The U.K. government is the first out of the gate with a scheme to allow trading in greenhouse gas emissions within its borders — and U.S. chemical company DuPont and Japanese trading house Marubeni have made the first swap under the system. Dupont, which operates plants in the U.K., has sold to Marubeni the rights to emit about 10,000 tons of carbon dioxide in 2002, the first year the trading system will be up and running. Meanwhile, in other pollution news, Britain’s Environment Minister Michael Meacher has asked local governments in the country to help cut air pollution in half within 10 years by lessening traffic in towns and cities.