The Invisible Enemy of Beauty

The topic of polluted air and its devastating effects on our health and appearance are now being frequently raised in various publications. If in the last 20-30 years it was believed that the main external factors that cause premature skin aging…
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No new petrol or diesel cars in Scotland and Mazda will move to a fully electrified range - The latest auto news

The government of Scotland has announced a plan to phase out all vehicles with internal combustion engines by 2032 The deadline on new petrol and diesel cars puts Scotland eight years ahead of the timescale proposed for the rest of UK. "Our…

Foods that can protect you from air pollution

Once seen as localized problems of developing countries, air pollution has become a global phenomenon that is hard to shake. Even in areas where the atmospheric pollutants are within legally established limits, they can still increase the risk…

Smog-Eating Designs That Fight Air Pollution

Outdoor air pollution is ultimately responsible for more than 3 million deaths annually, according to the World Health Organization. Already the single biggest killer in the world, outdoor air pollution is expected to double its toll as urban…

Plants Might Be Better Problem-Solvers Than Humans When It Comes To Air Pollution

Australian researchers from the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) has stated an increase in how much CO2 are plants absorbing from the atmosphere. According to their study land-based vegetation is sucking up…

Are You At Risk?

The WHO's Ambient Air Pollution Database measures PM2.5 levels in about 3,000 cities in 103 countries. More than 80% of people living in cities that monitor air pollution are exposed to air which does not meet the WHO's guidelines. That rises…

10 Houseplants to Purify Indoor Air

If you’re looking for ways to improve quality of air in your home, potted plants can be an efficient way to filter the air of various toxins and pollutants. Some houseplants have the ability to remove volatile organic compounds or VOCs from…

A Guide to Indoor Air Quality

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), exposure to air pollution is considered to be the major environmental risk to human health. Most of us are meanwhile aware that outdoor air pollution is bad for our health, but not that many…

Even air pollution can create something positive, such as art

Cornwall's famous Eden Project - a collection of giant bubble-like structures filled with the world’s most beautiful plants - has drawn millions of visitors from around the world. The similar idea was used to attract attention to the major…

Deadly Heat Waves Are Getting Worse

Rising global temperatures are causing increases in the frequency and severity of extreme climatic events, such as floods, droughts, and heat waves. As the climate has warmed, the intensity of deadly heat waves is going to be a much bigger problem…