Jun 28, 2016

Report links 6.5 million deaths worldwide to air pollution

Each year about 6.5 million deaths worldwide are linked to air pollution, a number that could grow in coming decades unless the energy sector steps up its efforts to slash emissions, the International Energy Agency warned Monday. In the Paris-based agency’s first report on ...

Jun 11, 2016

Japan to toughen measures against mileage manipulation

The transport ministry’s working group on Friday released a set of measures to prevent any new manipulation of data on vehicles’ fuel economy, including the introduction of punishment. The move came after Mitsubishi Motors Corp. admitted manipulating fuel economy data and Suzuki Motor Corp. ...

Jun 3, 2016

Satellites find 39 unreported sources of major pollution

Researchers in the United States and Canada have located 39 unreported sources of major pollution using a new satellite-based method, the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration said. The unreported sources of toxic sulfur dioxide emissions are clusters of coal-burning power plants, smelters and ...

Study reveals harm to fish from tiny bit of plastic pollution

Jun 3, 2016

Study reveals harm to fish from tiny bit of plastic pollution

Scientists have demonstrated for the first time the devastating physiological and behavioral effects on fish exposed to the tiny bits of plastic pollution clogging the world’s oceans. Lab experiments with European perch larvae showed exposure to microplastic particles at levels present in seas inhibited ...