Read the entire article at EcoWatch. Californian scientists said a fossil fuel phase-out is achievable that would contain climate change, deliver energy entirely from wind, water and sunlight to 139 nations, and save up to 7 million lives each year. They said it would also create a net gain of 24 million long-term jobs, all by […]
Read the full article online at http://www.reuters.com “Concentrations of airborne pollutants in a major northern Chinese city exceeded a World Health Organisation (WHO) guideline by 100 times on Monday as north China battled with poor air quality for the third straight day. In Shijiazhuang, capital of northern Hebei province, levels of PM 2.5, fine particulate matter, […]
Read the full article online at http://www.bbc.com “Tiny particles of pollution have been discovered inside samples of brain tissue, according to new research. Suspected of toxicity, the particles of iron oxide could conceivably contribute to diseases like Alzheimer’s – though evidence for this is lacking. The finding – described as “dreadfully shocking” by the researchers – raises […]
Read the full article online at http://www.ecowatch.com “A Dutch tech startup called Envinity Group has unveiled a giant outdoor vacuum cleaner designed to filter the tiniest toxic specks from the atmosphere. The invention was presented at the Offshore Energy trade fair in Amsterdam on Tuesday. “It’s a large industrial filter about 8 meters (26 feet) long, made […]
Air Ink is a collaboration between Tiger Beer, MIT-spinoff Graviky Labs and Marcel Sydney.
It is an innovative range of pens, markers and spray cans made from air pollution.
New research finds that certain houseplants are best for removing specific harmful compounds. It’s not new news that houseplants are beautiful little workhorses when it comes to human health. Among their many benefits is one decidedly impressive one – they remove toxins from the air. And this isn’t just woowoo mumbo-jumbo. NASA, given their interest in improving air-quality in sealed environments, has researched this extensively and concluded: “Both plant leaves and roots are utilized in removing trace levels of toxic vapors from inside tightly sealed buildings. Low levels of chemicals such as carbon monoxide and formaldehyde can be removed from indoor environments by plant leaves alone.”