Trucking firms line up for ports' clean-air programs
September 6, 2008 10:25 AM - LA Times
Following weeks of worry about whether they could meet their own deadlines, Los Angeles and Long Beach port officials said Friday that they were closing in on having enough trucking companies lined up to get their clean-air programs off the ground in October.
E.P.A. Issues New Engine Rules
September 5, 2008 09:03 AM - NY Times
Announcing what it called new â€œsurf and turfâ€ standards, the Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday set stricter antipollution rules for engines that run pleasure boats, lawn mowers and weed trimmers.
Asian pollution could spur U.S., European warming
September 5, 2008 08:45 AM - , The World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD)
Asian pollution from Asian power plants, cooking and heating could create summer hot spots in the central United States and southern Europe by mid-century, U.S. climate scientists reported on Thursday.
Beijing apologizes for stinking garbage plant
September 5, 2008 08:43 AM - Reuters
Beijing has made a rare public apology for a stinking garbage processing plant that prompted scores of angry residents to stage a street protest, local media reported on Friday.
How "Green" is Sarah Palin? Not very (unless you count her experience).
September 4, 2008 11:05 AM - , Big Green Purse
Before women get too excited about the nomination of Sarah Palin to the GOP Presidential ticket, they should pause long enough to take a look at her record. Political pundits have focused on her cred as a social conservative.
Cutting Fossil Fuel Subsidies Can Cut Greenhouse Gas Emissions Says UN Environment Report
August 29, 2008 11:25 AM - UNEP
Scrapping fossil fuel subsidies could play an important role in cutting greenhouse gases while giving a small but not insignificant boost to the global economy a new report by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) says. The report challenges the widely held view that such subsidies assist the poor arguing that many of these price support systems benefit the wealthier sections of society rather than those on low incomes.
Carbon Footprint: Saving at Home
August 28, 2008 09:25 AM - NY Times
YOU know your shoe size. But you probably donâ€™t know your carbon footprint, particularly the footprint of your home.
Tofu waste turns to gas: Video Report
August 28, 2008 09:22 AM - Reuters
Indonesians in a central Java village are turning tofu factory waste into energy, reducing both air and water pollution and offering an alternative to fossil fuels. Soy-rich wastewater is left to ferment, and the biogas produced is used by two tofu factories and 20 households in the area.
Santa Barbara County panel OKs offshore oil drilling
August 27, 2008 11:39 AM - LA Times
A divided Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday in support of offshore drilling, after an impassioned daylong hearing in which this year's record gas prices trumped the memory of a disastrous oil spill.
World Water Week demands halt to food wastage
August 27, 2008 10:09 AM - , The World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD)
Scientists and experts from around the world have warned that global food wastage must be halved by 2025 to meet the challenges of feeding the rapidly-growing population and preserving global water supplies.