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Trump’s EPA May ‘Review’ California’s Car Pollution Rules

Trump’s EPA May ‘Review’ California’s Car Pollution Rules | Zero Waste Europe | Scoop.it
States' far-reaching car pollution rules could be jeopardized if Trump's EPA nominee is confirmed.
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Worrying moves in the U.S, could this lead to further loosening of air pollution regulations nationwide?

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Chinese discard hundreds of cycles-for-hire in giant piles

Chinese discard hundreds of cycles-for-hire in giant piles | Zero Waste Europe | Scoop.it
It was hoped bike-hire schemes would cut pollution and congestion but it seems some users just want to ride and dump
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The sharing economy offers a great opportunity for zero waste, but projects need to be properly implemented or there is a risk of it going like this...

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Geneva neighborhood tainted by toxic metals

Geneva neighborhood tainted by toxic metals | Zero Waste Europe | Scoop.it
Dozens of Geneva property owners have learned their soil contains toxic arsenic and lead.
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New data reveals London's green spaces now exceed pollution limits

New data reveals London's green spaces now exceed pollution limits | Zero Waste Europe | Scoop.it
Environmental campaigners have urged London Mayor Sadiq Khan to ramp up his commitments to improve the air quality of the capital after a new open data website revealed that many parks in the capital are now exceeding the European Union's (EU) recommended limit for air pollution. - edie news centre
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The map that shows the London parks with illegal levels of air pollution

The map that shows the London parks with illegal levels of air pollution | Zero Waste Europe | Scoop.it
Hundreds of London’s green spaces, including Hyde Park and Regent's Park, have potentially hazardous air pollution levels which exceed the European legal limit, according to new research. Nearly a quarter of the capital’s open parks have over 40 micrograms of nitrogen dioxide per cubic metre of air, which represents the EU limit, with some having more than double that quantity.
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Air pollution tied to shorter survival with lung cancer

Air pollution tied to shorter survival with lung cancer | Zero Waste Europe | Scoop.it
Patients who live in communities with higher than average levels of air pollution typically die sooner than their peers who live in places with cleaner air. Maine news, sports, politics and election results, and obituaries from the Bangor Daily News.
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Bike couriers to help deliver London air pollution map

Bike couriers to help deliver London air pollution map | Zero Waste Europe | Scoop.it
Drayson Technologies to equip 50 Gophr couriers with its CleanSpace Tag carbon monoxide sensors,Technology ,air quality,London
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Groups' threat map aims to highlight worst of oil and gas air pollution

Groups' threat map aims to highlight worst of oil and gas air pollution | Zero Waste Europe | Scoop.it
Research by two environmental groups shows that 12.4 million Americans live within a half-mile of an oil or gas facility, which puts them at potentially greater risk of cancer from the resulting air pollution.
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Brexit would worsen UK's air pollution crisis, say experts

Brexit would worsen UK's air pollution crisis, say experts | Zero Waste Europe | Scoop.it
A poll of environmental professionals showed most think the UK benefits from EU air pollution rules
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Toxic diesel fumes 'cause liver spots on the face'

Toxic diesel fumes 'cause liver spots on the face' | Zero Waste Europe | Scoop.it
The most compelling link yet found between high levels of traffic pollution and premature ageing of the skin has been reported in an “alarming” new study. Scientists discovered that people suffering “chronic exposure” to the diesel engine gas nitrogen dioxide (N02) are far more likely to develop dark “liver spots” on their faces.
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Preterm Births Linked to Air Pollution Cost Billions in the U.S.

Preterm Births Linked to Air Pollution Cost Billions in the U.S. | Zero Waste Europe | Scoop.it
Air pollution leads to 16,000 premature births in the United States each year costing billions of dollars in economic costs
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Airpocalypse could kill tens of thousands

Airpocalypse could kill tens of thousands | Zero Waste Europe | Scoop.it
COUNTRIES across the globe are burdened with disease and in the world’s death capitals, there could be 70,000 premature deaths a year by 2030.
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Study finds about 100 super polluters are fouling the air we breathe

Study finds about 100 super polluters are fouling the air we breathe | Zero Waste Europe | Scoop.it

The Bergen Generating Station on Overpeck Creek in Ridgefield, owned by PSEG Power, is North America's largest producer of toxic emissions, an independent investigation found.

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Thousands of lives could be saved in California by stricter air pollution limits, study finds

Thousands of lives could be saved in California by stricter air pollution limits, study finds | Zero Waste Europe | Scoop.it
Thousands could be saved from early deaths each year if federal air quality standards were tightened beyond current limits, a new study finds.
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Europe Aims to Close Loophole on Wood Energy

Europe Aims to Close Loophole on Wood Energy | Zero Waste Europe | Scoop.it
Europeans are working to close a loophole in their climate rules that promotes harmful wood energy.
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In former ‘Dirtiest City in America,’ clean transportation is thriving

In former ‘Dirtiest City in America,’ clean transportation is thriving | Zero Waste Europe | Scoop.it
A small Tennessee city is emerging as a national leader in clean transportation, with electric buses, a bike share system and a soon-to-launch electric car sharing program.
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EC must adjust emissions benchmark or risk rewarding failure - NGO

EC must adjust emissions benchmark or risk rewarding failure - NGO | Zero Waste Europe | Scoop.it
The European Commission needs to rethink how it sets the 2021-2030 emissions reduction targets, outside the emission trading scheme, or risk falling further behind the ambitions set out in the Paris Agreement. 
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How air pollution affects your health - infographic

How air pollution affects your health - infographic | Zero Waste Europe | Scoop.it
Exposure to air pollutants has been linked to suppressed lung growth, asthma, heart disease, foetal brain growth damage and the onset of diabetes
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This gas leak was so massive that NASA saw it from space

This gas leak was so massive that NASA saw it from space | Zero Waste Europe | Scoop.it
Scientists hope to make greater use of satellites to pinpoint major sources of air pollution.
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Supreme Court rejects case challenging key White House air pollution regulation

Supreme Court rejects case challenging key White House air pollution regulation | Zero Waste Europe | Scoop.it
Twenty states wanted the court to block rules that limit the emissions of mercury and other harmful pollutants.
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UK scuppers pollution deal | ClientEarth

UK scuppers pollution deal | ClientEarth | Zero Waste Europe | Scoop.it
The UK and other large EU member states have scuppered a potential deal that would have meant lower pollution targets across Europe.
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