Stanford study finds current carbon capture technology inefficient & increases air pollution

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Jacobson, professor of civil and environmental engineering at Stanford University, suggests that carbon capture technologies are inefficient and increase air pollution. All sorts of scenarios have been developed under the assumption that carbon capture actually reduces substantial amounts of carbon. However, this research finds that it reduces only a small fraction of carbon emissions, and it usually increases air pollution. A study by Mark Z.

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The Whac-a-Mole Economics of Border Carbon Adjustments

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What can we learn from California’s pioneering efforts to price carbon at the border? Everybody’s talking about border carbon adjustments. The EU has announced its plan to tax the emissions … Continue Reading The Whac-a-Mole Economics of Border Carbon Adjustments.

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Study links breathing in black carbon from polluted air to alterations in lung blood vessels

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The study adds to the evidence that exposure to diesel pollutants at what are considered relatively low levels may contribute to subtle changes in the lungs that may make people more prone to developing chronic lung disease, the third leading cause of death globally. The researchers say the differences observed in people exposed to higher levels of black carbon were comparable in magnitude to those associated with smoking a pack of cigarettes a day for 15 years.

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NUS researcher links air pollution to increased residential electricity demand

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A study conducted by Associate Professor Alberto Salvo from the Department of Economics at the National University of Singapore (NUS) Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences found that households respond to ambient air pollution by increasing electricity consumption, which in turn increases the carbon emissions that are co-produced in supplying the electricity. Besides electricity, the study found that households exposed to air pollution consumed more natural gas.

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New iron catalyst helps preferentially reduce NO to hydroxylamine; pollution control and clean energy

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Researchers from Korea and France have shown that iron–nitrogen-doped carbon is an efficient and durable electrocatalyst for selective nitric oxide reduction into hydroxylamine. Among the major pollutants, nitrogen oxide (NO x ) accumulation can cause severe respiratory diseases and imbalance in the Earth’s nitrogen cycle.

Exploding, Dirty, Polluting Torrance Refinery Continues To Terrorize Residents As It Spews Lies Along With Climate Killing Carbon

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California Governor signs new super-pollutants legislation into law; black carbon, fluorinated gases and methane

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signed SB 1383 , establishing the nation’s toughest restrictions on super pollutants including black carbon, fluorinated gases and methane. SB 1383 reduces the emission of super pollutants (also known as short-lived climate pollutants) and promotes renewable gas by requiring a 50% reduction in black carbon and 40% reduction in methane and hydrofluorocarbon from 2013 levels by 2030. and other pollutants. California Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr.

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More power, less pollution

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The utilities industry sees a significant drop in carbon emissions. Steve Noctor of It’s Electric posts about the long-term trends of renewable and cleaner burning sources of energy and how they are responsible for the increasingly cleaner U.S. utilities industry.

Study finds short-term exposure to air pollution may impede cognition; NSAIDs could help

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Exposure to air pollution, even over the course of just a few weeks, can impede mental performance, according to a new study led by researchers at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health. The study is among the first to explore short-term air pollution exposures and the use of NSAIDs to mitigate their effects. Air pollution levels were obtained from a site in Boston. Air pollution has also been associated with poor cognition of children and adults.

Two-year study in Canada finds large trucks disproportionately contribute to higher levels of black carbon pollution

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A two-year study led by researchers at the University of Toronto has found large trucks to be the greatest contributors to black carbon emissions close to major roadways. Researchers found that air pollution levels right beside a major trucking route within a city were close to levels seen beside Highway 401, despite the road carrying less than one-tenth of the vehicle traffic.

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Study finds rapid health benefits following air pollution reduction

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Reductions in air pollution yielded fast and significant impacts on health-outcomes, as well as decreases in all-cause morbidity, according to new open-access research published in Annals of the American Thoracic Society. The study by the Environmental Committee of the Forum of International Respiratory Societies (FIRS) reviewed interventions that have reduced air pollution at its source. It’s critical that governments adopt and enforce WHO guidelines for air pollution immediately.

