Tag: "pollution"

Bay Area Gets Air Quality Alert

Bay Area Gets Air Quality Alert

The Bay Area Air Quality Management District has issued a Spare the Air Alert for Tuesday, June 21st. The Air District encourages residents to drive less and reduce their energy use.

Countries That Have Banned Plastic Bags

Countries That Have Banned Plastic Bags

An estimated 500 billion to 1 trillion ( 1 000 000 000 000 ) plastic bags are used worldwide every year. But which countries have banned plastic bags?

Global Effects and Global Consequences

Global Effects and Global Consequences

National Research Council today issued the most comprehensive study of climate change to date. The reports are part of a congressionally requested suite of five studies known as America’s Climate Choices.

Major League Baseball Makes Future

Major League Baseball Makes Future

Major League Baseball today announced the most important environmental initiative in the history of professional sports, worldwide.

High Levels Of Pollution in Hong Kong

High Levels Of Pollution in Hong Kong

Air pollution in Hong Kong reached record levels on Monday, setting off an official government warning to avoid outdoor activities and physical exertion

How Can I Help?

How Can I Help?

The scale of the problems we face can make many of us feel helpless, and yet each of us has the power to make changes in our lives that can have a meaningful impact on the future.

Asian Pollution Threats US Air

Asian Pollution Threats US Air

Pollution from Asia is boosting levels of ozone in the skies above the western United States.

Don’t Go There!

Don’t Go There!

People around the world are experiencing environmental destruction in myriad ways, some subtle, others devastating

BIG Problem

BIG Problem

Trucks are a major source of smog, of toxic chemical pollution, and of fine particle soot linked to cancer and respiratory problems.

Identify the Worst Polluter on the Planet

Identify the Worst Polluter on the Planet

The U.S. Department of Defense is the largest polluter in the world, producing more hazardous waste than the five largest U.S. chemical companies combined

Why Is Military Killing Us?

Why Is Military Killing Us?

We do not learn that military toxins know no boundaries, that they don’t just kill the enemy, they kill our military personnel and people living near military bases, that they pollute the water, land and air.

The Top Ten of The Toxic Twenty

The Top Ten of The Toxic Twenty

Pollution is responsible for 40% of deaths worldwide, according to a study, published in 2007, conducted by a Cornell research group.

Biggest Ships, Biggest Polluters

Biggest Ships, Biggest Polluters

Confidential data shows that just 15 of the world’s biggest ships may now emit as much pollution as all the world’s 760m cars.

Big State Of Texas

Big State Of Texas

Everything’s big in Texas — big pickup trucks, big SUVs and the state’s big carbon footprint, too.

Hollywood The Biggest Polluter Out There

Hollywood The Biggest Polluter Out There

A study by the University of California Los Angeles shows the film and television industry to be the second largest polluter in the Los Angeles area. Only the region’s oil refineries pump more pollutants into the air, it says.