Toward New Technologies and Investments

During the bygone summer, the team of Energy Portal visited the city of Pirot, the administrative centre of the district after which it got the name. Pirot district, which also includes municipalities of Babusnica, Bela Palanka and Dimitrovgrad, is mainly associated with sheep cheese, sour milk and the famous rug. …

A Moss Can Naturally Clean Harmful Arsenic From Water

If you happen to be thirsty in the woods, there are a lot of things you can stick in your canteen to help clean up your drinking water. There are chlorine pills and filters. And now scientists have identified a certain kind of moss that could do it, too. The …

Vehicles are Now America’s Biggest CO2 Source but EPA is Tearing Up Regulations

Some of the most common avatars of climate change – hulking power stations and billowing smokestacks – may need a slight update. For the first time in more than 40 years, the largest source of greenhouse gas pollution in the US isn’t electricity production but transport – cars, trucks, planes, …

ECOHEALTH

We have dedicated the new number of our magazine to an important topic on Eco-Health that is not sufficiently represented in our public, as opposed to global institutions and media, where data and interpretations on the interaction between ecology and general health are almost daily. The decision to deal with …

Ozone Pollution Tied To Cardiovascular Disease

Ozone air pollution has now been directly tied to the risk of developing cardiovascular disease, which expands the list of health effects known to be caused by ozone exposure, and also lowers the threshold at which ozone is known to be dangerous (by a fair amount). To explain, it’s been …

David Suzuki: Plastic Pollution Is Choking the Planet

People who deny that humans are wreaking havoc on the planet’s life-support systems astound me. When confronted with the obvious damage we’re doing to the biosphere—from climate change to water and air pollution to swirling plastic patches in the oceans—some dismiss the reality or employ logical fallacies to discredit the …

Hanover Becomes First New Hampshire Town to Commit to 100% Renewables

The town of Hanover, New Hampshire voted Tuesday night to establish a goal of transitioning to 100 percent clean and renewable energy by 2050. The article approved at Tuesday’s town meeting sets a community-wide goal of transitioning to 100 percent renewable electricity by 2030 and a 2050 goal of transitioning …