Friday, July 31, 2015

Air Pollution News & Alerts - July 31st, 2015

NPR, July 31st, 2015
As Beijing Prepares To Host Winter Olympics, Where Will It Get The Snow?

NPR, July 31st, 2015
Some Google Street View Cars Now Track Pollution Levels.

IBN Live, July 31st, 2015
J&K: Residents protest against alarming rise in air pollution.

Science Daily, July 30th, 2015
New study narrows the gap between climate models and reality.

The Guardian, July 30th, 2015
Can technology free developing countries from light poverty?

The City Fix, July 30th, 2015
How the World’s Top Ten Emitters Are Committing to Change.

Hindustan Times, July 30th, 2015
Air pollution: Don’t blow hot and cold on clearing the air.

New York Times, July 29th, 2015
Hillary Clinton Lays Out Climate Change Plan.

The Gaurdian, July 29th, 2015
World Bank rejects energy industry notion that coal can cure poverty.

Eco Business, July 29th, 2015
Electric car sales accelerate in Beijing.

ECNS, July 29th, 2015
Beijing helps neighboring city cut air pollution.

The National, July 29th, 2015
The grey area over air pollution.

Air Quality News, July 29th, 2015
Think tank launches London air quality policy study.

Vietnam Net, July 29th, 2015
Coal-run thermal power plants still only choice in Vietnam.

HUffington Post, July 29th, 2015
OK, Google: Please Collect Air Pollution Data With Street View Cars.

Times of India, July 28th, 2015
Power row escalates between T, AP.

Fortune, July 28th, 2015
Google's Street View cars have been quietly testing air pollution.

China Daily, July 28th, 2015
Downtown Beijing to see one hour daily commute time in 2020.

China Daily, July 28th, 2015
Beijing promises blue skies for military parade.

Wall Streets Journal, July 23rd, 2015
China War on Pollution Benefits From Economic Slowdown.

Indian Express, July 23rd, 2015
What HC breathes in every day: Smoke, soot and body odour.

Wall Street Journal, July 22nd, 2015
Kind of Blue: China’s Air Pollution Not as Terrible as Before.

International Business Times, July 22nd, 2015
Wearable Technology Takes On Air Pollution And Smog With Personal Air-Quality Monitors.

NDTV, July 22nd, 2015
Despite Green Tribunal Efforts, Illegal Generators Thrive in Delhi's Grey Market.

IIEA, July 20th, 2015
Climate Hero or Villain? An Analysis of China’s Plans for Low Carbon Transition.

The Hindu, July 19th, 2015
Civic bodies crack the whip on polluters.

Dispatch News, July 18th, 2015
Deal requires deep pollution cuts at Iowa coal-fired plants owned by.

International Business News, July 18th, 2015
China's War Against Pollution: Beijing Makes Progress Relocating Polluting Factories.

Londist, July 18th, 2015
How Do Scientists Know 9,500 Londoners Died From Air Pollution?

The Guardian, July 18th, 2015
Nearly 9,500 people die each year in London because of air pollution.

Huffington Post, July 18th, 2015
Europe Is Taking Action on Air Pollution: But Will London's Mayor Follow Our Lead.

The Guardian, July 18th, 2015
MEPs vote for tougher air pollution limits.

Dispatch news, July 17th, 2015
Researchers say that particles from Air pollution could Cause Heart Disease.

The Century Foundation, July 17th, 2015
What India Can Learn from the World’s Largest Emitter.

Project Syndicate, July 17th, 2015
Europe’s Airpocalypse.

The Guardian, July 17th, 2015
Japan submits plan to UN to cut emissions by 26% by 2030.

Business Standard, July 17th, 2015
Air pollution from wildfires may harm the heart.

Ledger Gazette, July 16th, 2015
NGT raps Centre for lack of measures to curb air pollution.

The Hindu, July 16th, 2015
Reality check on air quality.

NDTV, July 16th, 2015
Green Panel Asks What Causes 83% of Delhi's Pollution. Centre Stumped.

Times of India, July 16th, 2015
Dense development can cut car use, clean up air in Delhi.

Utility Dive, July 15th, 2015
Report: Big generators account for most pollution, but US plants getting cleaner.

Newsweek, July 15th, 2015
Air pollution costs France 'over €100bn' a year.

Newsweek, July 15th, 2015
Air pollution costs France 'over €100bn' a year.

