Monday, January 31, 2011

Recession did not cut back pollution: US agency

The worst global recession in 80 years did little to reduce the emission of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere, and China made a major polluting leap, US figures showed on Monday.

According to data from the US Energy Information Administration, US carbon emissions dipped 8.18 percent in 2009 compared to 2006, while in China they jumped 32.5 percent. For the planet as a whole, carbon emissions rose 5.2 percent in 2009 compared to 2006.

Source: Yahoo! News

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