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Hong Kong to phase out pre-Euro IV diesel commercial vehicles

Hong Kong seeks to phase out pre-Euro IV diesel commercial vehicles to improve the regions roadside air quality and better protect the public’s health. According to a paper tabled to the Legislative Council Panel on Environmental Affairs, an incentive-cum-regulatory approach is being proposed. While at the same time, the Environmental Protection Department is also seeking to limit the service...

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U.S. E.P.A. proposes standards to cut carbon pollution from new power plants

The United States Environment Protection Agency has proposed Clean Air Act standards that will cut carbon pollution from new power plants, while at the same time reaching out to others to establish carbon pollution standards for existing ones. Under the proposal, new large natural gas-fired turbines would need to meet a limit of 1,000 pounds of carbon dioxide per megawatt-hour, while new small natural gas...

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Six regions in China sign agreement to prevent and control air pollution

Governments of six regions in China, along with the Ministry of Environmental Protection, have signed an agreement to control and prevent air pollution. The six regions that have signed the agreement are all located in the northern part of China, namely Beijing, municipality of Tianjin, provinces of Hebei, Shanxi, and Shandong, as well as the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region – regions that are...

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China's air quality worsens in August

China has experienced ozone and fine-particulate pollution in the month of August that was worse compared to that of July, according to the Environmental Protection Ministry. The ministry said that from the total number of 74 cities, only 28 reported having good air quality for at least 24 days in August – far fewer than the 36 cities that reported having good air quality back in July. When it...

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Hong Kong welcomes China's air pollution measures, to curb emissions too

Hong Kong welcomes China's measures to reduce air pollution. Following the mainland’s lead, the special administrative region also plans to take steps to curb its emissions. The Hong Kong government welcomed China's new measures to reduce air pollution on the mainland (see related story). Hong Kong believes that the measures would also be able to contribute to the improvement of the regional...

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China’s new plan to improve the air quality of its 338 cities

China has just unveiled its five-year action plan that targets the air quality of the nation’s cities. The new plan, called “Airborne Pollution Prevention and Control Action Plan,” was made to tackle the nation’s worsening air pollution problem by significantly improving the air quality of China’s 338 cities, according to China Daily. Under the action plan – which spans 2013 to 2017...

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U.S. D.O.E., Japan's NEDO to save critical materials

Japan's New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization, or NEDO, has signed a memorandum of understanding with the United States Department of Energy’s Ames Laboratory to cooperate in saving critical materials. Under the M.O.U., the two will work together to reinforce ongoing cooperative efforts in the field of critical materials, at the same time promoting research activities related to...

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Canada's tar sands expansion “needs to be denied” - N.R.D.C.

The international environmental advocacy group Natural Resources Defense Council has released a statement regarding the tar sands expansion, saying that it “needs to be denied.” N.R.D.C.'s director Danielle Droitsch made the statement in light of Canada's Natural Resources Minister Joe Oliver visit in Washington to lobby American officials on the proposed Keystone XL tar sands pipeline. According to the N.R.D...

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Nations agree to phase down HFCs in latest G20 Summit

During the recent Group of 20 Summit, around 35 nations as well as the European Union agreed to phase down the use of known hydrofluorocarbons. The decision to phase down known HFCs was made during last week's G20 Summit in St. Petersburg, Russia, with the nations reiterating their commitment to fight climate change. The nations and the E.U. also agreed that they will simultaneously push for efforts in...

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Hong Kong looks to zero-emission buses to reduce air pollution

The Hong Kong Government is planning to use zero-emission buses to help improve air quality and reduce air pollution in the region. Hong Kong is looking to use zero-emission buses as part of the Government’s long-term goal of curbing roadside air pollution and improving overall air quality. Secretary for the Environment KS Wong readily admits that the plan has an ambitious target, and that it would have to be done in phases...

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