India to apply Dr. Interis’ teachings

From CNN Money: India Slaps New Taxes on Cars to Curb Pollution The tax hikes were unveiled as part of India’s annual budget on Monday by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, who described pollution and traffic in Indian cities as “a … Continue reading

Air quality scares Pascagoula residents

From the Sun Herald: A neighborhood along Bayou Casotte, in the heart of the state’s most industrialized county, has been co-existing with industry for decades. … But in the last two years, things have changed. A sticky dust blows in … Continue reading

China’s war on pollution

(NY Times) In the first 4 months of 2014, China has imposed more than $1.7 million in fines against polluters. Zhong Chonglei, an environmental official, told the state-run China News Service that the amount of the fines was double from the … Continue reading

Externality watch: Air pollution leads to 7 million deaths

From BBC news, air pollution caused 7 million deaths in 2012: Seven million people died as a result of air pollution in 2012, the World Health Organization estimates. Its findings suggest a link between air pollution and heart disease, respiratory … Continue reading

New sulfur regulations to increase gas and automobile prices

From the New York Times, the EPA will soon force oil refiners to remove all sulfur from gasoline.  The Environmental Protection Agency plans to unveil a major new regulation on Monday that forces oil refiners to strip out sulfur, a smog-forming pollutant … Continue reading

The Cheapest Way to Skin a Cat

BBC News reports on a study arguing that pollution targets in the European Union are not strict enough: A study confirming a link between atmospheric pollution and heart-attack risk strengthens the EU case for tougher clean-air targets, experts say. Research in … Continue reading