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...

Our Collective Blind Spot to Synthetic Chemical Contamination

We are really focused on carbon emissions, and while that is positive, we are overlooking a very dangerous source of environmental contamination. We produce...

Could Synthetic Microbes Clean up the Environment?

Natural resources are not always renewable, petroleum for example. Raw petroleum can be refined into at least twenty different commodities, including gasoline, diesel fuel,...

1 Million – Barrel Oil Spill in China Coast Now As Large As Paris

The Iranian oil tanker, Sanchi, which carried 136,000 tons or one million barrels of highly flammable oil mix, sank last January 6 after colliding...

China’s Energy Data Reporting Flawed, Emissions Much Higher Than Previously Estimated

A new analysis reports that China’s carbon emissions could be 20% higher than earlier expectations, which suggest that there is a very high rate...
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India: Bellandur Lake Catches Fire Due to Pollution

An event belonging more to the fictional city of Ankh-Morpork (Discworld fans anyone?) India's Bellandur Lake recently caught on fire. The lake, which has been...

Researchers Look for Clues to Rising Child Asthma Rates in Urban Areas

The rates of asthma in children in urban areas are growing. A study by researchers at the Columbia Center for Children's Environmental Health have...

Microbes Consume Nitrous Oxide, Reduce Amounts of Greenhouse Gases

It is interesting how not everyone is aware of the range of greenhouse gases that are harmful to the environment and could have devastating...

The Future Of Plastic Bags, Between Recycle and Ban

Plastic bags, the super thin disposable items that are typically used for a few minutes and then dumped at a landfill site to degrade...

Why Reusable Shopping Bags Help the Environment

There is a lot of plastic that is thrown away on a daily basis. It is easy for businesses to offer great bags, and...