air pollution

Eolo Bus with zero emissions also cuts air pollution by other vehicles

May 5, 2010 / No Comments

Use of green technology is fast becoming an integral element of pioneering vehicular designs for mass transportation. Designer Krassi Dimitrov has come up with a unique design for an electric bus that helps cleanse the air of particle emissions from other vehicles.

Japan “Plans” to Miss Kyoto Protocol Commitment

November 13, 2008 / No Comments

The latest data about Japan's greenhouse-gas emissions cast a serious doubt over the Japan's commitment to its Kyoto Protocol efforts. The Environment Ministry reported Japan's emissions hit a record high of carbon dioxide, 8.7% more than what Japan spewed in 1990. The 1997 Kyoto treaty calls for Japan to reduce its emissions to 6% BELOW the 1990 level. Japan is going ...

Methane Gas Levels on the Rise

November 4, 2008 / No Comments

Methane gas is 25 times more powerful as a greenhouse gas than CO2. Methane is produced by wetlands, rice paddies, cattle and gas and coal industries. It is held into check by a reaction with the hydroxyl free radical (OH) and according to a team led by researchers from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, methane gas in the atmosphere is on ...

Technological Breakthrough – Transforming CO2 Emissions into Fuel

October 17, 2008 / No Comments

Carbon Sciences has recently declared that it has made an important breakthrough that can convert CO2 emissions into fuels. This would cut down on the 62 billion metric tones of CO2 - root cause of global warming, which is let out into the atmosphere every year. The technology will use these harmful emissions and convert them into useful sources of energy. As ...

Pollution Kills More than AIDS

October 17, 2008 / No Comments

Pollution is killing more than AIDS in Sao Paulo, says a Sao Paulo University report Air Pollution Lab. According to the study, some nine people die each day because of pollution - which makes it some 3,500 a year. Less than half of that number of people, 1,624, die each year as a result of AIDS and traffic combined. Sao Paulo will ...

Air Pollution Levels in Paris – Displayed on a Helium Balloon

July 11, 2008 / No Comments

People in Paris can now stay informed on the air quality they are breathing. A company called Aérophile has built a giant tethered helium balloon, the AERO30NG Aérophile 5500 model, that will display real-time reports of ambient air quality and air pollution produced by auto emissions using an innovative lighting system, which can be seen from more than 20 km (12.4 ...

Booming Natural Gas Industry, Destroys Air Quality

May 9, 2008 / No Comments

City of Boulder, Wyoming, and its 75 souls that live there have something in common with much larger cities across North America: high levels of air pollution. The root cause for the bad air is the region's booming natural gas industry because the Sublette County is home to one of the largest natural gas reserves in the United States. Craig Jensen, ...

Beijing Air Pollution : Marathon champ fears for his health

March 12, 2008 / 1 Comment

Haile Gebrselassie a 34 years old Ethiopian runner, the guy that managed to break over 25 world records and won numerous Olympic and World Championship titles, has recently declined going to the Beijing Olympics because of air pollution. The marathon champ who suffers from asthma told Reuters in a phone interview: “The pollution in China is a threat to my health and ...

“Pollution Capital of Europe” and the award goes to Milan

March 10, 2008 / No Comments

If until now I thought Milan to be the capital of fashion and great soccer, things have changed and surprisingly they have another badge to add. Milan is the “Pollution Capital of Europe” and the main reasons to believe so, are toxic fumes from traffic clogged streets. photo by Dunc-It However, the fact that they rank first place on pollution in Europ ...

Italy to pay for old scooter replaces

March 6, 2008 / 5 Comments

The first time I've been in Italy I was amazed by so many scooters. Old, new, it doesn't matter because you see them in different colors at every corner. I even heard people calling Rome as the scooter-capital of Europe. A classic Vespa scooter. Photo by the-spidernet But there seems to be a problem. The Italian government is keen on keeping a ...