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US standards on NO2 remain

After a review of scientific evidence, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on 14 July proposed to retain the current national ambient air quality standards ..
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Beans for beef

What if everyone in the United States ate beans instead of beef? This quite simple dietary change would result in reducing greenhouse gas emissions ..
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Ammonia increasing over agricultural areas

The first global, long-term satellite study of airborne ammonia gas has revealed increasing levels of the pollutant over four of the world’s most productive agricultural regions.
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CO2 emissions dropped 1.7 % in the US in 2016

Energy-related carbon dioxide emissions in the US dropped 1.7 per cent in 2016 due largely to significant decreases in coal use, according to the Energy Information Administration.
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Comparing vehicle emission standards

A report named “Comparative study on the differences between the EU and US legislation on emissions in the automotive sector” was published by the European Parliament in November.
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US greenhouse gas emissions fell in 2015

After two years of increases, greenhouse gas emissions fell in 2015, reducing America’s overall climate pollution to below 1994 levels, according to the Environmental Protection Agency.
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Air pollution from US power plants to be cut

The new Cross-State Air Pollution Rule by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) replaces and strengthens the 2005 Clean Air Interstate Rule (CAIR). By 2014, this rule and other state and ...
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California rules give great benefits

Switching to low sulphur fuels in shipping can provide greater reductions in air pollutant emissions than previously assumed. Carbon dioxide emissions also drop when ships slow down because of the more expensive fuel.
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