Tag: Environment

Healthy Eating Saves The Environment, Study Shows: Will You Change Your Diet Now?

A new study reveals that healthy eating also saves the environment, with lower greenhouse gas emissions and less land used. For its findings, the study used the Exiobase, a massive database on the effects of food production.

Earth/Environment December 5, 2017

Scientists Want Glitter Banned Because It’s An Environmental Hazard: Here’s What You Need To Know About Microplastics

Because most types of glitter are technically microplastics, they pose great harm to marine life when consumed. So as a result, scientists want to ban them entirely.

Earth/Environment November 30, 2017

More Than 15,000 Scientists Issue Warning To Humanity

Researchers from 184 nations have issued a letter warning mankind about the impending environmental disaster Earth faces if immediate action is not taken. The letter has also urged developed nations to be more proactive.

Earth/Environment November 14, 2017

Feeding Your Pet Dog And Cat Has Hidden Environmental Costs

Our dogs and cats' consumption of meat evidently related to a whole lot of carbon emissions released into the atmosphere. Adjustments in the way we feed our pets could lessen their environmental footprint.

Earth/Environment August 6, 2017

How Much Plastic Has Humanity Produced? More Than 8.3 Billion Metric Tons

Humanity has literally produced more than a ton of plastic for every person alive today. On top of that, the majority of those end up in landfills or polluting the environment.

Earth/Environment July 20, 2017

Tobacco Also Wreaks Havoc On The Environment: WHO

WHO has linked tobacco use to damages to the environment, citing that smoke emissions do not just spread toxicants into the air. How does the industry contribute to deforestation, use of fossil fuels, and dumping of wastes?

Public Health May 30, 2017

Apple Pledges To Make iPhones And Other Products Using Only Recycled Materials: Environmental Responsibility Report

In its 2017 Environmental Responsibility Report, Apple details the efforts it made so far and its goals for the future. The company pledged to make devices using only recycled materials, but has yet to figure out how to achieve this.

Apple April 21, 2017

Random Unlucky DNA Mutations Cause Cancer More Than Other Factors But There Are Ways To Lower Your Risk

Simple random errors during cell division cause 66 percent of cancerous mutations, versus lower numbers for environmental and lifestyle factors. But it's not just a case of bad luck: Cancer and lifestyle still have strong links to focus on.

Healthy Living/Wellness March 27, 2017

Stephen Hawking Raises Concerns Over Trump’s Environmental Policy

Reputed physicist Stephen Hawking has raised concerns over the environmental policy of President Donald Trump and called for the replacement of EPA chief Scott Pruitt. He said the effects of climate change in America need to be tackled with a serious approach.

Earth/Environment March 21, 2017

Pollution Claims Life Of 1 In 4 Children Every Year, Warn WHO Reports

The WHO has released new reports on child mortality rates linked to environmental pollution. The no. 1 cause of death is polluted air, followed by contaminated water.

Public Health March 6, 2017

Sawdust Reinvented As Super Sponge To Soak Up Oil Spills

The Pacific Northwest National Laboratory under the U.S Energy Department is mulling innovative use of sawdust as remediation material for mitigating oil slick at icy waters of Arctic ocean. The tests by PNNL were positive and trials are on to win the official approval for the improvised sawdust.

Earth/Environment December 15, 2016

Google Going Green To Fight Climate Change: Powering Data Centers With 100 Percent Renewable Energy In 2017

Google plans to go greener in 2017, aiming to fight climate change by using clean energy to power its data centers and offices worldwide. Google pledged to fuel its global operations on 100 percent renewable energy.

Google December 6, 2016

Say 'Hello' to the Adelie Penguin Before Climate Change Decimates Populations

Climate change is seriously affecting populations of Adelie penguins in Antarctica. How much of a danger does global climate change present to these animals?

Earth/Environment June 30, 2016

Love Wood-Fired Pizza? Science Suggests It's Harming The Environment

Do you prefer feasting on good ol' wood-fired pizza? New research suggests that the process involved in making it may be harming the environment.

