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Maersk Line, Ports of LA & Long Beach in 3-year project to measure air pollution benefits from $125M eco-upgrade; real-time tracking 24x7

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This advances our ability to reduce greenhouse gases and other pollutants on a global scale. Ships generate the lion’s share of air pollution associated with port activity. Since 2007, Maersk Line has reduced GHG emissions associated with its vessel operations by 42% on a per container, per kilometer basis. —Dr.

10-year study shows how air pollution fosters heart disease; accelerated plaque build-up in arteries

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Long-term exposure to particulate air pollution has been linked to an increased risk of heart disease, but the biological process has not been understood. Repeated scans were done for nearly all participants between 2002 and 2005; for a subset of participants between 2005 and 2007; and for half of all participants between 2010 and 2012.

Stamp of Approval

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Achieving the maximum air quality improvements would require a significant cut in the pollution produced by electric utilities.

Plug-in Hybrid Study: Electricity Better

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Simply put, the study found what advocates of electric transportation have long held to be true: as regards greenhouse gases and pollution generally speaking, the worst electricity is still better than petroleum. And the grid is getting cleaner and more renewable every year. I truly hope we have turned a corner. to 10.3 billion metric tons.

Whither CARB?

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was originally charged with reducing pollution. pollution The California Air Resources Board , one of the culprits identified in Who Killed the Electric Car? , Now it's actions are meant to help reduce carbon emissions and petroleum usage, as well. Schwarzenegger and CARB have a unique opportunity. They can do it again.

BMW H2 BS

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With hydrogen as a fuel option, the car is so expensive and made in such limited numbers it has no MSRP and is not rated on the EPA Green Vehicle Guide for 2007 or 2008. The 7 Series has get a combined sub-20mpg and has an air pollution index of 6 out of 10. You can't beat a free car and free fuel.

Milan gives up cars on the Sabbath

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The Italian city of Milan is to banish cars for 10 hours on Sunday in a bid to cut the city’s air pollution. The Northern Italy city first imposed trial bans in 2007, the BBC reports, and is imposed whenever pollution breaks statutory limits for 12 consecutive days. Milan is one of Europe’s most polluted [.].

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Did Mayor Bloomberg in China Drive a Miles Javlon?

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and Chinese technology that is taking us forward—toward 100 percent electric-powered vehicles that drastically reduce air pollutants, cut carbon emissions, and are less expensive to operate. Autobloggreen is reporting that Mayor Bloomberg has driven the first Miles Automotive highway-legal all-electric car off the production line.

German Battery, German Electric Car?

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The German government has opposed the strictest CO2 emission proposals in the EU, in order to protect their domestic, comparatively more polluting, auto industry. Li-tec is said to be working in cooperation with Bosch and Volkswagen, which has heightened interest. German Greens have bought into hydrogen hype as much as California regulators.

Toyota, too, Says No

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Such grid-connected options, which would lower automobiles' role in global warming, pollution and petroleum dependence, may be inevitable, but the automakers' self-interest remains postponing that day. "Automakers get it this time, calling for up to a 40% increase to 35 mpg by 2022, the first increase since 1985.

Soot and Spin: Two Plug-in Paradoxes

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Cold starts mean more pollution. The catalytic converter that keeps the ICE from being a gross polluter in conventional cars and hybrids however, isn't kept warm by the continual embrace of an ever-churning engine in a hybrid with all-electric range. It also spreads doubt about the enviro bona fides of plug-ins. What is possible?

IEEE: Will CARB Take Part in Plug-in Car Revival?

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The IEEE article contains a germ of hope: thanks to today's climate - economic, political and atmospheric - some consumers are ready to trade range for a car that costs less to run and produces less pollution. The IEEE Spectrum Magazine for November 07 touts on its cover "Battery or Fuel-Cell Cars? A California Cabal Will Decide."

Coal Into Cars: The Good, the Bad, the Ugly

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the polluting properties of coal - starting with mining and lasting long after burning - and the large amounts of energy required to liquefy it mean that liquid coal produces more than twice the global warming emissions as regular gasoline.driving a Prius on liquid coal makes it as dirty as a Hummer on regular gasoline."

ex-CARB Chair Sawyer's Open Letter to Schwarzenegger

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Robert Sawyer, recently fired as Chair of the California Air Resources Board by Gov. Schwarzenegger, has handed his letter to the Governor to the press. Take a look. What will happen to the ZEV mandate review process as the newly appointed Chair Mary Nichols comes up to speed will be watched closely.