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Study estimates ~4M children worldwide develop asthma each year because of NO2 air pollution

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About 4 million children worldwide develop asthma each year because of inhaling nitrogen dioxide (NO 2 ) air pollution, according to an open-access study published in The Lancet Planetary Health by researchers at the George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health (Milken Institute SPH). Our findings suggest that millions of new cases of pediatric asthma could be prevented in cities around the world by reducing air pollution.

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How much do electric cars really pollute, even without tailpipes?

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But there's no escaping that manufacturing these vehicles, driving them for 10 years or more, and then disposing of them creates pollution that has a wide range of negative impacts. Carbon Footprint emissions EPA Argonne National Laboratory carbon dioxide plug-in cars air pollution Union of Concerned ScientistsPersonal automobiles have given hundreds of millions of people the great luxury of a convenient and comfortable mode of transportation.

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Study: 25% EV adoption would save US $17B annually from avoided climate change & pollution damages

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A new study led by researchers from Northwestern University projects that if electric vehicles replaced 25% of combustion engine cars currently on the road, the United States would save approximately $17 billion annually by avoiding damages from climate change and air pollution. Vehicle electrification in the United States could prevent hundreds to thousands of premature deaths annually while reducing carbon emissions by hundreds of millions of tons.

Study: plant roadside hedges rather than trees to combat near-road pollution

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Urban planners should plant hedges—or a combination of trees with hedges—rather than just relying on roadside trees if they are most effectively to reduce pollution exposure from cars in near-road environments, according to a new study from the University of Surrey. The researchers found that roadsides that only had hedges were the most effective at reducing pollution exposure, cutting black carbon by up to 63 percent.

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Rice University study of lung cells suggests anthropogenic carbon nanotubes are common pollutants

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Rice University scientists, working with colleagues in France, have detected the presence of anthropogenic carbon nanotubes (CBTs) in cells extracted from the airways of Parisian children under routine treatment for asthma. Carbon nanotubes and carbon nanoparticles (a) in vehicle exhaust and (b) inside a lung cell vacuole. HRTEM and EDX microanalyses confirmed the carbonaceous nature of both nano-spherules and MWCNT-like structures (> 67% elemental carbon).

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Study finds significant proportion of childhood asthma cases may be attributable to air pollution

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Findings of a study led by the Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal) and published in the European Respiratory Journal suggest that a significant proportion of childhood asthma cases may be attributable to outdoor air pollution, and that these cases could be prevented. Emerging evidence suggests that exposure to air pollution may increase the risk of developing this respiratory disease during childhood. and black carbon (BC).

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Study finds black carbon pollution directly affects bacteria; altering effectiveness of antibiotics, increasing the potential for infection

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Researchers from the University of Leicester (UK) have shown for the first time that black carbon, a major component of air pollution, directly affects bacteria that cause respiratory infections— Streptococcus pneumoniae and Staphylococcus aureus —thereby increasing the potential for infection and changing the effectiveness of antibiotic treatment. Data from the study shows that black carbon induces changes in biofilm formation, structure, and function.

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NIH study links air pollution to increase in newborn intensive care admissions

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Infants born to women exposed to high levels of air pollution in the week before delivery are more likely to be admitted to a newborn intensive care unit (NICU), suggests an analysis by researchers at the US National Institutes of Health (NIH). Depending on the type of pollution, chances for NICU admission increased from about 4% to as much as 147%, compared to infants whose mothers did not encounter high levels of air pollution during the week before delivery.

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Study suggests early childhood exposure to traffic air pollution associated with later structural changes in brain

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A new study suggests that significant early childhood exposure to traffic-related air pollution (TRAP) is associated with structural changes in the brain at the age of 12. Those regions denote a reduction in cortical thickness linked to elemental carbon attributed to traffic.

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Global carbon emissions have been flat for three years now

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Last month, scientists released an assessment that suggests global carbon emissions did not increase significantly in 2016. That makes this the third year in a row that carbon emissions have remained flat. Environmental emissions energy policy greenhouse gas climate change carbon dioxide air pollutionGlobal efforts to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions may be starting to pay off, suggests a recent study.

