Pollution

Car free day tries to drive home lessons of “Green Olympics”
September 29, 2008 10:28 AM - WWF

Beijing, China: After clamping down on cars and the pollution that comes with them for the Olympics, China last week tried to keep the spirit alive with its second national Car Free Day. As part of International Car Free Day, cities across the country restricted private vehicles in designated areas from 07:00 to 19:00 on Monday 22 September, and all drivers were encouraged to leave their cars at home.

Clogged Beijing unveils new traffic controls
September 28, 2008 10:23 AM - Reuters

BEIJING (Reuters) - Flushed with the success of Olympic traffic controls and struck by the painful return to congested normality, Beijing on Saturday unveiled plans for smaller-scale but permanent controls on its drivers.

Kicking oil habit harder than they say
September 26, 2008 10:09 AM - Chicago Tribune

Barack Obama and John McCain are promising voters a Tomorrowland of electric cars and high-speed trains and solar panels, a vision of American life without a drop of imported oil.

Boeing, Virgin join group committed to biofuel for commercial jets
September 26, 2008 10:00 AM - www.wbcsd.org

Boeing joined Virgin Atlantic Airways and eight other airlines this morning to pledge to speed up the development of sustainable, second-generation biofuels for use in the commercial aviation industry.

Don't blame cities for climate change, see them as solutions
September 26, 2008 09:27 AM - SAGE Publications UK

Cities are being unfairly blamed for most of humanity's greenhouse gas emissions and this threatens efforts to tackle climate change, warns a study in the October 2008 issue of the journal Environment and Urbanization.

Life in suburbs drives emissions higher
September 19, 2008 12:32 PM - Matthew Warren, The Australian

WORKING families living on the edges of Australia's urban sprawl are generating up to 10 times more greenhouse emissions in their cars than those from the inner city, according to new research.

Chicago outlines plan to slash greenhouse gases
September 19, 2008 09:39 AM - Associated Press

CHICAGO - Mayor Richard M. Daley has announced a plan to dramatically slash emissions of heat-trapping gases, part of an effort to fight global warming and become one of the greenest cities in the nation.

Report Reveals Flawed U.S. E-Waste Policies
September 18, 2008 10:22 AM - Ben Block, Worldwatch Institute

In a harsh review of U.S. hazardous waste laws, independent government investigators highlighted the need for improved regulation of electronic waste in a new report.

Tributyltin canned
September 17, 2008 09:28 AM - WWF

A milestone in the protection of the oceans was reached today as a global ban on tributyltin (TBT) - one of the most toxic chemicals deliberately released into the sea - entered into force.

Tar sands - the new toxic investment
September 17, 2008 08:41 AM - Terry Macalister

Shell and BP have been warned by investors that their involvement in unconventional energy production such as Canada's oil sands could turn out to be the industry's equivalent of the sub-prime lending that poisoned the banking sector and triggered the current financial crisis.

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