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A new wool and rice straw blended upholstery fabric, which has been developed by a Wellington company, goes into commercial production next year with the potential to create significant demand for New Zealand crossbred wool, while helping solve a massive air pollution problem in China. The Formary is a Wellington ... keep reading
At the nexus between art and environmentalism, few products stand out with the immediate appeal of Beijing’s kite-string smog warning devices. This device, as enchanting as it is effective, will appeal to the child in all of us. Which is no doubt why FLOAT Beijing was nominated to INDEX ... keep reading
Global abatement of greenhouse gas emissions could save in the year 1.4 and 3 million premature deaths in 2100, reports a study published this week in Nature Climate Change. These findings stress the value of improved air quality, which has previously been underestimated in studies of how reductions in ... keep reading
A new study finds that air pollution during the 90’s caused the combined loss of more than 2.5 billion years of life for the 500 million residents of Northern China. The study, published in the Proceedings of the Academy of Sciences, found that residents in Southern China lived ... keep reading
Written by Institute for Governance and Sustainable Development in July 2013, about Action, Protest, & Activism, Air Quality, Children and Families, Clean Technologies, Health, Industry & Business, Lifestyle & Behavior
The Union of Concerned Scientists want your help: The oil industry and its allies in Congress are working hard to stop the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA's) proposed rule to cut tailpipe emissions from our cars and sulfur from gasoline (known as Tier 3 standards). These standards will prevent ... keep reading
In Malaysia smog is an annual problem But this is the first time in 8 years that a state of emergency has been declared. There is growing impatience in Kula Lumpur . While relations between Malaysia and Indonesia can at times be tense, Malaysia is playing this very dimplomatically as its ... keep reading
In January, NASA revealed satellite images showing dramatic visuals of air pollution over China. Consequently, a new analysis is reporting that more than 1 million people are dying prematurely every year from air pollution in China alone. "Cars are being added and trucks are being added to the streets in ... keep reading
Indoor air pollution is the fourth leading global risk factor for death according to the Global Burden of Disease study produced by 488 researchers from 50 countries. This puts air pollution behind poor diet and high blood pressure, and about the same as tobacco smoke as a preventable risk for ... keep reading
For the average American, it’s tempting to want to dismiss the danger: surely chemical plants are located far away from where you live, right? Likely, you’re wrong. A shocking number of chemical plants are located in or near the hearts of major US urban areas. In the Greater ... keep reading
Written by John Deans and Richard Moore/The Nation in August 2012, about Action, Protest, & Activism, Air Quality, Children and Families, Environmental Disasters, Health, Industry & Business, Politics & Government, Pollution
El Niño years increase the incidence of landscape fires, resulting in an additional 200 days per year when atmospheric particle targets are exceeded and increase adult mortality by about two per cent. The findings, reported this week in Nature Climate Change, have implications for global public health. Miriam Marlier ... keep reading
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