Pollution

EPA proposes new one-hour NO2 standard in an effort to reduce respiratory illnesses
June 30, 2009 10:31 AM - Editor, ENN

For the first time in more than 35 years, EPA has proposed to strengthen the nation’s nitrogen dioxide (NO2) air quality standard that protects public health.

Air Pollution From Freeway Extends One And A Half Miles Away

Environmental health researchers from UCLA, the University of Southern California and the California Air Resources Board have found that during the hours before sunrise, freeway air pollution extends much further than previously thought.

Thoughts on the Waxman-Markey Climate Bill
June 28, 2009 10:37 AM - Rod Adams, Atomic Insights, Triple Pundit

The Waxman-Markey climate bill (HR 2454), passed in the U.S. House of Representatives today, is hailed by many as the most important piece of climate change legislation ever. Yet it's still receiving a surprising amount of opposition from environmentalists, mostly for it's plentiful polluter permits, weak renewable electricity goals, and low carbon emission reduction targets .

House passes landmark climate change bill
June 27, 2009 07:03 AM - Richard Cowan, Reuters

President Barack Obama scored a major victory on Friday when the House of Representatives passed legislation to slash industrial pollution that is blamed for global warming. The Democratic-controlled House passed the climate change bill, a top priority for Obama, by a vote of 219-212.

Methane controls before risky geoengineering, please
June 26, 2009 10:36 AM - Kirk Smith, New Scientist

When the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change came into force in 1994, climate change's impacts seemed distant. Not any more. With daily reports of changes to glaciers, ice sheets, oceans and ecological systems, climate change seems upon us.

Europe dodges the carbon pollution issue
June 26, 2009 10:18 AM - WWF

European environment ministers have sidestepped the key emissions reduction strategy of classifying carbon dioxide as a pollutant during consideration of new laws to limit industrial pollution.

New Law Requires Calif. Landfills to Capture Methane
June 26, 2009 06:25 AM - ClimateBiz, GreenBiz

A new regulation adopted today will force more than a dozen California landfills to install equipment that captures methane gas created by decomposing solid waste. The California Air Resources Board’s newly adopted measure will also impact other landfills by forcing them to change their operating practices to reduce the amount of methane released into the atmosphere.

Better Particle Filters For Trucks
June 25, 2009 10:38 AM - Science Daily

Particle filters are standard in the basic fittings for cars. Construction machines, city buses and garbage trucks must now follow suit.

House Democrats reach deal on Climate Bill
June 24, 2009 07:01 AM - Richard Cowan, Reuters

Democrats in the House of Representatives on Tuesday said they had reached a deal on difficult agriculture issues in a climate change bill, clearing the way for a vote and probable passage in the chamber this week. "We have an agreement finally," said House Agriculture Committee Chairman Collin Peterson, whose support had been widely sought by House Democratic leaders. Peterson declared he is now prepared to vote for the controversial bill.

Climate Change, Wildlife, and Wildlands Toolkit
June 23, 2009 02:15 PM - Editor

The new Climate Change, Wildlife and Wildlands Toolkit for Formal and Informal Educators is an updated and expanded version of the award-winning (2001 Public Relations Society of America Bronze Anvil Award for Interactive Communications and 2002 Telly Award) and very popular (over 40,000 kits distributed in all 51 states and territories and over a dozen countries across the world) Climate Change, Wildlife and Wildlands Toolkit for Teachers and Interpreters first published in 2001.

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