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Erupt Trail Running Shoes

Born from a partnership with Pittsburgh-based organization First Mile, Puma’s Erupt Trail running sneakers employ yarns made from plastic pollution collected in Taiwan, Honduras and Haiti. This silhouette is the first from this sustainable collection, but it’s also a continuation of a refresh of the Puma brand that commenced a few years back. Referencing design-forward footwear both past and present, this iteration offers high-performing tread …
Tags: Design, Shoes, Pollution, Puma, Haiti, Sneakers, Pittsburgh, Plastic Pollution, First Mile, Recycled Plastics, Trail Shoes, Material Innovation, Taiwan Honduras


Minamata review – Johnny Depp attempts redemption in heartfelt look at disaster that struck Japanese town

Depp plays real-life US photojournalist W Eugene Smith who travels to cover the story of mercury poisoning that caused horrendous disfigurementsMinamata is not a masterpiece and there are one or two cliches here about western saviours and boozy, difficult, passionate journalists who occupy the perennial Venn diagram overlap between integrity and alcoholism. This movie’s producer-star Johnny Depp has form on this score, with his starstruck impersonation of Hunter Thompson. And once again, he has ...
Tags: Photography, Japan, Film, Environment, US, World news, Culture, Asia Pacific, Pollution, Art and design, Festivals, Johnny Depp, Berlin Film Festival, Bill Nighy, Depp, Hunter Thompson


Airing Out Your Home Doesn't Reduce Indoor Air Pollution, Study Finds

Many of the potentially harmful chemicals found in our homes linger on walls and other surfaces, suggests a new study out Wednesday. Unfortunately, ventilating rooms with fresh air or cleaning surfaces might not do much to reduce our exposure to these contaminants.Read more...
Tags: Science, Environment, Chemistry, Pollution, Indoor Air Pollution


'Vastly underestimated': Fossil fuels emit 40% more methane than previously thought, study finds

Methane is the second most abundant greenhouse gas on the planet.A recent study analyzed ice core samples from the pre-industrial era to measure the extent to which industry has played a role in increasing atmospheric methane levels.The researchers note that their results suggest action can be taken to stem methane pollution. Methane is the second most abundant greenhouse gas. Colorless, odorless, and lighter than air, methane (CH4) is some 80 times more effective at trapping the atmosphere's...
Tags: Climate Change, Environment, Oil, Global Warming, Austria, Pollution, Paris, Innovation, Greenland, Atmosphere, Usa Today, Environmental Protection Agency, Methane, University of Rochester, Steven Hamburg, Benjamin Hmiel


Next Gen Pollution & Viral Filtration Mask With Botanicals

Australian designed, botanically infused, designer masks. Ergonomic, highly breathable, and reusable. Blocks over 97% of PM2.5. AusAir was created by two brothers Elias Honor and Isaac Honor, and their lifelong friend Jack Graham. When travelling overseas, they experienced unhealthy air pollution first hand. To protect themselves, they looked for a stylish, breathable and functional mask but... Source
Tags: Design, Technology, Safety, Pollution, Protection, Mask, Jack Graham, AusAir, Elias Honor, Isaac Honor


Rubbish mixtape: fan reunited with cassette 25 years after losing it

Stella Wedell astounded to spot tape in exhibition of art made out of plastic marine debrisA music fan has been reunited with a cassette tape she lost while on holiday 25 years ago after it washed up on a beach hundreds of miles away.Stella Wedell was 12 when she took the tape on a Spanish holiday to listen to songs by the likes of Pet Shop Boys, Shaggy and Bob Marley on her Walkman. Continue reading...
Tags: Art, Europe, Music, Germany, Environment, UK News, World news, Culture, Pollution, Art and design, Bob Marley, Plastics, Stella Wedell


The New Frontiers of Farming Come With Huge Climate Risks

Not sure you’ve heard, but the planet is getting hotter. The heat is making farming harder in some places, but it’s also making it possible to bring agriculture into new areas. Farmers are growing food in northern Alberta, Canada. Russia plans to “use the advantages” of global warming to expand its agriculture…Read more...
Tags: Science, Pollution, Farming, Agriculture, Soil, Alberta Canada Russia


