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Unreliable car emissions tests harming fight against air pollution, expert says

By : sustainabilityo..., May 25, 2016

The growing gulf between laboratory tests and real world air pollution from cars is hampering efforts to cut the toxic air that kills millions of people a year worldwide, a leading expert has...

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Subject Tags: air pollution , Emissions

UK Government To Write Zero-Emissions Paris Climate Change Goal Into Law

By : sustainabilityo..., Mar 21, 2016

The UK government will be enshrining the net-zero emissions climate change goal that resulted from the COP21 talks in Paris into law, following advice from the Committee on Climate Change,...

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BS-VI emission to be enforced by April 2020: Govt

By : sustainabilityo..., Jan 22, 2016

In a significant step that would drastically reduce pollution caused by vehicles, the Union government on Thursday announced it would enforce BS-VI emission norms for automobiles and auto-fuel...

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92% Indians perceive climate change as a major threat: Survey

By : sustainabilityo..., Jan 14, 2016

A total of 92 per cent Indians polled by independent market research company Ipsos view global warming and climate change as major threats.


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Environment Ministry Notifies Stricter Standards for Coal Based Thermal Power Plants to Minimise Pollution

By : sustainabilityo..., Dec 23, 2015

The Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change has notified the revised standards for coal-based Thermal Power Plants in the country, with the primary aim of minimising pollution. These standards are proposed to be implemented in a phased manner. Thermal power...

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Energy sector accounts for 58% of greenhouse gas emissions: Govt

By : sustainabilityo..., Dec 22, 2015

The government on Monday informed Parliament that the energy sector in the country was the biggest emitter of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

The energy sector contributed 58% of the overall emissions in India whereas the share of industry amounted to 22%, followed by...

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Emissions in Delhi could rise up to 19 times by 2020

By : sustainabilityo..., Dec 21, 2015

An eight-year study, from 2008-2015, conducted by the IIT-Roorkee, University of Minnesota in the US and University of Surrey, UK, has shown that emissions from vehicles in Delhi have increased up to three times between 1991 and 2011; these could rise by up to 19 times by...

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Indian Railway Sets Up A Chair in TERI

By : sustainabilityo..., Dec 21, 2015

Indian Railways will be funding a railway research chair on sustainable mobility at TERI University. The railway ministry entered into a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with TERI University recently.

The ministry said the ‘Railway Chair’ will focus and promote...

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World's richest 10% produce 50% of CO2: Report

By : sustainabilityo..., Dec 3, 2015

The richest 10 % of people produce half of the Earth's carbon emissions, while the poorest half-most threatened by droughts and super stroms linked to climate change--contribute a mere 10%, British charity Oxfam said in a study released on Wednesday.

The richest 10%...

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Subject Tags: Emissions , Research

Climeworks Builds Commercial-Scale Carbon Capture Plant

By : sustainabilityo..., Oct 29, 2015

Carbon capture technology firm Climeworks AG, says it will construct and operate an industrial-scale CO2 capture plant that will be operational by mid-2016 and annually capture 900 tons of CO2.

Climeworks says the carbon capture plant will, for the first time worldwide...

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