Pollution

BP Oil Spill Tops Yahoo Search Requests in 2010

December 1, 2010 / No Comments

BP's massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico tops the chart, according to Yahoo’s rankings of the most demanding and interesting search requests in 2010.  It drew the attention of tens of millions of people that used Yahoo's search engine in the year 2010.

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.

Toyota Prius EPA’s Most Fuel Efficient Car; Bugatti Veyron Last on the List

November 9, 2010 / 1 Comment

It’s good news all around for the 2011 Toyota Prius! The car has just been placed top on the US Environment Protection Agency’s (EPA) list of most fuel-efficient cars. The vehicle gives an unbeatable mileage of 51 mpg (4.6 liters/100 km) in city driving a whopping 48 mpg (4.9 liters/100 km) on the American highway.

Hungary Industrial Sludge Leak Pushes People to Suffer Zone

October 6, 2010 / No Comments

Industrial sludge disaster has spurred the Hungarian government to decare a state of Emergency. Toxic sludge leaked from a reservoir at the Ajkai Timfoldgyar Zrt alumina plant in the town of Ajka, located about 160 km south-west of the capital of Hungary leaving four people are dead and six missing. The sludge contains heavy metals such as lead which is ...

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 ...

BPA In Cash Register Receipts: Cause For Major Green Concern?

July 28, 2010 / 1 Comment

New research done by a non profit research organization in Washington DC shows that high levels of BPA (Bisphenol-A) are found in cash register receipts. The Environmental Working Group (EWG) says their research that the cash register receipts had levels of BPA that were hundreds of times higher than amounts found in plastic water bottles, canned foods and baby bottles.

New Ad Claims CO2 Is Not Harmful To Environment!

July 15, 2010 / No Comments

A new ad campaign by the organization CO2 is Green, drew a lot of flak as soon as it appeared. The ad says that carbon dioxide is not actually causing the level of pollution that the government claims it is; and that legislation that might be passed on the assumption that CO2 is immensely damaging to the environment, may actually ...

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 ...

Photos Show the Shocking Effect of Plastic on Albatross Chicks

October 27, 2009 / 2 Comments

The Great Pacific Garbage Patch is known to be an "island" of trash, mainly plastic, floating in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. It is well known that it has vastly negative effects for marine life, and these shocking pictures from photographer Chris Jordan drive the point home.

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 ...