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This scarf protects against air pollution, allergens and viral infections

Posted on Wednesday, October 3rd, 2018 by

Air pollution is a major problem around the world, but one company is helping people stay safe no matter where they live. Bioscarf has created a stylish accessory that doubles as a safety mask for people living in places with high concentrations of pollution. These handy scarves […]

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Norway Has A Radical Approach To Plastic Pollution, And It’s Working

Posted on Wednesday, August 22nd, 2018 by

While other industrialized nations grapple with dangerously problematic plastic consumption, Norway stands out, recycling up to 97 percent of its plastic bottles thanks to a nationwide bottle deposit scheme. Ingrained in the Norwegian model is the idea that the container is on loan; it’s not yours. And why would you want it when you can […]

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Team designs zero-emissions marine research vessel

Posted on Tuesday, July 3rd, 2018 by

                 This is a rendering of the Zero-V hydrogen-powered research vessel. Marine research could soon be possible without the risk of polluting either the air or the ocean. It’s thanks to a new ship design and feasibility study led by Sandia National Laboratories. Hydrogen fuel […]

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Historic DC cemetery doubles as pollution-absorbing sponge

Posted on Tuesday, June 26th, 2018 by

Monument-stuffed Mount Olivet Cemetery in Frederick, Maryland, is the final resting place of Francis Scott Key. Notable burials at Chicago’s Mount Olivet include Mrs. Catherine O’Leary (but not her infamous cow) and, for a brief spell in the late 1940s, Al Capone. Detroit’s Mount Olivet Cemetery is the city’s largest while its counterpart in […]

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Key ‘step forward’ in cutting cost of removing CO2 from air

Posted on Tuesday, June 12th, 2018 by

A Canadian company, backed by Bill Gates, says it has reached an important threshold in developing technology that can remove CO2 from the air. Carbon Engineering has published a peer-reviewed study showing that they can capture carbon for under $100 a tonne. This would be a major advance on the current price of around $600 per […]

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Kloters RepAir: the t-shirt that cleans air from pollution

Posted on Tuesday, June 12th, 2018 by

Pollution is a major problem for our health and it is very difficult to escape. We breathe polluted air in every place we go: streets, cars, homes, offices, schools, and that is the cause of many deaths and health problems. What if we could leverage our clothing to clean air from pollution? Can our favorite […]

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A massive pollution-fighting green wall engulfs this Dutch city hall

Posted on Tuesday, May 1st, 2018 by

When the Dutch city of Venlo decided to become the world’s first region to fully adopt Cradle to Cradle (C2C) principles, it seemed only fitting that their city hall be a beacon for sustainability. Designed by Kraaijvanger Architects, Venlo’s City Hall features a striking transparent facade engulfed by a massive green wall. Made with more than 100 […]

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This Pollution-Gobbling City Bench Can Absorb as Many Toxins as 275 Trees

Posted on Wednesday, March 21st, 2018 by

This elegant park bench does not just give weary pedestrians a place to rest their feet – it also absorbs as much air pollution as 275 trees, but in a tiny fraction of space. The CityTree bench is the work of Green City Solutions, a Dresden-based design company that creates innovative and environmentally-friendly solutions […]

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Mats made of active proteins soak up pollution

Posted on Tuesday, March 20th, 2018 by

Scientists have figured out a way to keep certain proteins active outside the cell, which could lead to materials with functions usually only found in living systems. The researchers used the technology to create mats that can soak up and trap chemical pollution. Despite years of effort to stabilize proteins outside of their native environments, […]

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Someone is making a multiplayer trash robot you steer through an actual river

Posted on Thursday, March 15th, 2018 by

A nonprofit is trying to crowdfund a floating, trash-cleaning robot that anyone can remotely control over the internet. The nonprofit Urban Rivers already has a prototype running in the Chicago River and describes it as “so fun, we wanted to expand it into a game.” Now, if the Kickstarter gets funded, anyone will be able to remotely […]

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