The Environmental Protection Agency is not sufficiently protecting the environment

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The mission of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is to protect human health and the environment. There are two ways by which we can evaluate that question: the degree to which the agency is successful in defending its share of the limited budget pie against the demands of other well-deserving federal agencies, and the degree to which its rulemaking actions to protect human health and the environment build upon the actions taken by previous administrations.

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DOE to issue $3M FOA for High-Performance Computing for Materials; focus on severe, complex environments

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Through this initial solicitation, DOE aims to demonstrate the benefit of HPC in investigating, improving and scaling up methods to accelerate development and deployment of materials that perform well in severe and complex energy application environments.

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#YearOfJoe Has Begun!

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German Environment Agency study finds NO2 concentrations have serious impact on health

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Outdoor air concentrations of nitrogen dioxide (NO 2 ) in Germany have a serious impact on health, according to a new study published by the German Environment Agency (Umwelt Bundesamt, UBA). It gathers data concerning the state of the environment, investigates the relevant interrelationships and makes projections—and then, based on these findings, provides federal bodies such as the Ministry of the Environment with policy advice.

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Euro Parliament Environment Committee votes for tightened air pollution targets

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The Environment Committee (ENVI) of the European Parliament tightened up a European Commission proposal and called for more ambitious national caps on emissions of six main pollutants in order to cut emissions by 70% across the EU and save €40 billion (US$44 billion) in air pollution costs by 2030. In order to ensure progress towards the goals set for 2030, the environment committee suggests that midpoint emissions targets for 2025 be added to the legislation.

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Greenius Endorses Bernie Sanders

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DOE launches new high performance computing initiative to develop materials for severe environments: HPC4Mtls

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The US Department of Energy (DOE) announced a new high-performance computing (HPC) initiative to help US industry accelerate the development of new or improved materials for use in severe environments. The program aims to enable a step change in the cost, development time, and performance of materials in severe environments and save millions of dollars in fuel and maintenance across sectors.

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Suzuki and Toyota to explore business partnership; environment, safety, and information technology

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In a joint statement, the two companies said that, given the rapid change in the auto industry, the industry is required to work not only on conventional automobile R&D, but also on R&D for advanced and future technologies in the fields including environment, safety, and IT. However, as the surrounding environment is changing drastically, we need to have capability to respond to changes in order to survive.

2016 78

Ford launches 10-year project to transform Dearborn campus; sustainability in the built environment; Living Building Challenge

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The transformation will integrate sustainability and innovation throughout the built environment, including a new Sustainability Showcase building on the product campus, which will aim to meet Living Building Challenge standards, the highest level of sustainability certification today.

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EEA finds only mixed progress for Europe’s transport sector in meeting environment, climate goals; GHG emissions up 25% since 1990

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The EEA Briefing “ Transport and Environment Reporting Mechanism (TERM)” gives the annual progress assessment based on a series of indicators which track the progress of the transport sector in meeting related policy targets and objectives.

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Even top German minister for environment prefers Tesla

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Government officials in Germany seeking to express national pride in their choice of vehicle have no shortage of options. The established German luxury brands offer many models that frequently serve in the capacity of official vehicle for an elected official. Indeed, given Germany's considerable investment in its auto industry, using a German car. Europe Germany Tesla Motors plug-in cars

U Michigan opens Mcity test environment for connected and automated vehicle technologies

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The University of Michigan has opened Mcity, the first large controlled environment specifically designed to test the potential of connected and automated vehicle technologies that will lead the way to mass-market driverless cars.

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GLBRC research review concludes cellulosic biofuels can benefit the environment if managed correctly

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Cellulosic biofuels could provide an environmentally sustainable way of meeting energy needs—but with a few important caveats, according to a new review of research by a team from the US Department of Energy-funded Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center (GLBRC). Their paper is published in the journal Science.

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Greenius Wins The SEED Award for Environmental Outreach & Education

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UN Environment report says national GHG pledges only bring one-third of reductions needed for Paris Agreement

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The eighth edition of UN Environment’s Emissions Gap report, released ahead of the UN Climate Change Conference in Bonn, finds that national pledges only bring approximately one-third of the reduction in emissions required by 2030 to meet climate targets, with private sector and sub-national action not increasing at a rate that would help close this gap. The 1 Gigaton Coalition is supported by UN Environment and the Norwegian Government.

