World faces ‘staggering’ oil glut by end of decade, energy watchdog warns

The world faces a “staggering” surplus of oil equating to millions of barrels a day by the end of the decade, as oil companies increase production the International Energy…Continue readingWorld faces ‘staggering’ oil glut by end of decade, energy watchdog warns

Corporations invested in carbon offsets that were ‘likely junk’, analysis says

Some of the world’s most profitable – and most polluting corporations – have invested in carbon offset projects that have fundamental failings and are “probably junk”, suggesting industry claims…Continue readingCorporations invested in carbon offsets that were ‘likely junk’, analysis says

Toyota bets on new line of combustion engines in challenge to Tesla

Toyota has unveiled plans for a new generation of internal combustion engines, betting on a continued need for older technologies even as car buyers shift towards Tesla and other…Continue readingToyota bets on new line of combustion engines in challenge to Tesla

Global sales of polluting SUVs hit record high in 2023, data shows

In rich countries, almost 20 million new SUVs were sold in 2023, surpassing a market share of 50% for the first time. Globally, 48% of new cars were SUVs…Continue readingGlobal sales of polluting SUVs hit record high in 2023, data shows

Tire toxicity faces fresh scrutiny after salmon die-offs

For decades, concerns about automobile pollution have focused on what comes out of the tailpipe. Now, researchers and regulators say, we need to pay more attention to toxic emissions…Continue readingTire toxicity faces fresh scrutiny after salmon die-offs

Microparticles from road tires are ‘high concern’

Plastic microparticles released into the environment from common road tires should be treated as a “high concern” pollutant that may exceed chronic safety limits in some heavily contaminated environments,…Continue readingMicroparticles from road tires are ‘high concern’

More than Half of all Daily Trips in US Were Less than Three Miles in 2021

A research study for the Bureau of Transportation Statistics focused on the number of daily trips taken in the United States. In 2021, 52% of all trips, including all…Continue readingMore than Half of all Daily Trips in US Were Less than Three Miles in 2021

Road Hazard: Evidence Mounts on Toxic Pollution from Tires

When 6PPD, which occurs in tire dust, is exposed to ground-level ozone, it’s transformed into multiple other chemicals, including 6PPD-quinone, or 6PPD-q. The compound is acutely toxic to four…Continue readingRoad Hazard: Evidence Mounts on Toxic Pollution from Tires

Bit by bit, microplastics from tires are polluting our waterways

Urban stormwater particles from tire wear were the most prevalent microplastic a new Griffith-led study has found. Published in Environmental Science & Technology, the study showed that in stormwater…Continue readingBit by bit, microplastics from tires are polluting our waterways

Carbon dioxide emissions reached a record high in 2022

Communities around the world emitted more carbon dioxide in 2022 than in any other year on records dating to 1900, a result of air travel rebounding from the pandemic…Continue readingCarbon dioxide emissions reached a record high in 2022

Shifting gears: why US cities are falling out of love with the parking lot

Continue readingShifting gears: why US cities are falling out of love with the parking lot

UK government blocks release of CO₂ figures behind transport plan

DfT refuses to publish emission figures, which campaigners say could make new road projects unviable.Continue readingUK government blocks release of CO₂ figures behind transport plan