Europe’s Luxury Cruise Ships Emit As Much Toxic Sulphur As 1 Billion Cars — Study

Credit to Author: Transport & Environment (T&E)| Date: Fri, 16 Jun 2023 07:24:57 +0000

Cruise ship pollution around ports higher than pre-pandemic levels, but air pollutants from cruise ships fell 80% in Venice following the city’s ban on large ships

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Marine Environment At Risk Due to Ship Emissions

Credit to Author: Guest Contributor| Date: Thu, 15 Jun 2023 08:00:32 +0000

According to a recent study conducted by Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden, the collective release of metals and other environmentally harmful substances by ships poses a significant threat to the marine ecosystem. The researchers assessed the pollution levels caused by these emissions in four ports and discovered that over 90 percent of the contaminants […]

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Why Arnold Schwarzenegger Wants Us To Focus On “Pollution” Rather Than “Climate Change”

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Wed, 07 Jun 2023 03:59:25 +0000

Arnold Schwarzenegger has been one of the few Republican champions of climate action. That’s not to say he’s been perfect on the topic, but he has been serious about wanting to address global heating and disruptive climate change. He’s also been a top-notch climate communicator. Talking about climate change in an effective way is a […]

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A Toxic Tour Helps Convey What Fenceline Communities Experience

Credit to Author: Guest Contributor| Date: Sun, 21 May 2023 02:33:52 +0000

Three colleagues from the Union of Concerned Scientists and I were invited to participate in a Toxics Tour in Kansas City. The experience was extremely valuable and I recommend it, especially if you are someone like me who works on environmental justice issues but doesn’t live in a frontline community. Reading articles and books, or […]

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Upgraded School Buses Linked to Increased Student Attendance

Credit to Author: Guest Contributor| Date: Tue, 11 Apr 2023 21:15:15 +0000

Replacing all of the oldest school buses in the nation could lead to 1.3 million fewer daily absences annually, according to a University of Michigan study. The suspected cause of these preventable absences is exposure to high levels of diesel exhaust fumes, which can leak into school bus cabins or enter buses through open windows. […]

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Is Your Petrol Car Killing Your Pets?

Credit to Author: David Waterworth| Date: Sun, 09 Apr 2023 21:47:01 +0000

Many studies have been done to demonstrate the health consequences of breathing in the fumes from internal combustion engines, and yet some people still resist the call to move across to a battery electric vehicle (BEV). But what if your car was killing your fur baby? Or, at least, damaging their health? According to Science […]

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A Fork In The Road: States Will Determine The Future Of US Transportation Pollution

Credit to Author: RMI| Date: Fri, 07 Apr 2023 16:35:55 +0000

How states spend federal infrastructure funding will either increase or decrease climate pollution from transportation — the choice is theirs. Tailpipe pollution from cars and trucks accounted for 23% of the country’s climate pollution in 2019, and indirect emissions from fuel and vehicle production bring that up to almost 40%. The 2020 decline in driving […]

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Canada Ups Pollution Pricing

Credit to Author: Jennifer Sensiba| Date: Mon, 28 Nov 2022 12:00:46 +0000

The Canadian government says levying a price on air pollution continues to be the most practical way to battle climate change and simultaneously make life more economical for Canadians. Not only does this policy guarantee that it no longer costs nothing to pollute federally in Canada, but under new rules, for 8 out of 10 […]

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