Pollution News week ending February 15th 2015

All the snippets and blog posts that we got to read this week:

From theguardian.com:
Car makers face ‘real world’ emissions tests in EU pollution
New regulations will force car-makers to measure pollution emissions in tests that more accurately reflect emissions from real-world driving.

From thediplomat.com:
China’s Hottest Tech Giants Join the ‘War on Pollution’
China’s hottest tech giants – Alibaba, Xiaomi, and Baidu – are making a splash on a global scale. But even as they battle for market shares, they are also helping Chinese people fight against pollution with newly released technology.

From chinapost.com.tw:
Choking in car fumes, Madrid locals curse pollution
It is estimate that air pollution, mainly due to traffic fumes, causes 2,000 deaths a year in Madrid, a city of 3.2 million inhabitants, where there is about one vehicle for every two people according to authorities.

From rt.com:
Air in 90% of China’s cities still not safe for breathing
Air pollution in China is still incredibly high – 90 percent of its cities stand below the threshold for air safety standards in 2014.

From theguardian.com:
Boris Johnson advised his London air pollution plans are too little and too late
Mayor’s proposed ultra low emission zone to reduce vehicle pollution should happen sooner than 2020 and cover a wider area, says London Assembly.

From npr.org:
Scientific Pros Weigh The Cons Of Messing With Earth’s Thermostat
Before anyone tries to cool the Earth with technologies that could counteract global warming, there needs to be a lot more research into the benefits and risks. That’s the conclusion announced Tuesday by a scientific panel convened by the prestigious National Research Council.

From foxnews.com:
As ban looms, the future is cloudy for cars in Paris
Hidalgo maintains that 42,000 people die in France annually as a result of the pollution, France24 reports.

From whitehouse.gov:
White House – Increasing Investment in Clean Energy Technologies
Through the Initiative, the Administration seeks to catalyze $2 billion of expanded private-sector investment in solutions to climate change, including innovative technologies with breakthrough potential to reduce carbon pollution.

From blogs.scientificamerican.com:
Pre Industrial Pollution Pestered Peru
Ice cores show a sudden rise in heavy metal air pollution in South America 240 years before the industrial revolution, probably due to metallurgy and mining.

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