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California launches legislation to reduce air pollution


Governor Edmund Jerry Brown, Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León and Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon on Monday, July 10, 2017 in Sacramento announced a legislative package that will launch a landmark programme to measure and combat air pollution at the neighborhood level – in communities most impacted – and extend and improve the state’s world-leading cap-and-trade programme to ensure ...

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India bans sale of inefficient, highly polluting vehicles

india pollution

The Supreme Court of India on Wednesday, March 29, 2017 banned the sale and registration of Bharat Stage (BS)-III emission norm-complaint vehicles from Saturday, April 1, saying the health of millions was more important than commercial interests. The decision could deal a Rs 12,000-crore blow to auto manufactures as about 820,000 vehicles, most of them two-wheelers, are lying unsold. India ...

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Cities move to cut air pollution from cars

Cars Pollution

Car buyers will soon be able to identify the most environmentally friendly models on the road and choose new cars that will help reduce air pollution in cities. Seoul, Madrid, Mexico City, Milan, Moscow, Oslo and Tokyo also commit to work with C40 to develop a global scoring system. Mayor of Paris and Chair of C40 Cities, Anne Hidalgo and Mayor ...

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As soot blankets Port Harcourt


The air in parts of Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital city, has been darkened by soot over the past few months, raising a cloud of concerns about the attendant health impacts. Citizens in parts of Port Harcourt are getting worried about the air they breathe. To put it another way, many citizens are afraid to breathe. And that can ...

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Outdoor pollution: Nigeria is world’s sixth deadliest nation

Generator Pollution

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has ranked Nigeria as the sixth deadliest country for outdoor air pollution. The UN agency, which in a recent analysis revealed that over a million people died from dirty air within one year, ranks Nigeria only below Ukraine, Pakistan, Russia, India and China. It discloses that, in one year, 46,750 persons died as a result ...

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Asia, Western Pacific most polluted regions – WHO

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A new WHO air quality model confirms that 92% of the world’s population lives in places where air quality levels exceed WHO limits. Information is presented via interactive maps, highlighting areas within countries that exceed WHO limits. “The new WHO model shows countries where the air pollution danger spots are, and provides a baseline for monitoring progress in combatting it,” ...

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When UNEP’s Erik Solheim visited Côte d’Ivoire

Erik Solheim

“I’ve seen Côte d’Ivoire rapidly develop in the last five years. I want to see it continue to build and improve its economy long into the future. For it to do so, economic development must not come at the expense of the environment,” says Solheim, who during the two-day visit discussed lagoon clean-up, air pollution, wildlife protection, and marine erosion ...

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Why Lagos traffic must go slow on the environment

traffic congestion

The fumes. The horns. The shouts. Add those to the damaging pressure of vehicles on the built environment and you understand how the vehicle traffic situation in densely populated parts of the country comes at a huge cost to our natural habitat and health. That the traffic situation has had so much of an effect on the time, and thus, ...

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Putting a halt to Nigeria’s atrocious gas flaring

Gas flaring in Ogoniland Nigeria

Gas flaring is the obnoxious practice of burning natural gas associated with crude oil extraction (or associated gas). To use the words of Joseph Croft of Stakeholder Democracy Network (SDN) in the excellent environmental documentary film No Where to Run, the gas flares are like giant cigarettes attached to communities. Some flares are located horizontally, at ground level, posing even greater dangers ...

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Air pollution threatens West African cities, scientists warn

Professor Peter Knippertz

European and African scientists in a new research have warned of imminent risks posed by the increasing air pollution that could have negative impact on human health, meteorology and regional climate in West African cities. A report published by the Nature Climate Change states that ‎the “rapidly expanding cities such as Lagos in Nigeria, Accra in Ghana and Abidjan in ...

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