Residents of Cancer Town urge tougher measures to monitor toxins

The town at the center of a Guardian series, where the cancer risk is 50 times the national average, is critical of a planned monitoring systemEnvironmental Protection Agency officials on Tuesday pleaded with community members in Reserve, Louisiana to back a new air monitoring system being installed by the agency, which they claim will better measure pollutants from a nearby chemical plant emitting the likely human carcinogen chloroprene.Reserve, the subject of a year-long Guardian series, Cance...
Tags: Health, Cancer, Environment, US news, Pollution, Epa, Louisiana, Cancer Town, Protection Agency, Reserve Louisiana


Eating Sea Urchins Could Restore the Ocean’s Ecosystem

Contrary to reports that conservation is the only way to save our oceans, one company’s hypothesis suggests that eating more sea urchins (urchin roe or uni in Japanese) could actually help restore balance in the aquatic ecosystem. Urchinomics (the aptly named organization testing this theory) found urchins thriving in waters now abandoned by predators due to pollution, heating or overfishing. Increased urchin populations means trouble …
Tags: Food, Design, Climate Change, Sea, Nature, Culture, Pollution, Oceans, Ocean, Linkaboutit, Uni, Kelp, Sea Urchins, Sea Life, Urchin Roe


EU accused of climate crisis hypocrisy after backing 32 gas projects

MEPs support €29bn schemes, ‘locking Europe into burning fossil fuels for generations’The EU has given its formal backing to 32 major gas infrastructure projects in a move critics say will lock Europe into burning fossil fuels for generations.MEPs voted to support the European commission’s proposal by 443 votes to 169 on Wednesday, with 36 abstentions, provoking environmental groups to lament Brussels’s “hypocrisy” over the climate emergency. Continue reading...
Tags: Energy, Europe, Climate Change, Environment, Eu, European Union, Gas, Pollution, Fossil Fuels, Brussels


Fossil fuel pollution behind 4m premature deaths a year – study

Burning gas, coal and oil costs global economy $8bn a day and particularly harms children Air pollution from burning fossil fuels is responsible for more than 4m premature deaths around the world each year and costs the global economy about $8bn a day, according to a study.The report, from Greenpeace Southeast Asia and the Centre for Research on Energy and Clean Air, found that burning gas, coal and oil causes three times the number of deaths as road traffic accidents globally. Continue reading....
Tags: Energy, Asia, Children, Climate Change, Environment, Air Pollution, Pollution, Fossil Fuels, Greenpeace, Centre for Research on Energy and Clean Air


We're Drowning in Plastic. A New Bill Would Make Companies Pay to Fix the Crisis

Plastic is creating massive problems. Its production and disposal both release hundreds of millions of tons of greenhouse gases, which contribute to climate change and wreak havoc on public health, especially for the communities of color near which plastic production plants, incinerators, and landfills are often…Read more...
Tags: Science, Pollution, Plastic, Its A Plastic World


Find Your Carbon Footprint Using This Emissions Calculator

Last month, JetBlue announced plans to become carbon neutral on all domestic flights in 2020 and offset up to 17 billion pounds of carbon emissions. And on the consumer level, airlines like United have long offered carbon offset options for environmentally-conscious travelers—but how exactly do carbon offsets even…Read more...
Tags: Pollution, Lifehacks, Flights, Carbon Footprint, United, Jetblue


Fireflies Have a Mating Problem: The Lights Are Always On

Habitat loss and pesticides are threatening firefly populations, a new study has found.  It also cited a problem unique to glowing bugs: light pollution.
Tags: News, Environment, Research, Fireflies, Pollution, Lighting, Reproduction (Biological, BioScience (Journal


An air-purifying mask that looks as cool as a VR headset

Before you dismiss this as weird tech gone too far, here are a few undeniable truths. We’re living in a time where air pollution kills more people each year than smoking… and people are increasingly adopting the use of pollution masks to combat bad air quality as well as restrict the spread of diseases and pathogens.Debuted at CES2020, the Atmōs face-mask from Aō Air is a wearable that provides 50x better air quality than even the best pollution masks. Rather than just being a HEPA filter that...
Tags: Design, Safety, Medical, Outdoor, Pollution, Product Design, Atmos, Air Purifier, Face Mask, Ao Air


House plants do not purify the air, study shows

A new meta-analysis at Drexel University shows that house plants are not effective for purifying the air of toxins. A 1989 NASA report that claimed indoor plants are purifying was not conducted in realistic living conditions. Indoor plants have positive effects on our mental health, just not in regards to air quality. There are a lot of strange ideas floating around, especially when it comes to purification. The hope that we can be as clean as possible has been with us for millennia. Religions...
Tags: Garden, Facebook, Science, Environment, Nasa, Pollution, Innovation, Plants, Biodiversity, Derek, Drexel University, Cummings, VOCs, Environmental Engineering, Waring, Bryan E Cummings