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HyPER project using sorbent-enhanced steam reforming for low-carbon production of H2 from natural gas

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An international collaboration led by Cranfield University will examine the potential for the low-carbon production of hydrogen from natural gas. The outputs are high-purity streams of hydrogen and carbon dioxide which can be then stored, sold or transported to where it is needed.

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California introduces first-in-nation rules to reduce climate “super pollutants” from commercial refrigeration, air conditioning equipment

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HFCs are considered to be super pollutants because they trap heat in the atmosphere thousands of times more effectively than carbon dioxide, the most prevalent greenhouse gas. Technology exists that makes it possible for new facilities to use refrigerants with very low-GWP today, such as carbon dioxide or ammonia. The California Air Resources Board recently approved first-in-the-nation rules to curb the impact of hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) refrigerants.

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Study links PM2.5 pollution with millions of preterm births globally

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Recent research has suggested that exposure to air pollution could also be a risk factor. exposures, inclusion of provider-initiated preterm births, and exposure to indoor air pollution. This study highlights that air pollution may not just harm people who are breathing the air directly—it may also seriously affect a baby in its mother’s womb.

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Cars now clean enough that household products rival them for air pollution

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Today's cars emit less than 1 percent of the three "criteria" pollutants that came out of their tailpipes half a century ago. They emit relatively so little carbon monoxide, nitrogen oxides, and hydrocarbons that the collective. emissions EPA carbon dioxide air pollutionThe first major emission controls on motor vehicles were introduced in 1975 with the advent of the catalytic converter.

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Study shows two-stroke scooters dominant source of air pollution in many cities; asymmetric polluters

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A study by European researchers has found that two-stroke (2S) scooters, although constituting a small fraction of the fleet, can dominate urban vehicular pollution through organic aerosol and aromatic emission factors up to thousands of times higher than from other vehicle classes. They found that the oxidation of VOCs in 2S scooter emissions produces significant SOA (g carbon (C) kg -1 fuel), with total OA on average 2.9

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Poor air quality to remain a problem in India despite pollution control policies

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in 2030 even if India were to comply with its existing pollution control policies and regulations. In January 2019, the Indian government launched the National Clean Air Program (NCAP), a five-year action plan to curb air pollution; build a pan-India air quality monitoring network; and improve citizen awareness. The program focuses on 102 polluted Indian cities and aims to reduce PM 2.5 In 2015, air pollution emission control costs accounted for about 0.7%

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Opinion: Carbon credits – a pass to make polluting cars?

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Carbon credits, which can be bought to offset emissions that would otherwise breach national or international regulations, have been around for over a decade.

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Researchers say policies to curb short-lived climate pollutants could yield major health benefits; methane and black carbon

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A commitment to reducing global emissions of short-lived climate pollutants (SLCPs) such as methane and black carbon could slow global warming while boosting public health and agricultural yields, aligning the Paris Climate Agreement with global sustainable development goals, according to new analysis by an international research panel published in the journal Science.

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Study finds NSAIDs may lessen air pollution effects on lung function

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A new study is the first to report evidence that nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) such as aspirin may lessen the adverse effects of air pollution exposure on lung function. The researchers examined the relationship between test results, self-reported NSAID use, and ambient particulate matter (PM) and black carbon in the month preceding the test, while accounting for a variety of factors, including the health status of the subject and whether or not he was a smoker.

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NITI Aayog launches ‘Shoonya’ Campaign to promote zero pollution delivery vehicles

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NITI Aayog launches ‘Shoonya’ Campaign to promote zero pollution delivery vehicles. NITI Aayog with US-based RMI and RMI India’s support launched the ‘Shoonya’ Campaign an initiative to promote zero-pollution delivery vehicles by working with consumers and the industry.

Carbon emissions from U.S. power generation fall to 25-year low

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While automakers work to meet stricter carbon-emissions standards, another sector of the U.S. Carbon-dioxide (CO2) emissions from electricity generation during the first six months of 2016 were the lowest since 1991, according to the U.S. emissions electric utilities renewable energy solar energy air pollutioneconomy has already made notable progress in reducing ts emissions.

