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Cargo ships are among the worst polluters. A new wind-powered concept could transform the industry.

04.12.2021 · Posted in Technology Articles

Oceanbird is a wind-powered cargo ship concept, expected to cut emissions by 90%. The ship uses 80-meter-tall rigs instead of traditional sails and can cross the Atlantic Ocean in twelve days. The concept is one of The Index Project nominees for Inde... ...

Human penises shrinking due to pollution

Penises are becoming smaller as part of environmental changes wrought by pollution, especially phthalate esters and other troublesome chemicals in plastics. As a result of this pollution, a growing number of babies are being born with small penises,... ...

Definition, Causes, and Effects of Air Pollution

02.04.2021 · Posted in Education Articles

Air pollution is one such structure that alludes to the defilement of the air, independent of inside or outside. A physical, natural or synthetic modification to the air in the air can be named as pollution. It happens when any destructive gases, dust, smoke goes into the climate and makes it hard for plants, creatures ...

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Toyota just paid the largest fine ever for violating the Clean Air Act

The New York Times reports: Toyota Motor is set to pay a $180 million fine for longstanding violations of the Clean Air Act, the U.S. attorney's Office in Manhattan announced on Thursday, the largest civil penalty ever levied for a breach of federal... ...

Ocean pollution is shrinking mammal testicles

Lest you were convinced that caring about climate change or the environment was somehow emasculating, a new study from the Zoological Society of London should put your fears to rest. Or rather, it should make those afflicted with the worst cases of tox... ...

The EPA has released the first ever pollution regulations for airplanes…but they don’t do anything.

Aviation is notoriously bad for the environment. According to the nonprofit Environmental and Energy Study Institute, "Aircraft contribute 12 percent of U.S. transportation emissions, and account for three percent of the nation's total greenhouse gas p... ...

Nature documentary on an invasive ocean species: plastic

Morgan Freeman narrates "Life Below Water," a PSA about a species that "can travel hundreds of miles and live to be a thousand years old." It's part of the United Nations' Global Goals for Sustainable Development. The also have an open-source ... ...

Once hunted to extinction in Britain, returning beavers are reducing flood risks and improving biodiversity

10.08.2020 · Posted in Technology Articles

A small colony of beavers was first spotted on the River Otter in Devon, England in 2013. Since then, beavers have been helping filter out pollution, regenerate local ecosystems, and reduce the risk of floods with their dams. Now, other counties in th... ...

More EVs by 2050 could save thousands of lives, American Lung Association finds

America has a pollution problem, especially when it comes to how we get around. From our semi-trucks to trains to school buses to personal cars, we're emitting too much carbon dioxide. And it's costing us our health, environment, money, and lives.&#1... ...