Pollution prevention

BP Had Been Reprimanded for Safety Flaws by UK Long Ago

September 17, 2010 / No Comments

British Petroleum is again in the news after the oil spill issue. This time they stand accused for the failure in the safety provisions in the North Sea. Months before the horrible environmental disaster in the Gulf of Mexico, BP was cited by the Government of United Kingdom for failing to complete the safety training and emergency exercises mandatory for ...

Britain to Subsidize Low-Carbon Car Purchase

July 29, 2010 / 1 Comment

Britain has announced that it will pay up to 5,000 pounds ($7,800, 6,000 euros) towards the cost of buying a new low-carbon car. The news came after the program for funding low-carbon cars was facing dark times due to an austerity drive. The subsidy means that up-front costs of vehicles that comply with tough emission standards will go down by ...

Green Crusader Wu Lihong On A Mission To Make Lake Tai Pristine Again

July 14, 2010 / No Comments

Wu Lihong, a former factory salesman, is on a crusade to save Lake Tai – China’s third largest freshwater lake – once considered an ecological treasure.  With the boom in Chinese economy, authorities in the province of Jiangsu, east China, welcomed the industrialization that was happening around the lake. Twenty years later, the once proud water body is a teeming ...

Water recycling is fun with beautiful Emscher Community Garden

May 31, 2010 / 1 Comment

Most of us would equate Community Park with recreation replete with athletic fields, swimming pools and other special entertaining features. How about a Community Park that awakens us to what is out of sight and thus out of mind? Rotterdam and Paris architects Ooze in collaborated with artist Marjetica Potrc have created a community garden, which is also a water ...

PC-Aero’s zero emissions electric airplane recharges underneath solar hangar

May 27, 2010 / No Comments

While all electric vehicles have already become a road reality with newer energy, efficient additions made every day, how about an all-electric plane that glides green through the skies to your choicest destinations.

EU Agrees on Formula for Copenhagen

October 30, 2009 / 2 Comments

As the Copenhagen talks draw near, nations are working to set their goals and agenda for the summit. So far, a major point of contention has been the demand by developing nations that developed countries subsidize, or pay for their environment efforts. The demand is on grounds that developed countries have contributed greatly to pollution with their industries, and should ...

Indian Minister Backs Unconditional CO2 Cuts for the Country

October 19, 2009 / No Comments

India currently is the fourth largest emitter of carbon in the world, and has so far resisted any binding emission targets under an international agreement. India, and the Group of 77 developing nations have been opposing such binding targets unless they come tied with financial and technological support from developed nations which have so far led in carbon emissions.

Houseplants Reduce Ozone Inside the Home

October 9, 2009 / 1 Comment

[caption id="attachment_6703" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="Indoor plants for a brighter day?"][/caption] In my past I used to specialize in raising dried flower arrangements.  Yes, I said raise.  I would take healthy plants water them, subject them to vast amounts of cigarette smoke and then neglect them.  They would dry out and die.  Eureka!  Instant dried flowers. As I matured, I saw the benefits ...

FedEx and UPS Battling For Green Rankings

September 28, 2009 / No Comments

FedEx and UPS are both major package carriers/shippers, and this time around they are not just battling for business share and growth, but also to beat the other in sustainability targets. Going green also makes business sense as a number of consumers and clients choose to go with the service offering a lower carbon footprint. To that end, both are vehemently trying ...

Central Pollution Control Board, India, Recruitment

August 13, 2009 / 2 Comments

The Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) of India has invited applications for recruitment of 32 Junior Research Engineers , 2 Senior Research Engineers and 10 Research Associates under various projects for thier offices in Lucknow, Bangalore, Agra, Kolkata, Shilong and Vadodara and other cities of India. The Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) India, was formed in September, ...