Sunday, July 31, 2011

Air Pollution Alerts - July 31st, 2011

News & Information; Every Sunday
(Last on July 24th, 2011)

Times of India, July 31st, 2011
In new India, all roads lead to the city.

The Sunday Times, July 31st, 2011
What you should know when stuck in traffic (Part I).

BBC, July 31st, 2011
Pollution clouds Hong Kong's future.

Times News, July 30th, 2011
Motor vehicles: Do they have a future?

Manila Bulletin, July 31st, 2011
QC mulling proposal to designate own lanes for trikes, trucks.

Express India, July 30th, 2011
Dial-a-rickshaw project on MIT radar.

Los Angeles Times, July 29th, 2011
Hate pollution? The air may be cleaner on the Metro than in your car.

The CityFix, July 29th, 2011
Friday Fun: Growing Bamboo Bicycles.

Science Daily, July 28th, 2011
World Population to Surpass 7 Billion in 2011; Explosive Population Growth Means Challenges for Developing Nations.

Science Daily, July 28th, 2011
Economic and Environmental Benefits to Reducing Nitrogen Pollution: Emissions Credit System Is a Win-Win for Wastewater Treatment Plants.

Money Web, July 28th, 2011
Demand for oil in car-crazy China set to soar.

Ghana Web, July 28th, 2011
Accra traffic in the year 2020.

The Daily Iowan, July 27th, 2011
Iowa should tighten air quality regulations.

The Botswana Gazette, July 27th, 2011
How green is your brand?

Taipei News, July 27th, 2011
Figures show that incidences of acid rain decreased to 53% in past decade.

China Daily, July 26th, 2011
'Green house' plan to improve garbage disposal.

Manila Standard, July 25th, 2011
Quezon City vows clean air in the city.

Times of India, July 23rd, 2011

19 brick kilns found using rubber tyres as fuel.

China Daily, July 21st, 2011
Beijing's new traffic plan to hit car owners.

China Daily, July 17th, 2011
China's new energy vehicle faces growing pains.

Shanghai Daily, July 17th, 2011
China first-half apparent fuel consumption rises 7.2%.

China Daily, July 13th, 2011
Regional plan to strengthen anti-pollution campaign.

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Air Pollution Alerts - July 24th, 2011

News & Information; Every Sunday
(Last on July 17th, 2011)

India Streets, July 24th, 2011
Weekend leisure: The Bollywood Bicycle Boogie.

Lared Sun, July 24th, 2011
Natural gas station is reopened.

India Today, July 24th, 2011
MIT study says high RSPMs in Delhi's air poses threat to residents.

NPR, July 24th, 2011
EPA Seeks To Tighten Ozone Standards.

Scientific American, July 24th, 2011
Feeding the Grid with Sunshine at College.

Times of India, July 23rd, 2011
BRTS cycle-track discarded over space, security concerns.

NPR, July 23rd, 2011
Will Global Warming Cause More Extreme Weather?

NPR, July 23rd, 2011
Heat: The 'Most Dangerous Natural Disaster'.

Scientific American, July 23rd, 2011
Economists Find Flaws in Federal Estimate of Climate Damage.

Christian Post, July 23rd, 2011
Top 'Toxic 20': States With Most Air Pollution From Power Plants.

Info Mongolia, July 22nd, 2011
Smog Inspectors in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia.

Scientific American, July 22nd, 2011
Stratospheric Pollution Helps Slow Global Warming.

Philippines Information Agency, July 21st, 2011
Quezon City to launch clean air initiatives.

The Hindu, July 21st, 2011
Cabinet nod to international pact on air pollution from ships.

Washington Times, July 21st, 2011
Parents avoid outdoors amid air quality warnings.

Go Kunming, July 20th, 2011
Car-focused development neglecting pedestrians and cyclists.

Indian Express, July 20th, 2011
No equipment, so GPCB outsources air monitoring.

The City Fix, July 20th, 2011
Most Walkable U.S. Cities in 2011.

The City Fix, July 20th, 2011
1 Car = 10 Bicycles.

Digital Trends, July 18th, 2011
NASA satellite records central African pollution ‘butterfly’.

Construction Week Online, July 18th, 2011
Govt emphasises on improving urban transport in India.

MoNRE, July 14th, 2011
Are there too many oil refineries in Vietnam?

MoNRE, July 11th, 2011
Coal conveyor to reduce pollution.

MonRE, July 7th, 2011
Smog covers inner Ha Noi as experts debate the cause.