2017 60

Bizarre Swedish study claims electric cars are worse for the environment

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Electric vehicles shouldn't be considered all-out carbon footprint saviors, but they can legitimately be viewed as the great minimizers. The benefits of electric vehicles over those with internal-combustion engines are vast, but a strange new study is making rounds that claims electric cars are worse for climate-change emissions. The study. Carbon Footprint Study plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV

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WHO attributes more than 1 in 4 deaths annually of children under 5 years to unhealthy environment

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Most of these diseases and conditions are at least partially caused by the environment, the World Health Organization (WHO) reports. The impact of the environment on children’s health , provides a comprehensive overview of the environment’s impact on children’s health, illustrating the scale of the challenge. 200,000 children under 5 years die from unintentional injuries attributable to the environment, such as poisoning, falls, and drowning. In 2015, 5.9

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Big oil firms fear Trump rules rollback: not for environment but for PR

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But while the Trump administration has moved swiftly to create a more friendly regulatory environment for big oil, some executives have urged a slowdown behind the scenes. Efforts to loosen regulations on the oil industry now underway have met with public approval from fossil-fuel companies. That's not for environmental reasons, but due to worries. oil oil well regulation fossil fuels Donald Trump

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Audi displays new AI project at NIPS: mono camera with semantic segmenting and depth estimates creates precise 3D model of environment

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A project team from the Audi subsidiary Audi Electronics Venture (AEV) developed a mono camera that uses artificial intelligence to generate an extremely precise 3D model of the environment. This combination of semantic segmenting and estimates of depth produces a precise 3D model of the actual environment. The AI learns to independently generate a model of the environment from camera data and to steer the car.

2017 60

Volvo joins Environment Protection UK

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Swedish car maker Volvo has become a member of Environment Protection UK (EPUK) as the latest part of its Emissions Equality campaign, which aims to provide greater transparency on a vehicle’s total emissions and not just CO2. Environment Protection UK is one of the oldest and most respected charities in this field and, like Volvo, [.]. Tags: Volvo emission equality environment EPuk

World Environment Day: What will you change?

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It’s World Environment Day (WED) today (June 5), and over 100 countries are expected to get involved in the celebrations. Established by the United Nations, WED is designed to encourage worldwide awareness and action for the environment.

New safety test environment for high-speed flywheels for energy storage systems; new high-speed imaging techniques

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U Toronto study measures GDI emissions in urban near-road environment

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A study of emissions from gasoline direct injection (GDI) vehicles in an urban near-road environment in Toronto over a wide range of weather conditions (February 2014 to January 2015) found that—other than for NO x and CO—the GDI engines had elevated emissions compared to the Toronto fleet. Hence, GDI PM mass loadings and chemical composition may vary depending on the measurement environment or exhaust conditioning.

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Volkswagen Group ERL working on more intuitive communications between driver, car and environment

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Argonne researchers developing multifunctional farm landscapes balancing economy, bioenergy and environment

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In collaboration with the farming community of the Indian Creek Watershed in central Illinois, researchers from Argonne National Laboratory (ANL) are finding ways to meet three agrarian land management objectives simultaneously: maximizing a farmer’s production; growing feedstock for bioenergy; and protecting the environment. These sections of land are doubly taxing—unprofitable for the farmer and damaging to the environment.

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Hybrids perform best in urban environments

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The fuel economy advantage of running a hybrid car over a diesel vehicle is often ‘an illusion’ according to new assessment by Emissions Analytics. Analysing the fuel economy performance of over 30 hybrids in the UK and US, the firm compared their performance to efficient diesel models. Using dat[.].

Gallup poll finds Americans split on energy vs. environment trade-off

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These results are based on Gallup’s annual Environment poll, conducted 8-11 March. Independents’ views are closer to those of Democrats, with 49% prioritizing the environment and 41% energy production.

Do electric vehicle batteries harm the environment?

