All quotes about Pollution
You can find on this page a variety of quotes, by one or many people, on what they said about Pollution. 269 people are quoted and you can read 340 citations of them about Pollution. Li Keqiang, Dan Greenbaum, Cynthia Giles and Rhea Suh, are those who have spoken the most about this topic. Li Keqiang said: “Officials who do a poor job in enforcing the law, knowingly allow environmental violations, or respond inadequately to worsening air quality will be held accountable. At present, overall, systemic risks are under control. But we must be fully alert to the build-up of risks.”.
All quotes about Pollution
This government is committed to improving air quality and reducing pollution in towns and cities, which is essential for people's health and the environment.
This government is committed to improving air quality and reducing pollution in towns and cities, which is essential for people's health and the environment. This is also great news for the economy as we invest in cutting edge technology and the nex[...]
The government [in Singapore] has been very supportive of moving around in more environmentally friendly ways. We hope to work closely with agencies to put in place a framework for smart bikes to be able to operate safely and securely. It's really a[...]
Adani's coalmine will be the most dangerous in our history, ramping up global carbon pollution precisely when emissions need to be drastically cut.
The UK courts have twice found that the government has failed to deal with our air pollution problem properly. Now ministers will face unprecedented scrutiny in parliament to ensure they finally step up to the mark to ensure adults, and children in [...]
Emissions from vehicles are a significant problem and the standards that governments have relied on have not delivered the expected reductions. We will be asking what more can be done to increase the use of cleaner vehicles as well as to encourage t[...]
The moment the air quality goes moderate, they're willing to go back to normal – it's basically work as usual. I think the mind-set of both the government and the public is extremely episodic. They wake up when there's a crisis, and they switch off [...]
I have a couple friends there who are just depressed and unsure. It's the uncertainty more than anything else. I grew up in L.A. When I was a little kid, we'd have smog days where our lungs were just in pain. Kids these days in L.A. don't have to go[...]
We set up a factory in Ningdong Forest Park in Shaanxi province and compress air directly into the bottle. Consumers will feel like they are breathing in the forest. As the price is a bit high, we suggest customers use it little by little.
Mankind has a large influence on the climate and the problem is everything that we are doing now has very long time scales, we have to make now decisions so that we can see results in 50 years or maybe even later.
The truck provides a unique set of different instruments. On one hand we have instruments which are just sucking in the air around us, which means that we are able to analyse the air for pollutants. On the other hand we have remote sensing instrumen[...]
We have two intensive air born measurement campaigns where we get a kind of snapshot of the chemistry of these outflows and in the analysis we combine this with satellite data to understand how the chemical evolution of the outflows from mega-cities.
You can say that every molecule has its finger print in the spectrum. There are million of lines, so there is an enormous amount of information in it and these lines in this case now can be attributed to CO2. So, it's the CO2 in the atmosphere, whic[...]
You can't drain the swamp and leave all the people in it. So, I guess the first place that comes to mind will be the Environmental Protection Agency. We're not spending money on that any more. We consider that to be a waste of your money.
Literally and figuratively, this is a scorched earth budget that represents an all-out assault on clean air, water and land. You can't put 'America first' when you put the health of its people and its country last.
Slashing EPA's overall budget by more than a third means the agency cannot adequately enforce our clean air and clean water safeguards. It is basically a 'get out of jail free card' for polluters. Congress should reject this budget.
The administration's proposed budget is a non-starter for our national parks, our environment, and our cultural heritage, and should be dead on arrival in Congress. Agencies like the National Park Service and EPA cannot take care of our treasured la[...]
The US EPA is already on a starvation diet, with a bare-bones budget and staffing level. The administration's proposed budget will be akin to taking away the agency's bread and water.
Backing away from these modest rules is doubly dangerous given the administration's reckless plans to ramp up fracking and drilling on public lands across America. Federal rules are critical because state rules in places like Oklahoma have been appa[...]
This change makes no sense. Mileage standards save consumers money at the gas pump, make Americans less dependent on oil, reduce carbon pollution and advance innovation. The current standards helped the auto companies move from bankruptcy to profita[...]
This change makes no sense. Mileage standards save consumers money at the gas pump, make Americans less dependent on oil, reduce carbon pollution and advance innovation.
We need to put clean car standards in the fast lane to keep our air clean and our climate safe. Donald Trump and the automakers are endangering the health of our children and families by abolishing lifesaving vehicle emissions protections that cut d[...]
The very rapid change in polar warming is really having a large impact on China. Emissions in China have been decreasing over the last four years, but the severe winter haze is not getting better. Mostly that's because of a very rapid change in the [...]
There's no doubt that the current standards are reasonable and achievable. In fact, the industry as a whole has surpassed the vehicle standards in each of the last four years, while creating jobs and selling more vehicles than ever.
By restarting this review, analysis rather than politics will produce a final decision.
Not all the impacts of a melting Arctic are bad – such as taking the edge off of winter cold snaps – but most of the effects will have a negative impact on the billions of people living in temperate regions.
When you look at haze reduction, it is not just about reducing emissions of air pollutants, it is also about reducing emissions of greenhouses gases from China and all the other countries in the world, so we can possibly slow down the rapidly changi[...]
This is plan A for air quality in Madrid. It's plan A because there can't be any plan B.
More people than ever live in urban environments, where dirty air, noise and stress must be tackled. I recently spent some time walking around Washington DC, where I live, with an aethalometer sticking out of my shirt collar. I carried the device, w[...]
One of the simplest ways to combat this is to use a barrier between the in-pram children and the exhaust emissions, especially at pollution hotspots such as traffic intersections, so parents should use pram covers if at all possible.
Young children are far more susceptible to pollution than adults, due to their immature and developing systems and lower body weight. These findings provide an insight for families who walk to and from nursery and primary schools with young children[...]
