The City of Sydney has announced the purchase of its first fleet of pollution-free electric cars.
The launching ceremony was held at Pirrama park along beautiful Sydney harbor with officials and media crews in attendance.
AFP (Mar. 19, 2016) Sydney was one of the first major cities to turn off the lights on major monuments for Earth Hour. At 20:30 local time on Saturday night, the lights were turned off on the iconic Sydney Harbour ... watch video
AFP (Dec. 20, 2015) Bulgaria's capital Sofia, a city of about 1.3 million people, is the European capital with the most polluted air, data by the European Environment Agency shows. The air pollution, blamed in part on ... watch video
Reuters (Oct. 21, 2013) Sao Paulo, host city of the first World Cup soccer match next year, has a major pollution problem. A recent study says air pollution in the southern Brazilian city causes three times more deaths than ... watch video
AFP (Mar. 13, 2014) Nearly a third of the 22 regions in mainland France are on a maximum pollution alert. Police in Paris have been trying to bring down pollution levels by diverting traffic from the city and enforcing ... watch video
AFP (June 19, 2015) Friends of the Earth says it welcomes the Pope's call for action against climate change. They say he is providing clear leadership, something that has been missing in the climate debate.
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Business Wire (Oct. 7, 2013) New research conducted by the Mobile Source Air Pollution Reduction Review Committee (MSRC) found 55% of Los Angeles area commuters are interested in ridesharing, however only 22% of commuters in the ... watch video
Reuters - Business Video Online (June 3, 2014) A renewed government focus on pollution and a tempting range of models could see electric cars finally gain traction in China after years of failing to live up to the hype. Jane Lanhee Lee ... watch video
Sep. 28, 2016 Plants cannot simply relocate to better surroundings when their environmental conditions are no longer suitable. Instead, they have developed sophisticated molecular adaptation mechanisms. Scientists ... read more
Sep. 29, 2016 Wind turbines are known to kill large birds, such as golden eagles, that live nearby. Now there is evidence that birds from up to hundreds of miles away make up a significant portion of the raptors ... read more
Sep. 29, 2016 People are naturally predisposed to over-use "common-pool resources" such as transportation systems and fisheries even if it risks failure of the system, to the detriment of ... read more
Sep. 29, 2016 Keen gardeners stocking their domestic ponds with exotic or wild aquatic species could be inadvertently fueling the rapid spread of the lethally infectious frog disease ranavirus in England, ... read more
Sep. 30, 2015 New water-tracing technology has been used in the Sydney Basin for the first time to determine how groundwater moves in the different layers of rock below the surface. The study provides a baseline ... read more
Feb. 12, 2015 UK commuters spend an average of about 1.5 hours a day at the wheel. Road vehicles in particular are known to emit polluting nanoparticles which contribute to respiratory and heart diseases. Now, ... read more
May 5, 2014 Many people are concerned that electric cars produce dangerous magnetic fields. New research shows that this is not the case. Researchers from seven countries have concluded that we can feel safe ... read more