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Air travelers may have to pay carbon charge to offset emissions
Air passengers may have to pay an extra ‘carbon charge’ on flights as part of a UK government initiative to reduce CO2 emissions and tackle the climate crisis.
CO2 emissions from aviation up
As the number of people flying regularly continues to rise, CO2 emissions from aviation have soared, rising by 26.3 percent in the last five years in Europe.
China greenhouse gas emissions soar 53.5% during 2005-2014
China’s climate-warming greenhouse gas emissions hit 12.3 billion tons in 2014, up 53.5 percent in just a decade, the Environment Ministry said on Monday, citing the country’s latest carbon ‘inventory’ submitted to the United Nations.
China's new emission rules take scalpel to bloated auto industry
China debuts one of the world's strictest standards for automobile emissions on Monday to reduce the country's notorious air pollution, a move some say also is designed to curb the runaway expansion of its automaking sector.
Large carmakers including Volkswagen, FCA could face 2021 EU emissions fines: Study
Volkswagen and FiatChrysler could face penalties of up to 1.83 billion euros ($2.08 billion) and 746 million euros respectively, if they fail to meet the European Union’s emissions targets set for 2021, according to AlixPartners.
Japan's 2017/18 CO2 emissions drop to 8-year low
Japan’s greenhouse gas emissions dropped 1.2 percent to an eight-year low in the financial year ended March 31, 2018, government figures showed on Tuesday, due to an increased use of renewable energy and higher utilization of nuclear plants.
Agriculture sector needs a step change on emissions
By Cathal Buckley and Trevor Donnellan*
California sues US agencies over data on vehicle emissions freeze
The state of California filed a lawsuit seeking to force two federal agencies to provide data they used to justify rolling back landmark Obama-era vehicle emission standards, accusing the US President Donald Trump administration of ‘willfully withholding’ information.
Engineers develop cheap, simple tests for car emissions
Engineers working to tackle carcinogenic pollution from cars developed cheap and simple devices to test the effectiveness of particle filters, which could help take toxic vehicles off roads without resorting to blanket bans.
Analysis suggests: Massive restoration of forests would cancel out a decade of CO2 emissions
Replenishing the world’s forests on a grand scale would suck enough carbon dioxide from the atmosphere to cancel out a decade of human emissions, according to an ambitious new study.
World on track to miss emissions ‘turning point’ for tackling climate change
The world is not on track to meet the greenhouse gas ‘turning point’ required to avoid the most catastrophic impacts of climate change, experts have warned.
OECD urges Australia to step up carbon emissions cuts
Australia needs to cut carbon emissions more sharply to meet its 2030 Paris Climate accord target, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) warned, contradicting claims by the country’s conservative government that the goal will be easily met.
Emissions angst fuels new tensions in loveless German coalition
Tensions in Germany’s loveless ruling coalition flared on Sunday after Transport Minister Andreas Scheuer, a conservative from the car-making state of Bavaria, called for a reassessment of limits on vehicle emissions.
Aviation emissions set to grow sevenfold over 30 years, experts warn
International aviation carbon emission could grow seven-fold over the next 30 years despite climate change concerns, according to International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) figures.

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