Category: Air Pollution

Forest Conservation and Carbon Capture Trees and forests can capture carbon dioxide (CO2) from the air, return the oxygen to the atmosphere and store the carbon for centuries. Deforestation is disrupting this vital system, while contributing to global warming and climate change. Trees and forests can absorb some of the carbon dioxide that we all produce in our […]

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Sea Levels Will Rise Three Feet A large section of the mighty West Antarctica ice sheet has begun falling apart and its continued melting now appears to be unstoppable, two groups of scientists reported on Monday. If the findings hold up, they suggest that the melting could destabilize neighboring parts of the ice sheet and […]

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Climate Action Requires Immediate Global Cooperation By UN Secretary Ban Ki-moon Three decades from now the world will be a very different place. How it looks will depend on actions we take today. We have big decisions to make and little time to make them if we are to provide stability and greater prosperity to the […]

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Pathogens, Toxins, Corruption Threaten Your Drinking Water Think twice before drinking or bathing in unfiltered tap water. A new report set to be published next year has found that a striking percentage of the U.S. water supply is contaminated with heavy metals, pesticides and pathogens. Researchers from the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and the U.S. […]

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Anti-Government Activism Suppressed Top secret US National Security Agency (NSA) documents disclosed by the Guardian have shocked the world with revelations of a comprehensive US-based surveillance system with direct access to Facebook, Apple, Google, Microsoft and other tech giants. New Zealand court records suggest that data harvested by the NSA’s Prism system has been fed […]

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Climate Change Will Unleash Cascading Events Global warming is one of the most complicated issue facing world leaders. Warnings from the scientific community are becoming louder, as an increasing body of science points to rising dangers from the ongoing buildup of human-related greenhouse gases — produced mainly by the burning of fossil fuels and forests. […]

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Automobile Efficiency Saves Energy, Money While many people take good care of their automobiles, statistics indicate thousands of others don’t. One quarter of the vehicles on the road cannot pass emission inspections, according to the Car Care Council, while another 21 percent have under-inflated tires. When it comes to the environment, this neglect spells trouble.”Every […]

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Solutions To Sustainability Found In Cities Our planet is undergoing an unprecedented and irreversible wave of urbanization, with the share of the global population living in cities set to reach 60 percent by 2030. But rapid growth is driving up fossil-fuel consumption, water consumption, air and water pollution and mountains of waste and sewage. The […]

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Best Lights Are Green It’s possible to save money while saving the environment — that’s the message the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is promoting through its innovative Green Lights program. By encouraging U.S. corporations to install state-of-the-art lighting in their facilities, the EPA is promoting both energy efficiency and pollution prevention. Companies that join the […]

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Telecommunications Gives Environmentalists Networking Power The telephone always has had the potential to be a powerful environmental tool. Like many things, it’s up to the user to realize all of the possible benefits. Just one phone call can save plenty of time, energy and pollution when the alternative is jumping in the car. And with […]

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