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 ...

Smog-Hungry Pavements in the Anvil

July 18, 2013 / No Comments

Venturing out into the smog could make life hell for you. Most of the time, you decide not to go out when smog fills your street. In The Netherlands, smog free streets could well be a reality in a few years to come. Hengelo, a city in The Netherlands, has plans to lay sidewalks that would sport smog-killing properties. The move ...

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 ...

Daimler & Toyota Negotiating New Deal on Hybrid Tech

September 23, 2010 / No Comments

Daimler and Toyota are engaged in negotiating a new deal, so that Daimler may earn the license of Toyota’s Hybrid technology. So far, Daimler has been developing its own hybrid drivetrain technology. Mercedes S400 Hybrid is one such vehicle developed by Daimler. It was the first mass produced hybrid vehicle which possessed a lithium ion battery pack.

Hong Kong Smog, 20-percent Consider Moving

January 6, 2009 / No Comments

When people consider relocating simply because of the health threats air pollution brings up, there is something wrong with that city. We're talking about large metropolis like Hong Kong where a study conducted by the think tank Civic Exchange revealed that 1 in 5 citizens - a total of 1.4 million - are considering fleeing the city, while 500,000 of ...

Beijing Smog Big Concern for Australian Olympic Athletes

August 5, 2008 / 2 Comments

Beijing has been trying to reduce the smog in the city in the lead up to the Olympics. They start this Friday!! Whoopee! But, the Australian government is still not buying into the green Beijing, fresh air thing. In fact, the Australian government has voiced its concern about the effects that the air might have on its athletes. Yeah, and ...