One of the main dangers of plastics is the harm that their production and incineration can do to the health of the people who live nearby. Plastics plants are one of the main factors polluting the air of Louisiana’s Cancer Alley, for example. Now, a group of U.S. lawmakers are seeking to address this environmental […]
Starting next August, drivers of the most polluting vehicles will have to pay $15 per day to enter an Ultra-Low Emissions Zone expanded to include all of metropolitan London, the British capital’s mayor announced Friday.
As an older adult, you have more than likely seen changes in our environment throughout your lifetime. Maybe you’ve seen more extreme weather patterns, watched as some of your favorite animals have become extinct or noticed firsthand how the tides have changed — both figuratively and literally. The U.S. expects to see more than 95 […]
If you’ve ever sweated through an urban heat wave, it won’t be hard for you to understand why cities are incredibly vulnerable to the climate crisis. Cities are heating twice as fast as the global average, and by 2100, they could be a mean of four degrees Celsius hotter than they are now. To help […]
New York state voters have approved the Empire State’s first environmental bond act in nearly 30 years. The measure — on the ballot as Proposition #1, the “Clean Water, Clean Air, and Green Jobs Environmental Bond Act of 2022” — will see the state sell $4.2 billion in bonds to fund a response to the […]
By Deepa Padmanaban In 2019, the Indian government established the National Clean Air Programme for nonattainment cities (cities that did not meet the National Ambient Air Quality Standards). The program aimed to develop clean air action plans to reduce particulate matter (PM2.5) pollution by 20% to 30% by 2024. So far, this effort has been largely ineffective. The program’s […]
Quick Key Facts In regenerative agriculture, the physical, biological and chemical integrity of the soil is preserved through minimal disturbance. Indigenous cultures maintain and have maintained a regenerative relationship with their natural environments, including the soil, for thousands of years. Regenerative farming helps build healthy soil and increases plant diversity. Through regenerative agricultural practices like […]
Cities that have placed a high priority on sustainability, eco-friendly activities, fossil fuel-free transportation, and green spaces for their residents and visitors are transforming the world’s cities