In 2012, two years after my husband and I, along with our two dogs, had relocated from New York to Beijing, the extremely authoritarian political environment and world-famous pollution had driven this self-proclaimed New Yorker into an emotional exi[...]
The people of Barcelona have told us clearly in surveys that they want to fight against air pollution because it is a health problem of the first order.
We will work faster to address pollution caused by coal burning.
All key sources of industrial pollution will be placed under round-the-clock online monitoring.
These vehicle efficiency and emissions rules have helped us cut oil use, reduce pollution, save money at the pump and reduce the risk of climate change.
We will make our skies blue again.
The government should increase the penalties in order to bankrupt the people and the companies responsible. Otherwise, if the punishment is just a little scratch, they will carry on polluting.
The projected target for this year's growth is realistic. An important reason to stress the need for stable growth is to ensure employment and improve people's lives. All key sources of industrial pollution will be placed under round-the-clock onlin[...]
The projected target for this year's growth is realistic. An important reason to stress the need for stable growth is to ensure employment and improve people's lives. All key sources of industrial pollution will be placed under round-the-clock onlin[...]
"We will work faster to address pollution caused by coal burning,"
EPA's clean car standards are driving unprecedented reductions in carbon pollution and saving drivers money at the pump. Strong standards have been a critical factor in the auto industry's recovery from financial distress, so it makes no sense to re[...]
We think they need to be held accountable for thousands of releases of dangerous pollution into the community.
The lead investigators have brought together their expertise in genetics, microbiology and air pollution chemistry to provide truly multidisciplinary ground breaking insights.
This work increases our understanding of how air pollution affects human health. It shows that the bacteria which cause respiratory infections are affected by air pollution, possibly increasing the risk of infection and the effectiveness of antibiot[...]
This research has significant potential to initiate a global research effort to understand a hitherto unknown effect of air pollution and provide significant additional impetus to the control of pollution.
If you look at the pollution in China, it's clearly a massive problem so it's not a surprise they want to do this. The big question is: how are they going to achieve it?
Pollution is a very critical issue for human health, but we cannot change the environment right away. At least we know the particles can harbour in that type of tissue.
The Trump administration has decided fence-line communities across the country, whose residents already bear an outsized burden from pollution, are on their own to take on big polluters. Most pollution-spewing operations are within eyeshot of the ba[...]
It ends up being about a one percent extra risk of dying early in a given year, per microgram per meter cubed of fine particles you're exposed to. Typically that means that someone who dies early from air pollution ends up dying about a decade early[...]
The chancellor must take bold action to reduce the number of diesel vehicles on UK roads. We also need a new Clean Air Act, with fair targets to work towards. Few things are as precious as our children’s health. That’s why the research commissioned [...]
These pathological changes are very important because they are the fundamental mechanisms for the common chronic diseases we have today. I can anticipate the same things [that happen in mice] would happen in humans, because many other inflammatory d[...]
Good emissions numbers translate to sales these days. If one does it, they all have to at least seriously consider it.
Some people might think that air pollution is inevitable with economic development, but they are wrong. We have laws to protect air quality, and major pollution can be avoided if they are fully enforced.
In this circumstance, the governments are not the ones that inflict harm, rather it is the companies that discharge emissions, and individuals who drive cars, who are the polluters.
If the government is not restricted by law, then what else can restrict it?
I wanted to build cost-effective sensors, given the less than reliable government data and coverage regarding air pollution. But I think in five years Stuttgart will be like Detroit or something, because there is simply no innovation. The automobile[...]
We wanted to highlight the bureaucratic apathy of the city administration. There is a pressing need for more proactive measures to combat air pollution. The existing ones are inadequate.
I hope it will be possible to bring down the pollution levels. But I'm afraid it's not possible without restrictions.
The politicians are satisfied with Feinstaubalarm without considering any other action. Why can't we have a ban on vehicular traffic on pollution days, like Paris and Madrid?
Combustion residues, mainly from diesel engines, as well as the abrasion of brakes and tyres, are the main reasons for these high PM10 values. Another reason we have such a high concentration [of air pollution] is that everything is very, very dense[...]
The lead investigators have brought together their expertise in genetics, microbiology and air pollution chemistry to provide truly multidisciplinary, ground-breaking insights.
This work increases our understanding of how air pollution affects human health. It shows that the bacteria which cause respiratory infections are affected by air pollution, possibly increasing the risk of infection and the effectiveness of antibiot[...]
I think it would be fatal. Even the discussion about driving bans will lead to the destruction of [Stuttgart]. There are more intelligent ways to tackle the fine dust problem.
In the eventuality that the 2017 limit values are not met, traffic restrictions on individual days are planned for the year 2018. In doing so, the affected area is kept as small as possible.
We are now experiencing a phenomenon called temperature inversion. It acts like a lid, trapping cold air in the ground without allowing for exchange.
We do not have good ventilation and hence no way of diluting the air pollutants.
You can only imagine what the lungs of people who live inside those houses look like.
It is a very serious problem, which poses a threat to people's health. Around 30 percent of respiratory illnesses are contributed by outdoor air pollution.
The pollution is disgusting and shameful.
I don't think the government cares.
In Europe and in China we will go to electrification. We don't know yet at what speed. The U.S. is not a single market. If you take a look at California or the Eastern states of the U.S. they are very much focused on reducing CO2 emissions and have [...]
When you have the airlines, the air traffic controllers, and the airport operators together, and with other stakeholders that they can bring in, in a non-competitive environment – that's very important. You reach a consensus, and you're looking for [...]
Our daily activities, such as washing clothes and driving, significantly contribute to the pollution choking our oceans, with potentially disastrous effects on the rich diversity of life within them, and on human health.
The findings of this report have important implications for the global strategy to tackle ocean plastic pollution, which currently focuses on reducing plastic waste. They show that solutions must include product and infrastructure design as well as [...]