MoNRE, July 7th, 2011
Hanoi choked off in straw smoke as harvest ends.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

A Review of Particulate Pollution Source Apportionment Techniques

Tools for Improving Air Quality Management 

A Review of Top-down Source Apportionment Techniques and Their Application in Developing Countries

March 2011

Building an effective air quality management system (AQMS) requires a process of continual improvement, and the source apportionment techniques described in this report can contribute in a cost effective manner to improving existing systems or even as the first step to begin an AQMS. This is good news for many developing country cities where the combination of rapid growth, dirty fuels, and old and polluting technologies are overwhelming the capacities of cities to control air pollution. For these cities, source apportionment offers policymakers practical tools for identifying and quantifying the different sources of air pollution, and thereby increasing the ability to put in place effective policy measures to reduce air pollution to acceptable levels.

This report arises from a concern over the lack of objective and scientifically-based information on the contributions of different sources of air pollution—especially for fine particulate matter (PM) - in developing countries. PM is the air pollutant of most concern for adverse health effects, and in urban areas alone accounts for approximately 800,000 premature deaths worldwide each year.

Todd M. Johnson; Sarath Guttikunda; Gary J. Wells; Paulo Artaxo; Tami C. Bond; Armistead G. Russell; John G. Watson; and Jason West

Download the full report

More on "What is particulate source apportionment?"

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Air Pollution Alerts - July 17th, 2011

News & Information; Every Sunday
(Last on July 10th, 2011)

Deccan Chronicle, July 17th, 2011
City to get eco-friendly buses soon.

Xinhua Net, July 17th, 2011
China's auto industry caught in dilemma.

Live Mint, July 17th, 2011
Fresh thrust to urbanization.

Science Daily, July 17th, 2011
What Keeps Earth Cooking?

Times of India, July 16th, 2011
City's public transport projects get a push.

The Guardian, July 15th, 2011
Fuel poverty is a killer – and too little is being done to tackle it.

The Guardian, July 14th, 2011
Andhra Pradesh at the forefront of Indian 'coal rush'.

World Watch Institute, July 14th, 2011
The Renewables 2011 Global Status Report.

China News, July 14th, 2011
Dust has become the culprit affecting air quality in Wuhan.

The Green Car Website, July 13th, 2011
UK’s largest EV trail reveals full year findings.

Science Daily, July 13th, 2011
Intelligent Street Lighting Saves Up to 80% On Energy.

The Guardian, July 13th, 2011
Green-o-meter: Is the government keeping its green promises?

Inquirer Business, July 13th, 2011
The mother of all traffic jams in Philippines.

China.Org, July 13th, 2011
Anti-pollution clothing invented.

The Guardian, July 13th, 2011
Move over climate change: air pollution is the new issue in town.

Daily Tech, July 13th, 2011
U.S. House Looks to Kill States' Right to Regulate Fuel Efficiency.

WOWK, July 13th, 2011
Study: Power Plant Clean-Ups to Benefit West Virginians.

Science Daily, July 12th, 2011
Plants in Cities Are an Underestimated Carbon Store.

The Telegraph, July 12th, 2011
T.27 is 'world's most efficient electric car'.

The Economic Times, July 12th, 2011
A new urban reform agenda.

Express Buzz, July 11th, 2011
Diesel Particle Filters in KSRTC buses to check pollution in Mysore.

China Daily, July 11th, 2011
Think tank: 50 million cars a year by 2021.

Xinhua Net, July 11th, 2011
China energy head highlights control on total energy use.

China Daily, July 11th, 2011
Bright future for biomass power in China.

Xinhua Net, July 11th, 2011
China briefs UNEP sponsored forum on environment protection measures.

China Daily, July 7th, 2011
Bike rentals popular in Fuzhou.

India Together, June 22nd, 2011
Montreal Protocol: The unfinished agenda.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Move Over Climate Change: Air Pollution is the New Issue in Town (The Guardian)

The article below was published in the Guardian on July 13th, 2011, discussing the growing importance on the air pollution related issues in London and all of UK. With London gearing up to host the XXX Olympic Games in 2012, the discussions on the impacts of air pollution on human health is gaining momentum. The problem in London is not as bad as the one discussed in Beijing during the Olympic Games in 2008, but for the European standards, 29,000 premature deaths a year in UK is not a negligible number.

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See details here.


