2017-2

Acid News

No. 2 June 2017

Content: Ocean acidification threat to sea life, Potential to step up global climate ambitions, We need to talk about nitrogen, CAP delivers meagre climate action, CCS – from power plants to industrial plants, Renewables to be subsidy free, Ruling against Bulgaria
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Ocean acidification threat to sea life

By absorbing CO2 the ocean is becoming more acidic, and this is happening at a faster rate than during any other period in the past 300 million years.
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Editorial: UN must increase its climate ambition

The globally averaged concentration of carbon dioxide (CO2) in the atmosphere reached the symbolic milestone of 400 parts per million for the first time in 2015 and surged again to new records in 2016.
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Threats to coral reefs

The greenhouse effect, global warming, local pollution and implications for coral reefs described in a regional overview.
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Electric vehicle capitals

In March, the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT) published a report titled “Electric Vehicle Capitals of the World – Demonstrating the Path to Electric Drive” assessing major cities around the world with high electric vehicle uptake ..
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Massive health gains with more cyclists

If everybody who takes their car to work in Stockholm County and has less than a 30-minute bike ride to work, cycled to work instead, the number of cars in rush hour traffic would be around 111,000 fewer.
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Potential to step up global climate ambitions

Right now, several parallel evaluation processes are under way that could lead to higher ambitions in global climate negotiations.
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Tighter emission limits for EU power plants

Large combustion plants will have to meet new mandatory standards for the release of toxic air pollutants under the EU’s Industrial Emissions Directive from 2021.
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One-third of existing coal capacity must retrofit or close

More than 100 coal-fired plants, representing one-third of the EU’s large-scale coal-fired power plant capacity, face costly air quality upgrades or closure as a result of the new EU emissions limits for large combustion plants ..
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Global warming will thaw more permafrost than previously thought

The UK Met Office reports that “global warming will thaw about 20 per cent more permafrost than previously thought, scientists have warned – potentially releasing significant amounts of greenhouse gases into the Earth’s atmosphere.
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