|Smog over Delhi|
There is a permanent smog all over India. It harms our health.
- What exactly is it made up of?
- How does it harm us?
- Is there anything we can do to get rid of it?
The following articles are on the environment and are also published on Green Dream Foundation's website.
|Smog over Mumbai|
Some of our life-giving activities involve burning fossil fuels like coal and oil so we can cook, keep warm, travel and transport goods made in factories to our shops and ultimately, our homes. This is our way of life. Why is it under threat from the very activities that have made life easy so far?
Making Informed Choices - what individuals, business and the government can do.
To date what we’ve been doing is taking a resource, using it to make whatever is useful and ending the process there. We haven’t had to think about what by-product we’ve created. All too often this has been a pollutant that poisons our health and the environment.
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SOME MAJOR POLLUTANTS produced because of human activities are listed below. To find out why they are harmful and what simple measures we can take to vastly reduce their quantities from our environment and their effect on our health, click on each.
Ground Level Ozone and Odours
The above series is also published on Green Dream's website.
Shai Agassi's TED talk on why electric cars are better than cars that run on petrol.
A healthier option (and a desi invention) to non-stick Teflon
We hear so much about the carbon tax nowadays. What I'd like to know is how it will be spent. Who will benefit? Governments or the air we breathe?
People who deny climate change are indirectly help by the media says AL GORE. Quoting selectively from Al Gore's article, someone else has created another article to suggest that most of Al's article is a rave and a rant about Obama. It is nothing of the sort. Climate change is too important an issue for us to be side tracked like this. If anything Al Gore has praised Obama. Judge for yourself.
Lanzatech has come up with affordable technology to mop up carbon monoxide from the atmosphere and produce ethanol. Who wants this technology? India, China and the US of A for starters! They have already signed deals with the company.
The Home Project: One of the most comprehensive, hauntingly beautiful, yet frightening videos I've seen on the environment. You still come away with an upsurge of hope for our beautiful Earth, for life, for the only place we call HOME. http://nevermindyaar.blogspot.com/2011/08/home-project.html
A Healthier Option to Non-Stick Teflon - An Indian Innovation http://nevermindyaar.blogspot.co.nz/2012/02/healthier-option-to-non-stick-teflon.html
I have gathered information for my environment posts from the following:
Sulphur oxides (SOx)
http://www.nrdc.org/health/effects/fairpoll.asp where NRDC stand for Natural Resources Defence Council
http://www.garbageconcernindia.org/media_coverage/view_article.php?article=evs_schools for the effects of
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