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‘I dont want ships to kill me’: Marseille fights cruise liner pollution

Shipping is estimated to account for 10% of city air pollution, and campaigners are targeting cruise industry in particular From his balcony above Marseille’s port, Jean-Pierre Eyraud has a prime position of the giant, luxury Venice and Barcelona. He and other environmentalists in Marseille want to force a move to cleaner energy and to stiffen rules on the levels of ultra-fine particles in the air. Cruise ship engines are kept running all day in port to fulfill the energy needs of the floating hotels. There has been no study on…

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China prepares to say goodbye to petrol and diesel cars for good

Expect more of these on China’s streets . Image: Xinhua News Agency/ Getty Images China is looking to fully ban gasoline cars down the road. The surprising proclamation was made at an automotive industry forum over the weekend. Xin Guobin, deputy minister of industry and IT, said the ministry has started scheming out a timeline for the end of petrol and diesel vehicles, and light commercial vehicles. SEE ALSO: Tesla’s most expensive autoes just got a price cut China, the world’s biggest automobile market, sold 28 million cars last year.…

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