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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…

The costs of fossil fuels are far greater than we think

The new report “Hidden Price Tags: How Ending Fossil Fuel Subsidies Would Benefit Our Health”, recently published by European nonprofit Health and Environment Alliance (HEAL), tried to make an economic comparison of fossil fuel subsidies…

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…

Retirement age gets higher your life expectancy shorter!

The UK Government has just announced that a planned increase to 68, due to happen between 2044 and 2046, will now take place between 2037 and 2039.  Teenagers and those in their twenties can expect to work to age 70 as the state pension age…

Are You Safe Inside Your Car? In-car Pollution Can Be Twice More Dangerous Than Previously Thought

Air pollution is bad anyway, both indoor and outdoor, but scientists are warning that it's even worse inside your car. According to a new study that was performed as part of the Atlanta Commuter Exposures (ACE) Study, in-car air pollution…

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…

Artists turn smog fumes into awesome street art

The art empowers us to do good deeds, brings new perspectives on processes, and offers unconventional results that stimulate innovation, the development of new industries, creating jobs, products and services, inspires us to make the world a…

The death of combustion engines is just a question of time!

Diesel was once touted as a potential wonder fuel, promoted by governments, industry and science as a cheaper way to save the environment. Now it seems that the age of the internal combustion engine – and the pollution it causes – may well…

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…