6 Practical Ways We Can Reduce Ocean Plastic Pollution

The Environmental Blog

Plastic pollution is one of the most visible environmental issues of our generation. If we work together, we can all contribute to the ongoing global efforts and work towards turning the tide against oceans of plastic pollution. Pollution Recycle

This "super plant" can actually absorb air pollution

Inhabitat - Innovation

Scientists at the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) have found that Cotoneaster franchetii could help absorb pollution on heavily trafficked roads

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Rethinking food packaging can dent the plastic pollution crisis

GreenBiz

Circular Economy Food & Agriculture Plastic Waste Pollution PreventionAlthough the global economy is increasingly wrapped in plastic, companies of all sizes are dramatically reducing their use of it.

How nine states and D.C. plan to cut carbon pollution from transportation

GreenBiz

carbon pollution comes from transportation. Carbon Pricing Pollution Prevention resilience Transportation & MobilityAlmost 30% of U.S.

New York City is using its fleets to fight air pollution

GreenBiz

Cities Pollution Prevention Transportation & MobilityIn a "race to the top," more cities are gaining unprecedented insights toward cleaning up air quality.

Air pollution could increase risk of irreversible blindness

Inhabitat - Innovation

A study published in the British Journal of Ophthalmology has revealed that exposure to air pollution increases the risk of blindness in elderly people

Top 3 plastic polluters are CocaCola, PepsiCo and Nestle. Again.

Inhabitat - Innovation

Let's see who this year's top plastic polluters are May we have the envelope, please?

The Ten Most Polluted Cities On Earth

Jim Conca

The most polluted cities in the world highlight the fact that pollution kills more people than anything else. But this pollution also involves noise and light pollution for their role in neurodegenerative diseases Cairo tops the list. Los Angeles is the only US city on the list and comes in tenth.

Subway commuters are exposed to dangerous amounts of air pollution

Inhabitat - Innovation

Taking public transit is a huge win for the environment, but a new study shows that underground subway systems expose commuters to excessive air pollution

Understanding Particle Pollution and What You Can Do to Stop It

The Environmental Blog

Pollution can have significant effects on air quality. The two main kinds of air pollution are ozone and particle contamination. You’ve probably heard people talking about ozone before, but you may be less familiar with particle pollution. What Is Particle Pollution? Particle pollution refers to tiny liquid and solid particles suspended in the air. Car exhaust, smoke and even dust are all examples of these pollutants. Pollution

New study reveals main sources of light pollution

Inhabitat - Innovation

Recent research shines a light on the biggest causes of light pollution

No more plastic pollution: How to give a Christmas present to the Earth

The Environmental Blog

The plastic gift was definitely more than welcome for giant corporations such as Coca cola: Currently the biggest plastic polluter in the world. Let’s look at some facts about the plastic pollution caused by the staple of our Christmas shopping. Does our planet like Christmas?

Air pollution caused by fossil fuels kills millions

Inhabitat - Innovation

A new study has found that more than 8 million people died in 2018 from poor air quality caused by fossil fuel combustion

Artist creates mesmerizing paintings using coal pollution from local streams

Inhabitat - Innovation

A group of artists, engineers and dedicated community members are finding ways to clean up local pollution and turn it into something meaningful

Exxon's leaked documents reveal devastating pollution plan

Inhabitat - Innovation

Earlier this year when ExxonMobil announced its intention to reduce its methane emissions and gas-burning, many welcomed and celebrated the news. Despite these initial claims, the company's internal documents paint a different picture

Study shows denim microfibers are polluting our waters

Inhabitat - Innovation

Did you know that your favorite jeans are polluting the environment

Polluted Air and Water Is a Racial Justice Issue. Let’s Fight it that Way.

The City Fix

Around the world, communities of color and marginalized groups disproportionately feel the effects of pollution and other environmental impacts.

