How Two Brothers Convinced the Indonesian Government to Clean Up the World’s Most Polluted River

Posted on Tuesday, September 26th, 2017 by

On August 14, we set out to kayak down the world’s most polluted river, the Citarum River located in Indonesia, to document and raise awareness about the highly toxic chemicals in its waters and the masses of plastics floating on its surface. We paddled a total of 68km in two weeks on two plastic bottle kayaks from the village […]

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The Clothing That Shows How Bad Smog Is in Your Neighborhood

Posted on Wednesday, July 20th, 2016 by

The sneaky thing about dirty air is that we inhale it all the time, even when we don’t realize it. Sure, a thick plume of grayish-black exhaust spewing from the tailpipe of an old car driving by provides a momentary visual reminder. But unless folks have an asthma attack or constantly walk around with an […]

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London’s Oxford Street to be pedestrianized by 2020

Posted on Tuesday, July 19th, 2016 by

London’s iconic Oxford Street has long been known as a hotspot for both shopping and air pollution. Attracting more than four million people a week, the street is the very definition of urban hustle and bustle, and the problems that come with it. Its constant stream of taxis and diesel-powered buses (cars are banned during […]

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Smog-sucking tower will clean the skies of China

Posted on Thursday, June 30th, 2016 by

Smog Free Project China is a Kickstarter-funded exhibition intended to raise awareness about air pollution, as well as offer solutions. After its successful run in Rotterdam, Roosegaarde’s project takes to Beijing, where the Smog Free Tower will be a focus, as it literally sucks pollution from the atmosphere. The tower creates a pocket of clean […]

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Eco Mushroom is a solar streetlight that can absorb vehicle pollution

Posted on Tuesday, January 5th, 2016 by

Roads are a highly polluted areas, with polluted air rising up and spreading across an area to create a blanket of toxic atmosphere – not to mention the impact on climate change. The ‘Eco Mushroom’ is a compact design for a solar powered street light equipped with CO2 scrubber to help remove some of […]

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Newly Discovered Fungus Could Rid Landfills of Plastics!

Posted on Wednesday, May 27th, 2015 by

Students from Yale’s Department of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry discovered a previously unknown type of fungus that has a hearty appetite for polyurethane, a polymer that is used in everything from hard plastics to synthetic fibers. As shared by Fast Company, the fungus is the first one that is known to survive on polyurethane alone, […]

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James Dyson Wants to Use His Famous Vacuum Technology to Clean Rivers

Posted on Friday, August 1st, 2014 by

Beneath their spotless surfaces, rivers are often incredibly filthy and not particularly easy to clean up. After all, you can’t just bust out your vacuum and suck up all of the debris lingering there, or can you? James Dyson believes that cleaning our rivers is […]

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Magic, smog-gobbling tiles?

Posted on Friday, March 29th, 2013 by

Mexico City is the latest to show off a building that sucks up pollution. Dubbed the Torre de Especialidadesis, this hospital takes advantage of a new tile made by the Berlin-based company Elegant Embellishments called proSolve37e. The tiles are based on the same kind of technology that Alcoa unveiled a couple of years ago, except the […]

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Intelligent Robotic Fish Detect Pollution Zones To Safegaurd Marine Life

Posted on Friday, November 16th, 2012 by

researchers have developed and delivered a robotic fish with artificial intelligence that can detect and identify pollution in aquatic areas. read more intelligent-robotic-fish-detect-pollution-zones-safeguard-marine-life.html

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