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  • [New] Fuel oil produces much more air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions than natural gas, which Dargin said could pose a PR problem as Egypt prepares to host the COP 27 climate summit. Quartz
  • [New] Australia's poor environment and biodiversity outlook caused by climate change, habitat loss, invasive species, pollution and mining activity, underscores how environmental issues are developing into key financial risks for investors. Investment Magazine
  • [New] Per Volta's data planning tools, Hoboken will avoid up to 2,250 tons of carbon pollution, a key source of asthma and other respiratory health problems, through increased EV adoption through 2024. Business Wire
  • [New] The global economic impact of heavy metal pollution is estimated at more than US$ 10 billion per year, with the risks and effects magnified in developing countries because of limited resources and treatment technologies. Asia & Pacific
  • [New] The global shipping industry could cut carbon dioxide emissions and levels of other air pollutants by powering ships with batteries rather than fuel oil. Nature Medicine
  • [New] The threat of Russia cutting off fossil gas supplies to Europe has left governments, which tried to use fossil gas while getting off coal, using polluting coal as a backstopping option as they prepare worst-case scenario emergency reserve measures ahead of the coming winter. the weekly ledger
  • Communities who have experienced dangerous longstanding environmental and health threats will have access to $3 billion in Environmental and Climate Justice Block Grants to cut pollution and improve public health. Center for American Progress
  • If no further action is taken to reduce air pollution, around 550,000 Londoners will develop diseases related to poor air quality over the next 30 years. AirQualityNews
  • $3 billion for environmental justice block grants to reduce air pollution, mitigate climate and health risks, increase climate adaptation, and facilitate community engagement in public processes. Climate 411
  • Climate-fueled wildfires threaten air quality and human health, as wildfire smoke can lead to worse respiratory impacts than pollution from other sources and was recently shown to have contributed to COVID-19 deaths in the Western US. The Equation
  • In a region known for its exceptional agricultural productivity, climate change is quickly amplifying a dangerous type of climate risk in California's Central Valley: air pollution. The Equation
  • Poor air quality is the largest environmental risk to public health in the UK, with approximately 30% of preventable deaths in England due to non-communicable diseases connected to air pollution. Cognitive Publishing
  • The sustainable use of wild species is critical for food security & improving nutrition in rural and urban areas worldwide, but is threatened by a combination of overexploitation, pollution, climate change and the advent of alien invasive species. ThePrint
  • Polluters would pay a penalty of $900 per metric ton of methane emissions that exceed federal limits in 2024, increasing to $1,500 per metric ton in 2026. The New York Times
  • The health of Australia's environment is poor and has deteriorated over the past five years due to pressures of climate change, habitat loss, invasive species, pollution and mining, according to a government report that warns the natural world holds the key to human wellbeing and survival. The Guardian
  • More than two-fifths of British butterflies are threatened with extinction, in the face of climate change, pollution and loss of habitat. Sky News
  • There are still more rules expected to cut climate pollution that the Biden administration is expected to finalize, including a regulation that aims to curtail the release of a planet-warming gas called methane from the oil and gas sector. The Hill
  • Actions to curb oil and gas methane emissions are among the fastest, most cost-effective ways to address pollution that threatens the health of 9 million Americans living within a half mile of an active oil or gas site. Energy Exchange
  • New research from EXHAUSTION shows that the risk is enhanced when people are exposed to high levels of air pollution at the same time. Exhaustion
  • Defra confirms new legal duty to be placed on water companies to reduce nutrient pollution by 2030, as it looks to ease planning barriers for new housing projects. Business Green
  • Biden's administration could also impose stronger limits on pollutants and enact more regulations of emissions that contribute to global warming, such as carbon dioxide. HuffPost UK
  • Pollution and climate change threaten to wipe out 90% of the world's coral within 30 years, putting coastal communities and biodiversity at risk. ImpactAlpha

Last updated: 14 August 2022