If you think of Wikipedia for instance, a crowd-built encyclopedia, we're trying to do exactly the same thing for the air we breathe. By crowd-sourcing the level of pollution across town, we'll be able to build a map of the areas where you can go in[...]
Recent studies show that even if we managed to reduce diesel from over 50 percent, what it is now in London, to just 10 percent there will still be hotspots in London that are over the WHO guidelines for nitrogen dioxide. It's a long time coming, we[...]
Let's not give in to demagogy, pollution is sometimes higher due to climate issues, but this is definitely not the reason why someone will live shorter.
We are delighted that so many nurdle hunters braved the winter weather this weekend. The information we've gathered will be vital to show the UK government that pellets are found on beaches all around the UK, and, importantly, that so many people ca[...]
If I am having my bath, the colour of the water, the stains on the sink are always black. Before we can use already-washed plates we have to rewash them again.
"(India) has got a longer way to go, and they still appear to have some ministers who say there is not a strong connection between air pollution and mortality in spite of quite a lot of evidence,"
(India) has got a longer way to go, and they still appear to have some ministers who say there is not a strong connection between air pollution and mortality in spite of quite a lot of evidence.
Basically [China] says it's illegal to publish data from non-official sources. As far as I know there's nothing about collecting data, or processing data and using it for research.
The centres for disease control have this kind of data.
Patchy and uneven implementation of environmental rules helps no one. Improving how environmental laws are applied benefits citizens, public administrations and the economy.
When you look at climate change and air pollution from fossil fuel production, it is no longer some abstract discussion about a future threat to the planet, it is quite real. This is something which is changing the lives of millions of people around[...]
The government cannot prohibit the start of any citizen-run campaign. The cabinet has decided to spend voluntary donations on health, education and reducing smog as well as public infrastructure.
I think (Beijing's) current policies are to treat the symptoms but not the cause. The big factors are the areas surrounding Beijing, for instance, heavy industrial factories in Hebei. I think they should bring these factories under their control.
The difficulty we face now is how to influence more companies to actively make improvements for the sake of environmental protection. Some companies have this intention, but they don't know how to do it.
Our national interest would be served only if this project does not significantly exacerbate the problem of carbon pollution. America is now a global leader when it comes to taking serious action to fight climate change. And frankly, approving this [...]
Alternate circulation targets even and odd number plates without targeting their polluting capacity. So when we target most polluting vehicles, we have more chances to have a positive impact on pollution.
I never cough but today I've had coughing fits, I have a runny nose, it's really not nice.
Today the shameful state of London's toxic air has meant that I am forced to trigger the first 'very high' air pollution alert under my new comprehensive alert system. This is the highest level of alert and everyone - from the most vulnerable to the[...]
The cities that are set to grow are those that are not prepared to grow - the medium and small-sized ones. The cities that got prepared to grow are not growing anymore as they are already big enough. That is where the whole challenge of urbanization[...]
To respond to the pollution emergency in big urban zones it is urgent to innovate with new transportation systems that are more environmentally friendly.
Let's see how people will adopt them, how they will react in a vehicle without a driving wheel and no driver.
The current government, in my opinion, are trying to kill the sector. We're trying to educate them and we want them to understand that renewable energy sources are the future and we should develop this area because it's good and cheap. We have a lot[...]
At the current rate of improvement, red alerts and 'airpocalypses' will remain a feature of many Chinese citizens' lives for sometime to come.
Also in transportation, in aircraft even - highly sophisticated technology. I think they are really addressing the innovation of tomorrow in a more sustainable way. They are really serious about it. You look at the rules they are putting in place fo[...]
He took one of Oklahoma's biggest pollution cases on record, the poisoning of eastern Oklahoma's water system, and took that out of the court and into a study mode. It's clear he's a very hands-off person when it comes to the environment.
Who are we to ban drivers? It's not heroin or cocaine we bought, just a car, legal for the road. We spent money on it. So why ban someone who simply can't upgrade their car, on the pretext their vehicle is a bit more polluting?
Euro standards have failed to successfully reduce real-world NOx emissions from diesel vehicles. Diesel vehicles emit on the road on average five or six times the legal limit.
Trump is very keen on bringing more economic growth back to the United States. More industrial activity is very good for companies that are solving environmental problems, (including) cleaning up the water supply from fracking water, air quality and[...]
Pollution doesn't respect state boundaries. States have limited ability to regulate pollution from outside the state, and almost every state is downstream or downwind from other pollution.
We will work hard to keep PM2.5 at an annual average of around 60 micrograms per cubic metre.
It's a relief for steel producers globally, especially in ASEAN. But I think the big factor was the shutdown of many steel plants due to China's anti-pollution measures which had curbed volume for export.
On a few occasions (shippers) jumped into the market to fix prompt spot tonnage, at rates well above the market.
Failing to disclose software that affects emissions in a vehicle's engine is a serious violation of the law, which can result in harmful pollution.
Failing to disclose software that affects emissions in a vehicle's engine is a serious violation of the law, which can result in harmful pollution in the air we breathe. We continue to investigate the nature and impact of these devices. All automake[...]
China's continuing reliance on fossil fuels, especially in the north, made the fight against pollution difficult. They needed 20–40 years to solve it. I believe we will do it faster than they did. We shouldn't lose confidence because of a few days o[...]
I believe that it is fantastic that a boat powered by hydrogen and electricity will travel the world. It is an important step forward and consistent with this proposed path to 100 percent clean, renewable energy worldwide for all purposes to solve e[...]
Extreme weather has a certain connection with global warming. In fact, our country's overall climate and weather conditions are not very conducive for the dispersal of fog and smog - that is based on science. Looking at the long-term global warming [...]
Through these measures, we plan to cut coal consumption by 30 percent year on year, to less than seven million tons.
We have a lot of work left to do, as is obvious from the numerous days with peak pollution levels at the end of 2016.
