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Sulphur dioxide in Beijing was reduced by 70% and particle pollution by 36% in just four years
In four years, sulphur dioxide in the city was reduced by 70% and particle pollution by 36% by tackling the problem at source. Initially, old coal-powered industry and power stations were fitted with air pollution abatement systems before being replaced by cleaner facilities built to run on natural gas.Continue reading...
- Mayor wants to protect Wall Street from floods and rising seas
- Plans to cost $10bn but federal funds might not be available
Bill de Blasio, the mayor of New York, has announced a radical plan to meet the “existential threat” of climate change by constructing a new section of Manhattan , extending hundreds of feet out into the narrow East river, in order to protect Wall Street and other downtown areas.Continue reading...
Greens battery policy would offer incentives of up to $7000 per battery, and up to double that for low-income households.
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Nopsema head Stuart Smith is listed to speak at The Great Australian Bight: The Big Opportunity
Environmental groups have written to Australia’s offshore petroleum watchdog to urge him against speaking alongside the oil lobby at a pro-industry event titled The Great Australian Bight: The Big Opportunity.
The head of the National Offshore Petroleum Safety and Environmental Management Authority (Nopsema), Stuart Smith, is listed as one of three keynote speakers at the South Australian “parliamentary friends of the resource sector” forum dinner on Tuesday.Continue reading...
Lack of action on 14 expired coal seam gas exploration licences now an election issue for uncertain communities
The New South Wales government has failed to close a loophole that effectively allows expired coal seam gas exploration licences to be extended indefinitely, despite calls from rural communities for certainty ahead of the state election.
More than a dozen licences, mostly in the state’s north-west, have remained active past their expiration dates while the government assesses renewal applications from gas companies. In some cases, those applications have been held up in the system for years.Continue reading...