Category: pollution

Cruise ships’ emissions can equal the equivalent of one million…

Cruise ships’ emissions can equal the equivalent of one million cars per day, and air quality on deck can be worse than in the world’s most polluted cities.

Bali suffers from high amounts of plastic pollution, and in…

Bali suffers from high amounts of plastic pollution, and in 2014, it inspired a local surfer/biology graduate to invent a new bioplastic. The material is cassava-starch-based, completely biodegradable, and instantly breaks down in hot water. It’s now used for bags, ponchos, food packaging, and more.

There are about 459 “cancer villages” in China,…

There are about 459 “cancer villages” in China, small communities near polluting factories where cancer rates have soared far above the national average.

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Yellow snow isn’t the only kind you shouldn’t eat. Recent…

Yellow snow isn’t the only kind you shouldn’t eat. Recent studies suggest that all snow can be harmful because it attracts particles from car exhaust fumes like a magnet. Basically, when you eat snow, you’re consuming a pollution popsicle.

There’s a device that fits over your car’s exhaust…

There’s a device that fits over your car’s exhaust pipe, captures pollution, and turns it into ink. Because exhaust contains the same material that ink is already made of, a company called Air Ink takes the carbon emissions collected from tailpipes, makes their own earth-friendly inks and markers, and simultaneously reduces pollution from both car exhaust and from the ink-making process.