Climate is the number one priority. Less cars means less pollution. 2017 will be the year of the bicycle.
I think it is pathetic that we have to purify the air with our own lungs, or wait for the wind. The smog has been here since October and nothing is really improved till now. I feel like nobody is working for environmental protection.
There is nothing else I can do, I put a mask on my boy, but he was so frustrated because he could hardly breathe.
Today I just want to work hard and have no intention of leaving Beijing. But in the future when I have children if there is no sign of environment improvement here, I will consider moving somewhere else.
Physically, if I don't wear a [face] mask when I go out I feel dizzy and have problems breathing. Even if I wear a mask, I still feel quite depressed. During smoggy days, my mood is ruined and that I don't want to go out or work.
We have this image that the European world has a very good air quality and so we have that image that only the Indian, only the Asian cities, only the Asian countries and also the African continent has this problem of air pollution. But the best thi[...]
I feel so depressed. I have a child but I can only keep him at home and he can't even go out into the sunshine, this really worries me. It's grey everywhere. What about the future?
I have a child, but I can only keep him at home and he can't even go out for sunshine, which really worries me. The smog has a big negative impact on people's emotions,'' said another Beijing resident, Gao Yan. We really hope we can live with a blue[...]
I think it could've been even stricter, because I think the level of Madrid's pollution has gone beyond normal. But I think as a start, it's a good idea.
I think this is awful. Because we cannot enter. There is a lot of traffic. I don't like it. I really don't like the way they did it.
Every day, the city pumps out a great deal of emissions in to the atmosphere, but it blows away...the current thermal pressure is impeding that ventilation.
This hike in pollution is partly due to the increased emissions caused by more heating being used to combat cooler temperatures. Also, other contributing sources of pollution are traffic and manufacturing. These factors combine to create an accumula[...]
The core purpose [of the policy] is not to increase taxes, but is to improve the system, and encourage enterprises to reduce emissions – the more they emit the more they will pay, and the less they emit the less they will pay.
It does present a downside risk to commodity prices in the short run.
In one day of red alert you'll probably do a month's sales. But of course no one knows when the pollution will be really, really crazy, so it makes logistics a bit of a nightmare.
Purchasing does happen in spikes around high pollution days. [Consumers] tend to make their actual purchases when they get the visual reminder of stepping outside and realizing they can't see.
There's still this issue in China that when there are alerts or the air gets really, really bad then everyone freaks out, but the other 90 percent of the time only a small percentage of people care.
Clearly the government is not trying to hide this away. Everybody is talking about the pollution, the Premier minister (Li Keqiang) has called for a war against pollution and there are very many investments going into making the air better. However,[...]
My husband and I really wanted to go but our company didn't let us take off work so we had no choice but to wear a mask and go to work coughing.
China was making very impressive progress towards cleaner air in 2014 and 2015 after it issued a national air pollution action plan to reduce coal consumption …. But unfortunately over the past nine months, government economic policies shifted towar[...]
Such a vast number of people owe their livelihoods to coal and production of domestic coal (production) was falling too quickly for the government's taste, so they have reversed the policy in the short-term to quickly bring consumption back, so it's[...]
The transition both away from coal and to cleaner coal are both slow processes and also subject to briefer periods of interruption (such as now) which have been put in place to simulate the coal industry ... (as) the price of coal got to unacceptabl[...]
The scale of the red alert measures show that the Chinese government is taking air pollution seriously. However, the ongoing 'airpocalpyse' is further evidence that China must implement far stricter limitations on coal consumption and accelerate the[...]
The smog has serious repercussions on the lungs and the respiratory system, and it also influences the health of future generations, so, under a red alert, it is safer to stay at home rather than go to school.
When I went out yesterday I didn't wear a mask and my throat really hurt and I felt dizzy. It was hard to breathe through my nose. This pollution really is quite dangerous for people, so it's important to protect the environment.
I think it is getting more and more serious every year. I'm a native who lived in Beijing since I was born. The air of Beijing was much better in old time. In the past 10 years, it has been deteriorating fast.
Wind and sea currents gather plastic debris in the so-called gyres, spun by currents and floating in the oceans and seas:http://www.unep.org/regionalseas/marinelitter/publications/docs/plastic_ocean_report.pdf. There are several hypothesis of where [...]
We have healthy rainforest free of pollution; that's why we don't want oil companies to come in.
Mayors have already stood up to say that the climate change is one of the greatest challenges we face. Today, we also stand up to say we no longer tolerate air pollution and the health problems and deaths it causes – particularly for our most vulner[...]
I have had a couple of people say 'gee this is great, if we know the mutations, maybe we can genetically engineer other species to have genetic tolerance,' and I think that is highly unlikely.
So the full set of genetic tweaks is probably highly complex and difficult to discover.
It is kind of a tragic irony that those species that we intend to kill with chemicals, such as insects, and weeds and viruses, are the species that tend to adapt, and the species we don't intend to kill with chemicals, like fish, birds, amphibians, [...]
People think 'oh that's great, we have these species that are evolving their way out of our environmental mess-ups'. I think this is kind of a cautionary tale. Most of us don't carry those cards in our hands. That is going to be a problem for a lot [...]
PCBs sold at the time were a lawful and useful product that was then incorporated by third parties into other useful products. If improper disposal or other improper uses created the necessity for clean-up costs, then these other third parties would[...]
It's worrying for our future. If we are generating this much pollution, what's going to become of us.
A nice day like this makes you want to go out for a walk and get some fresh air. You can't really feel it, the pollution.
We've noticed that the measures haven't been followed that much. We've noticed only 5 to 10 percent less traffic.
We want these bans to automatically take effect when the pollution exceeds a certain level, not have to negotiate them with the government each time.
Cars are poisoning the air. We need to take preventive measures.
More than ever, companies must show this sort of leadership on renewable energy. Now is not the time to be silent.
