China toughens environment law to target polluters
China on Thursday passed the first amendment to its environment protection law in 25 years, imposing tougher penalties on polluters after the government called for a "war" on pollution.
60% of China underground water polluted: report
Sixty percent of underground water in China which is officially monitored is too polluted to drink directly, state media have reported, underlining the country's grave environmental problems.
3 Qs: Economist makes the case for new quasi-experiments as a way of studying environmental issues
How can scholars get traction on environmental problems, particularly those relating to pollution? In an essay appearing in this week's issue of the journal Science, MIT economist Michael Greenstone, along ...
Morphing is one way to make aircraft more efficient
It is estimated that by 2050 there will be a six-fold increase in the number of flights there are today. This is going to be an environmental problem, and it will need radical change in aircraft design to ...
New scientific field looks at the big picture
Big data is changing the field of ecology. The shift is dramatic enough to warrant the creation of an entirely new field: macrosystems ecology.
US government might deregulate corn, soybean seeds
(AP)—The U.S. government on Friday proposed eliminating restrictions on the use of corn and soybean seeds that are genetically engineered to resist a common weed killer, a move welcomed by many farmers but feared by scientists ...
The unlikely role of private enterprise in managing global environmental preservation
Business gets blasted for not only ignoring the world's environmental problems, but for contributing to them. But a new book by Case Western Reserve University political scientist Jessica F. Green explains how private firms, ...
Environmental fiscal reform would improve the environment and reduce the informal economy
The effect that the introduction of environmental fiscal reform would have on an economic system has been the focus of study since the 1990s. However, studies of this type have until now failed to take the ...
Pollution deadlier than road accidents in Sao Paulo
Air pollution kills more people annually than road accidents in Sao Paulo, Brazil's most populous city which will host the opening game of the 2014 World Cup, a study found.
Study documents cigarette environmental hazards
Back in the bad old days when teenagers smoked cigarettes to be cool, it wasn't unusual for a teenage girl to surreptitiously pocket a cigarette butt left behind by a boy she had a crush on.
China to add 1,500 gigawatts of power capacity by 2030, study says
China will add some 1,500 gigawatts of power production capacity by 2030, or the equivalent of Britain's existing capacity every year, a study showed on Wednesday.
The 'whole' problem with recycling
Findings from a University of Alberta researcher shed new light on what may be stopping people from recycling more.
Researches build robot to sniff out methane at landfills
China seen facing uphill struggle against pollution
China's newly announced measures to combat pollution by slashing emissions from major polluting industries and holding local officials responsible could take 18 years to bring air quality within acceptable standards, analysts ...