Schwarzenegger's Green Cred Fading with CARB Caos

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The LA Times headline, Mixed messages in the air, The governor's actions often work against his tough talk on pollution tells the story. Schwarzenegger has vetoed bills that would put new taxes on polluters, spur the development of alternative fuels and help clean the air. The firings and their implication has gone international.

Hydrogen Hyped: BMW Does Pogue

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One altfuel epiphany Pogue blogged in May, 2006 came watching The Amazing Race 9 (CBS) in Brazil, where sugar cane-based ethanol has eliminated petroleum imports and reduced pollution. Why are even the smartest journalists unable to get beyond the hype when it comes to automobiles and alternative fuels? He's got cred. Man, I sure hope so.

Zero-Carbon Drive to Sacto Anti-Carbon Rally and Back

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We want to power our cars from non-polluting, zero carbon emitting electricity from wind and solar photovoltaic systems on our roofs. Dan Kalb of the Union of Concerned Scientists and Bonnie Holms-Gen of the Lung Association were there to lend their voices of protest against the auto industry's continuing legal assault on California. No Deal.

Nielsen global survey finds concerns about climate change slipping behind concerns over other environmental issues; air and water pollution top worries, pesticide use #3

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Portugal and Mexico were also the world’s most concerned countries about water shortages and air and water pollution. Source: Nielsen.

Study links air pollution and cyclone intensity in Arabian Sea; suggested solutions include diesel filters and two-stroke engines running on LPG fuel

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Pollution is making Arabian Sea cyclones more intense, according to a study in the journal Nature. The Nature paper suggests that weakening winds have enabled the formation of stronger cyclones in recent years—including storms in 2007 and 2010 that were the first recorded storms to enter the Gulf of Oman. Resources. Amato T.

Emissions of Air Pollutants down in EU-27

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The European Community’s air pollutant emission inventory report released by the European Environment Agency finds that in 2007, sulphur oxides (SO x ) emissions were down by 72 % from 1990 levels. EU-27 emissions of all four pollutants were lower in 2007 than in 2006. and NMVOC. LRTAP.

Study finds power law scaling relationship between urban population and NO2 pollution

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Even though larger cities are typically more energy efficient with lower per-capita emissions, more people still translates to more pollution.)

UCLA researchers find potential link between traffic pollution and some rare childhood cancers

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Scientists from UCLA’s Fielding School of Public Health have found a possible link between exposure to traffic-related air pollution and several rare childhood cancers. Pollution exposure was estimated for the area around each child’s home for each trimester of their mother’s pregnancy and during their first year of life. Brief

BREAKING NEWS: Exxon/Mobil Ordered Out of Torrance, Guilty of Greenhouse Gas Pollution

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Consider this fair and legal warning, world’s largest and most polluting oil company - I’m giving you 10 years to pack up and hit the road.

Daimler Trucks NA presents new Class 8 Freightliner Cascadia with fuel efficiency improved up to 8%

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With 412,000 units sold since the launch of the first Cascadia in 2007 the Cascadia is the best-selling Class 8 truck in the NAFTA region.

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EEA: Traffic pollution still harmful to health in many parts of Europe

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Trend in emissions of air pollutants from transport in EEA-32: PM 2.5 , CO, SO x , NMVOC, NO x. Transport in Europe is still responsible for damaging levels of air pollutants and a quarter of EU greenhouse gas emissions, despite some progress in reducing the impacts from transport. lower in 2011 than its peak in 2007. in 2010.

Comparative study finds that B20 increases emission rates of a number of pollutants in both light- and medium-duty diesel engines at idle

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Unregulated pollutants also include ozone precursors and bioaccumulative and toxic compounds. Emission rates for the 1.7 and 6.4 species?

EU Likely to Miss 2010 Air Pollutant Limits; NOx the Toughest

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Updated emission estimates for the EU for 2010 show just 14 Member States expect to meet their respective 2010 air pollutant limits set under the EU National Emission Ceilings Directive (NEC Directive), according to the European Environment Agency (EEA). The progress toward meeting ceilings for the other pollutants remains largely on track.