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Electric vehicles may be seen as a strong environmental solution, but what if their batteries have a negative effect on the environment? Tags: Electric cars Green cars Latest news Lithium-ion batteries do batteries harm the environment electric vehicle batteries electric vehicles Environmental Science and Technology Swiss Federal Laboratories Well, a team from Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology decided to put this to the test.

Study finds automobile tires are a potential source of carcinogenic dibenzopyrenes to the environment

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A new study by researchers from Stockholm University concludes that automobile tires may be a potential previously unknown source of carcinogenic dibenzopyrenes—a type of high molecular weight polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon (PAH)—to the environment. PAHs primarily occur in complex mixtures; many are classified as carcinogenic/mutagenic environmental toxins with the potential to cause negative long-term effects both in humans and in the aquatic environment.

Toyota and Suzuki conclude memorandum toward business partnership; environment and safety, IT and mutual supply of products and components

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Toyota Motor Corporation (Toyota) and Suzuki Motor Corporation (Suzuki) have concluded a memorandum on beginning concrete examinations for business partnership. Toyota and Suzuki have agreed to start exploring ideas directed toward business partnership on 12 October 2016. Since then, the companies, have shared with each other their challenges and have been discussing areas of collaboration in a manner that ensures fair and free competition.

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Survey finds big shift in UK buyers’ attitude to diesel; more concern over running costs than environment

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With engine performance and good fuel consumption being rated as the two most important factors for car buyers, the shift from diesel to gasoline is more about running costs than concerns about the environment, following the diesel emissions scandal last year. UK car buyers are turning away from diesel in favor of gasoline models, according to new research by Whatcar.com. The changing mood among buyers is reflected in the latest What Car?

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Ricardo HyBoost project wins IMechE environment prize

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A project to develop a super-efficient hybrid drivetrain has been awarded the Prize for the Environment from the automobile division of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE).

World Environment Center awarding 30th Anniversary Gold Medal Award for sustainable development to Volkswagen Group

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The World Environment Center ( WEC ) will award its 30 th Annual Gold Medal for International Corporate Achievement in Sustainable Development to the Volkswagen Group. The World Environment Center’s Gold Medal for International Corporate Achievement in Sustainable Development was established in 1985 to recognize significant industry initiatives in global environmental excellence and sustainable development.

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Volkswagen Group receives 2015 KS Energy and Environment Prize for the Golf GTE and Audi A3 e-tron PHEVs

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KS) awarded the 2015 Energy and Environment Prize to the Volkswagen Group for the plug-in hybrids Golf GTE ( earlier post ) and Audi A3 e-tron ( earlier post). This was the eighth time the Volkswagen Group has won the tradition-rich KS Energy and Environment Prize for its brands. The German automobile club Kraftfahrer Schutz e.V. (KS)

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Environment Canada/MECA team assesses black carbon emissions in GDI engine exhaust; evaluation of prototype gasoline particulate filter

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Black carbon has a negative impact on the environment and on human health. For their study, the Environment Canada/MECA team used two midsize sedans and two compact vehicles. BC mass emissions for all four GDI and PFI vehicles over the three different driving patterns.

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Statoil and Research & Development Corporation invest in Arctic and harsh-environment R&D

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announced a collaborative investment in three new research and development projects to improve Arctic and harsh-environment offshore oil and gas operations in Newfoundland and Labrador and around the world. Successful outcomes of this project will assist Statoil in addressing active issues related to the company’s operations in ice-covered and harsh environments. Canada’s Research & Development Corporation (RDC) and Statoil Canada Ltd.

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Are car tyres damaging the environment?

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Could car tyres be causing more damage to the environment than we originally realised? A new study by researchers at Stockholm University suggests they could be responsible for putting carcinogenic dibenzopyrenes – a type of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon – into the environment. Green cars Latest news car tyres car tyres and the environment Environmental Science and Technology green cars

Euro Parliament Environment Committee approves 147 g CO2/km target for light commercial vehicles by 2020; caps van speed

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Members of the European Parliament’s Environment, Public Health and Food Safety Committee approved a draft law setting out rules for achieving a 147 g CO 2 /km (235 g/mile) target for new light commercial vehicles by 2020, down from 203 g/km (325 g/mile) today—i.e.,

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