Move Over Climate Change: Air Pollution is the New Issue in Town.
The Guardian, July 13th, 2011

Watch out! Air pollution is rising up the agenda after years of inactivity, when many people were convinced that climate change was the only issue in town. More than 500 London street-signs were "subvertised" on Sunday night with slogans warning people of dangerous air and tonight – provided the police do not prevent it – direct action group Climate Rush will stage a "die-in" on a busy London road. They plan to hold the space for 29 minutes, symbolic they say of the 29,000 premature deaths attributed to poor air quality in the UK every year.

On top of that you have leading environment and health groups joining the timely Healthy Air campaign, groups of MPs angry at government inaction, powerful films by young artists, and a growing awareness of the role of shipping and aviation. Elsewhere, new research in the US has suggested that $12 trillion could be saved by 2020 if $20bn was invested in eliminating air pollution.

So why the new interest in an issue that most people think was sorted out years ago? I have come up with a few ideas, but you could probably add more:

1. New cast-iron evidence of the health effects. People have been shocked to discover that air pollution is now almost as bad as it was 50 years ago. The official figures are now around 4,000 deaths in London a year, 29,000 in Britain and two years or more off the lives of around 200,000 people a year. The recent report by the government's own Committee on the Medical Effects of Air Pollutants is devastating.

2. Outrage at official cynicism. Air quality is not even in the business plan of the environment department because, says environment minister Lord Henley, it can could only focus on "certain things." The truth is that both this and the previous government has done all it can to avoid meeting EU legal minimum targets, preferring to plead for more time. This week the European commission scandalously wiped clean the slate on London's bad air record from January 2005 until now, and no EU action will be taken over the past six years of non-compliance. In short, we are all having our lives shortened by air pollution, but the government is deliberately not trying to address it.

3. A growing understanding that air quality problems are a major contributor to climate change, global food shortages and ill health. A UN Enviroment Programme report launched last month found that that short-lived "forcers", like black carbon, methane and emissions from cooking fires contribute as much as 25-30% to climate change emissions and kill up to 2.5 million people a year.

4. A strong desire by people to act. While climate change is a vast issue, billed mostly to take place in the future, air pollution is local and killing and shortening lives right now. No argument.

Monday, July 11, 2011

BBC: Is black carbon affecting the Asian monsoon?

From Mr. Lalloobhoy Battliwala

"Both the countries derive energy mainly from fossil fuels - one of the main sources of black carbon."???

BBC can't bring itself to talk about biomass or be bothered to understand co-emissions and the role of fuel switching?

I think in India
  1. BC from coal has probably decreased in absolute terms;
  2. BC from diesel has probably increased, but the unit rates have gone down; and
  3. BC from biomass may have slightly gone up as some biomass burning has shifted from small users or open waste combustion to industry.
As far as I know
  1. country-specific BC inventories are not regularly updated; and
  2. whatever exists is based on "available data" (in turn guess work and in fact ignoring phenomena of industrial solid fuel use).
Also see
From BBC on July 8th, 2011

Although a normal monsoon has been forecast for South Asia this year, and rains have begun normally in many parts of the region, people are still anxious about the rainy season that lasts for four months.

Their anxiety has to do with the uncertainties surrounding the timing of the monsoon in recent years.

While the debate continues over the role of climate change, scientists have also been looking at the possible role of soot and urban smog pollution in disrupting this weather system.

The uncertainties surrounding the monsoon have mainly affected agriculture, resulting in a rise in food prices.

In the past decade, a number of monsoon seasons saw lower than average rainfall in some places. Some areas were hard hit by droughts while other areas were flooded with unusually heavy and torrential rainfall in a short span of time.

The variability and the erratic pattern has begun to emerge in some parts of the region this year already.

Soot includes particles of so-called black carbon from the incomplete combustion of fossil fuels, wood and biomass burning.

Smog consists of air pollutants in the lower atmosphere, including troposphere ozone, a powerful greenhouse gas.

Several scientists have over the years said that increased concentrations of black carbon and troposphere ozone could be disturbing monsoon patterns.

Carbon controversy

A recent report by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) has further stressed that both black carbon and ground level ozone can be factors that disrupt monsoon rains.

"They disturb tropical rainfall and regional circulation patterns such as the Asian monsoon, affecting the livelihoods of millions of people," the latest report read.

"They can change wind patterns by affecting the regional temperature contrasts that drive the winds, influencing where rain and snow fall.

"While some aspects of these effects are local, they can also affect temperature, cloudiness, and precipitation far away from emission sources."

There have been several reports on both troposphere ozone and black carbon in the past but it is the latter that has at times generated some controversy.