Study quantifies impact of oil and gas emissions on Denver’s ozone problem

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Colorado has been out of compliance with federal ozone standard since 2007. The red diamond indicates the location of the BAO measurement site.

Ford and Baidu invest $150M in Velodyne LiDAR

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Baidu is developing autonomous vehicles with the intention to increase passenger safety and reduce traffic congestion and pollution in China. By 2007, Hall had transitioned the focus of Velodyne to LiDAR sensors. Velodyne LiDAR, Inc., Velodyne’s LiDAR solutions are capable of producing 300,000 (Puck Lite, VLP-16) to 2.2 Earlier post.).

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Solvay launches rare earth recycling activity in France

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First launched in 2007, the project required two years of research and development followed by two years of industrialization studies and site selection. Belgium-based chemical group Solvay has opened two rare earth recycling units in France. The investment was officially approved in 2011. Brief

It’s Time To Go To The Mattresses

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Can you believe the nerve of those dirty backstabbers? How long did they think we were gonna put up with that? We had a vote and then we had a toast.

Black carbon is a much larger cause of climate change than previously assessed; about twice previous estimates, and 2/3 the effect of CO2

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Schematic overview of the primary black-carbon emission sources and the processes that control. Source: Bond et al. Click to enlarge. Click to enlarge.

EPA report shows progress in reducing urban air toxics across US; 50% reduction from mobile sources since 1990

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The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released the Second Integrated Urban Air Toxics Report to Congress—the final of two reports required under the Clean Air Act (CAA) to inform Congress of progress in reducing public health risks from urban air toxics (also referred to as hazardous air pollutants or HAPs). Resources.

Study finds high exhaust temperatures within NTE operation for heavy-duty diesels with aftertreatment systems contribute to high nanoparticle concentrations

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The team used a MY 2007 Volvo MD11 engine compliant with USEPA 2007 emissions standards. Transient particle size distribution variation over the PA3 in-use NTE cycle. Subchart shows the temperature variation downstream of the DPF and SCR catalyst. Credit: ACS, Thiruvengadam et al. Click to enlarge. g/bhp-hr and 0.01 Resources.

EPA making $20M available for clean diesel projects

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The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued a Request for Proposals ( EPA-OAR-OTAQ-12-05 ) with up to $20 million in FY 2012 grant funding to establish clean diesel projects aimed at reducing pollution from the existing fleet of diesel engines. 2007 model year or newer heavy-duty engine. pumps). technologies.

HEI ACES study of lifetime animal exposure to New Technology Diesel Engine exhaust finds no lung cancer

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exhaust from heavy-duty diesel engines meeting EPA 2007 and later emissions requirements—has found no evidence of carcinogenic lung tumors. The study exposed laboratory rats 80 hours a week, for up to 30 months, to emissions from a heavy-duty diesel engine meeting 2007 US EPA standards using new filters and other control technology.

Satellite altimeter data study finds global ship traffic up 4x over past 20 years

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Maritime traffic on the world’s oceans has increased four-fold over the past 20 years, likely causing more water, air and noise pollution on the open seas, according to a new study quantifying global ship traffic. The research used satellite altimeter data to estimate the number of vessels on the ocean every year between 1992 and 2012. Brie

EPA updates rules to ease commercialization of alternative fuel conversion systems

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While properly engineered conversion systems can reduce or at least not increase emissions, poorly designed systems can lead to much more pollution. MY 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009 and < useful life mileage. systems that alter a conventionally-fueled vehicle or engine to enable it to run on an alternative fuel.

UC Berkeley study concludes demand reduction policies on light-duty vehicles essential to meeting GHG reduction targets by 2050

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emissions (kg CO 2 person -1 yr -1 ) for a global sample of countries (2007) with a wide range of per capita incomes. Click to enlarge. Environ.

Study finds biodiesel use in HD trucks in Canada will result in very minimal changes in air quality and health benefits

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However, the impact of these changes in HDDV exhaust emissions on ambient atmospheric pollutant concentrations and, more importantly, on human health outcomes across Canada have not been evaluated. An open-access paper on the study has been accepted for publication in the ACS journal Environmental Science & Technology. —Rouleau et al.