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  • Dow Signs MOU to Work on Environmental Protection in China

    "We are pleased to be sharing our environmental technical expertise with the Chinese government to help accelerate positive change. We appreciate this opportunity to learn together how to best develop public policy blueprints that incorporate global private sector experience," said Neil Hawkins, corporate vice president, Environment, Health and Safety, and chief sustainability officer for Dow.

  • Ohio EPA Offers Alternative Fuel Vehicle Conversion Grants

    A new grant from Ohio EPA will reimburse owners of large diesel or gasoline vehicles for a portion of the cost of the conversion or replacement of engines to use compressed natural gas, liquefied natural gas, or liquid petroleum gas such as propane or butane, including bi-fueled or dual-fueled vehicles that can run on both an alternative fuel and on gasoline or diesel fuel.

  • WHO, UNEP Collaborating on Environmental Health

    It is the most significant formal agreement on joint action about environment and health issues in more than 15 years, according to the partner organizations.

  • Georgia EPD Unveils Air Quality Website

    The website provides smog alerts and real-time monitoring data with which Georgia residents are familiar and adds information about individual air pollutants and their impacts.

  • Canada Introduces Revised SmartDriver Program

    "This program will help meet the trucking industry's growing demand for safe, fuel-efficient drivers while educating existing operators on improved driving techniques. The real savings come in the form of reduced greenhouse gas emissions, helping meet Canada's domestic and international climate goals," said Jim Carr, Canada's Minister of Natural Resources.

  • EPA to Provide Over $1 Million for Diesel Reductions to Two Portland Organizations

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is providing over $1 million to two Portland-area organizations in an effort to reduce harmful diesel emissions from trucks and construction equipment in the Portland metro region.

  • PA Agency Urges Periodic Home Radon Testing

    DEP said someone who does not want to use a do-it-yourself test kit should consider hiring a qualified radon professional to conduct a test.

  • CARB Approves Low-Carbon Transportation Plan

    The plan allocates $398 million to incentivize clean heavy-duty trucks, buses, and freight projects, including $190 million for advanced-technology freight equipment such as yard trucks, forklifts, and cranes. Most of the money comes from California's cap-and-trade auction proceeds.

  • UPS Order Boosts Tesla Truck Prospects

    The preorder of Tesla vehicles advances UPS's commitment to reduce its absolute greenhouse gas emissions from global ground operations 12 percent by 2025, the company said, adding that, by 2020, it plans that one in four new vehicles purchased annually will be an alternative fuel or advanced technology vehicle.

  • Company Paying $99,000 Civil Penalty for Air Quality Violations

    The agency reported since 2013, Cabot had excess emissions of natural gas from 267 pneumatic controllers at well sites and did not submit complete compliance demonstration reports for 20 gas wells.

  • NC Seeks Ideas for Spending VW Settlement Money

    The state expects to get about $92 million from a $2.9 billion settlement that was reached following an investigation launched in 2015 into Volkswagen for making and installing illegal software devices to help some vehicles defeat emission tests.

  • First 'eHighway' Demonstration Project Under Way

    Siemens and the South Coast Air Quality Management District are managing a 1-mile, zero-emission demonstration in Carson, Calif., this month. Three field trials of the eHighway technology on German highways are planned for 2019.

  • Carbon Dioxide Atmospheric Concentration Hits Record

    "Without rapid cuts in CO2 and other greenhouse gas emissions, we will be heading for dangerous temperature increases by the end of this century, well above the target set by the Paris climate change agreement," said WMO Secretary-General Petteri Taalas. "Future generations will inherit a much more inhospitable planet.

  • Oil Companies' Climate Group Makes First Investments

    OGCI Climate Investments is a billion-dollar investment fund established last year by OGCI to invest in promising technologies and business models that have the potential to significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions; the fund is building a network of partners and co-investors in key sectors.

  • GAO Estimates Benefits of Preparing USA for Climate Change

    The study estimated coastal property losses from rising seas and more frequent, more intense storms could range from $51 billion to $74 billion per year late in this century.


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