Pollution News week ending January 18th 2015

All the blog posts and news articles we found ourselves reading this week:

From dezeen.com:
Gogoro launches electric smartscooter to combat pollution
Gogoro revealed the two-wheeled emission-free vehicle yesterday at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, as well as announcing plans to implement a network of battery cell stations throughout major cities around the world.

From theguardian.com:
Air pollution will scar London’s children for the rest of their lives
The impact of traffic-related pollution on children’s health is truly alarming and has been known about for some time. Research led by King’s College London has shown that vehicle pollution stunts lung growth in children.

From scientificamerican.com:
Powerful Global Warming Pollution Cut by New U.S. Rules
Obama administration officials announced a plan under which the oil and gas industry would have to cut methane emissions by 40 to 45 percent below 2012 levels by 2025.

From globalhealingcenter.com:
8 Crazy Facts about Air Pollution
Check out some lesser known or talked about air pollution facts. Cigarette smoke, automobiles, and industrial chemicals are only a few things that pollute the air we breathe

From nola.com:
BP faces largest oil pollution penalty in U.S. history as final phase of trial begins
Legal experts say the oil spill trial will set precedent for how the country punishes oil spill offenders and will live on as a warning to oil and gas companies working in the Gulf of Mexico.

From grist.org:
Life on Earth now officially at risk, scientists say
Humans are “eating away at our own life support systems” at a rate unseen in the past 10,000 years by degrading land and freshwater systems, emitting greenhouse gases, and releasing vast amounts of agricultural chemicals into the environment, new research has found.

From theenergycollective.com:
Urban Waste Management and Reduction
As new technology is developed, more economic use has been made of more materials, and pollution control has improved.

From smh.com.au:
Human activity has pushed Earth beyond four of nine ‘planetary boundaries’, scientists warn
At the rate things are going, the Earth in the coming decades could cease to be a “safe operating space” for human beings. That is the conclusion of a new paper published in the journal Science by 18 researchers trying to gauge the breaking points in the natural world.

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