All the news and views we read from around this polluted world this week:
World Spewed More Carbon Pollution Into The Air Last Year
Spurred chiefly by China, the United States and India, the world spewed far more carbon pollution into the air last year than ever before, scientists announced Sunday as world leaders gather.
China, US, India Lead Record-Setting Carbon Pollution
Global carbon pollution reached a record high last year, spurred by China, the US and India, according to researched published in the peer-reviewed journals Nature Geoscience and Nature Climate Change.
Urban Pollution and Climate Change Solutions
On the heels of a historic march through the streets of New York City to demand global action on climate change, the mayor announced today that New York City is committing to an 80% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.
Water-quality trading can reduce river pollution
Allowing polluters to buy, sell or trade water-quality credits could significantly reduce pollution in river basins and estuaries faster and at lower cost than requiring the facilities to meet compliance costs on their own.
Diesel Pollution In London Makes Air Worse Than Beijing
The facts about European cities came in a Navigant Research blog post that looked at the role of highly-polluted city air in driving more stringent emissions regulations for vehicles and industry.
Pollution may be cause of sky’s colored streaks
Colored streaks across the sky in various parts of Westmoreland County Tuesday morning may have been the result of pollution trapped in the atmosphere, according to the National Weather Service in Moon.
Nelson Mandela’s widow calls for urgent climate action at UN
Nelson Mandela’s widow Graça Machel speaks of global leaders’ failure to rise to environmental challenge after day of impassioned speeches.
China’s war on pollution could leave Australia’s dirty coal in less demand
To tackle its serious air pollution, China is imposing stringent restrictions on dirty coal high in ash or sulphur, writes Shabbir Ahmad. One result: half of Australia’s coal exports to China face exclusion, or extra ‘washing’ costs.