It's significant that Google has done this. Hopefully, this will inspire more companies to act, too.
How we do we meet our emissions reduction targets while at the same time keeping electricity affordable and the lights effectively on? That's our target.
The pollution in this case was the result of more than just bad actors on one ship. It reflects very poorly on Princess's culture and management. This is a company that knew better and should have done better. Hopefully the outcome of this case has [...]
There was dense fog during the night which caused a lot of problems. It is natural and can lead to accidents on the road. By God's grace, my flight is on time right now.
We all share the same air: Whether we're young or old, rich or poor, we all breathe the same air. It's a great opportunity for connected devices… to form a network which gives hyper-local information on air pollution, allows people to see the air th[...]
If we can get good data on air pollution itself, and we can combine that with data on things like exacerbation of asthma attacks. We can get a better understanding of how we can ameliorate the effects of air pollution, how we can motivate people to [...]
Leachate (liquid that drains from a landfill) is a poison and it flows into the groundwater ... all drilling works in Dakar are on hold because of this pollution. No questions of employment and no lack of resources can justify such a serious public [...]
Environmental stewardship is part of our company values and a factor in our incentive programs.
Broad mismanagement of local water resources can lead to devastating regulatory, reputational, and litigation risks, weakening a company's ability to operate profitably.
With climate change, business-as-usual management of the more than 300 million tons of manure produced annually by the U.S. livestock industry is no longer feasible.
We still have a lot of work to do. First, I'd say the point of inspections is to discover problems, and indeed we discovered in some places water quality has gotten significantly worse.
The public wants to act on climate change, but it wants to have a policy that cuts pollution and invests in clean energy solutions.
It became very visibly clear that it is going to be tough in Delhi, especially with young kids. We were worried that it could create long-term (health) problems.
Earlier, only expats, patients and government departments would buy these masks. Now everyone is buying.
This is increasing their operational costs as they are being made to spend more to provide a healthy workplace to their employees.
We're commercializing more than 10 years of academic research… (about) specific moss cultures which you can find in the woods, and they have the ability to literally eat up air pollution.
One handful of moss has the same leaf surface as a normal tree – a tree in your street, in your city. But on these leaves of the moss cultures, there are… little bacteria, and these bacteria can, once in contact… with carbon, or with particulated ma[...]
All measures are being taken. For the first time, Delhi's roads are being washed. Water is being sprinkled on the roads to prevent dust from rising. We are taking every possible measure to curb this pollution.
There is lax action on the court's directives. There is little recognition of the urgency of toxic air pollution, particularly in the winter months.
I could smell the pollution from inside the plane when I landed in Delhi.
We are asking the court to monitor the implementation of measures.
Environment and air pollution-related issues might hurt Brand India and hit sectors like tourism and outdoor recreation, as people tend to stay away from polluted areas.
We are now calling this a pollution epidemic. Our advisory to people is to stay at home, if possible work from home.
Higher air pollution levels may take days to settle.
I was shocked, did not expect this. It's kind of funny that we are at a conference that aims to have cleaner air and are at a venue that does not have that.
We have run out of stock, but we are taking orders. We will provide it to everyone.
There is a review meeting later this week. We are considering to bring back the odd-even scheme, it is one of many measures.
We all need to cooperate and work together to find a solution. The situation is such that we need to take some urgent measures.
Sources of pollution in Delhi and outside of Delhi have exponentially increased in the last couple of days.
Paddy straw that lies in your field today, as a farmer, it is absolutely worthless to me. I don't earn anything out of it. Why should I spend money collecting it?
Last night, levels hit the severe category, which is the worst. You could see and sense how the visibility had come down and there was a choking haze all around. Where is the plan for short- and medium-term action, and for emergency action? We need [...]
Air pollution is a major contributing factor in the deaths of around 600,000 children under five every year – and it threatens the lives and futures of millions more every day. Pollutants don't only harm children's developing lungs – they can actual[...]
Air pollution affects poor children the most.
This is a landmark decision and we are very pleased that the world has bitten the bullet and is now tackling poisonous sulfuric fuel in 2020. This decision reduces the contribution of shipping to the world's air pollution impact from about 5 percent[...]
This decision reduces the contribution of shipping to the world's air pollution impact from about 5 percent down to 1.5 percent and will save millions of lives in the coming decades.
This is targeting the top pharma players in India ... it is going to have an impact on our exports.
We know the causes of this environmental decline. Things like pollution, it's about overconsumption, it's about habitat destruction, it's about overuse of water, overfishing. And all of that is compounded by the effects of climate change.
People are risking their lives every time they leave their homes. But it isn't just about accidents. Designing transport systems around cars puts more vehicles on the road, increasing both greenhouse gas emissions and deadly air pollution. We must p[...]
What we wanted to do on this project was make pollution visible, in a sense, and make it visible on the street where people are, where people are exposed, where the public is and really show people how pollution can change even from a junction to a [...]
It was a very hot summer, full of smog, I'd been sitting at the window and I got a really bad asthma attack for the first time in ten years. And that's when I started thinking, How can I convey the message that we are those human sensors which can s[...]
You can see that just being closer to the traffic at the roundabout really gives you a significant kind of spike over what you experience even on the bridge. It was a very windy day today, but despite that wind we still saw some significant peaks cl[...]
There is often a systemic failure on their part to enforce the legislation.
The Commission will early next year present a review to the European Parliament and the (European) Council on the outcome we reached at ICAO before deciding on the next steps.
Provinces and territories will have a choice in how they implement this pricing. They can put a direct price on carbon pollution, or they can adopt a cap-and-trade system, with the expectation that it be stringent enough to meet or exceed the federa[...]
Eighty five percent of the Canadian economy is located in provinces where there is pricing on carbon pollution in one shape or another. We are going to bring that up to 100 percent.
