Tag: air pollution

Policy, State & Local

In face of federal inaction, California gets five automakers to cut CO2

August 19, 2020

Via: ArsTechnica

On Tuesday, five automakers signed agreements with California’s Air Resources Board to implement cleaner emissions standards over the next few years. BMW, Ford, Honda, Volkswagen Group, and Volvo will reduce vehicle emissions between model years 2021 and 2026. Unlike Europe’s […]

Federal, Policy, State & Local

California set to ban all heavy diesel trucks and vans by 2045

June 26, 2020

Via: ArsTechnica

The days of diesel delivery trucks and vans in California are numbered. On Thursday, the state’s Air Resources Board adopted a new rule that will phase out these most polluting of vehicles from the state over the next quarter-century. Beginning […]

Federal, Policy

Supreme Court halts Obama’s climate-change initiative

February 10, 2016

Via: ArsTechnica

The US Supreme Court on Tuesday blocked the Obama administration’s climate change initiative in response to a petition by more than two dozen states and other energy companies suing the Environmental Protection Agency over the carbon-emissions cutting regulations. The high […]


Microsoft predicts China’s air pollution with data analysis

June 11, 2015

Via: itCurated

Microsoft has taken its big data analysis to China, with computing models that can forecast the air quality across 41 cities in the country.Pollution continues to be a major problem in China, with hazardous air quality levels a common occurrence […]