Sponsored content: Landfill pollution monitoring platform

Envirotec Magazine

Heiko Balzter, Director of the Centre for Landscape and Climate Research, at the University of Leicester explained: “In this project, we are investigating whether satellites can see where plants are suffering from stress due to pollution from landfill sites.

Describing pollutant distribution in 3d

Envirotec Magazine

A team led by environmental physicist Stefan Schreier at the University of Natural Resources and Applied Life Sciences in Vienna is attempting to build up a better picture of nitrogen dioxide pollution in the city. The work includes the first attempts to describe how this pollution is distributed in the vertical axis, from street-level upwards, as well as the use of data from satellite measurements. Monitoring of other pollutants.

Report reveals hypocrisy of world’s biggest plastic polluters

Envirotec Magazine

Talking Trash critically analysed voluntary commitments from the ten biggest plastic polluters (Coca-Cola, Colgate-Palmolive, Danone, Mars Incorporated, Mondel?z The Coca-Cola Company is the biggest plastic polluter in the world, with a plastic footprint of 2.9

1% of global population causes 50% of all carbon pollution emitted by the aviation industry

Inhabitat - Innovation

Only 1% of people cause half of all aviation pollution globally. Super emitters pollute the environment at the expense of millions of people who do not fly

Air pollution climbing back to pre-pandemic levels

Inhabitat - Innovation

China's pollution levels are rising. Will Europe follow? Or will some countries take measures to preserve one of the few happy by-products of COVID-19

Climate change has led to more temperature inversions and the rise of 'super pollution events'

GreenBiz

Pollution PreventionThis is why the air was unsafe to breathe and reeked of "hospital waste" in a Pennsylvania community in late December.

The stunning impact of COVID-19 social distancing on air pollution

GreenBiz

How efforts to flatten the curve of COVID-19 have reflected air quality in the San Francisco Bay area. COVID-19 Transportation & Mobility

Initiative turns marine plastic pollution into reusable PPE

Envirotec Magazine

” The post Initiative turns marine plastic pollution into reusable PPE first appeared on Envirotec. The initiative appears to be a world first for reusable PPE.

Trash Camo raises awareness and money to combat pollution

Inhabitat - Innovation

MayoFree, based out of Moscow since its 2019 launch, specializes in creative advertising, social projects and video-content production. Using these strengths, the team collaborated with non-profit eco-movement RosEco and Chiveskella, an ec?-activist activist fashion brand by upcycle-designer Nikolay Voznesensky, to produce Trash Camo

In London, coroner rules air pollution as cause of death of a child

Inhabitat - Innovation

Coroner Philip Barlow ruled that failure to keep air pollution below legal limits was one of the causes of Ella Kissi-Debrah’s death in 2013

Here's how we can eradicate plastic pollution by 2040

Eco-Business

The business-as-usual approach to plastic pollution isn’t working. In the midst of a pandemic, Indonesia leads with ambitious plans to reduce plastic waste and pollution

Do these air pollution-busting devices actually work?

Eco-Business

Eco-Business asked air pollution epidemiologist Dr Vivian Pun to assess six products that claim they clean the air Air purification is big business. But it's hard to prove that air-cleaning products actually work.

Will Pollution Pauses Have a Lasting Impact?

GreenTechMedia

The world is experiencing a sudden, dramatic drop in all kinds of air pollution. The skies are dramatically different. People can hear birds they didn’t even know were there, and see landscapes that have been shrouded for decades. It’s saved thousands of lives in averted asthma and heart attacks. When this is all over, will people clamor for cleaner air? We discuss the potential long-term impacts on this week’s Energy Gang episode.

How Much Do Electric Vehicles Help in Reducing Pollution?

The Environmental Blog

The question remains, however, how much do they actually help in the reduction of pollution? Even though it makes use of precious non-renewable resources, and requires electricity for charging, it still eliminates air pollution in cities , which is becoming a hugely widespread problem worldwide. The US is one of the countries with the highest number of motorized vehicles per capita, with a fleet of well over 250 million.