The Indian Network for Climate Change Assessment (INCCA), a government-launched network of several scientific bodies, pointed out that there were some conflicting scientific statements on the impact of black carbon on the monsoon.

It quoted the US space agency (Nasa) scientist William Lau and his team's findings that the "absorption of solar radiation and consequent warming by aerosols over the Tibetan plateau (elevated land) acts like an elevated heat pump which draws in warm and moist air over the Indian sub-continent leading to advancement and subsequent intensification of the Indian summer monsoon."

But not everyone subscribes to this theory. INCCA has pointed to another finding by atmospheric scientist Veerabhadran Ramanathan, of the Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California.

Converging opinion

Ramanathan's result suggested a large reduction of solar radiation at the Earth's surface simultaneous with the warming of the lower atmosphere increases atmospheric "stability". It also slows down the hydrological cycle and reduces rainfall during the monsoon.

"The consequence of these contrasting processes needs to be understood before arriving at conclusions on the aerosol impact on a regional climate system," the INCCA said in its statement.

But one of the experts in the recent UNEP/WMO report, Chien Wang of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) said there was no confusion on the issue.

"I have to indicate that the basic conclusion that black carbon aerosol forcing over South Asia is large enough to perturb the monsoon system is reached by all the studies so far, therefore there is no different opinion here," he told BBC News.

His own recent research, he said, showed that the heating of the air can change the large-scale atmospheric stability and basically cause the monsoon rainfall to shift towards the north and west, leading to reduced rainfall in large areas of India.

"Note that the total rainfall of the monsoon system might not necessarily be reduced, but it only experiences a pattern change," he explained.

"Black carbon aerosols also cool the surface, this would suppress evaporation over the land area, on the other hand causing a change in temperature gradient that might weaken the circulation."

Changing patterns?

Drew Shindell of NASA's Goddard Institute for Space Studies who headed the research team to prepare the UNEP/WMO report said it was a step ahead in assessing black carbon's possible influence on the monsoon.

"We are not determining details like whether monsoon comes early or late or what direction does it change, but what has been confirmed is that there is disruption in the rainfall," he says.

Some scientists in India agree that monsoon patterns are changing.

The director of the National Atmospheric Research Laboratory under the Indian government's department of space, Professor A Jayaraman said: "A clean atmosphere without black carbon and a dirty atmosphere with black carbon are certainly going to behave differently, quantifying that difference is what remains to be done and that is where we are stuck."

While scientists take time to figure out how black carbon actually affects monsoon rains, South Asia's major player India and its regional rival China continue to see a steep rise in energy consumption.

"By 2035, China will account for 22% of the world energy demand, up from 17% today," the International Energy Agency said in its World Energy Outlook 2010.

"India is the second-largest contributor to the increase in global demand to 2035, accounting for 18% of the rise."

Both the countries derive energy mainly from fossil fuels - one of the main sources of black carbon.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Air Pollution Alerts - July 10th, 2011

News & Information; Every Sunday
(Last on July 3rd, 2011)

The Guardian, July 10th, 2011
Australia's carbon tax is a brave start by a government still gripped by fear.

The Wall Street Journal, July 10th, 2011
China's Bumpy Road Ahead.

Tucson Citizen, July 10th, 2011
So now burning coal causes cooling?

BBC, July 10th, 2011
Australia plans to impose carbon tax on worst polluters.

Science Daily, July 10th, 2011
Climate Change Reducing Ocean's Carbon Dioxide Uptake.

Times of India, July 9th, 2011
Soon, LPG refills may cost you Rs 800.

Business Standard, July 9th, 2011
AMC ranked best corporation in India.

Hindustan Times, July 9th, 2011
Participation of residents is the key to growth of cities.

Times of India, July 9th, 2011
Govt may introduce CNG in Patna city.

The De SmogBlog, July 9th, 2011
Reducing Air Pollution is Well Worth the Cost.

BBC, July 8th, 2011
Is black carbon affecting the Asian monsoon?

The Philippine Star, July 8th, 2011
Raising the bar for cleaner air.

Technology Review, July 8th, 2011
Exploiting China's Coal While It's Still Underground.

The Santiago Times, July 8th, 2011
Current model is inefficient and lacks long-term emissions impacts in Santiago.

Science Daily, July 8th, 2011
Geothermal Industry to Get Boost.

Science Daily, July 8th, 2011
Indoor Air Pollution Linked to Cardiovascular Risk.