At the moment there are 5.5 million heavy trucks in China, and 1.2 million buses. Now, we only have 200,000 vehicles [using LNG] so the market share is less than 3 percent. It could increase 30 fold in the future.
In recent years, China has made considerable efforts in dealing with the climate and environment, and the transport emissions have a major impact on the environment.
I believe we should act now and do more, not less on order to make modern cities liveable again. Smog Free Project is the beginning of a journey to create solutions together towards smarter and brighter cities.
This new model is a big step forward towards even more confident estimates of the huge global burden of more than 6 million deaths – 1 in 9 of total global deaths – from exposure to indoor and outdoor air pollution. More and more cities are monitori[...]
Air pollution continues to take a toll on the health of the most vulnerable populations - women, children and the older adults. For people to be healthy, they must breathe clean air from their first breath to their last.
There are two things happening. One is: Rich countries are getting much better in improving the quality of the air. And two: Poorer countries are getting worse. That is the overall trend.
Paying for their pollution won't bankrupt airlines or their passengers.
The U.S., states and cities will need to adopt more ambitious policies and soon to be able to fulfill our commitment under the Paris agreement.
The U.S., states and cities will need to adopt more ambitious policies, and soon, to be able to fulfill our commitment under the Paris agreement. To avoid the worst consequences of climate change, the U.S. and all nations must cut emissions sooner a[...]
"The pollution level that occurred during the haze is severe enough to cause premature deaths. That is indisputable". "The study is a wake-up call. We need to be shaken; we have become too complacent with the haze".
The pollution level that occurred during the haze is severe enough to cause premature deaths. That is indisputable. The study is a wake-up call. We need to be shaken; we have become too complacent with the haze.
The pollution level that occurred during the haze is severe enough to cause premature deaths. That is indisputable. The study is a wake-up call.
Most of us have grown up in cities built around the automobile, but imagine for a minute, what our world could look like if we found a way to take most of these cars off the road. It would be a world with less traffic and less pollution.
Air pollution, especially that caused by atmospheric fine particles, has grave implications for human health.
"Air pollution is a challenge that threatens basic human welfare, damages natural and physical capital and constrains economic growth". "We hope this study will translate the cost of premature deaths into an economic language that resonates with pol[...]
We hope this study will translate the cost of premature deaths into an economic language that resonates with policy makers so that more resources will be devoted to improving air quality. By supporting healthier cities and investments in cleaner sou[...]
Of all the different risk factors for premature deaths, this is one area, the air we breathe, over which individuals have little control. Policy makers in health and environment agencies, as well as leaders in various industries, are facing growing [...]
"This is a huge victory in the fight to protect our water and wildlife from fracking pollution and dangerous drilling". "The Obama administration must get the message and end this reckless rush to auction off our public land to oil companies. As Cal[...]
This is a huge victory in the fight to protect our water and wildlife from fracking pollution and dangerous drilling. The Obama administration must get the message and end this reckless rush to auction off our public land to oil companies. As Califo[...]
"There were gigantic changes happening in the energy world, gigantic tectonic changes". "It's a sea change. There is no question".
The particles we found are strikingly similar to the magnetite nanospheres that are abundant in the airborne pollution found in urban settings, especially next to busy roads, and which are formed by combustion or frictional heating from vehicle engi[...]
Magnetite, a form of iron oxide, has previously been seen in amyloid plaques in the brains of people who have died with Alzheimer's disease. This magnetite is generally thought to come from iron found naturally in the brain and there is no strong ev[...]
The firefighting consisted of removing explosives from these wells, putting out the fires and preventing crude oil from leaking into the river to prevent pollution.
There were gigantic changes happening in the energy world, gigantic tectonic changes. It's a sea change. There is no question.
With this incident, the investigation of [APSL] will become our top priority. The environment ministry will investigate this and take strict action in accordance with the law.
But it's certainly better than the alternative, which is continuing to sail on as if we weren't heading into the big storm.
We are leading the world in carbon reductions today, and it's driven primarily by cleaner-burning, affordable natural gas that was brought to you by innovation and technological advances in the oil and natural gas industry.
You can't on the one hand argue that the Clean Power Plan is an overarching regulation that's going to impose all these costs, enforce all these changes in the industry, and on the other hand argue that change is happening independent of what govern[...]
His war is against fossil fuels, and natural gas is a fossil fuel.
Given Harley-Davidson's prominence in the industry, this is a very significant step toward our goal of stopping the sale of illegal aftermarket defeat devices that cause harmful pollution on our roads and in our communities. Anyone else who manufact[...]
India's situation is getting worse at a much faster speed than China.
This settlement immediately stops the sale of illegal aftermarket defeat devices used on public roads that threaten the air we breathe. Harley-Davidson is taking important steps to buy back the 'super tuners' from their dealers and destroy them, whi[...]
Chinese actions to control emissions from coal power plants and from industries are considerably more strong than the ones in India.
There are a number of common-sense precautions that anyone can take to reduce their exposures to air pollution, including monitoring daily air pollution alerts and reducing outdoor activities - especially outdoor exercise - during high pollution per[...]
This is definitely not 'Olympic air'. A lot of attention has been paid to Rio's water pollution, but far more people die because of air pollution than the water. You are not obligated to drink water from Guanabara Bay but you must breathe Rio's air.
The idea of an Olympic legacy in terms of diminishing air pollution is Utopian. It is unimaginable that a few BRT routes will substantially change the quality of the air. For the Brazilians remaining in Rio after the Olympics have come and gone, the[...]
Very often when you speak about the protection of the environment it's boring and expensive and we wanted to demonstrate that it's exactly the opposite, that you have now clean technologies that are profitable, they create jobs, they make profit, th[...]
Addressing pollution from aircraft is an important element of US efforts to address climate change. Aircraft are the third largest contributor to greenhouse gas emissions in the US transportation sector, and these emissions are expected to increase [...]
