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. This highlights the potential of co-beneficial solutions to climate change that not only curb greenhouse gas emissions but also reduce the health burden of harmful air pollution.

Water pollution: A critical driver of climate change

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Dr Thomas Shahady, Professor of Environmental Science at the University of Lynchburg, discusses the potential impact that water pollution has on climate change. The post Water pollution: A critical driver of climate change appeared first on Innovation News Network.

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Mitigating the impacts of climate change on the water cycle

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Marc Hannis, Principal of Ofwat’s Water Innovation Fund, outlines the impacts of climate change on the water cycle. The post Mitigating the impacts of climate change on the water cycle appeared first on Innovation News Network. Environment Climate Change Pollution The Innovation Platform Issue 11 Water Supply

Study suggests future climate changes to worsen air quality for >85% of China’s population; ~20k+ additional deaths each year

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A study by a team of researchers from China, the US and Germany suggests that future climate change may worsen air quality for more than 85% of China’s population, leading to an additional 20,000 deaths each year. The team used a combination of climate, air quality, and epidemiological models to assess future air pollution deaths in a changing climate under Representative Concentration Pathway 4.5 (RCP Projected changes in mean annual PM 2.5

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How Engineers Can Help Protect Earth From Worsening Climate Change

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Earth Day, which is celebrated annually on 22 April, aims to drive transformative change by educating people about what they can do to help. The day reminds us of the need to protect our planet and its ecosystems against the worsening climate crisis.

How does air pollution affect where you live?

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New research suggests that the impacts of air pollution differ drastically depending on the location where the pollutants are emitted. The post How does air pollution affect where you live? Environment Climate Change Pollution

PCAST suggests 6 key components for climate change strategy to President Obama; adaptation and mitigation

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The President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) released a letter to President Obama describing six key components the advisory group believes should be central to the Administration’s strategy for addressing climate change. The first component aims to reduce the damage resulting from changes in climate (“adaptation”), while the last five aim to reduce the pace and magnitude of these changes (“mitigation”).

Georgia Tech study projects potential mixed impacts of climate change policies on air quality

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In the study, the researchers assessed the impact of four potential climate mitigation policies—two climate tax scenarios (CT1 and CT2); a combined transportation and energy scenario (TE); a biomass energy (BE) scenario; plus a reference case—on air quality in the US in 2050 using a chemical transport model (CTM) to simulate air pollutant concentrations and applying recent climate downscaling and emissions modeling advancements.

US rejects Keystone XL pipeline, citing combatting climate change as critical factor; Kerry: arguments pro and con “overstated”

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The critical factor in my determination was this: moving forward with this project would significantly undermine our ability to continue leading the world in combatting climate change. The reality is that this decision could not be made solely on the numbers—jobs that would be created, dirty fuel that would be transported here, or carbon pollution that would ultimately be unleashed. … Climate Change Infrastructure Oil sands

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US rejects Keystone XL pipeline, citing combatting climate change as critical factor; Kerry: arguments pro and con “overstated”

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The critical factor in my determination was this: moving forward with this project would significantly undermine our ability to continue leading the world in combatting climate change. The reality is that this decision could not be made solely on the numbers—jobs that would be created, dirty fuel that would be transported here, or carbon pollution that would ultimately be unleashed. … Climate Change Infrastructure Oil sands

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Study estimates California’s GHG reductions since 2003 could be wiped out by 2020 wildfires

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But if it were, the wildfires would be setting California back in meeting its climate goals, with the carbon emissions from California’s 2020 fire season alone making up 49% of the state’s 2030 emissions target. “To Climate Change Emissions Market Background Regulations

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There’s Only One Kind Of “Just” Transition I Want To See

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The kind of justice I believe in does not give “them that’s got” an uninterrupted pipeline to keep profiting from pollution. Make the victims a priority for a damn change. USW pollution SuperFund site toxic waste

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The Climate Change Caravan

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Say Hello to Guest Blogger Alexis Ringwald - with this first dispatch from the Climate Change Caravan in India. On January 3, 2009, a group of passionate individuals launched the Climate Solutions Road Tour : an epic month-long 3,500 km journey from Chennai to New Delhi, India to demonstrate that clean transportation solutions do exist and call upon automakers globally to build them. Diesel and petrol make too much pollution.

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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Other environmental concerns have pushed ahead of climate change on a global average basis. Concern about climate change/global warming among online consumers around the world took a back-seat to other environmental issues such as air and water pollution, water shortages, packaging waste and use of pesticides, according to Nielsen’s 2011 Global Online Environment & Sustainability Survey of more than 25,000 Internet respondents in 51 countries.

Tesla’s 2020 Impact Report shows why an “ecosystem” of products is key to addressing climate change

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This is one of the reasons why Tesla’s products and services are focused on transportation and energy production and storage — segments that are traditionally the most polluting in both the United States and foreign countries. .

