Here’s a potentially life-saving and thirst-quenching design prototype that we like: British designer Alon Alex Gross has created fog and dew collectors that build on conventional techniques of rain harvesting with lightweight, modern materials. Yet, the design is easy enough… Continue Reading
Instead of using one of those scented car air freshenersconsisting only artificial chemicals, consider an all natural version, which uses bamboo charcoal to eliminate odors. If you’re a tidy single person with no pets, your car may still stay… Continue Reading
By focusing on atmosphere and wellbeing, our smoke cabins are building bridges between smokers and non-smokers allowing them to interact.
The benefits are plentiful. Producing clean air and eliminating passive smoking are only the main benefits. Other great benefits include time savings and cost reductions from shortened smoke breaks to better energy efficiency. Added to this are improved safety and fireproofing.
Some places in Singapore will close to the public if the local air pollution index reaches 100, which is the threshold for “unhealthy”. Anything above 200 is “very unhealthy”, 300 is considered to be downright “hazardous”. In June, 2013, there’s… Continue Reading
When we think of salt, we think of it as a seasoning. But for an Iranian restaurant group, salt was the main material for a new kind of eco-friendly building. The “Salt” Restaurant of Shiraz is located in the southern… Continue Reading
Pollution: The silent killer A recent study by the World Health Organization provides a mixture of good news and bad news. Compared to 20 years ago, there are fewer deaths from infectious diseases, maternal and child illness, and malnutrition. But they also found that… Continue Reading
Breathing is for survival so air pollution matters. Recent studies by the World Health Organization (WHO) have stated that air pollution kills more people than AIDS and malaria combined and causes cancer. Though a lot of progress has been made, but some others are still quite bad (especially… Continue Reading
We already knew that air pollution killed more people than AIDS and malaria combined, but sadly the problem isn’t always getting the attention it deserves. So it’s good to see that someone finally pinpointed the seriousness of the problem: World Health… Continue Reading
China has been cracking down on both corruption and pollution, two huge problems that are sadly intertwined. The Chinese government is now recognizing the fact: pollution is now the Number One cause of social conflict in the country. One of the… Continue Reading
In the last decade, the number of products designed to reduce contaminants in tap water has expanded significantly. In this article, I summarized a quick lesson on home water purification systems. Know the TASTE. Does your water taste funny or… Continue Reading
Today ships are responsible for 13 percent of diesel emissions worldwide. Until 2050 this number could even triple, says a current study of the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT). The situation in the Arctic is especially dramatic. It is… Continue Reading