Tag Archive for 'emissions'

Long-term exposure to low levels of air pollution increases lung cancer risk

July 11th, 2013 by The Lancet

According to one of the largest studies of its kind published in The Lancet Oncology, prolonged exposure to particulate air pollution increases the risk of lung cancer (particularly adenocarcinoma, a cancer that develops in a substantial number of non-smokers) even at levels below the European Union limit values. “At this stage, we might have to […]

Energy efficiency investment more worthwhile than increasing supply

October 26th, 2012 by University of East Anglia

According to research from the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change at the University of East Anglia, much more needs to be done to develop energy efficient cars, buildings and domestic appliances to address climate change. A report, ‘Marginalization of end-use technologies in energy innovation for climate protection‘ published in Nature Climate Change on 26 October 2012, […]

Assessing when global atmospheric temperature rises might be reached

November 24th, 2011 by Nature

A policy-relevant method of displaying climate change projections is presented in a Perspective published online in Nature Climate Change. Climate change projections are usually presented as ‘snapshots’ of change at a particular time in the future. Instead, Manoj Joshi and colleagues re-analyse existing projections and present them in ways that show when particular temperature thresholds […]

Fine particulate matter air pollution raises risk of lung cancer death in never-smokers

October 31st, 2011 by American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine

Long-term exposure to air pollution containing fine particles of soot, dirt, smoke and other materials causes a small but measurable increase in lung cancer among men and women who have never smoked, according to researchers in Canada and the United States, who studied the association between long-term exposure to fine particulate matter air pollution and […]

European Court’s Preliminary opinion supports legality of EU law that curbs aviation pollution

October 6th, 2011 by WWF

A transatlantic coalition of environmental groups applauded today’s European Court of Justice’s Advocate General’s preliminary opinion, which supports Europe’s right to tackle carbon emissions from airlines that use its airports. The coalition said the preliminary opinion was very encouraging. The Court is expected to hand down its final opinion in early 2012. In a thorough […]

Whimsical art that raises awareness and can save you money

March 31st, 2011 by Richard Lord

Hu2 Design produces wall stickers and art decals that can be applied around the home and office.  The graphics are sharp and detailed.  They are specifically designed to integrate with wall fittings. The design is simple to apply.  It is on a sheet which is rubbed to transfer the design onto a wall.  The transfer […]