Pollution

Air Pollution Reason for around 3.2 Million Premature Deaths a Year

December 19, 2012 / No Comments

We already know about the severe health problems caused by pollution. A new study conducted by an international group of experts reveals that the outdoor pollution is responsible for more than 3.2 million premature deaths around the world a year. Fine particulate matter in soot is the main contributor to the damage, especially in the developing smog-choked cities across Asia. And ...

Jessica Capshaw Rallies Against Pollution in Video for Moms Clean Air Force

March 19, 2012 / No Comments

You have seen her as Jamie Stringer in The Practice and Dr. Arizona Robbins on the ABC television series Grey's Anatomy. Actress Jessica Capshaw is now endorsing a new video for Moms Clean Air Force, an organization working for the sake of better earth. In the new video, she calls upon all the parents to protect a particular set of rules ...

Texas-based Refining Company Found Guilty of Violating Clean Air Act

December 21, 2011 / No Comments

Texas-based refinery Pelican Refining Company has been fined $12 million for violation of the Clean Air Act. It has been reported that it is the largest penalty imposed for the Clean Air Act violence at a plant in Louisiana. The huge fine came not just because it occurred in the city of Louisiana. It happened in a place which was reported ...

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 ...

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 ...

Bio-Manufactured brick cuts CO2 emissions by 800 million tons a year

May 12, 2010 / 1 Comment

Well architects don’t do this sort of a thing, meddling with the science of construction material, engaging in chemical processes to create their own building substance. Nonetheless, Ginger Krieg Dosier broke the fraternal tenet and did just that to create stuff which even the greatest of the designers, shelving utopian designs then and now, gave amiss. The young American architect, ...

Future Flower Highlights the Ills of Pollution

April 7, 2010 / No Comments

A large metallic flower, self-powering as it may be, does not really come across as the best choice to highlight the issues of pollution. In a way, it looks like it fell for the same ills it sought to combat. That said, the 14-meter high metallic flower is a part of the Widnes Waterfront environmental uplift program that seeks to ...

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.

US Senate refuses to eject $1-billion plan to boost car sales from war funding Bill

June 23, 2009 / 1 Comment

The United States Senate has refused to throw out a $1-billion program intended to boost dwindling car sales in the US from a $106-billion war funding Bill. The Senate voted 60-36 to keep the program that would provide vouchers of up to $4,500 for consumers to trade in their less fuel-efficient cars for cars that give better mileage.

Exxon Mobil ordered to pay $507.5 million in damages for the 1989 oil spill in Alaska

June 16, 2009 / No Comments

The United States-based oil and gas giant, Exxon Mobil Corporation, has been ordered to pay $507.5 million in punitive damages plus interest for the oil spill that occurred off Alaska in 1989. [caption id="attachment_5587" align="alignnone" width="500" caption="Clean-up of Exxon Valdez Oil Spill in Alaska"][/caption] The order issued by the Ninth US Court of Appeals in Pasadena, California, was consistent with the figure ...