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Air quality regulations in Europe may not be sufficient to protect people from harmful sooty particles in traffic and factory fumes, research suggests.
Renault's Captur is not quite what it seems, says John Simister
He says it has failed to respect rules agreed by democratically elected governments
More than 800 activists from NGOs such as Greenpeace and Oxfam as well as trade unions and social movements have staged a mass walkout of the UN climate talks in Warsaw in protest of the lack of action at the conference.
Air pollution hits severe levels as residents told to avoid outdoor activities
Atmospheric volumes of greenhouse gases blamed for climate change hit a new record in 2012, the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) said on Wednesday.
Exposure to even low levels of common air pollutants during pregnancy significantly increases the risk of babies being born small, according to one of the largest studies of its kind.
Studies reveal link between areas with high noise pollution and an increased risk of heart disease and stroke among residents
The chairman of the IPCC warns that the only way to reduce large-scale fossil-fuel use is to 'price' carbon emissions
Opponents say regulations will 'write off our huge, secure, affordable coal resources'
Experts have calculated that about 570bn tonnes, or 57 per cent, has been burnt in the past three centuries - meaning the tipping point on carbon emissions is now only 30 years away
The summit in Russia may herald the end of the stubborn global climate policy recession
Sooty air from coal burning triggered the initial melting of the mountain glaciers in the European Alps in the second half of the 19th Century when it caused the snow to turn grey and so reflect less sunlight back into space, scientists said.
Retired woman stocked up before restrictions were introduced
Her back catalogue includes an unflinchingly eloquent promenade play about the life of a sex-trafficked girl and a lethally mordant satire about power and privacy in the era of glossy celebrity journalism. So the imaginative range and penetration of twenty nine year old Lucy Kirkwood's oeuvre were well established. But nothing had quite prepared one for the sheer theatrical boldness and thematic sweep of Chimerica, her remarkably ambitious, three-hour exploration of the fast-changing and complex relationship between the United States and China.
Blow to climate change battle as President Correa tears up $3.6bn UN agreement