Chinese Graphite Extraction (and Pollution) Linked to Increased Lithium-Ion Battery Demand

“Graphite Rain” in China Linked to Lithium-Ion Battery Demand

Graphite is one of the main components in lithium-ion battery technology, which is found in everything from smartphones to electric vehicles. Unfortunately, shoddy graphite...

Strawgate: a Critical and Practical View on Replacing Plastic Straws

The popular tide has turned against plastic straws bringing them from objects of convenience down to symbols of waste and pollution, particularly of marine...

Indonesia Oil Spill Kills Five People

A leak from an underwater pipeline of state-owned oil firm Pertamina, first reported on March 31st in Borneo, led the Indonesian government to declare...

Puerto Rico will stop burning coal next year

Puerto Rico has a plan in motion to shut down its coal-burning power plants by next year. After going through an energy crisis, Governor of...

Fukushima Still Releases 300 Tons of Radioactive Water Daily, Just to Chill

The Fukushima nuclear disaster's effects still have not perished. Not only it already made the Pacific Ocean toxic, it also regularly leaks 300 tons...

Karabash, The Russian Town That Kills Its Own People With Pollution

The town of Karabash, from the Russian province of Chelyabinsk, 870 miles from Moscow, is one of the most polluted places on Earth. The...

Top 10 World’s Worst Polluted Places by Blacksmith Institute

Researchers from the New York-based Blacksmith Institute took on the task to establish which are the top ten most polluted areas on the planet,...

European Parliament Bans Single-Use Plastic Items

The European Parliament has approved a law banning a wide-range of single-use plastic items, such as straws, cotton buds and cutlery, by 2021. The law,...

Carbon Sequestration Project Uses Water to Turn CO2 into Rocks

CarbFix, a project conducted by US and Icelandic researchers, has developed a new approach to carbon sequestration and storage that could completely remove it from the...
Nuclear Waste Encased in Slag, Practically Indestructible and Compact

New Method Could Improve Nuclear Waste Disposal

Nuclear power, in spite of its inherent dangers, is increasingly being seen as an important stepping-stone to pure renewable energy. Nuclear waste, on the...