EPA Climate Change Adaptation Plan sees likely increase in tropospheric ozone, with more difficulty in attaining NAAQS in many areas

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Among the many climate-related vulnerabilities that can impact its mission, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) cites a likely increase in tropospheric ozone pollution as potentially making it more difficult to attain National Ambient Air Quality Standards ( NAAQS ) in many areas with existing ozone problems. The analysis comes in a draft Climate Change Adaptation Plan that the agency has released for public comment. Climate Change Emissions Policy

Perspective: The Role of Offsets in Climate Change Legislation

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This article shows that including offsets in climate change legislation would likely make an emissions program more cost-effective by: (a) providing an incentive for non-regulated sources to generate emission reductions; and (b) expanding emission compliance opportunities for regulated entities. From a global climate change perspective, it does not matter where or from what source the reduction occurs: the effect on the atmospheric concentration of GHGs would be the same.

CARB approves $2.6B investment for clean cars, trucks, mobility options

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This year’s investment dollars focus largely on underserved communities, including low-income communities and those disproportionately burdened by environmental pollution, as well as small truck fleets. The investment plan recognizes that to meet the state’s clean air and climate goals California needs more clean cars, trucks and buses along with community-led efforts to create walkable, bikeable, transit-friendly places for everyone. Significant program changes.

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Cutting Non-CO2 Pollutants Can Delay Abrupt Climate Change; The Fast Action Climate Agenda

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A “fast-action” climate agenda including reducing non-CO 2 climate change agents such as black carbon soot, tropospheric ozone, and hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), as well as expanding bio-sequestration through biochar production, can forestall fast-approaching abrupt climate changes, according to Nobel Laureate Dr. Mario Molina (Chemistry, 1995) and co-authors in a paper published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS). Climate policy.

GM achieves perfect scores on climate change data disclosure and performance in CDP report

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General Motors for the first time achieved perfect scores on both climate change data disclosure and performance submitted to CDP , the world’s only global environmental disclosure system. The CDP program enables management of greenhouse gas emissions and risks and opportunities associated with climate change. The achievement was announced as world leaders gather in New York City during Climate Week to discuss the challenges and opportunities of global warming.

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California ARB and NOAA Collaborating in $20M Research on Interaction of Air Pollution and Climate Change; One Atmosphere Approach

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Schematic diagram of the trade-offs between the implications for regional air quality and global climate change of new policies for management of the atmosphere. The California Air Resources Board (ARB) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) are collaborating in the $20-million CalNex research project to examine the nexus between air pollution and climate change. Tags: Climate Change Climate models Emissions

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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the distribution of black carbon in the atmosphere and determine its role in the climate system. Black carbon (BC) is the second largest man-made contributor to global warming and its influence on climate has been greatly underestimated, according to the first quantitative and comprehensive analysis of this pollutant’s climate impact. Accounting for all of the ways black carbon can affect climate, it is believed to have a warming effect of about 1.1

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Can global commitments to reduce greenhouse gases be achieved?

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Environment Climate Change PollutionResearchers have questioned whether the world actually has the methods needed to reduce greenhoouse gas emissions. The post Can global commitments to reduce greenhouse gases be achieved? appeared first on Innovation News Network.

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California and Shenzhen, China, sign agreement to cooperate on fighting climate change

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Moving to further strengthen California’s ties with China, California Air Resources Board Chairman Mary Nichols and Director of the Shenzhen Development and Reform Commission Xu Anliang signed a memorandum of understanding in Shenzhen that will expand cooperation at the subnational level to tackle global climate change. Additionally, California and Shenzhen agree to monitor and share the best available climate and pollution-related science and research.

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An invisible water crisis is affecting water quality globally

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Environment Climate Change PollutionResearchers at Utrecht University have concluded that severe water quality issues are being caused by an invisible water crisis. The post An invisible water crisis is affecting water quality globally appeared first on Innovation News Network.

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Study projects thermoelectric power in Europe and US vulnerable to climate change due to lower summer river flows and higher river water temperatures

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Projected changes in summer mean usable capacity of power plants in the US and Europe for the SRES A2 emissions scenario for the 2040s (2031–2060) relative to the control period (1971–2000). A study published in Nature Climate Change suggests that thermoelectric power plants (i.e., 16% in the United States depending on cooling system type and climate scenario for 2031—2060. Nature Climate Change doi: 10.1038/NCLIMATE1546.

UN announces new satellite-based system to detect methane emissions

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Environment Climate Change PollutionThe Methane Alert and Response System was launched at COP27. It is a data-to-action platform, set up to curb methane emissions.

Polluting Posers With Pickup Trucks Make Greedy Carmakers Rich And Don’t See The Fossil Free Future Coming #JoeTakesOnTheNews

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Study Finds That Climate Change Mitigation in Land Transport Should Benefit Public Health Substantially

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A new study by an international team of researchers using Comparative Risk Assessment methods to estimate the health effects of alternative urban land transport scenarios for two settings—London, UK, and Delhi, India—concluded that although uncertainties remain, climate change mitigation in transport should benefit public health substantially. They developed separate models that linked transport scenarios with physical activity, air pollution, and risk of road traffic injury.

