Category Archives: Air Pollution

Deforestation Disrupting Earth’s Carbon Cycle

Forest Conservation and Carbon Capture Trees and forests can capture carbon dioxide (CO2) from the air, return the oxygen to the atmosphere and store the carbon for centuries. Deforestation is disrupting this vital system, while contributing to global warming and climate change. … Continue reading

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Antarctic Melting Faster Than Predicted

Sea Levels Will Rise Three Feet A large section of the mighty West Antarctica ice sheet has begun falling apart and its continued melting now appears to be unstoppable, two groups of scientists reported on Monday. If the findings hold … Continue reading

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UN Leaders Heighten Climate Urgency

Climate Action Requires Immediate Global Cooperation By UN Secretary Ban Ki-moon Three decades from now the world will be a very different place. How it looks will depend on actions we take today. We have big decisions to make and little … Continue reading

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Water Supplies Contaminated With Metals, Pesticides and Prions

Pathogens, Toxins, Corruption Threaten Your Drinking Water Think twice before drinking or bathing in unfiltered tap water. A new report set to be published next year has found that a striking percentage of the U.S. water supply is contaminated with … Continue reading

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U.S. Tracking Environmental Groups As “Domestic Extremists”

Anti-Government Activism Suppressed Top secret US National Security Agency (NSA) documents disclosed by the Guardian have shocked the world with revelations of a comprehensive US-based surveillance system with direct access to Facebook, Apple, Google, Microsoft and other tech giants. New … Continue reading

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Carbon Emissions, Air Pollution & Climate Change

Climate Change Will Unleash Cascading Events Global warming is one of the most complicated issue facing world leaders. Warnings from the scientific community are becoming louder, as an increasing body of science points to rising dangers from the ongoing buildup … Continue reading

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Car Care Counts

Automobile Efficiency Saves Energy, Money While many people take good care of their automobiles, statistics indicate thousands of others don’t. One quarter of the vehicles on the road cannot pass emission inspections, according to the Car Care Council, while another … Continue reading

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Greener Cities Critical To Sustainable Future

Solutions To Sustainability Found In Cities Our planet is undergoing an unprecedented and irreversible wave of urbanization, with the share of the global population living in cities set to reach 60 percent by 2030. But rapid growth is driving up … Continue reading

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The Color of Money

Best Lights Are Green It’s possible to save money while saving the environment — that’s the message the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is promoting through its innovative Green Lights program. By encouraging U.S. corporations to install state-of-the-art lighting in their … Continue reading

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Pollution Patrol with the Phone

Telecommunications Gives Environmentalists Networking Power The telephone always has had the potential to be a powerful environmental tool. Like many things, it’s up to the user to realize all of the possible benefits. Just one phone call can save plenty … Continue reading

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