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Smartphones and sensors as personal, real-time pollution monitors

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Air pollution varies widely over the course of a day and by location, even within the same city. Now scientists, reporting in the ACS journal Environmental Science & Technology , have used smartphone and sensing technology better to pinpoint where and when pollution is at its worst. note that many studies have investigated people’s exposure to air pollution, which is associated with respiratory and cardiovascular problems.

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Global Carbon Project: Global carbon emissions growth slows, but hits record high

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Driven by rising natural gas and oil consumption, levels of CO 2 are expected to hit 37 billion metric tons this year, according to new estimates from the Global Carbon Project (GCP), an initiative led by Stanford University scientist Rob Jackson. increase in carbon dioxide emissions for 2019.

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Study suggests air pollution may be linked to heightened mouth cancer risk; PM2.5 and ozone

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High levels of air pollutants, especially fine particulate matter (PM 2.5 ) and to a lesser extent, ozone, may be linked to a heightened risk of developing mouth cancer, suggests a study by a team of Taiwanese researchers. Exposure to heavy metals and emissions from petrochemical plants are also thought to be implicated in the development of the disease, while air pollution, especially PM 2.5 , is known to be harmful to respiratory and cardiovascular health.

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When Did Environmentalists Stop Hugging Trees?

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Cars Vs. Planes: Which Emits More Carbon? (Which Sins Worst?)

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Eco-activists often indict air travel as a carbon-spewing threat to the global climate. Worldwide, commercial jets pour an estimated 700 million tons of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere each year, leading to headlines like this one in The New York Times not long ago: “Your Biggest Carbon Sin May Be Air Travel.” Carbon Footprint emissions greenhouse gas climate change transportation policy air pollution

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Congressman introduces “Super Pollutant” emissions act

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US Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) introduced the Super Pollutant Emissions Reduction Act (SUPER Act) of 2013, legislation aimed at combating short-lived climate pollutants, which are only somewhat addressed by disparate government programs. The short-lived climate pollutants (also called super pollutants) include black carbon, a primary component of soot; tropospheric ozone, the principle component of urban smog; methane; and hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs).

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European Environment Agency report finds carbon capture and storage could also impact air pollution

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Carbon capture and storage (CCS) involves capturing carbon dioxide released by power stations and other industrial sources, and burying it deep underground. In addition to keeping anthropogenic CO 2 out of the atmosphere, this technology will lead to benefits and trade-offs for air pollution, according to a new report from the European Environment Agency (EEA). The EEA report identifies some of the potential benefits and trade-offs for the main air pollutants.

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Study provides more insight into air pollution mechanisms that cause cardiovascular diseases

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Air pollution, and fine dust in particular, is calculated to contribute to more than four million deaths each year. Scientists around Professor Thomas Münzel, Director of Cardiology I at the Department of Cardiology at the Medical Center Mainz of Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU), reviewed the mechanisms responsible for vascular damage from air pollution together with scientists from the UK and the US.

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Activated carbon filter now standard in all Volkswagen models

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Volkswagen has begun to fit all its models with an activated carbon filter. Furthermore, the filter technology with activated carbon layer also converts harmful gases such as nitrogen dioxide, leaving the interior air cleaner and less disturbing. One of the greatest advantages of an activated carbon filter for the interior is how effectively it handles harmful nitrogen dioxide (NO 2 ) gas formed during the combustion process.

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DOE: highway vehicles responsible for a declining share of pollutants

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Highway vehicles are responsible for a declining share of pollutants in the US, according to data gathered by the US Department of Energy (DOE). More than half of all carbon monoxide (CO) emissions in 2002 were from highway vehicles; by 2016 that fell to 30%. The share of nitrogen oxides (NO x ) emissions from highway vehicles declined from 43% of all NO x emissions in 2002 to 34% in 2016.

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Self Replicating Carbon Capture & Storage Device Revealed

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Today we learned of a self replicating, carbon capture and storage device. The post Self Replicating Carbon Capture & Storage Device Revealed appeared first on My Electric Car. Air Pollution Carbon Capture StorageBreaking news!

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