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Displaying items by tag: Pollution

Remote support software specialist LogMeIn is claiming that it contributed to avoiding as much as 63 million metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions through its customers’ use of GoToMeeting and GoToWebinar during the first year of the pandemic - between April 2020 and March 2021 - compared to daily commuting and business travel for company meetings.

Published in Climate

Plastic waste in the ocean is making its way back to land and increasing pollution on Australian beaches, according to new research from CSIRO, Australia’s national science agency.

Published in Science

A grant from government agency Jobs for NSW has helped to kick-start a trial of so-called "green wall" technology on Sydney motorways by Sydney company Junglefy, aimed at absorbing pollution and traffic sound.

Published in Strategy
Saturday, 26 August 2017 10:35

Writing code to order can land you in jail

What happens if your boss asks you to write code that could be used to bypass the law? Do you follow his/her instructions blindly and keep your job or object and possibly receive marching orders?

Published in Technology Regulation
Wednesday, 19 November 2014 14:23

Melbourne city launches renewable energy initiative

The City of Melbourne is aiming to meet its goal of zero net carbon emissions by 2020 and has now established a group of large energy users which it says have signalled their interest in testing a new approach to drive investment in renewable energy.

Published in Local Government

Increased investment in ICT could save business, government and consumers an estimated $8.1 billion and more than 27 million tonnes of carbon pollution could be avoided every year, according to a newly published report.

Published in Strategy
Wednesday, 29 April 2009 18:20

What's the state of the air in your city?

The American Lung Association has released its tenth annual State Of The Air Report 2009 for the United States. What might surprise people is that two cities in Utah (whose logo is “Life Elevated”) have elevated pollution levels. Many other cities in many other U.S. states are even worse!

Published in Climate
If you think the weather causes your headaches, you can now back up your medical claims with a scientific study of U.S. researchers on the relationship between headaches and outside changing temperatures.

Published in Health
Thursday, 12 February 2009 20:46

Aerosols impact Australian weather

According to an Australian atomospheric scientist, aerosols, both naturally and artifically produced, may cause a much more damaging effect on Australian rainfall and future climate change than previously measured. And, most of it is caused by pollution from the Northern Hemisphere.

Published in Climate
Monday, 10 November 2008 19:24

Dirty air may lead to dumb kids

A U.S.-Mexico study on air pollution in Mexico City shows that healthy children (dogs, too) got brain inflammation and lesions, which caused them (only the kids) to do worse in school when compared to children in a low air-pollution city, all because of the dirty air.

Published in Health
In the ten bottled water brands tested, thirty-eight different contaminates were found by the public health activist group Environmental Working Group. Two brands (Wal-mart's Sam's Choice and Giant Food's Acadia) violated state and industry standards.

Published in Health
A team of British researchers has measured what they call a “chemical equator” that separates the relatively clean atmosphere of the southern hemisphere from the very dirty skies of the northern hemisphere. They found much more pollution in the hemisphere where most of the people live.

Published in Climate
Is that shiny new LCD or plasma TV in your house a major contributor to global warming? A new research paper is making a shocking claim that's nothing to do with power consumption, but some critics think it's just some outrageous scaremongering and nary but a load of hot air!

Published in Climate
Remember Earth Hour? Back in March this year when we switched off all our lights and electrical equipment at home, except the fridge, oh and the Plasma TV because the football was on.  Well a new campaign to return some power to the grid is ready to launch.  Computers Off Australia wants us to lift our fingers a little at home time.

Published in Entertainment
Scientists, engineers, and architects at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Cambridge)  are working on the "City Car," a rechargeable, two-passenger vehicle that promotes socially responsible transportation in heavily populated and pollution congested urban centers.        
Published in Energy
Sunday, 20 January 2008 16:57

Texas is Big on Pollution

According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), Texas expelled about 670 million metric tons of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere in 2003, making it the biggest carbon polluter in the United States. Is that all of the story?          
Published in UNI-verse

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