People should not have to choose between mobility and a healthy climate. The EPA's nine-year delay on regulating aircraft emissions failed the American people. Now it's time for the Obama administration to issue a strong rule, to hold the aviation i[...]
As aviation is a global industry, with airlines operating internationally and aircraft manufacturers selling their aircraft in international markets, it is critical that aircraft emissions standards be set at the international level and not imposed [...]
While we are all concerned about badly maintained vehicles causing pollution, the solution to that is to make annual vehicle health checks mandatory. If today the NGT can do this thing without any warning, any planning or any heads-up then in five y[...]
Residents of communities undergoing (fracking) and those nearby can be exposed to noise, light, vibration, heavy truck traffic, air pollution, social disruption and anxiety.
The advanced technologies Tesoro and Par are required to implement are the future for protecting people from toxic air emissions. This settlement puts new enforcement ideas to work that will dramatically cut pollution and protect communities.
Using the power of the Clean Air Act, we're getting VW's polluting vehicles off the road and we're reducing harmful pollution in our air – pollution that never should have been emitted in the first place. It should send a very clear message that whe[...]
This is completely peanuts. With a seven percent increase you can save over three million lives.
Trader Joe's looks forward to working with the EPA in its mission to reduce air pollution and protect the ozone layer, and, with this agreement, has committed to reducing its emissions to a rate that matches the best of the industry.
We need to further boost our investments in technology and innovation aimed at reducing our dependence on fossil fuels.
MATS offers tremendous benefits for the American people by protecting their health, at reasonable costs to industry. The Supreme Court correctly rejected the latest industry challenge to these vital protections against dangerous, toxic pollutants–po[...]
If microplastics are indeed affecting organisms both chemically and physically, then this really calls for a ban on microplastic beads in body-care products and cosmetics around the world.
Without a clear mechanism we cannot conclude that pollution 'causes' hypertension. However, we should recall (going back to 1954) that epidemiological evaluations provided strong statistical support in linking cigarette smoking and cancer.
This group of corals was subjected to mechanical damage, which can be a significant risk for a colony. This other group has been subjected to copper pollution in a concentration that would be sufficient to affect their physiology.
The report proves that a full coal phase-out is a true Europe-wide cause that unites us all and as such should be one of the EU's stated goals. The devastation coal wreaks on the climate and health of all Europeans means that all EU countries have a[...]
At the moment, the main threats to the seas are overexploitation, nutrient pollution, and hazardous substances from industrial activities.
Everyone has the right to breathe healthy air, yet only four cities–Burlington-South Burlington, Vt.; Elmira-Corning, N.Y.; Honolulu, Hawaii; and Salinas, Calif.–qualified for the 'cleanest cities' list in the 'State of the Air' report. We simply mu[...]
I think we can safely say this is one of the clearest pieces of scientific evidence to say reduction of air pollution can lead to improvement in respiratory health for children.
Air pollution-associated preterm birth contributes direct medical costs in the first few years of life due to associated conditions, such as in the newborn intensive care unit, as well as lost economic productivity due to developmental disabilities [...]
Sadly, the air quality, particularly in the Valley of Mexico, has been badly deteriorating over the last months and years. We need to go further, be braver and particularly be more determined to make sure that from now on, and over the next years, w[...]
Given the extent of the damage, we believe that the clean-up costs for both communities will run into several hundred million pounds. The claims from the thousands of individuals affected by this pollution, could run into tens of millions of pounds [...]
It's too early to tell if the war on pollution is working. But the intention is there. Top leadership has made a commitment to address the problem for the first time in decades.
It's producing high-value goods with minimum amounts of energy. And it's happening quickly. The service economy is growing faster than steel making.
Tons of things in the city are producing data, from trains moving in the tube to sensors that can measure pollution, many things (...) can tell us things about how the city is behaving right now.
(We) will use greater determination, greater vigour and better moves to prevent air pollution in Zhangjiakou, the Beijing-Hebei-Tianjin region as well as the Yangtze River Delta area and the Pearl River Delta. Using concrete actions to bring down th[...]
Air quality is a massive public health crisis in Europe and the EU has to get its act together and take this problem seriously. The Volkswagen scandal shows that more action is needed, so it's a very good opportunity for the EU to get things right.
The EPA is accusing Volkswagen of essentially putting a cheat code into their engine management system for these diesel engines that would enable them to pass the emissions tests and also smog tests in states like California and other states, while [...]
Our biggest problem with our homes is the chemical pollution. Everybody is worried about the water our children are drinking the air they are breathing.
Judging from the test results and the data collected, the overall air pollution at the core zone is controllable and pollution outside that area has not exceeded the level set nationally.
With regards to the safety levels, in total there are 29 cyanide inspection sites. Of them, eight exceeded safety levels. All were within the blast site. The largest reading was 28 times over the safety standard.
Well the markets were not well balanced and the government was bearing the burden of distribution companies and they bore many other burdens which led to the increase in consumption, pollution and to other things. I believe that we must take advanta[...]
These estimates will send shockwaves around the world. It's hard to grasp the scale of a public health problem that is responsible for… one in five of all deaths. There can no longer be any doubt – air pollution affects us all and the vulnerable the[...]
This means that the number of premature deaths due to air pollution – which we already suspected – is higher than we thought.
This is an issue for the national government to deal with. We think this issue should be solved as soon as possible because Tokyo has so much positive news to spread that we do not want a discussion about the stadium to overshadow the excellent prog[...]
We can see significant progress, at the same time we have asked the organising committee to convey our concerns with regard to the issues of the water quality we are still facing in Rio.
Pollution and using too many electronic devices and chemicals only makes the situation worse, as these factors weaken the immune system. Viruses are getting stronger, epidemics last longer, a simple influenza can last weeks; we have all experienced [...]
So yes, we have better tests, but we are even doubling now the emission target. So more or less, we are legalising cars to pollute more, while it's a loss for democracy, air pollution and our citizens health.
