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Carsharing exemplifies a growing trend towards service provision displacing ownership of capital goods. We developed a model to quantify the impact of carsharing on greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. The study took into account different types of households and their trip characteristics. The analysis considers five factors by which carsharing can impact GHG emissions: transportation mode change, fleet vintage, vehicle optimization, more efficient drive trains within each vehicle type, and trip aggregation.

Global emissions scenarios studies, such as those informing the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) 5th Assessment Report (AR5), highlight the importance of the transport sector for climate change mitigation—along with the difficulties of achieving deep reductions therein (1) [supplementary materials (SM)]. Transport is responsible for about 23% of total energy-related CO2 emissions worldwide (2). The sector is growing more rapidly than most others, with emissions projected to double by 2050.

NEW DELHI: Restricting cars on a 5-km stretch for a few hours may have been too limited an exercise to make any visible difference in Delhi's air quality, but Thursday, the day when the capital had

Order of the National Green Tribunal (Principal Bench, New Delhi) in the matter of Aviation Employees Co-operative House Building Society Ltd. Vs. Commissioner, EDMC dated 16/07/2015 regarding noise and air pollution caused by unauthorized auto shops and building material shops, Delhi.

This new report by PricewaterhouseCoopers analyses the scale of current infrastructure investment and also assesses the prospects for future investment from now to 2025 across 49 of the world’s largest economies including India. Says that India will add another 500 million to its urban population over the next four decades and will have to spend significantly on infrastructure development in major sectors as energy and telecommunications.

Istanbul's Historic Peninsula, listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site, has been compromised by rapid and uncontrolled urban growth. In order to restore public space and revitalize the city center, Istanbul pedestrianized over 250 streets between 2010 and 2012.

Long-term exposure to traffic-related air pollution may increase blood pressure (BP) and induce hypertension. However, evidence supporting these associations is limited, and they may be confounded by exposure to traffic noise and biased due to inappropriate control for use of BP-lowering medications. The researchers evaluated the associations of long-term traffic-related air pollution with BP and prevalent hypertension, adjusting for transportation noise and assessing different methodologies to control for BP-lowering medications.

Head injury awareness day

BGS Global Hospital Vice Chairman Dr N K Venkataramana demonstrates emergency treatment on a person who sustains head injuries in accident, at an awareness programme in Bangalore on Wednesday.

THANE: The green tax collected from 15-year-old vehicles by the Thane Regional Transport Office (RTO) lies unutilized with regard to curbing rising pollution levels.

Paris on Monday launches alternate driving days for the first time in nearly 20 years to tackle dangerous air pollution levels amid controversy on whether the ban is warranted or will yield results