Pollution

UN Panel Climate Report To Be Released on March 31; Many Pointers To Asian Cities

March 30, 2014 / No Comments

The much awaited reported from UN Panel will be out on Monday, March 31, which will talk on the impacts of climate change on certain regions, natural resources and human settlements.   To be released in Japan’s Yokohama, the report will put some light on how some of the major Asian cities might be at risk with rising levels of sea, including ...

New York City Bans Use of Styrofoam

January 3, 2014 / No Comments

New York has taken a big leap towards making earth greener, by initiating steps to ban the use of Styrofoam. The New York City Council has drawn applause from the world’s green bodies for having voted unanimously to bring about a ban on the use of the substance. With this decision, New York has become the largest city in the United ...

China Battles a Worrying Case of Air Pollution

December 18, 2013 / No Comments

If you are already used to pollution ridden images of Beijing and Shanghai, here is something different .. NASA’s terra satellite has now taken pictures of the pollution ridden stretch between the two cities. The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer seems to have distinguished perfectly between clouds and pollution. The brightest areas are clouds and the dim ones, clouds. Rudolf Husar, director of ...

Winter Olympics Host Russia Faces Waste Hassle

November 1, 2013 / No Comments

Russia is said to have not stuck to its “Olympic Games without waste” pledge. An investigation by AP has revealed that tons of construction waste have been disposed of into an illegal landfill, which could contaminate the local water supply. The Winter Olympics is to take place in February 2014, in the city of Sochi in Russia. However, the news does ...

Probe Against Foxconn and UniMicron for Contaminating Chinese Rivers

August 6, 2013 / No Comments

Foxconn and UniMicron are the two key suppliers to Apple and other tech companies. The two companies are now involved in a controversy. An investigation is being ordered by the Chinese authorities against the two companies for polluting the local rivers by dumping heavy metals! This issue was made public by environmental activist Ma Jun and a group of five non-profit ...

World’s Most Dangerous Oceans Identified

June 10, 2013 / No Comments

A recent survey has revealed that a few busiest oceans are more prone to shipwrecks. And, these shipwrecks are caused by unfavorable weather conditions. And climate changes could also result in adverse weather conditions. Conducted by scientists at Southampton Solent University, the survey was supported by World Wildlife Fund. And, according to the result, the South China Seas and East Indies, ...

China Set to Impose Pollution Tax in Beijing

June 3, 2013 / No Comments

China’s Beijing is polluted more than you think. And, before things run beyond repair, the Chinese government is planning to intervene. The administration is set to impose an automobile-pollution refueling tax soon. If that happens, Beijing will acquire fame of being China’s first city to implement such a pollution tax. When the tax comes in to play, the gas tax ...

Smog Blankets City of Beijing

February 4, 2013 / No Comments

Just a few days ago, the city of Beijing and other parts of China faced the peculiar problem of thick smog blanketing the atmosphere. The problem started more than two weeks ago, but during the last few days, pollution levels have increased. According to air quality index reading, the pollution level has increased 40 times the recommended safety levels. It rates ...

Marine Drone Concept to Clean Plastic Trash in Ocean

July 11, 2012 / No Comments

Tons of plastic waste generated by us is choking up the oceans. Cleaning this waste is a concern for scientists and authorities. Several concepts and prototypes have come up, including small robots, to clean up this marine waste. The latest to arrive at the scene is a concept called Marine Drone. The concept is the brain child of Elie Ahovi, Adrien ...

Solar Panel Adoption Could be Akin to a Deal with the Demon

January 31, 2012 / No Comments

Solar panels and accessories have been classified under the e-waste category by the EU parliament. In recent years, the electronics industry had gained prominence in creating an endless stream of disposable products that make their way at life's end to developing countries spilling contaminants into their water and air. Solar modules contain some of the potentially dangerous materials, including silicon tetrachloride, ...