It's a disappointing vote. It's clear that the car lobby won. I mean we knew they need to have new tests. But they used this momentum to weaken the target.
Yes, it will be one of the most important issues we discuss. But, you know, this situation you have mentioned concerning the Nile comes from the changes from demographic growth, new kinds of pollution, or urbanisation and as the situation changes ne[...]
The most important thing for the people here is just being in this place, even with the pollution and the traffic noise it's better than being out there killing people, and committing crimes.
Ninety-six percent of industrial manufacturers in Europe won't have to pay for their pollution! Four percent will apply the polluter pays principle! It's just not logical!
The relationships between health and climate change are complex and volatile. Extreme weather threatens lives – many dangerous diseases are sensitive to climate conditions and air pollution adds greatly to the global burden of death and disease.
The air we breathe has become polluted with a mixture of cancer-causing substances. We now know that outdoor air pollution is not only a major risk to health in general, but also a leading environmental cause of cancer deaths.
In the Netherlands and in Italy we will fly over areas that have a lot of people and a fair amount of industry. So we expect to find a fair amount of anthropogenic (man-made) pollution. Next year when we are flying to Finland and almost to Lapland,[...]
We have basically focused on reducing air pollution for a long time, but it seems climate change is much more complex than that alone.
There's quite a high level of air pollution over the Mediterranean. And there's a lack of data about this, we don't know enough. So we need more observations. And this ship is a very good platform for making observations, because it covers a large a[...]
This research lets us make more accurate measurements for an easier math problem to solve. Things burn in a different way in space, allowing us to understand the mechanism of burning itself–how soot is produced, how pollution happens–things happen m[...]
Due to the current pollution levels, we strongly recommend people don't go out in the street. You need to take all possible measures to lower the input of contaminants into your organisms. If you do go out make sure you use multi-layered gauze face [...]
The implementation of activities such as tree planting days, water treatment, creation of green areas, an initiative to raise air quality and reduce pollution, are very important.
For several years, I owned a water sports club in Miami, Florida and I noticed that the machines were getting bigger, heavier, and more energy-consuming. My idea was to create a machine that was more user-friendly, easier to store, and ran on clean,[...]
The results are very exciting and luckily, I say luckily, every single result shows that pollution levels are well under approved limits for food stuffs.
All of the pollution that we put into the atmosphere in the past decades means that we are now locked in to a one and half degree centigrade increase in temperature by the mid-century. That means that there's very little we can do about that and so [...]
Classifying outdoor air pollution as carcinogenic to humans is an important step. There are effective ways to reduce air pollution and, given the scale of the exposure affecting people worldwide, this report should send a strong signal to the intern[...]
What we see is that very high risks both for the environment and for human health because of climate change contributions, because of ground water pollution, air pollution, noise pollution, land use issue, workers health.
We have fantastic expertise and know-how. Our companies are leading in the fight against climate change and pollution. That's why we are presenting to the Chinese what we have.
We can consider this technology entirely ecological because it works exclusively with high pressure water. There is no air pollution or ground or underground dumping.
Once these pollution deposits have been made soluble, they have to be removed. So the restorers remove them using just a soft, small brush. While brushing they continue to spray water to wash the dirt away.
The solution is really to be more aggressive in dealing with pollution coming from agriculture.
The results of the study clearly show an effect of industrial pollution on cardiovascular events, especially myocardial infarctions, respiratory conditions and also cancer, overall cancer and also paediatric cancer.
There are some problems like pollution or using sick horses, but we can solve this with controls.
We generate more carbon pollution per head than any other people in the developed world.
The causes of bee disappearance are not always clear. Losing a colony is probably due to several things. Climate change, pollution, illness and other factors contribute to losses.
We obviously have response assets ready for deployment, should we receive reports of pollution in the water.
Historically Wadi Hanifah was an environmental resource for ancient peoples. But the development of the city led to the deterioration of the Wadi leaving rubble, holes all over, as well as the impact of factories, industrial activities and pollution[...]
Our task was to evaluate the air everyone breathes rather than focus on specific air pollutants. The results from the reviewed studies point in the same direction: the risk of developing lung cancer is significantly increased in people exposed to ai[...]
Shipping and traffic corridors cross the waters of our member states. Oil spills and pollution don't know about borders in European waters. And illegal activities such as drug trafficking or illegal immigration are trans-national by nature – affecti[...]
You have the virus but then there's also pollution. Nitrates, pesticides, compost: everything ends up in the ocean. And then waste water from treatment plants that doesn't always comply with standards.
We not only reduce the plant's genetic variability to the smallest possible level – one single genetic clone – but also through controlling conditions in the moss bio-reactor we can guarantee that the level of pollution in the moss, as well as its g[...]
We will do the pre-tensioning of the systems the day before. At daylight we'll start the final check and then start the operation. So we'll have a whole lot of absorbent booms and oil pollution barriers. Also we'll have fishing nets hanging down to [...]
Our well is designed in a way which protects underground water against any possible pollution from drilling fluid or in the future against gas which could migrate to the surface. Each casing set is cemented to the surface and I can promise that ther[...]
The natural habitat for jellyfish is more than 20 miles away from the coast. But now they are getting closer to the coastline because of rising temperatures, pollution – which is food to jellyfish – and lack of fresh water, all of which have change[...]
There are still systemic and structural problems, in particular, the international trade imbalance, high food price increases, high energy consumption plus pollution problems.
There is pollution, there is noise, there is congestion and so on. We need to tackle these things. Otherwise, at some point, we won't be able to move anymore. So, pricing is one element, among, many others, which can help to create this more sustain[...]
You can think of citizens who are sensitive to high levels of pollution like people with asthma, who need to know what the conditions will be for the next few days. There are authorities and cities or regions that need to change, for instance, traff[...]