‘Put that light out,’ plead locals near Brighton’s stadium

Football club’s all-night glow is visible for miles … and keeps the birds awakeResidents in a south coast beauty spot are taking action against their local football club, saying its efforts to keep the pitch in tip-top condition through the winter are harming the ecosytem.At Brighton and Hove Albion’s Amex stadium, lights and under-soil heaters are left on all night to encourage the grass to grow, and the lights create a glow that campaigners claim can be seen for miles across the South Downs an...
Tags: Environment, UK News, Pollution, Brighton, Amex, Brighton & Hove Albion, Environmental Activism, South Downs, Hove Albion, Brighton Continue


'It was like a movie': the high school students who uncovered a toxic waste scandal

In the 90s, an inspirational teacher and his students uncovered corruption and illegal dumping in their backyard. Nearly 30 years on, is Middletown still at risk?In the summer of 1991, Middletown high school, roughly 70 miles north of Manhattan in New York’s verdant Orange County, acquired a handful of video cameras. The goal was to train the school’s teenage students in film-making and media production, using local subjects as a starting point – perhaps a documentary about the city’s sports tea...
Tags: New York, Environment, Pollution, Manhattan, Waste, Orange County, Environmental Activism, Middletown, Fred Isseks, Isseks


New technique turns junk into valuable graphene

Graphene is a lattice of carbon atoms arranged in a chicken-wire formation, a structure that makes it very useful for a wide range of applications.However, it's been very difficult and expensive to make.This new technique cuts down on the cost and difficulty by flash heating any carbon-based material, such as used coffee grounds or plastic waste. Recent technology developed at Rice University is taking the idea that one man's trash is another man's treasure to its extreme. Banana peels, coffe...
Tags: Sustainability, Materials, Pollution, Plastic, Innovation, Invention, Joule, Rice University, James Tour


Pollutionwatch: where would we be without EU environmental laws?

Netherlands study offers UK good indication how it would have fared without EU rulesFor more than four decades the UK contributed to EU-wide environmental lawmaking, but what have these regulations and directives done for us? The nearest data that we have comes from the Netherlands. There, scientists compared two alternative realities for their country: one with no EU laws and a version of today’s reality. European-wide laws began with exhaust standards for cars in the 1970s. Acid rain and fores...
Tags: Europe, UK, Environment, Eu, European Union, UK News, Iran, Air Pollution, Pollution, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Netherlands, Brexit, The Hague, China India, Amsterdam Utrecht Rotterdam


Traffic air pollution may be linked to structural brain changes

A study found that childhood exposure to significant traffic-related air pollution (TRAP) is linked with structural changes in the brain. Among children who had been exposed to higher levels of TRAP, researchers found smaller regional gray matter volumes in some areas of the brain including the cerebellum.Increased levels in early life TRAP were associated with increases in depression and anxiety scores for the children in the study. An alarming new study found evidence that childhood exposu...
Tags: Health, Parenting, Cars, Neuroscience, Mental Health, Brain, Pollution, Innovation, Cecil, Cincinnati, Cincinnati Childhood Allergy, Kim Cecil, CCHMC


Race to exploit the world’s seabed set to wreak havoc on marine life

New research warns that ‘blue acceleration’ – a global goldrush to claim the ocean floor – is already impacting on the environment.The scaly-foot snail is one of Earth’s strangest creatures. It lives more than 2,300 metres below the surface of the sea on a trio of deep-sea hydrothermal vents at the bottom of the Indian Ocean. Here it has evolved a remarkable form of protection against the crushing, grim conditions found at these Stygian depths. It grows a shell made of iron.Discovered in 1999, t...
Tags: Science, Environment, US, World news, Earth, Fish, Mining, Pollution, Oceans, Travel and transport, Indian Ocean


Trump weakened environmental laws after BP lobbying

Letter suggests oil firm pushed for changes whereby fewer projects would need impact assessments BP has successfully lobbied US policymakers to weaken a landmark environmental law, clearing the way for major infrastructure projects to bypass checks.US government documents show BP America lobbied in favour of Donald Trump’s decision to dilute legislation, which could make it easier for new projects, such as oil pipelines and power plants, to move forward with far less federal review of their impa...
Tags: Business, Climate Change, Environment, Oil, US, America, Oil and gas companies, Energy industry, US news, US politics, Pollution, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Bp, Donald Trump, Trump, Trump Administration


