air pollution

Have Pollution Levels Decreased Amid the Coronavirus Lockdown?

Does it take a pandemic to reduce pollution? The Earth …

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New Synthetic Bacteria Can Detect Air Pollution & Color-Code Your Poop (Video)

Yes, that’s poop. Image: Daisy Ginsberg

How Synthetic Biology Could Change the World
Daisy Ginsberg is an artist and designer currently exploring the frontiers of possibility in the emergent field of synthetic biology. She just gave what was by far o…

New Synthetic Bacteria Can Detect Air Pollution & Color-Code Your Poop (Video)

Yes, that’s poop. Image: Daisy Ginsberg

How Synthetic Biology Could Change the World
Daisy Ginsberg is an artist and designer currently exploring the frontiers of possibility in the emergent field of synthetic biology. She just gave what was by far o…

Tea Party + Coal Companies + Fox News = All-Out PR War on the EPA (Video)

It’s no accident that something as innocuous as the Environmental Protection Agency has become the right’s villain du jour — it was the result of careful coordination, especially between coal compani…Read the full story on TreeHugger

Why I’m Occupying Wall Street with the Green Movement Today

Photo: Mat McDermott via Flickr

Since the Occupy Wall Street movement began, there’s been plenty of long-winded pontificating about what it stands for or what it doesn’t stand for or what it should stand for and so on. (Most of that pontificating has…

The Valencians Have A Problem: The Falles, Culture vs. Environment

Burning Falla. Photo Credit: Manuel Molines

During the Valencia Design Week, the organisers of the FEED, the international bloggers meeting, took us to la Ciudad Fallera, the ‘City of Falles’. This is an industrial area where they build the Falles al…

Think US Clean Air Regulations Don’t Work? Check Out Which Cities in the World Are Dirtiest

Cities in Iran were the first and third worst-polluted in this analysis. Photo: Hamid Najafi/CC BY ND

Most TreeHugger readers probably don’t need convincing that strong regulations on air pollution are a good thing for personal and environmental heal…

Pollution From Cars Can Trigger a Heart Attack

Photo: Simone Ramella / cc

While the sight of a hazy, smog filled cloud looming over the cityscape is certainly enough to break the heart of any would-be outdoorsman, it turns out that breathing in that pollution just might do so — quite literally. …

Has Obama Actually Been Bad for the Environment?

Photo credit: US Navy

TIME Magazine wonders …
Obama’s decision to pull the plug on stricter smog pollution standards has the environmental community reeling. It’s pretty clear to observers that the move marks an unabas…Read the full story on Tree…

Obama Caves, Abandons Proposal to Improve National Air Quality

Photo credit: Señor Codo via Fotopedia/CC BY-SA 3.0

Congressional Republicans have been complaining relentlessly (and rather baselessly) that tightening smog standards, as Obama’s EPA has sought to do, would cripple the economy. Studies have indicat…