Global CO2 emissions remain at record levels

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Environment Climate Change PollutionAccording to the Global Carbon Project, there is no sign of the urgently needed decrease in CO2 emissions to limit warming to 1.5°C. The post Global CO2 emissions remain at record levels appeared first on Innovation News Network.

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Exxon/Mobil Guilty of Climate Change Coverup. Now Ordered Out of Torrance 3 Years Sooner.

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But now that I’ve found out they’re still lying and covering up their role in climate change and the size of their own carbon footprint, I’m going to have to get tougher with them. I know they share my deep understanding of the climate change reality along with Exxon/Mobil’s huge role in adding to the greenhouse gasses that will seal our fate if their emissions are not drastically reduced.

Study Concludes Warming Climate Will Increase Ozone Levels in Major California Air Basins; Climate Change and Regional Air Quality Are Intertwined Problems

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Illustration of projected ozone changes in the South Coast region due to climate change in 2050. In a new report released by the California Air Resources Board, scientists from the University of California at Davis and Berkeley estimate that rising temperatures from climate change will increase ozone levels in California’s major air basins. Our study reveals that climate change and regional air pollution are intertwined problems.

UCL-led study finds climate impact caused by growing space industry needs urgent mitigation

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The rapidly growing space industry may have a greater climate effect than the aviation industry and undo repair to the protective ozone layer if left unregulated, according to a new study led by UCL and published in the journal Earth’s Future as an open-access paper.

Innovating the Green Deal for a better water future

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Environment Climate Change Pollution The Innovation Platform Issue 11 Water SupplyRafael Heredero, Policy Advisor at EurEau, explains how finding an alternative to PFAS chemicals should be key to the EU’s Green Deal.

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NOAA study finds reducing particulate air pollution in N America & Europe increases hurricanes in N Atlantic

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A new NOAA study covering four decades of tropical cyclones found that reducing particulate air pollution in Europe and North America has contributed to an increase in the number of tropical cyclones in the North Atlantic basin and a decrease in the number of these storms in the Southern Hemisphere.

EPA restores California’s authority to enforce greenhouse gas emission standards for cars and light trucks

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The ACC program is a package of state regulations that set emissions standards for criteria pollutants and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions for light-duty vehicles and a zero-emission vehicle (ZEV) sales mandate. Climate Change Emissions Market Background RegulationsThe US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) reinstated California’s authority under the Clean Air Act to implement its own greenhouse gas (GHG) emission standards and zero emission vehicle (ZEV) sales mandate.

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IRENA: doubling global share of renewable energy by 2030 could save trillions annually from avoided expenditures on pollution and climate change

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The energy transition is well underway in the power sector, but to reach global climate and development targets, the next phase will require more focus on transport, heating and cooling. Achieving this would increase the cost of the global energy system by roughly USD $290 billion per year in 2030, but the savings achieved through this doubling—due to avoided expenditures on air pollution and climate change—are up to 15 times higher than this cost.

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Get Your Monkeywrenches Ready! Politicians Beg For Climate Change Wake Up Call

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While the finely tailored and pampered leaders of the G8 met in Italy to talk the issue of climate change to death and do nothing tangible about it, activists with a more realistic sense of urgency started to take the necessary action to start cutting greenhouse gases right now. Brave environmental activists from Greenpeace actually took a bold climate initiative today, doing so in my grandfather’s homeland of Italy, where they occupied four coal-fired power plants.

Environmental Markets and Environmental Justice

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Offset markets for air pollution don’t worsen environmental inequality, though they also don’t improve it. Uncategorized air pollution climate climate change emissions market featured(This blog is co-authored with Reed Walker).

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

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Report: $12.1T must be invested in new renewable power generation over next 25 years to limit climate change

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To reach the level of investment in new renewable power generation needed to avert dangerous climate change, $12.1 The report, Mapping the Gap: Road from Paris, was announced at the UN Investor Summit on Climate Risk, a gathering of 500 global investors this week organized by Ceres, the United Nations Foundation and the United Nations Office of Partnerships. trillion of investment will be needed over the next 25 years—$5.2

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WHO issues new, lower Global Air Quality Guidelines for classical pollutants

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New WHO has issued new Global Air Quality Guidelines (AQGs) that reduce levels of key air pollutants, some of which also contribute to climate change. and carbon monoxide (CO)—it also has an impact on other damaging pollutants.

Crowdsourcing air pollution measurements: iSPEX-EU 2015

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Atmospheric aerosols play an important but as-yet poorly understood role in climate and air quality, with significant impacts on the environment, health, and air traffic. The current iSPEX-EU project, which runs until 15 October, is a scaled-up version of the original iSPEX-project that enlisted the general public to contribute to the understanding of air pollution. Climate Change Climate models Emissions Health

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