Canada Announces Ban on Single-Use Plastics

The Canadian government has announced it will ban single-use plastics as soon as 2021. According to the CBC‘s government source, things like straws, drink stirrers,...

Los Angeles Pollution Levels Dropped 98% Since 1960s

A study funded by the NOAA has recently claimed that the volatile organic compounds (VOC) in the Los Angeles Basin have dropped immensely over...

Beijing Mayor’s Bold Commitment to Limit Coal Use

      In 2013 Beijing burned 22 million tons of coal. Cai Qi is the mayor of Beijing and he has had enough, in a recent announcement...

2014 World Cup In Brazil Will Add 2.7 Million Tons of CO2 to The...

Football fans across the globe are eagerly waiting for the 2014 Football World Cup, which will take place in Brazil in only a few...

Vehicle Emissions Transforming Good Cholesterol into Bad One

A new study reveals that vehicle emissions affect the levels of high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol, leading to hardening of arteries and increased risk of...

Plants Absorb More CO2 Than Models Predicted, A Study

Scientists from University of Texas, Austin and the Oak Ridge National Laboratory claim that plants absorb much larger quantities of carbon dioxide than models...
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Leakage Outweighs the Benefits of Natural Gas Usage

Natural gas, for some, may be the solution to curbing US petroleum imports and reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Natural gas is being used...

Obama Administration Champions New Air Quality Standards with Major Health Benefits

In early December, the Obama administration imposed a new air quality standard that aims to reduce the amount of soot released into the air...

French Researcher Develops Impressive Pollution-Eating Streetlights Using Microalgae

Fermentalg, the company founded and led by French researcher Pierre Caleja, has recently developed street lighting that could one day soak CO2 from the...

Wood Fires Found to Create More Pollution than Previously Thought

It looks like the secondary emissions from wood smoke are far more dangerous than we previously thought. A recent study from the University of...