Pollution prevention

Poetic Justice: Giant Nanotech Poster In UK Cleanses The Air With Poetry!

May 21, 2014 / No Comments

Put together an innovative scientist who cares for the planet’s well being and an award-winning poet and what do you get? Apparently a giant poster with a poem that promises to clean up the air in more ways than one! Renowned writer Simon Armitage, Professor of Poetry at the University of Sheffield, and Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Science Professor Tony Ryan came together to ...

Beijing Declares War on the BBQ!

November 30, 2013 / No Comments

China has never been a willing participant in the climate change fight. In fact, they were exempt from the Kyoto Protocol. China took advantage of this and has been installing soft coal power stations at a record rate which contributes to the already poor air conditions in the populated areas. Beijing and the surrounding areas are heavily polluted with particulate matter ...

DHL and Unilever Join Hands to Cut Down Emissions

August 13, 2012 / No Comments

Shipping and logistic giant DHL and multi-national FMCG conglomerate Unilever, also known for their environmental consciousness and remarkable efforts in this regard, are joining hands for their ultimate green program. They are looking ways to reduce the emissions across their supply chains. This could include all possible projects ranging from waste reduction to alternative automobiles. Right now, we do not have ...

Bottled Water Sales Banned at Grand Canyon National Park

February 13, 2012 / No Comments

Canned is now banned. Bottled water sales will be prohibited in Grand CanyonNational Parkfrom the first of March. Plastic littering has been a major problem at the Canyon and the ban comes as a measure to mitigate the crisis once and for all. The National Park Service announced that it has approved a plan to eliminate the sale of the bottles ...

iNature Bio-Degradable Outfits for iPhones Arrive

January 19, 2012 / No Comments

This might be something you are seeing for the first time. The iNature for iPhone is a biodegradable cover designed for the Apple device. iNature has been designed by Italian firms, Med Computer and Biomood, and the idea is really novel and relevant to the time we live in. Such innovations are the only hope we have, since we are on ...

NJ Administration Lauds EPA Directive to Portland GenOn Power Plant

November 3, 2011 / No Comments

People of Trenton in New Jersey are sure to be a joyful lot. The federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has initiated measures towards considerably reducing the air pollution caused by the GenOn Energy power plant in Portland. The coal-fired power plant expels over 30,000 tons of sulfur dioxide (SO2), plus mercury and many other contaminants into the air ...

Urban Traffic Causes People to Fill an Extra 3.9 Gallons of Fuel

January 25, 2011 / No Comments

Post-recession, many people have chosen not to take their vehicles out on the street due to increasing fuel prices and economic turmoil. But the situation is vastly changing and now as the financial crisis is being solved more and more motorists are appearing on the road. This was revealed by a study conducted by Texas Transportation Institute at Texas A&M ...

Istanbul’s Bosphorus Strait in the Grip of Aquatic Pollution

November 29, 2010 / No Comments

Istanbul's Bosphorus Strait is suffering from the havoc of aquatic pollution. Though from the surface the waterway seems to flow fresh and strong, it is now actually the abode of garbage. The strait is full of garbage ranging from old furniture to boat parts, cleaning supplies to restaurant trash.

Taiwan to Usher in More Eco-Friendly Laws

November 22, 2010 / No Comments

The Taiwanese government is focusing on getting more environmental rules in place after facing a wave of protests over several issues from environmentally conscious citizens. The government is considering implementing green reforms faster than they had earlier envisioned, spurred on by these citizen demands.

Los Angeles County to Implement the Largest Ban on Plastic Bags in the US

November 17, 2010 / No Comments

The Los Angeles County is going ahead with the largest plastic bag ban ever to be implemented in the US. The ban in the LA County indicates that it will be enforced among a population of 1.1 million people, which is not a small number.