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Why newer cars aren’t always better for the climate

Is it better for the climate to go out and buy the latest, most fuel-efficient car, or keep driving the fairly decent car you already own for a little while longer? The answer is probably the latter, a new study suggests.The study is the latest ...

https://www.anthropocenemagazine.org/2021/10/why-newer-cars-arent-always-better-for-the-climate/ #ClimateEmergency #pollution #environment #ecology #car
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Gasoline-powered lawn mowers, leaf blowers to be banned under new California law | Ars Technica


#environment #pollution

If only this shit could be banned worldwide.
 

Gasoline-powered lawn mowers, leaf blowers to be banned under new California law | Ars Technica


#environment #pollution

If only this shit could be banned worldwide.
 

U.S. generates more plastic trash than any other nation, report finds


#environment #pollution
 

U.S. generates more plastic trash than any other nation, report finds


#environment #pollution
 

Cargo ships invested in technology to stop polluting the air. Now it’s polluting the seas instead.


#Environment #Pollution #GlobalWarming #ClimateChange #SeaPollution #ClimateCatastrophe

Cruise and cargo ships around the world are cleaning up their dirty smokestacks, installing systems that prevent harmful pollutants in their exhaust from escaping into the air. Yet much of that pollution is winding up in the sea instead. And so a solution meant to reduce smog, experts say, is leaving a potentially toxic trail in its wake.

Thousands of ships use exhaust cleaning systems, or “scrubbers,” compared with hundreds of ships just a few years ago, as companies face rising pressure to tamp down on their pollution. International regulators now require vessels to burn low-sulfur fuels at sea, while local authorities are cracking down on emissions close to shore. Scrubbers offer a middle ground, allowing ship operators to keep burning sludgy, sulfur-laden “bunker fuel” and still comply with air quality rules.

The problem is that those ships are expected to dump at least 10 billion metric tons of what’s known as wash water — the contaminated byproduct — into seas around the world every year, according to a first-of-its-kind study from the International Council on Clean Transportation, a nonprofit research group.
 

Cargo ships invested in technology to stop polluting the air. Now it’s polluting the seas instead.


#Environment #Pollution #GlobalWarming #ClimateChange #SeaPollution #ClimateCatastrophe

Cruise and cargo ships around the world are cleaning up their dirty smokestacks, installing systems that prevent harmful pollutants in their exhaust from escaping into the air. Yet much of that pollution is winding up in the sea instead. And so a solution meant to reduce smog, experts say, is leaving a potentially toxic trail in its wake.

Thousands of ships use exhaust cleaning systems, or “scrubbers,” compared with hundreds of ships just a few years ago, as companies face rising pressure to tamp down on their pollution. International regulators now require vessels to burn low-sulfur fuels at sea, while local authorities are cracking down on emissions close to shore. Scrubbers offer a middle ground, allowing ship operators to keep burning sludgy, sulfur-laden “bunker fuel” and still comply with air quality rules.

The problem is that those ships are expected to dump at least 10 billion metric tons of what’s known as wash water — the contaminated byproduct — into seas around the world every year, according to a first-of-its-kind study from the International Council on Clean Transportation, a nonprofit research group.
 

Hannah Ritchie auf Twitter: "Where does the plastic in the ocean come from? A new study published in @ScienceAdvances updates our understanding. My latest @OurWorldInData article looks at the global picture of plastic pollution: https://t.co/xGgqw3NOPE Thread of key points 👇" / Twitter


#plastic #pollution

https://twitter.com/_HannahRitchie/status/1388387010352750592
 

Seuls 6% des déchets plastiques sont aujourd’hui valorisés


et réincorporés dans de nouveaux objets.

Pour aller plus loin, c’est toute notre façon de consommer qu’il faut revoir.
En partant d’un principe simple : le meilleur déchet est celui que l’on ne produit pas !
#environnement #pollution #méditerranée #mer #nature
 

Seuls 6% des déchets plastiques sont aujourd’hui valorisés


et réincorporés dans de nouveaux objets.

Pour aller plus loin, c’est toute notre façon de consommer qu’il faut revoir.
En partant d’un principe simple : le meilleur déchet est celui que l’on ne produit pas !
#environnement #pollution #méditerranée #mer #nature
 
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