RIP wetlands and streams, Trump to end environmental protections

Say goodbye to America's wetlands and streams. Say hello to new rivers of pollution, and parking lots where cattails, frogs, and minnows once were. “The Trump administration on Thursday will finalize a rule to strip away environmental protections for streams, wetlands and other water bodies, handing a victory to farmers, fossil fuel producers and real estate developers who said Obama-era rules had shackled them with onerous and unnecessary burdens,” writes Coral Davenport at the New York Times t...
Tags: Post, Politics, News, Obama, Climate Change, Cancer, Climate, America, Barack Obama, Earth, Nature, United States, Pollution, New York Times, Monsanto, Environmental Protection Agency


US drinking water contamination with ‘forever chemicals’ far worse than scientists thought

Highest levels of PFAS in Miami, Philadelphia and New Orleans, report by environmental watchdog findsThe contamination of US drinking water with manmade “forever chemicals” is far worse than previously estimated with some of the highest levels found in Miami, Philadelphia and New Orleans, said a report on Wednesday by an environmental watchdog group.The chemicals, resistant to breaking down in the environment, are known as perfluoroalkyl substances, or PFAS. Some have been linked to cancers, liv...
Tags: Environment, US, Water, US news, Pollution, New Orleans, Miami, Philadelphia, US environmental protection agency, Miami Philadelphia


US drinking water is a "toxic soup" of "forever chemicals"

Perfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), which are linked to cancer and liver damage, were used in a number of products, including Teflon and Scotchgard. PFAS take such a long time to break down in the environment that they are described as "forever chemicals." David Andrews, a senior scientist at the Environmental Working Group (EWG), which just issued a report about widespread PFAS pollution in the United States water supply, told Reuters, “It’s nearly impossible to avoid contaminated drinking water ...
Tags: Post, News, Mississippi, Washington, US, United States, Pollution, Seattle, Ewg, Reuters, Andrews, Tuscaloosa Alabama, David Andrews, Environmental Working Group EWG


Pentagon causing toxic pollution by burning foam, campaigners say

Environmentalists say incinerating a vast stockpile of firefighting foam containing harmful PFAS is putting communities at riskThe Department of Defense is polluting the environment with toxic chemicals by continuing to incinerate a vast stockpile of firefighting foam in a move environmentalists say is in breach of new regulations.In a letter sent last week to the secretary of defense, Mark Esper, several environmental organizations argue the defense department is already out of compliance with ...
Tags: Environment, US news, Pollution, US military, Pentagon, Mark Esper, riskThe Department of Defense


‘It tastes like clay’: residents of Rio alarmed by murky, smelly tap water

The city’s water company insists the murky water is safe to drink and was caused by an organic compound found in soilJust weeks before hosting its world famous carnival – and with Summer temperatures soaring past 40C (104F) – Rio de Janeiro is on edge as residents across the city complain of murky and foul-smelling tap water.Scores of neighbourhoods in the city of 6.7 million people, as well as six nearby towns, have been affected by the crisis, which has dragged on for nearly two weeks. Continu...
Tags: Americas, Water, World news, Pollution, Brazil, Rio De Janeiro, Rio


Chuck Schumer Is a Last-Minute No on Trump's North American Trade Deal, Citing Lack of Climate Progress

The U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), the Trump administration’s trade deal, passed 89-10 in the Republican-controlled Senate on Thursday with one high-profile defection: Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer.Read more...
Tags: Politics, Science, Climate Change, Senate, Environment, Pollution, Trade, Bernie Sanders, Trump, Nafta, Schumer, Chuck Schumer, Tech Policy, USMCA, U S Mexico Canada Agreement USMCA


Australians need a 'slip slop slap'-style campaign to learn about air pollution

Doctors liken this summer’s hazardous bushfire smoke to the days when we realised the sun contributes to skin cancerUnprecedented bushfires have sparked health concerns for Australia’s most vulnerable populations, but proper education and adequate policies may help the public to cope better, according to the Public Health Association of Australia.People such as children under the age of 14, those over the age of 65, pregnant women and individuals with pre-existing respiratory issues are at the h...
Tags: Health, Australia, Environment, Australia news, Pollution, Australian politics, Natural disasters and extreme weather, Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra, Bushfires, Public Health Association of Australia People