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New Zealand product will help reduce Chinese air pollution

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

Written by PR in December 2013, about Air Quality, Design, Emissions, Industry & Business, Pollution

Oceans acidify at an alarming rate

This article is from the Environmental News Service. Climate change is causing the world’s oceans to acidify at rates not seen for the last 55 million years, and the only way to moderate this danger is to reduce human emissions of carbon dioxide, conclude 540 scientists from 37 countries ... keep reading

Written by Environmental News Service in December 2013, about Climate Change, Politics & Government, Pollution, Rivers, Lakes, and Oceans

Microplastics cover our seas.

This article by Julia Reisser and Charitha Pattiaratchi comes from The Conversation- Australia. Each square kilometre of Australian sea surface water is contaminated by around 4,000 pieces of tiny plastics, according to our study published today in journal PLOS ONE and data repository Figshare. These small plastic fragments, mostly ... keep reading

Written by Julia Reisser & Charitha Pattiaratchi in December 2013, about Environment & Wildlife, Pollution, Recycling, Rivers, Lakes, and Oceans

Reasons for bees deaths complex.

This article is from Jaymi Heimbuch, originally from  Treehugger. So what is with all the dying bees? Scientists have been trying to discover this for years. Meanwhile, bees keep dropping like... well, you know. Is it mites? Pesticides? Cell phone towers? What is really at the root? Turns out the ... keep reading

Written by Raegan Payne in November 2013, about Climate Change, Environment & Wildlife, Genetic Modification, Pollution, Population

Setting the Standard: Australia Must Choose an Electric Car Charging Norm

More electric vehicles (EVs) are hitting Australia’s roads, and more public charging stations are being installed to support them. What is missing, however, is an Australian standard or even a recommendation for charging connectors – the plug that joins the car to the charging station. W hen we started Australia ... keep reading

Written by Thomas Braunl/The Conversation in September 2013, about Clean Technologies, Electric vehicles, Green energy, Politics & Government, Pollution

The Past and Future of the IPCC

  As the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) finalizes its latest climate-assessment report, a News Feature in Nature explains that since the panel’s last report in 2007, researchers have greatly improved their understanding of the factors that contribute to rising sea levels. The article is part of a special ... keep reading

Written by Celsias in September 2013, about Climate Change, Politics & Government, Pollution

US and China Agree to Launch Formal Negotiations to Reduce Super Greenhouse Gas Under Montreal Protocol

Building on the earlier agreement between President Xi Jinping and President Obama at their summit in Sunnyland in June, the US and China agreed today to open formal negotiations on the details of an amendment to phase down the super greenhouse gasses HFCs under the Montreal Protocol. HFCs are the ... keep reading

Written by Celsias in September 2013, about Action, Protest, & Activism, Climate Change, Politics & Government, Pollution

"Safe Drilling in the Far North is a Fantasy" But Court Says Otherwise

Commenting on Monday’s ruling by a federal judge in Anchorage that Shell’s oil spill plans for drilling in Alaska’s Beaufort and Chukchi seas don’t violate environmental laws, Greenpeace International Arctic campaigner Ben Ayliffe said: "Even a cursory glance at Shell’s oil spill response plans shows ... keep reading

Written by Celsias in August 2013, about Action, Protest, & Activism, Coal & Oil, Environment & Wildlife, Environmental Disasters, Pollution, Rivers, Lakes, and Oceans

Purifying Filter That Fits Into A Bottle

WaterBean is a water-purifying filter that fits into any water bottle turning tap water into clean drinking water. Designed by Japan-based package-designing entrepreneur Graeme Glen, the filter not only removes the impurities found in ordinary tap water but also improves your daily health by giving you the added minerals your ... keep reading

Written by PSFK/Laura Chase in August 2013, about Food, Health, Pollution, Water

CO2ube KickStarter

My name is Param Jaggi. I am 19 years old. And yes, I’m crazy enough to think I can change the world.  When I was 12 my biology teacher told me the following true—yet inconvenient—reality of life that shook me up:    “We can live for weeks without ... keep reading

Written by Param Jaggi in July 2013, about Clean Technologies, Design, Emissions, Finance & Money, Pollution, Transport (1 comment)

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