BBC, July 15th, 2015
Diesel cars: Is it time to switch to a cleaner fuel?

Indian Express, July 14th, 2015
Death By Breath: Govt to soon fine vehicles without pollution certificate.

India Today, July 11th, 2015
Small industries in residential areas throw a spanner in Delhi's pollution battle.

The Telegraph, July 10th, 2015
Young entrepreneur's British-made hi-tech masks hit the polluted streets of Beijing.

Live Science, July 10th, 2015
Dust Clouds the Future of the South Asian Monsoon.

Fair Observer, July 9th, 2015
India’s Major Push into the Limelight.

the Health Site, July 9th, 2015
Impact of overpopulation on health in India.

IEA Blog, July 9th, 2015
The word in Westminster on CCS.

Power Engineering, July 8th, 2015
EPA chief says climate plan on track despite mercury ruling.

Huffington Post, July 8th, 2015
EPA Chief Says She's Not Worried About Supreme Court Mercury Ruling.

Science Daily, July 8th, 2015
Record-breaking heavy rainfall events increased under global warming.

The Guardian, July 8th, 2015
What energy shortage?

Energy Central, July 8th, 2015
Indian States unwilling to sign agreements with coal-based power plants.

Energy Central July 8th, 2015
US 2015 coal production at lowest level since 1987: EIA.

Deccan Herald, July 7th, 2015
India's gas chambers.

New York Times, July 7th, 2015
California’s Drought Changes Habits in the Kitchen.

Economic Times, July 7th, 2015
China revamps 8,800 diesel buses to cut pollution.

VOX, July 7th, 2015
The most important climate story today is the global coal renaissance.

Science Daily, July 7th, 2015
Scientists study ways to integrate biofuels, food crops on farms.

Energy Central, July 5th, 2015
EIA report finds fossil fuels will remain dominant energy source.

Power Engineering, July 5th, 2015
2.7 GW of German coal-fired power plants to be shut down.

Asian Correspondant, July 4th, 2015
Beijing says its air pollution better in first half of 2015.

Rapid News Netowork, July 3rd, 2015
First electric double-decker bus will cut air pollution.

Energy Central, July 3rd, 2015
Greece tries to improve its financial situation at expense of energy projects.

Bangalore Mirror, July 3rd, 2015
Can’t stop registration of new vehicles.

Times of India, July 2nd, 2015
Delhi taking matter in own hands, air purifier queries up by 100%.

Times of India, July 2nd, 2015
BASIC Instinct: After China, Brazil signs US-driven climate deal; Will India travel its own path?

Zee News, July 2nd, 2015
Brick kilns turn hazardous for Kashmiris, violate environmental laws.

Communities Digital News, July 2nd, 2015
Is small particle air pollution really killing Americans?

TIME, July 2nd, 2015
How Fireworks Pollution Could Be Hurting Your Health.

Christian Science Monitor, July 2nd, 2015
Bluer skies? Beijing picks up pace in cutting dependency on coal.

Climate Progress, July 2nd, 2015
India Says It Won’t Set Date For Reducing Total Carbon Emissions.

NDTV, July 2nd, 2015
Civic Agencies to Collect Congestion Fee on Goods Vehicles.

ECNS, July 1st, 2015
Beijing's 7th ring road to come full circle.

Yale, July 1st, 2015
Why a Leading Indian Politician Is Now an Environmental Hawk?

Economic Times, July 1st, 2015
India, China suffer heavily due to air pollution.

Edinburgh News, July 1st, 2015
Edinburgh weather: Heat prompts smog health warning.

ECNS, June 30th, 2015
Startup rolls out smart air quality device in China to combat pollution.

Science Daily, June 30th, 2015
July 4: Short-term spike in particulate matter in US.

The City Fix, June 30th, 2015
Compact, Connected, and Coordinated: A Vision for India’s Smart Cities.

IEA Blog, June 30th, 2015
What is going on with the US Mercury and Air Toxics Standard (MATS)?

Sierra Club, June 30th, 2015
Enviro-Tracker Lets Users Gauge Air Quality.

Xinhua Net, June 28th, 2015
Beijing to keep cutting emissions throughout 2015.

The Dollar Business, June 28th, 2015
Rise in coal production can reduce India’s import bill.

China Daily, June 26th, 2015
Third party pollution control program to carry in Shanxi.

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.

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