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
Aug. 29, 2016 A team of researchers has developed a new solar cell that combines two different layers of sunlight-absorbing material to harvest a broader range of the sun's energy and that ... read more
Aug. 30, 2016 Closing the high seas to fishing could increase fish catches in coastal waters by 10 percent, helping people, especially the most vulnerable, cope with the expected losses of fish due to climate ... read more
Aug. 30, 2016 Researchers have used 'environmental DNA' to determine the biodiversity of a river. Previously, this involved collecting and identifying all the organisms living in it. Using ... read more
Aug. 30, 2016 A recent discovery in the study of landslides, using annular shear cell measurements of granular flows, confirms that two flow regimes -- an 'elastic regime' and an 'inertial regime' ... read more
Aug. 29, 2016 The sun's impact on our planet's climate has recently been a hotly debated topic in the context of climate change. The controversy around this issue has led scientists across Europe to dig deeper ... read more
Aug. 30, 2016 In the future, the breeding of the climate-friendly cow can be sped up by using genetic information. A recent study identifies areas in the cow’s genotype which are linked ... 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