Earth/Environment June 23, 2016

New Algorithm Designed To Construct Shale Gas Sites May Reduce Environmental Impact

Reducing the bad effects of natural gas extraction is a must to combat environmental degradation. That is why scientists in the United States have developed a new algorithm that may help minimize the negative effects of such processes.

Earth/Environment June 7, 2016

Genetically Modified Food Safe, Even Beneficial For Humans: Study

Despite fears over the health effects of genetically modified food, an analysis of nearly 900 studies found GM crops are safe. The study also revealed the benefits of GM crops on human health and the environment.

Public Health May 18, 2016

California Court Maintains Ruling To Transfer Groundwater From Mojave Desert To Cities

California court upholds its ruling that Cadiz, Inc. did not violate any environmental laws of the San Bernardino County. The decision will allow the Los Angeles-based company to transfer large amounts of groundwater from the Mojave Desert to the city.

Business Tech May 12, 2016

Global Warming Spiral Shows 165 Years Of Climate Change

Climate change is raising temperatures around the world, and the change is getting more pronounced in recent years. Now, a new animation shows rising temperatures in a whole new way.

Earth/Environment May 11, 2016

Don't Pass Up These Earth-Friendly Activities For Earth Day 2016 And Beyond

Earth Day is a great time for parents to teach their youngsters about the environment. Here are some activities that are not only fun for all ages, but can help protect the planet.

Earth/Environment April 22, 2016

Environmental Responsibility Pays Off: Apple Made Over $40 Million From Recycling Old Devices

Apple recently published its Environmental Responsibility Report, and the results are not too shabby. By recycling old devices, the company collected almost 3 million pounds of copper, over 6,000 pounds of silver and a mind-blowing quantity of gold.

Money April 16, 2016

Nearly Half Of World Heritage Sites At Risk, Warrants Action: Report

Nearly half of World Heritage sites are at risk, a new report has found. Experts say it is time to take action and work towards sustainable development to save the environment and the local communities that benefit from the world-renowned sites.

Earth/Environment April 7, 2016

Mexico City To Implement One Day A Week, One Saturday A Month Car Ban Starting April 5

How bad is air pollution in Mexico City? Cars are now banned to use the road once a week and for one Saturday a month starting April 5.

Society April 1, 2016

High Risk Of Severe Water Shortage In Parts Of Asia By 2050, New Study Predicts

A new study has suggested that some parts of Asia may experience severe water shortage by 2050. Interestingly, it may not all be because of climate change.

April 1, 2016

Chinese Forests Begin To Return - Why Is This Bad News For Other Nations?

Forests are returning in China, according to a new study. However, this may not be good news for other nations.

Animals March 20, 2016

Sony Pictures Television Launches New Environmental Photo App

Sony Pictures Television released a new app that allows users to take and share images to spread awareness for environmental issues.

Apps/Software March 15, 2016

Whole Foods Pulls Out Pre-Peeled Oranges In Plastic Tubs After Social Media Backlash

Whole Foods Market received social media backlash as a photo of its pre-peeled oranges in plastic tubs went viral on Twitter. The company is known to promote green ways to care for the environment.

Business March 5, 2016

More Than Two-Thirds Of World's Major Delta Are Shrinking: Study

Major river deltas around the world are sinking because of human actions. River deltas are important to both humans and animals because they lessen the impact of storm surges, tsunamis and flooding.

Earth/Environment February 25, 2016

Clean Energy May Help Save Billions In Health Costs

If the United States will cut its current level of carbon emissions, it could save hundreds of thousands of lives and billions of health costs. The benefits could outweigh implementation cost of clean energy.

Earth/Environment February 25, 2016

Reducing US Carbon Emissions May Prevent 295,000 Deaths By 2030

If the United States could cut back its carbon emissions, it could save nearly 300,000 lives by 2030. Air pollution has been linked to increased number of premature deaths.

Earth/Environment February 23, 2016

One Third Of US K-12 Science Teachers Are Climate Change Deniers: Survey

Science teachers directly influence students on topics concerning the environment. One-third of science teachers in the United States may not be teaching students about climate change correctly.

Earth/Environment February 22, 2016

Worsening Drought To Set Off Insect Outbreaks, Wildfires And Damage Forests: Report

The ongoing drought happening throughout the United States poses a great threat on forests, rangelands and vegetation. A new report provides a national assessment on the possible impact of drought brought about by global warming.

