Saturday, September 25, 2021

Tag: air pollution

Smoke from western wildfires to spread as far as New York

Wildfire smoke is a problem because it contributes to air pollution.

France moves to ban short-haul flights

This is not the first time that climate measures and aviation bailouts have coincided in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.

Teenage activists post signs to warn of toxic air in London...

"We took action so that lawmakers, decision makers and politicians finally take this climate and air quality crisis seriously, for everyone's sake."

Wildfire smoke is more toxic than other forms of air pollution,...

“Anything we can do today to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and stabilize the global climate system will have significant benefits.”

Concept hybrid planes could reduce deadly air pollution by 95 percent

“If you want to get to a net-zero aviation sector, this is a potential way of solving the air pollution part of it, which is significant, and in a way that’s technologically quite viable.”

Air pollution is linked to permanent vision loss, study finds

University College London researchers hypothesized that air pollution might heighten the risk of developing age-related macular degeneration.

US air pollution regulation saved over 1.5 billion birds

“Our research shows that the benefits of environmental regulation have likely been underestimated.”

This Indian startup turns polluted air into climate-friendly tiles

Indian startup Carbon Craft Design (CCD)'s ultimate vision is to construct a "carbon-conscious building" with each component derived from processing air pollutants.

Environmental groups oppose Shell request to increase air pollution limits for...

“[Particulate matter] is responsible for more deaths and sickness than any other air pollutant in the world.”

Trump administration finalizes two rules that ease methane gas regulations

While environmentalists and large oil companies including Shell, BP and ExxonMobil oppose the changes to the rules, the Trump administration said the move will benefit smaller producers.

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“We are unstoppable!” Some of the lessons from Occupy Wallstreet, 10 years later

“One of the main contributions of Occupy was ‘the 99 percent.’”

What to do with America’s nonconformist anti-vaxxers?

Final thought and a warning for nonconformists: understand that the greatest threat to your freedoms will not come from government mandates, but when the deadly virus comes after you.

China – Cultural revolution 2.0 and great leap backward?

Young people in China and America face similar problems. Both countries need a profound revolution but it must be real and ground up, not a populist sham from those in power.

How an ancient irrigation method makes sustainable life possible in the U.S. Southwest

Time-proven acequia irrigation systems already in use in New Mexico make it possible for people to thrive in arid regions.

The never ending cycle of nuclear insanity

Please repeat after me: No excuses. No compromise. No fear.