Pollution – GBRI
 

A new research published in Atmospheric Environment reveals that contrary to popular belief, hedges prove to be more efficient than trees in reducing pollution exposure and cleansing the air of toxins. The study, undertaken by researchers at the University of Surrey, used six roadside locations in Guildford, UK, as test sites to find out how three types […]

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Almost six years ago, the Chinese government adopted stringent policies to tackle the problem of particulate air pollution like limiting the number of cars on the roads and shutting down or replacing coal-fired power plants with natural gas. The efforts bore fruit and PM 2.5 concentrations in eastern China fell by almost 40%. However, based […]

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The Ocean Cleanup project was launched in September this year with the aim of clearing up the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. However, the ambitious project has already hit a snag. It has been reported that while the U-shaped device was scooping up plastic, it was then losing it. Inventor Boyan Slat, 24, said that the slow speed […]

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Now here is one great news for the environment! European Union is slowly inching towards a blanket ban on some of the most common single-use plastics like cigarette butts, straws, bottles, disposable cutlery and cotton buds in order to tackle the problem of marine plastic pollution. Negotiators from the European Parliament and Council reached a provisional agreement […]

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A new report from environmental campaign group Friends of the Earth identified four main culprits behind microplastic pollution in the oceans from sources in the UK – vehicle tyres, synthetic clothing, plastic pellets used to make plastic items and plastic paints that flake off from buildings. Out of these, the two leading sources are tyre abrasion, […]

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According to a new research, air pollution is turning out to be the single greatest threat to human health, even deadlier than diseases like HIV/Aids, Malaria and Tuberculosis. Researchers found that air pollution is cutting the global average lifespan by two years, in heavily polluted countries like India and China, that figure could go up […]

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