Earth/Environment February 2, 2016

Thousands Of Pink Plastic Bottles Wash Up On Cornwall Beaches And More Could Be On The Way

More than 2,000 bottles arrived at Poldhu Cove on the Lizard Peninsula last Sunday, prompting cleanup and disposal operations. Environmental groups warned of the potential environmental risks to marine animals and worsening plastic pollution in the oceans.

Earth/Environment January 8, 2016

US Government Will Sue Volkswagen For Violating EPA's Clean Air Act

It looks like car manufacturer Volkswagen didn't get memos on the Clean Air Act's standards and regulations - so much so that the U.S. government intends to sue the company for emission violations.

Legal January 4, 2016

Environmental Pollution Also To Blame For Antibiotic Resistance: Other Factors That Make Bacteria Drug Resistant

Aside from the misuse of drugs, a scientist observed that the rapid emergence of antibiotic-resistant bacteria is also caused by environmental contamination in stream systems. The research included samples from the Savannah River System.

Life December 26, 2015

Oxygen Level Suitable For Explosion Of Animal Life On Earth Took 100 Million Years To Build Up

A new study suggested that the oxygen on the planet took about 100 million years to build up before reaching a level suitable to support life. This new study debunked previously accepted theories in the scientific community.

Earth/Environment December 21, 2015

Beautiful Landscapes Can Have Positive Impact On Health: Study

A new study revealed that areas that are regarded as scenic and beautiful have positive influence on the overall well-being of individuals. Researchers gathered data from a website called Scenic-Or-Not to find the link between health and aesthetics.

Life November 27, 2015

China's Climate Act May Save 684,000 Lives By 2030

The World Health Organization (WHO) urges China to implement its climate act to curb the effects of global warming and save around 684,000 lives each year by 2030. At present, major cities in China have air pollution levels 10 to 20 times higher than WHO-recommended safety levels.

Earth/Environment November 24, 2015

Uber And Lyft Will Be Part Of The Study On The Environmental Impact Of Ridesharing Services

Ride-hailing companies Uber and Lyft will be part of a first-ever environmental study to find the companies' effect on the climate.

Earth/Environment November 13, 2015

Geologists Reveal How Climate Change Can Move Mountains

Geologists have found an increase in tectonic plate activity and erosion on mountain ranges due to climate change. These combined forces are responsible for making and destroying mountains as well as causing earthquakes and tsunamis.

Animals November 9, 2015

Mexico Sends Navy To Face Off With Invading Fly-Infested Seaweed

The seaweed problem in Mexico has grown urgent when tourists started cancelling trips because of the foul smelling algae on the beach. Authorities have sent the Navy to begin clean-up efforts.

Earth/Environment November 1, 2015

British Government Extends Boundaries Of Lake District And Yorkshire Dales National Parks

Yorkshire Dales and Lake District, two of the most renowned national parks in England, are to be extended to create a vast continuous land protected by the government. The move aims to boost tourism and generate profit for the country.

Society October 27, 2015

New Jersey Court Denies Environmental Groups' Intervention In Exxon Pollution Case

Environmental groups were asked to stop from intervening in the New Jersey-Exxon Mobil Pollution case. The court said the groups had no standing in the lawsuit to begin with.

Earth/Environment October 10, 2015

A New Hybrid Solar Energy System Maximizes Sun's Radiation, Producing More Energy As A Result

Scientists have found a way to use polymer films to garner energy from the sun's light radiation, which is often lost with commercial solar cells.

September 11, 2015

Odorless Jeans Clean Themselves And Reduce Individuals' Impact On Climate Change

Financial analyst Mannan Malik designed a pair of superhydrophobic jeans that self-clean, are stain resistant and also reduce the impact of climate change with fewer washings.

Wearable Tech September 1, 2015

200,000 'Shade Balls' Deposited Into LA Reservoir To Battle California's Ongoing Drought

To combat one of California's worst droughts on record, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti has implemented a plan to conserve and clean water by dumping thousands of black polyethylene balls into a 175-acre reservoir.

Earth/Environment August 12, 2015

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