Science Daily, July 8th, 2011
Determining Pollution Level of a Medium Without Wasting Tools, Time or Solvents Possible.

NPR, July 7th, 2011
EPA Issues New Standards For Coal-Burning Plants.

New York Times, July 7th, 2011
E.P.A. Issues Tougher Rules for Power Plants.

The Guardian, July 7th, 2011
Treasury trolls told 'green' and 'growth' can go together.

New York Times, July 7th, 2011
EPA Orders Power Plants to Clean Up Interstate Emissions.

China Future, July 7th, 2011
China Will Try to Scale up Underground.

Philippines Daily Inquirer, July 7th, 2011
Pasig City gov’t hopes to eradicate pollution through biking ordinance.

Waste Management World, July 6th, 2011
We can cut carbon emissions.

UPI News, July 6th, 2011
Euro Bank launches $385M energy efficiency fund.

MoNRE, June 6th, 2011
Transport pollution control plan approved for Hanoi.

MoNRE, June 6th, 2011
Vietnam exports 6.6 million tons of coal.

Science Daily, July 6th, 2011
Dealing With Pollution, James Bond Style.

Science Daily, July 6th, 2011
Traffic Pollution Affecting Unborn Children.

Balkans News, July 6th, 2011
IEA report draws on recent cases to show how countries can save electricity in a hurry.

Science Daily, July 5th, 2011
Air Pollution Linked to Learning and Memory Problems, Depression.

TIME, July 5th, 2011
Has "China Sky" Helped Slow Global Warming?

BBC, July 5th, 2011
Global warming lull down to China's coal growth.

Times of India, July 5th, 2011
Low visibility delays flights in Summer in Ludhiana.

Live Trading News, July 5th, 2011
Thailand Oil Fund to End.

Financial Express, July 5th, 2011
Saving and restoring the environment in Dhaka.

Science Daily, July 5th, 2011
How Hot Did Earth Get in the Past? Team of Scientists Uncovers New Information.

Science Daily, July 4th, 2011
Researchers Push the Boundary With High Carbon Emission Scenarios.

Mongolian Economy, July 4th, 2011
UB: How long before levels of air pollution be acceptable?

Nigerian Compass, July 4th, 2011
Addressing environmental challenges in Nigeria.

The Guardian, July 4th, 2011
The nuclear industry stinks. But that is not a reason to ditch nuclear power.

Ecologist, July 4th, 2011
'Road-block' - taking on London's air pollution.

The Independent, July 3rd, 2011
Air pollution killing tens of thousands each year.

Thursday, July 07, 2011

Australian Climate Scientists Released an Expletive-filled Music Video

From the Guardian,"Scientists finally get angry about indifference to climate change"

While most scientists have learned keep their heads down, a few are beginning to argue that what a scientist knows must inform his or her personal opinions and values. That's why a group of young Australian climate scientists released an expletive-filled music video earlier this year. It was an angry rap aimed at those who question climate science while holding no qualifications in the field. They used the rather unscientific words (deleted here).

Wednesday, July 06, 2011

Estimating Road Dust Resuspension for Air Pollution Modeling

In the developing country cities, the vehicular exhaust emissions are increasing and is a nuisance with every day highs in the air pollution (especially particulates); more than the national and international standards. Among the vehicle types, passenger cars and motorcycles take the largest market share and are experiencing the highest growth rate in the recent years. In the big cities, transport sector tends to be the largest contributor to the growing air pollution problems and increasing health exposure problems.

See a video of the pollution exposure on the roads of Delhi, India. In a recent pole, looking at the published information on air quality monitoring from cities across the world, the city of Delhi was declared the most polluted city in the world (tied with Beijing, China) and also the "Asthma Capital" of India.

Also see "Who's more toxic - China and India?".

Also see "Rising Urban Challenges in India"

Besides the direct exhaust emissions, a major source of PM is the fugitive dust due to vehicular activity on the road. This resuspended dust includes (a) wind blown dust which settles on the road (b) wear and tear of tires and (c) dry deposits of other pollutants. For the emissions associated with the vehicular movement, this is the source of the most importance. Estimating the road dust emissions is not an easy process. As part of the SIM-air family of tools at UrbanEmissions.Info, here is a tool to estimate resuspended road dust emissions in a city.

(Also see Dust Busters on CAI-Asia network)

Assuming that the car weighs an average 2 tons and an average slit loading of 100 grams per square meter on the paved roads, following the empirical methodology presented in USEPA’s AP-42, I estimated an average of 30 gm/km of resuspended PM10 emissions.

