Fine particle air pollution is a public health emergency hiding in plain sight

Ambient air pollution is the largest environmental health problem in the United States and in the world more generally. Fine particulate matter smaller than 2.5 millionths of a meter, known as PM2.5, was the fifth-leading cause of death in the world in 2015, factoring in approximately 4.1 million global deaths annually. In the United States, PM2.5 contributed to about 88,000 deaths in 2015 – more than diabetes, influenza, kidney disease or suicide.

Current evidence suggests that PM2.5 alone causes more deaths and illnesses than all other environmental exposures combined. For that reason, one of us (Douglas Brugge) recently wrote a book to try to spread the word to the broader public.

Developed countries have made progress in reducing particulate air pollution in recent decades, but much remains to be done to further reduce this hazard. And the situation has gotten dramatically worse in many developing countries – most notably, China and India, which have industrialized faster and on vaster scales than ever seen before. According to the World Health Organization, more than 90 percent of the world’s children breathe air so polluted it threatens their health and development.

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Sustainable Natural Rubber Production in Latin America

For the past 5 years the concept of Sustainable Natural rubber has gained some attention in Latin America.

Guatemala was the first country on the region to pioneer on that subject having developed several projects ranging from  FSC ® (Forest Stewardship Council) certifications up to Carbon Credit emissions.

Colombia for its turn, have created recently a Carbon Taxation system that was the genesis for a national carbon credit market with great potential as a tool to promote low-carbon opportunities in the agricultural sector, being Natural Rubber an excellent choice.

In Brazil, sustainable natural rubber production has gained momentum, specially since 2016, when Pirelli…

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ITEC speakers urge companies to think green

AKRON–Green business and economic practices, encompassing both manufacturing and recycling, are crucial to the continuing health and viability of the tire industry, speakers said at the International Tire Exhibition & Conference.

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Michelin Tweel now available for select Mean Green Mowers

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Michelin’s X Tweel line is now available on select Mean Green Mowers ─ makers of the first all-electric, zero-turn-radius (ZTR) commercial mower.

The Mean Green Stalker stand-on ZTR model will be equipped with Michelin X Tweel Turf 18-inch drive wheels and 13-inch caster airless radial tires, and the CXR-60 ride-on ZTR will be fitted with Michelin X Tweel Turf 18-inch drive wheels.

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Daimler braces for European emissions-test impact as Q2 profit falls 30%

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FRANKFURT — Daimler blamed U.S.-China tariffs for a 30 percent drop in second-quarter profit and predicted a further decline as new emissions test standards in Europe hit sales. Earnings before interest and tax (EBIT) fell 30 percent to 2.64 billion euros ($3.1 billion) during the quarter, weakened by Chinese price-cutting on U.S.-made Mercedes models to offset import duties, the company said on Thursday. Revenue dipped 1 percent to 40.8 billion euros.

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ETRMA backs new HDV emissions regs

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Brussels  – The European Tyre & Rubber Manufacturers’ Association has welcomed a new EU legislative move, which it believes will support suppliers of higher-performance tires for heavy duty vehicles (HDVs).

The European Parliament’s approval, on 12 June, of regulations for the Monitoring and Reporting of CO2 Emissions from Heavy Duty Vehicles has bolstered the legislative framework on HDVs, said ETRMA.

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The green or low rolling resistance tires market is projected to reach USD 104.23 billion by 2022, at a CAGR of 10.7% from USD 62.68 billion in 2017

LONDONMay 9, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Government initiatives to reduce carbon emissions and tire labeling regulations are anticipated to drive the green tires market.

The green or low rolling resistance tires market is projected to reach USD 104.23 billion by 2022, at a CAGR of 10.7% from USD 62.68 billion in 2017. One of the most significant factors driving the growth of the green tires market is the increased government initiatives for a green and clean environment. There is a rising concern over factors affecting the fuel efficiency of vehicles and CO2 emissions. Thus, governments across the globe have started several initiatives to reduce fuel consumption and release of greenhouse gases. However, lack of awareness regarding the benefits of green tires restricts the growth of the green tires market in emerging economies.

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Barra: GM supports modernizing CAFE standards

WASHINGTON — General Motors’ desire to see updated federal fuel efficiency standards that are consistent with market realities and industry trends does not undercut the automaker’s commitment to emissions reductions, CEO Mary Barra said in an open letter to employees.

 

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Global Cloud PBX Market Research Report- Forecast to 2023

NEW YORK, April 17, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Market Synopsis of Tubeless Tire Market: Globally, the market for Tubeless Tire is growing at a CAGR of 7.15% during the forecast period (2017-2023). The tubeless tire also known as inflated tires, does not require any inner tube inside the tire….

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Goodyear Creates Prototype Tire with EV-specific Focus

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The EfficientGrip Performance prototype with Electric Drive Technology is Goodyear’s latest step in developing tires that meet the specific demands of electric vehicles.

Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. offered a sneak peek of its EfficientGrip Performance with Electric Drive Technology, a prototype tire for the growing electric vehicle market, at the 2018 Geneva International Motor Show.

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