We must act smarter to solve air pollution crisis

Envirotec Magazine

Local authorities need to act urgently and use smart technology to address the air pollution crisis that is currently facing our towns and cities, says Marc Ottolini, CEO of air quality monitoring and management expert AirLabs. Air pollution monitoring – A shot in the dark.

New hydrogen production tech could reduce CO2 pollution

Inhabitat - Innovation

A recent publication in the journal Angewandte Chemie brings attention to an improved way of generating clean hydrogen. For many years, hydrogen production has proven costly to the environment, as industrial hydrogen production uses partial methane oxidation and fossil gasification

Covid-19 risk greater in urban centres affected by air pollution

Envirotec Magazine

People living in polluted cities are more at risk from Covid-19, according to health experts cited in a 16 March report from the European Public Health Alliance (EPHA), an advocacy group. Mortality rates for Covid-19 have been linked to the presence of pre-existing conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, and respiratory conditions – all factors with a demonstrable link to air pollution. Even the latest diesel engines emit dangerous levels of pollution.

Investors call on major US polluters to clean up lobbying activities

GreenBiz

Investors call on major US polluters to clean up lobbying activities. Companies targeted by the campaign span a number of polluting sectors, including oil and gas, consumer goods, power and transportation, and have been identified as "systematically important" to the net zero transition by the campaign. Cecilia Keating. Thu, 10/29/2020 - 00:10. Carbon intensive companies in the U.S.

The market for air pollution sensors is skyrocketing. Here’s how innovators can capture this growth.

EDF + Business

Air pollution from rampant wildfires is causing millions to suffer in California and the Pacific Northwest. On top of that, air pollution causes and worsens conditions that make people more vulnerable to severe COVID-19. But here’s a lesser known fact: current disasters aside, nine out of 10 people regularly breathe polluted air, and the most vulnerable communities are often hit the hardest. air pollution air pollution monitoring clean air sensor technologies

“Pollution Pavilion” revealing invisible air pollution arrives in Covent Garden

Envirotec Magazine

The Pollution Pavillion was designed in collaboration with artists Climate and Cities and King’s College London. Four out of five Britons are worried that UK air pollution limits don’t match WHO guidelines. pollution particles. • Research released on 14 January by Hubbub finds 80% of Britons are worried that the UK limits for air pollution don’t match WHO guidelines. pollution. reducing air pollution;?creating

This luxurious home is a pollutant-free paradise and it's for sale

Inhabitat - Innovation

Located in Norwalk, Connecticut, this recently listed pollutant-free home at 88 Old Saugatuck Road has been void of chemicals, insecticides and pesticides for more than 26 years

Southern Water publishes plan to cut pollution incidents

Envirotec Magazine

On 7 September Southern Water announced “a comprehensive plan” that it claimed demonstrated its commitment to reducing pollution incidents and helping to improve the environment. Our plan of activities aims to deliver zero pollution incidents by 2040.

Coronavirus lockdowns cut air pollution globally. Jakarta was the exception

Eco-Business

Polluters far beyond the capital's borders are among the culprits, a new report shows Even as residents sheltered at home to avoid contracting the novel coronavirus, Jakarta's air stayed as filthy as ever.

Singapore contraption aims to clean up Asia's plastic-polluted rivers

Eco-Business

A Singapore-based copmany is launching a river clean-up system that is designed to clean up some of the dirtiest rivers in Asia

Asia 124

Light pollution, habitat loss and pesticides push fireflies toward extinction

Inhabitat - Innovation

There are more than 2,000 species of fireflies, and scientists are sounding the alarm that some of these species are on the brink of extinction

How stable isotopes help the fight against air pollution

Envirotec Magazine

Air pollution is not a new problem in the UK – the London smog of 1952 killed 12,000 people. The UK has been criticised for several years for falling below international standards for its air pollution prevention measures. How stable isotope analysis helps tackle pollution.