Pollution: Roadside ‘supershrub’ traps fuel emissions, experts say 

Is this a solution to traffic pollution? ‘Supershrub’ at the roadside can trap fuel emissions, experts say The Cotoneaster plant was found to absorb more pollution than similar shrubs  It was found by researchers to be 20 per cent more effective at soaking up traffic fume particles than plants such as hawthorn and western red cedar … Read more

Is this the pollution solution? ‘Supershrub’ at the roadside can trap fuel emissions, experts say 

Is this a solution to traffic pollution? ‘Supershrub’ at the roadside can trap fuel emissions, experts say The Cotoneaster plant was found to absorb more pollution than similar shrubs  It was found by researchers to be 20 per cent more effective at soaking up traffic fume particles than plants such as hawthorn and western red cedar … Read more

Record number of vehicles flunked the MOT test last year due to emissions

Almost 1.3m cars failed MOT emissions checks last year as stricter exhaust assessments since 2018 see diesel failure rates surge 240% Tougher emissions checks were introduced to the MOT test in May 2018 Diesel car with particulate filters fails if it has been removed or tampered with Vehicles will automatically fail the test if check … Read more

Vauxhall could face paying out £2,500 to a MILLION motorists over emissions test ‘cheating’ claims

Vauxhall bosses could face paying out £2,500 to a MILLION motorists over emissions test ‘cheating’ allegations, lawyer say Customers could receive pay outs as firm accused of cheating emissions tests  Car maker is alleged to have sold about 600,000 diesel cars with defeat devices Follows similar ‘dieselgate’ claims made against Volkswagen and Mercedes By Matt Oliver … Read more

Saudi Arabia announces new eco-city with ‘zero cars, zero streets and zero carbon emissions’ 

Saudi Arabia announces new eco-city in the form of a 105-mile long LINE with ‘zero cars, zero streets and zero carbon emissions’ Saudi Arabia announces new 105-mile-long ‘zero carbon emissions’ eco-city Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman unveiled the city plans in a state broadcast In his address, the Crown Prince said ‘The Line’ will not … Read more

Organic and regular meat produces same greenhouse gas emissions

Organic meat is NO better for the environment than regular meat and produces the same amount of greenhouse gas emissions, study finds Experts from Germany calculated the environmental impact of different meat Organic farming reduces emissions in not using fertilizer-grown animal feed Yet the slow growth rates and diminished yields serve to counter these savings In … Read more

Environment: Organic meat produces the same amount of greenhouse gas emissions as regular meat

Organic meat is NO better for the environment than regular meat and produces the same amount of greenhouse gas emissions, study finds Experts from Germany calculated the environmental impact of different meat Organic farming reduces emissions in not using fertilizer-grown animal feed Yet the slow growth rates and diminished yields serve to counter these savings In … Read more

Volkswagen loses European Court of Justice case in diesel emissions scandal

Volkswagen loses European Court of Justice case in diesel emissions scandal after arguing ‘defeat devices’ were installed to protect engines European Court of Justice ruled that defeat devices in Dieselgate cars are illegal It denied Volkswagen’s claim that the software was installed to protect engines Decision is expected to have a wider impact for ongoing … Read more

Construction-related CO2 emissions hit record high, UN report reveals 

Construction and operation of buildings accounted for more than a third of global carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions last year, a new UN report reveals.  Emissions from keeping global residential and non-residential buildings running, as well as emissions during the construction of new buildings, made up 38 per cent of total global energy-related CO2 emissions.  But emissions … Read more

Covid lockdown caused a record drop in CO2 emissions

The 2020 coronavirus pandemic caused the single biggest annual drop in greenhouse gas emissions on record, according to new data.  Lockdowns and travel restrictions due to Covid-19 saw the level of emissions plummet by 2.4 billion tonnes in 2020. The global figure of emissions is believed to be around 34 gigatonnes, seven per cent down on … Read more