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Swedish Cities Close to Building a Bicycle Superhighway

via Triple Pundit | Sun January 22, 2012
With all the handwringing over aging infrastructure, rising energy costs, high speed rail and other public transportation projects that are spiraling in costs, cities and towns could look at solutions that can improve mobility and do not the bust the budget: bicycles and bicycle paths.

US rolls out historic mercury limits for power plants

via Kansas Star | Thu December 22, 2011
Unveiling a historic rule, the Environmental Protection Agency on Wednesday announced the first national requirement for the nation's coal-fired power plants to reduce emissions of mercury, arsenic, cyanide and other toxic pollutants.

US Coal Plant Pollution Down

via Discovery News | Fri December 16, 2011
Breathe easier, sulfur dioxide pollution from coal plants in the eastern United States dropped by nearly half compared to 2005 levels, reported a team of researchers in Geophysical Research Letters.

Long-term study shows acid pollution in rain decreased with emissions

via Terra Daily | Sat November 19, 2011
Emissions regulations do have an environmental impact, according to a long-term study of acidic rainfall by researchers at the University of Illinois.

Puma, Nike and Adidas Run Towards Toxin-Free Products With Greenpeace

via Triple Pundit | Fri September 09, 2011
Did you know that your running shoes contains hazardous chemicals, some that get released every time you go out for a run?

Ottawa set to reveal new coal-plant regulations

via CBC | Sun August 21, 2011
Tougher emissions regulations for new coal-fired electricity plants in Canada are on the way.

Bolivia Set to Pass Historic ‘Law of Mother Earth’ Which Will Grant Nature Equal Rights

via PV Pulse | Tue May 24, 2011
With the cooperation of politicians and grassroots organizations, Bolivia is set to pass the Law of Mother Earth, which will grant nature the same rights and protections as humans.

Beijing lays out action plan to fight pollution

via Terra Daily | Thu April 21, 2011
Beijing -- one of the world's most polluted cities -- launched a five-year action plan on Tuesday that aims to improve the environment by phasing out coal-fired boilers and reducing bad air days.

EU plan to phase out ‘conventionally fueled’ cars by 2050

via GizMap | Tue April 12, 2011
The European Commission has released a white paper detailing ambitious plans to transform Europe's transport infrastructure by 2050.

EPA Sets First National Standard to Reduce Mercury Emissions from Gold Production

via EPA | Fri December 24, 2010
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is cutting emissions from gold ore processing and production facilities with a new standard that will reduce annual mercury emissions by more than 75 percent from 2007 levels. This action is one of several steps EPA is taking to reduce mercury levels in our environment, which can damage children’s developing brains and nervous systems even before they are born.

U.S. Car Fuel Economy Up, C02 Drops For Sixth Year

via Planet Ark | Wed November 17, 2010
A boost in U.S. auto fuel economy standards slashed carbon dioxide emissions by 14 percent per mile over the last six years and reduced gasoline use by 16 percent, the government said on Wednesday.

Interpol adopts resolution to combat green crime

via MSN | Thu November 11, 2010
Pitching in to save the world''s endangered fauna and flora, Interpol has adopted a resolution pledging its support to combat green crime and bring environment criminals to book.

Plants Clean Air Pollution Better Than Expected

Story contains video via ABC News | Sun October 24, 2010
Plants, especially some trees under stress, are even better than expected at scrubbing certain chemical pollutants out of the air, researchers reported on Thursday.

Iran, regional nations sign accord to tackle sand storms

via Terra Daily | Thu September 30, 2010
Iran, Iraq, Syria, Qatar and Turkey have inked an accord in Tehran aimed at tackling the problem of sand storms within the next five years, local media reported on Thursday.

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