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China's JAC says electric car tie-up with VW approved


© AFP/File | A security guard next to Volkswagen’s logo at the Shanghai International Automobile Industry Exhibition on April 19, 2017

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During heat waves, urban trees can increase ground-level ozone 

Planting trees is a popular strategy to help make cities “greener,” both literally and figuratively. But scientists have found a counterintuitive effect of urban vegetation: During heat waves, it can increase air pollution levels and the formation of ozone. 228 more words

Air Quality

Air pollution linked to poor sleep, study finds

Exposure to nitrogen dioxide and airborne particles affects sleep efficiency, says medical professor

Air pollution might be linked to poor sleep, say researchers looking into the impact of toxic air on our slumbers. 575 more words

Air Quality

Behind Every Window

Behind Every Window
by Michael Romani

Behind every tainted window
There's a tattered story
Lessons in shattered love
And sometimes of glory
New York's inner city blues
Played out in a myriad of hues
On streets filled with passion
But less than enough compassion
To hold the needed answers
For children stricken with cancer
Despite the mothers' mournful prayers
Begging for mercy from a priest who stares
Standing there in moribund silence
His mortal soul lost in its internal violence… 126 more words
Poetry And Poems

Street level air pollution and excessive tailpipe emissions from old parallel imported cars

Parallel imports offer an easy and flexible path for car aspirants to own a car whose characteristics and vintage matched their specifications and dreams. From a commercial perspective, parallel imports afford a mechanism for exchange of cars with differential performance characteristics tailored to the road conditions of individual markets. 642 more words

Atmospheric Science

Emissions from diesel engines have higher impact than previously estimated

Abby Young-Powell writes on the Deutsche Welle website about a recent report that documents evidence that the impact from diesel emissions is higher and more deadlier than previously estimated. 786 more words


Dirty diesel: why ships are the worst offenders

In all the controversy over toxic air pollution from diesel cars, little is heard of a worse source of pollution – shipping. Large ocean-going ships tend to use bunker fuel, the world’s dirtiest diesel fuel – a toxic, tar-like sludge that usually contains 3,500 times more sulphur than the diesel used for cars. 221 more words

Air Quality