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How to reduce light pollution, an underestimated threat to our environment

Plastic in the ocean, greenhouse gases in the air, chemicals in the soil—we talk about these types of pollution in dinner table conversations and international media alike. But we often forget about ... read more

Light pollution, an underestimated threat

Artificial light is a necessity that makes our days more productive, but like many other conveniences, too much of it is a health hazard. Everyone who lives in a city is affected by some form of light ... read more

Modern Day Noise Pollution

In the present day, we are mostly aware of what types of pollution there are and how these varying forms can adversely affect our health. The most common types I hear of being discussed are air, water ... read more

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With smart cities, your every step will be recorded

This includes mobile phones but also objects actually embedded into our cities, such as traffic lights and air pollution ... threat. Hackers can take control of entire buildings or systems. The power ... read more

Great Barrier Reef could face another big coral bleaching event this year

The Great Barrier Reef faces an ... that “pose a serious threat to the [world heritage area]”. Facebook Twitter Pinterest A satellite thermal map of the alert areas of the Great Barrier Reef projected ... read more

Tilting at Windmills

Some solar facilities reflect concentrated beams of light, scorching birds as they fly by ... We can also distribute solar panels across our already built environment; we have the technology now to ... read more

The inconvenient consequences of a culture of convenience

Plastic pollution ... our drinking water. In late 2017, German researchers released a report describing broad impacts that microplastics can have on terrestrial ecosystems and their species. They said ... read more

Pruitt Cooks the Books to Hide Clean Power Plan Benefits

In our last post ... which calls climate change a “threat multiplier.” Finally, it's wrong because if we want other countries to account for the damage that their pollution causes us, we must do the ... read more

Global warming: Whatever happened to good old pollution? - A dirty little secret

Smog is caused by pollution. That pollution comes mainly from our ... light scattering effect of fine particulate matter thus further reducing visibility. It also helps to make breathing difficult. ... read more

Wildfire pollution grossly underestimated

Setting controlled burns that improve forest health and reduce the risk of devastating wildfires may be one way to prevent future air-quality problems, the authors say. Humans differ widely in their ... read more

World Health Organization sheds light on 'the toxic air that billions breathe every day' around the world

“Air Pollution is stunting our children’s brains, affecting their health in more ways than we suspected. But there are many straight-forward ways to reduce emissions of ... researchers feel that ... read more

Solar is in, biomass energy is out—and farmers are struggling to dispose of woody waste

A record-setting drought forced growers to bulldoze thousands of acres of trees, and hardly anyone in the Central Valley has permission to light ... prevent pollution from open burning and help ... read more

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