungs:Hidden Toll of Coal Mining in China.

EEA, June, 2010
Annual European Union greenhouse gas inventory 1990 – 2008 and inventory report 2010.

Times of India, June 5th, 2010
Every Breath You Take.

India Blooms, June 5th, 2010
‘Buildings consume 30% of planet’s energy’.

Yahoo News, June 5th, 2010
Vehicular,air pollution continue to degrade environment.

Thanh Nein News, June 4th, 2010
Polluters will face criminal charges in Vietnam.

Financial Express, June 4th, 2010
India tops energy-efficient cement production.

Times of India, June 4th, 2010
People first: Time for some democracy on the streets.

AFP, June 4th, 2010
EU sends final warning to Britain on air pollution.

National Academy of Sciences, June 3rd, 2010
New Technologies Could Reduce Fuel Use in Passenger Vehicles.

Science Daily, June 3rd, 2010
Fires in Amazon Challenge Emission Reduction Program.

Science Daily, June 3rd, 2010
Mining in Africa Is Spreading TB.

Science Daily, June 3rd, 2010
Aquatic Life Declines at Early Stages of Urban Development.

All Headlines News, June 3rd, 2010
Bangladesh Borrows $266 Million To Boost Gas Supply.

Science Daily, June 3rd, 2010
Airplanes, Ground Instruments, and Weather Balloons to Study Effect of Airborne Particles on Climate.

Reuters, June 3rd, 2010
Amazon up in smoke, even when deforestation slows.

Reuters, June 3rd, 2010
US EPA signs rule to cut smokestack SO2.

Daily News, June 3rd, 2010
Pollution levels down at Port of Los Angeles.

Industrial Fuels and Power, June 1st, 2010
Coal quality control.

Science Daily, June 1st, 2010
Unique Computer Model Used to Predict Active 2010 Hurricane Season.

Reuters, June 1st, 2010
Coal of Africa mine may harm environment.

NPR, June 1st, 2010
Compost Startup Helps Restaurants Cut Costs.

Science Daily, May 31st, 2010
Air Traffic Poised to Become a Major Factor in Global Warming.

Iowa City Digress, May 30th, 2010
Carmichael addresses Chinese dignitaries, world representatives on chemical weather.

Times of India, May 29th, 2010
Gensets blowing pollution norms up in air.

Times of India, May 29th, 2010
Orissa to issue notices to non-performing steel companies.

Xinhua Net, May 29th, 2010
China gets tougher about protecting environment, cutting emission.

Xinhua Net, May 28th, 2010
East China province forecasts power shortages in summer as coal supplies dwindle.

CASI, May 24th, 2010
A Manifesto for Sustainable Transport in India.

EcoSeed, May 24th, 2010
World Bank injects $ 100 to China’s urban transport.

Xinhua Net, May 21st, 2010
China to reduce emissions, save coal by closing old power stations.

Xinhua Net, May 19th, 2010
Guangzhou plans to use "odds and evens" rule to ban vehicles for Asian Games.

Xinhua Net, May 17th, 2010
Sulphur dioxide emissions rises quarterly in China.

Xinhua Net, May 14th, 2010
Environment watchdog punishes cities, companies for pollution.

China Daily, May 13th, 2010
Public transport to help fuel spread of charging network.

China Daily, May 11th, 2010
Information: Air quality index, cheaper eats.

Look at Vietnam, May 8th, 2010
Energy conservation in households.

Friday, June 04, 2010

Black Lungs: Hidden Cost of Coal Mining !!

It is well established that the coal mining ravages the land and leads to immense ecological damage, estimated by some to coast china ~7% of GDP. There is yet another hidden toll: the health hazards suffered by millions of coal miners. At least a quarter million have died in the last six decades as result of mining. Here is a trailer and see the full video @ Asia Society.