Pollution

A new way to reduce greenhouse gas #sustainability

A laboratory in Ontario is developing a new way to reduce greenhouse gas. Carbon Dioxide (CO2) capture is now possible using a new carbon powder created by chemical engineers at the University of Waterloo, Canada. Why should we care? CO2 is one of many naturally occurring greenhouse gases. Greenhouse gases absorb the sun’s radiant energy […]

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The Great Pacific Garbage Patch #sustainability #thinkdifferently

There are five areas in the world’s oceans that have accumulated vast quantities of garbage in the form of waste plastics. One of these areas is in the Pacific Ocean, in-between Hawaii and California. Covering¬†1.6 million square kilometers, this is the largest problem and is now termed, “The Great Pacific Garbage Patch.” (GPGP) The problem […]

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Can air pollution affect our intelligence? #science #sustainability

Researchers for a joint Chinese-US study have explored the impact of air pollution on human intelligence. The study, over four years, tested the maths and speaking aptitude of 20,000 Chinese people and the results suggest a link but are not yet conclusive. The research focussed on measuring levels of sulphur dioxide, nitrogen dioxide and particulates […]

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