Sales of plug-in hybrid and battery electric cars rose significantly last year.
According to the World Health Organization, chronic exposure to high concentrations of these particles increases the risks for cardiovascular and repository diseases, as well as lung cancer.
Research shows damage to air quality and possible radiation risks also occur.
Recent IPCC report sites human influence cause of global warming
"This first-of-its-kind settlement will benefit all Americans by cutting emissions of ozone-depleting substances across Safeway's national supermarket chain," added Robert G. Dreher, acting assistant attorney general for the Justice Department's Environment and Natural Resources Division.
Chemical company Orica, along with the Australian and the New South Wales Governments, will fund the construction of a CO2 mineral carbonation research pilot plant at the University of Newcastle, Australia.
Metro, the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority, recently awarded a contract for as many as 654 new buses to NABI, LLC, which will build them in Anniston, Ala.
Shell Oil Co. also would pay a civil penalty of $2.6 million. The Justice Department is publishing the proposed decree July 16 and seeking comments in the next 30 days.
The EPA proposed two rules last week, which will help to better protect Americans from formaldehyde exposure. The harmful chemical can cause adverse health effects such as respiratory symptom and cancer.
The 2013 Gasification Technologies Conference will feature the latest updates on technological improvements, groundbreaking research, and important trends influencing the industry.
According to a major new report on U.S. power plant emissions from the top 100 power producers, it shows that the electric industry cut emissions of NOx, SO2 and CO2 in 2011 even as overall electricity generation increased, largely due to increased use of natural gas and growing reliance on renewable energy.
In collaboration between the USGS, BOEM, and the DOE, scientists have completed a 15-day research expedition in the northern Gulf of Mexico with high-resolution seismic data and imagery of sediments with high gas hydrate saturations.
On May 15, a new report on U.S. power plant emissions from the top 100 power producers will be released, and will also reveal states with the highest and lowest power plant emissions.
Greenroads has been chosen as a White House Champion of Change for Transportation Technology Solutions in recognition for its unique rating system designed to certify sustainable roadway and transportation projects.
Gina McCarthy is praised by Environment and Public Works Chairman Barbara Boxer, but Ranking Member David Vitter criticizes her answers to questions he submitted.
Community groups in Louisiana and Texas have filed a suit against the EPA, due to their failure to meet Clean Air Act deadlines and revising rules that require more accurate pollution reporting.
Campbell Scientific’s IRGASON receives U.S. patent and provides scientists and agencies with better tools to accurately measure the surface-atmosphere exchange of CO2 and H2O.
Since methane is more harmful than CO2 and is very influential in climate change, researchers have found a new way to capture the greenhouse gas.
According to the Energy Information Administrations (EIA), CO2 emissions have managed to decrease each year since 2007, and 2012 had the lowest emissions since 1994.
Tyson Food, Inc. will be paying $3.95 million in penalties for Clean Air Act violations at its facilities in Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, and Nebraska.