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Korea's greenhouse gas emissions

South Korea’s Park Geun-hye administration scores zero when it comes to the willingness to scale back emissions of greenhouse gases. The Park administration evades the responsibility to address climate change by increasing nuclear power plants and losing grip on emission trading. Korea is the world’s seventh largest emitter of greenhouse gases. In other words, Korea bears a great duty in helping the international community reach a consensus to respond to post-2020 climate change.


Reduce urban air pollution 3 to 5 times a year

A brief description of the project

This project is intended to help the public, government and political forces reach a common understanding of the legal, financial, and infrastructural issues that need adressing;



Air pollution: How many more must die before politicians act?

London Green MEP candidate Amelia Womack asks: how many more people have to die before we see serious action to tackle London's air pollution?

The word “smog” conjures thoughts of a Dickensian London of blackened buildings and thick air – but last weeks smog warnings remind us that the air pollution we thought had been relegated to the annals of history is still with us.


Highest net emissions ever under National Government

New Zealand’s net greenhouse gas emissions have hit the highest level ever and are continuing to grow under the National Government, the Green Party said today. 

The New Zealand Greenhouse Gas Inventory released today shows that New Zealand’s greenhouse gas emissions have increased from 2010-2011, the most recent period for which data is available.




China factory construction halted amid violent protests

People in China have been increasingly vocal about issues that affect their health and environment, says the BBC's Martin Patience, in Beijing. Previous high-profile incidents last year included the forced closure of a chemical plant in Dalian city after a mass protest over pollution. Protests against a solar factory also took place in Zhejiang province.

Agencies avoid action on cleanup: protesters

SNAIL’S PACE: Protesters said the government has known about the industrial pollution problem along the Dadu River since last year, but has failed to actBy Lee I-chia  /  Staff Reporter Environmental activists gather outside the Control Yuan in Taipei yesterday to present a petition about pollution in the estuary of the Dadu River on the border of Greater Taichung and Changhua County.Photo: CNA

Holding photographs of the polluted Dadu River (大肚溪), protesters gathered in front of the Control Yuan yesterday morning to call on the government body to investigate the agencies that they say have b



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