All the news and blog posts that caught our eye this week:
EPA eyes limits on airline carbon pollution
U.S. airlines have long lobbied against any measures aimed at cutting greenhouse gas emissions from aircraft, but they won’t be able to dodge new EPA pollution regulations developed under the authority of the Clean Air Act.
New EU energy and climate commissioner ‘must drop oil shares’
Miguel Arias Cañete told by MEPs that he must give up his shares in two oil companies if his nomination is to be approved.
Will Pollution Drive Political Change?
The government is trying various solutions to clean up the environment. Among these is a proposed new law which would limit the sale of coal, the biggest polluter in China.
Greenhouse gas emissions rise at fastest rate for 30 years
Surging carbon dioxide levels have pushed greenhouse gases to record highs in the atmosphere, the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) has said.
Scientists say eating your leftovers is good for you and the environment
“If we look at the greenhouse gas emissions associated with that food waste, it is equivalent to adding an additional 33 million average passenger vehicles to our roads every year,”
Minority Neighborhoods Face Greater Exposure to Air Pollution.
Exposure to air pollution can vary sharply by the ethnic or racial makeup of a community, according to a large, multistate study.
Apple Faces Pollution Charges — Again
An Apple supplier in China making iPhone and iPad parts violated a number of health and safety, environmental and human rights laws, according to a report released by China Labor Watch and Green America.
UN: World’s Man-Made CO2 Pollution Levels At Record Levels
Carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere reached a record high in 2013 as increasing levels of man-made pollution transform the planet, the U.N. weather agency said Tuesday.
Intel futurist shows off Jimmy the 21st century robot, who can detect indoor pollution
Jimmy has been designed with built-in sensors to detect air pollution indoors (about 90 percent of our time is spent indoors).
Stronger local and trans-border policies needed to tackle air pollution
The World Health Organization (WHO) recently sounded the alarm about global air quality. In the 1,600 cities it monitors, only 12 percent of people breathe air that falls within its quality guidelines.