This implies, every new car on road for 30 km a day, 6 days a week will resuspend 0.28 tons of PM10 annually.

When compared to an emission rate of 0.05 gm/km of PM (for a petrol based car with less than 1000 cc engine) is ~600 times more (=30/0.05). So, adding a car on the road is not the problem for air pollution, but the possible dust emissions due to an extra car on the road is.

See the list of databases for average emission factors.

Please note that the example calculations is based on the assumption that the average silt loading is 100 gm/m2, which could be lower if the city is administering wet sweeping or if the roads are generally wetter, often due to rains.

Download the v-dust, vehicular fugitive dust calculator, to better understand the parameters involved in these calculations.

Tuesday, July 05, 2011

A Cycle Ride to Protest Air Pollution in London

From Climate Rush in London, UK

Air pollution in London is the worst in the UK and among the worst in Europe, with fatal consequences. But we can do something about it. Climate Rush are organising a cycle flashmob. We’re all going to die. Join us and together, we’ll get London breathing.

We’re acting because:

  • Clean air in the city would prevent about 4,300 premature deaths each year.
  • Breathing London’s air reduces the life expectancy of those who die prematurely from it by 11 years on average.
  • Air pollution from our busiest roads exacerbates asthma and may cause it.
  • Deaths and illnesses from air pollution in the capital cost up to £2bn a year.

Protest for tougher legislation cause if not… we’re all gonna die.

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Sunday, July 03, 2011

Air Pollution Alerts - July 3rd, 2011

News & Information; Every Sunday
(Last on June 26th, 2011)

Financial Express, July 3rd, 2011
No end in sight to Dhaka city dwellers' sufferings., July 2nd, 2011
In reverse gear - changing pollution trends in Pakistan.

Science Daily, July 1st, 2011
NASA's Aura Satellite Measures Pollution from New Mexico, Arizona Fires.

Science Daily, July 1st, 2011
Time to Make More out of Waste.

Science Daily, July 1st, 2011
Takeoffs and Landings Cause More Precipitation Near Airports.

The Guardian, July 1st, 2011
China: The environmental and cultural harm to Inner Mongolia's grasslands.

Scientific American, June 30th, 2011
France Becomes First Country to Ban Extraction of Natural Gas by Fracking.

Scientific American, June 30th, 2011
How Do We Solve Energy Poverty?

Live Mint, June 30th, 2011
Moving towards a sustainable transit system.

The Wall Street Journal, June 30th, 2011
NYC Emerges as ‘Green City’ Leader.

The Westside Gazette, June 30th, 2011
Black children hardest hit by asthma.

The Guardian, June 30th, 2011
Why Bangladesh doesn't want climate adaptation loans.

NPR, June 30th, 2011
China Opens World's Longest Bridge: Would You Cross If You Came To It?

Earth Justice, June 29th, 2011
Clean Power to the People.

The City Fix, June 29th, 2011
Santiago Restricts Car Use to Ease Air Pollution.

All Africa, June 29th, 2011
Tanzania: Solar Electric Car Attracts More Visitors.

NPR, June 29th, 2011
White House Pushes For Higher Fuel Efficiency.

EGNOS, June 29th, 2011
Discussing EGNOS for intelligent mobility.

Christian Science Monitor, June 28th, 2011
'Stove Man' videos aim to light a fire.

The Peninsula Qatar News, June 28th, 2011
Qatar’s low rank in environment performance surprises citizens.

Scientific American, June 26th, 2011
Bill Gates Urges Young Scientists to Consider the "Needs of the Poorest".

Center for American Progress, June 21st, 2011
We Need to Clean Up Our Air.

Center for American Progress, May 31st, 2011
Low-carbon Innovation - A Uniquely American Strategy for Industrial Renewal.

Discover Magazine, April, 2011
Made in China: Our Toxic, Imported Air Pollution.

Friday, July 01, 2011

Stove Man - Episode 1: Woodwalk

The online series takes viewers along to see how a large portion of the world must gather wood for cooking food. Simple cook stoves can cut carbon emissions and save trees and money.

Episode 1: Woodwalk from The Paradigm Project on Vimeo.

Stove Man' follows Greg Spencer and Austin Mann on a quest to distribute 5 million fuel-efficient cook stoves to people in need. They walk miles to find wood and live on less than $2 per day. Gumato is one the Gabbra women Spencer meets in northern Kenya.

Courtesy of The Paradigm Project