Uncovering the Deadly Toll of Air Pollution from Buildings

Credit to Author: RMI| Date: Thu, 06 May 2021 01:42:49 +0000

Originally published on RMI.org. By Brady Seals & Leah Louis-Prescott Burning gas, wood, and biomass in buildings now has more negative health effects than burning coal in many states, says a new study from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. The peer-reviewed study, published in Environmental Research Letters, is the first to examine the effects of burning different fuels and quantify […]

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Lithium Systems Acquires 123 Ton eDumper Project

Credit to Author: Jo Borrás| Date: Mon, 26 Apr 2021 22:01:29 +0000

The fully electric eDumper you see here was developed by eMining AG, and it’s one of the largest electric vehicles on Earth. It weighs 123 tons. It has a 65 ton payload capacity, too — so, roughly 130 “half ton” pickup trucks for the 150/1500 naming variety. It’s really big, in other words, and uses […]

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Formosa Still Doesn’t Have Louisiana’s Best Interests At Heart

Credit to Author: Johnna Crider| Date: Sat, 24 Apr 2021 22:54:52 +0000

Formosa Plastics Group is planning to build a $9.4 billion manufacturing complex right in the middle of a Black community here in Louisiana. Although the Washington Post just recently reported on this, this isn’t exactly news. Before I dive into the newest article, I want to share some background of previous pieces I wrote about […]

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Cutting Air Pollution Can Prevent Future Deaths Like Death Of Schoolgirl Ella

Credit to Author: Guest Contributor| Date: Wed, 21 Apr 2021 23:51:18 +0000

Originally published on Transport & Environment. By Sam Hargreaves Future deaths like that of schoolgirl Ella Adoo Kissi Debrah are preventable, says the coroner’s report following her death. It recommends that legally binding targets match World Health Organization guidelines for air pollution, which, Transport & Environment (T&E) says, the government has repeatedly opposed. Delays in reducing […]

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Louisiana’s $2.5B Oil Terminal On A Slave Cemetery Will Emit Over 500,000 Tons Of Air Pollution Annually

Credit to Author: Johnna Crider| Date: Wed, 21 Apr 2021 21:45:48 +0000

If it were possible to slap a state on the back of its head, I would do so. My state is doing something that is just straight bonkers. Not only will its shiny new $2.5 billion oil terminal emit 566,466 tons of greenhouse gases per year, but it’s being built upon a slave cemetery!!! A […]

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It’s Literally Raining Plastic

Credit to Author: Johnna Crider| Date: Sat, 17 Apr 2021 01:06:35 +0000

At any given time, 1,100 tons of microplastics are floating over the western United States, Wired reports. Plastic is falling from the sky — it’s literally raining plastic. Imagine yourself in a secluded spot such as the Utah desert or a peaceful forest in Oregon — yet plastic is raining there. “Take a deep breath […]

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63% of Europeans Living in Cities Support EU Ban on Petrol & Diesel Car Sales after 2030

Credit to Author: Guest Contributor| Date: Tue, 13 Apr 2021 23:27:44 +0000

Originally published on Transport & Environment. By Eoin Bannon Almost two-thirds of urban residents support banning the sale of new petrol and diesel cars in Europe after 2030, according to a new YouGov online poll in 15 European cities. A Europe-wide phase-out of fossil-fuel car sales is one option for EU lawmakers as they prepare sweeping legislation […]

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10 Principles That Can Transform Infrastructure Investment

Credit to Author: Carolyn Fortuna| Date: Mon, 05 Apr 2021 17:05:28 +0000

Isn’t it time to design infrastructure that is more resource efficient, pollutes less, is more resilient and cost effective, and has fewer risks than business-as-usual?

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Volvo Electric Semi Trucks Now Eligible for $120,000 Rebates

Credit to Author: Jo Borrás| Date: Wed, 31 Mar 2021 17:35:34 +0000

From smooth, quiet running to industry-leading active safety systems, Volvo VNR electric semis offer plenty of compelling reasons for fleet owners to buy them. Now, there’s even more — 120,000 more to be exact, because the Volvo VNR is now officially eligible for California’s Hybrid and Zero-Emission Truck and Bus Voucher Incentive Project (HVIP), good […]

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