NYC subway station air not great for breathing, study finds. The PATH is even worse

COVID-19 has pushed all of us to wear face coverings to mitigate the spread of the virus. But that habit may help reduce exposure to air pollution inside NYC's train stations.
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La trampa de los diésel causa del 20% de la contaminación por NO2

Los coches y furgonetas con motor diésel emiten a la atmósfera, en condiciones reales de circulación, más gases contaminantes.

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S.Korea to cut railway CO2 emissions by replacing diesel trains by 2029

South Korea aims to cut some 30% of carbon emissions from railway travel by replacing all diesel passenger locomotives with a new bullet train by 2029, President Moon Jae-in says.

Cambridge, MA gas pumps will have climate change warning labels

Cambridge, Massachusetts, is adding the labels to make sure drivers don’t forget the environmental consequences of burning gasoline.

No more smoke on the water from Russia's aircraft carrier

The Northern Fleet's aircraft carrier will embark on tests in the Barents Sea in 2022 with main boilers, diesel generators and main turbo-gear units replaced.

Prince Rupert Vopak terminal enters final comment period

Proposed Vopak Pacific Canada facility would bring up to 87,600 rail cars and 171 tankers carrying combustibles to the region every year.

Illegal tampering by diesel pickup owners is worsening pollution, E.P.A. says

An E.P.A. investigation has found that the owners of more than half a million diesel pickup trucks have installed devices to defeat emissions controls and boost pollution.
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¿Qué es peor para el medio ambiente y la salud: El diésel o la gasolina?

Los motores de gasóleo han generado más problemas de calidad del aire, frente a los de gasolina que emitían más gases de efecto invernadero. La solución ahora es reducir el uso urbano del vehículo privado y la electrificación.

Remote solar farm north of oilsands becomes largest in Canada

The project will supply a quarter of Fort Chipewyan's electricity needs, helping to reduce the need for almost a million litres of diesel each year.

Permafrost melting did not trigger oil spill catastrophe, says Russian control authority

A report concludes that construction faults and maintenance negligence were main reasons for the spill of 21,000 tons of diesel oil in the Taymyr tundra.


U.S. renewable fuels legislation could garner bipartisan support under Biden

Renewable fuels are a niche market for now, but with Democratic President-Elect Joe Biden set to enter office with a divided Congress, legislation supporting demand for products like renewable diesel could garner bipartisan support.

How VW’s diesel settlement is changing fleets, from schools to seaports

A scandal led to a $2.9 billion trust fund for states to put cleaner vehicles on their roads. A lot of the money has gone to more diesel vehicles.

“Our house smells of diesel, and that’s with our windows shut"

Neighbours of an Edinburgh train depot say the noise and air pollution coming from the depot has left them unable to sleep and left their homes stinking of diesel.

Diesel locomotives to soon become thing of the past

Diesel locomotives to soon become thing of the past in India. Railways, according to an estimate, will save a whopping Rs 2,000 crore annually.

California regulators want enforcement tools to help control air pollution near ports

California air pollution regulators are considering how to enforce tough new rules aimed at diesel trucks and ships.

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Fractured: Buffered from fracking but still battling pollution

A statewide network of fracking and conventional wells, pipelines, and petrochemical plants closes in on communities.

Fractured: Distrustful of frackers, abandoned by regulators

"I was a total cheerleader for this industry at the beginning. Now I just want to make sure no one else makes the same mistake I did. It has ruined my life."

Fractured: The stress of being surrounded

Jane Worthington moved her grandkids to protect them from oil and gas wells—but it didn't work. In US fracking communities, the industry's pervasiveness causes social strain and mental health problems.

Fractured: Harmful chemicals and unknowns haunt Pennsylvanians surrounded by fracking

We tested families in fracking country for harmful chemicals and revealed unexplained exposures, sick children, and a family's "dream life" upended.

Fractured: The body burden of living near fracking scientific investigation finds western Pennsylvania families near fracking are exposed to harmful chemicals, and regulations fail to protect communities' mental, physical, and social health.

LISTEN: Kristina Marusic discusses the "Fractured" investigation

"Once they had the results of our study [families] felt like they had proof that these chemicals are in their air, their water, and making their way into their bodies."

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