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By David Lary | Air Pollution

Galapagos Volcano Eruption Threat to Wildlife Small Compared to Man-Made Issues

The eruption of a mile-high volcano on one of the Galapagos Islands this week has triggered concerns for the fragile and world-renowned ecosystem on …


Slideshow: A Visual Guide to Asthma


Slideshow: 10 Wost Smog Cities in America


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A Home Air Quality Monitor That Can Be Checked Out From The Library

Air pollution comes from many sources — power plants, industrial production and fires, to name a few. In Pittsburgh, the most polluted city east of California, according the American Lung Association, avoiding dirty air while outdoors can be difficult, if not impossible. But a new device, available …

Air Quality

Azerbaijan fire deaths prompt 'flammable cladding' protest

Thousands of people in Azerbaijan have vowed to protest against the use of flammable building cladding after a deadly fire at an apartment block.

Fifteen people were killed and dozens more were injured in the blaze at the 16-storey block in the capital, Baku.

Officials blamed the "low quality of …


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Here's how less than one percent of Sweden's waste ends up in landfills

Less than one percent of Sweden's household waste winds up in a landfill. Where does the rest go? Roughly half the nation's waste is recycled, but what's more interesting and lucrative for the nation is what happens with the other half. Of the 4.4 million tons of household waste the nation produces …


The world's carbon pollution is skyrocketing off the charts

Levels of carbon pollution (CO2) in the atmosphere are higher than they have been at any time in the past 400,000 years.

Scientists have been warning …


Volcanic eruption off West Coast of United States, Oregon undersea volcano now erupting! | Politics

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A new volcanic eruption is now confirmed to be taking place off the West Coast of the United States.

The new undersea volcanic activity is …

Earth Science

I See Change uses your Instagram photos for science

You may not think much about it while you’re busy snapping photos of your breakfast or the evening sunset, but Instagram pictures can be an …


eBee Ag

The precision agriculture drone

The eBee Ag is the only precision farming UAV you need. With its full drone-to-tractor workflow you can scout your …


DroneBase Lets Any Business Rent A Drone And Pilot

You don’t want to own a drone. Or learn to fly a drone. Or hire someone full-time to fly a drone. And you definitely don’t want to pay for a helicopter, plane or satellite. You just want some aerial photos or videos of your work site, real estate or infrastructure. Now, thanks to DroneBase, you can …


Scientists have created an organic farm that stores more carbon than it emits

Agriculture contributes approximately 35 percent of the planet's greenhouse gas emissions, but scientists in China believe they've found a way to …


Court orders UK to cut NO2 air pollution

The UK's highest court has ruled that the government must take immediate action to cut air pollution.

The ruling is a significant victory for campaigners, who began legal action after the UK breached EU limits for nitrogen dioxide (NO2) in the air.

Diesel vehicles are a key source of so-called NOx …

United Kingdom

What The U.S. Can Learn From Europe’s Growing Commercial Drone Industry

Editor’s note: Michael Dahmen is the CEO of FLAIRICS and SPECTAIR Group.

Drones are an auspicious future technology that can service a vast number of professional industries. Businesses around the world are discovering the great benefits that drones can provide. However there is a notable difference …


Gorgeous Aerial Drone Footage of Antarctica

Kalle Ljung of Stockholm, Sweden, recently spent 16 days touring the Antarctic with his 73-year-old father. He brought along a DJI Phantom 2 drone …


Air pollution costs Europe $1.6tn a year in early deaths and disease, say WHO

The financial cost of air pollution in Europe stands at more than $1.6tn (£1.5tn) a year, a study by the World Health Organisation (WHO) has found, equating to about a tenth of the GDP of the continent.

While air pollution has long been known to be a major environmental burden, the costs in human …


Volcano Eruptions, A Pocket Shark, And Other Amazing Images Of The Week

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California Drought Drives an 'Explosive,' Longer Wildfire Season

There was a time when fire season in California started around May and went through September. Now, thanks to a drought that's stretching into its fourth year, the state seems to have become a year-round tinderbox.

The long running drought has "created explosive fire conditions," said Mike Mohler, a …


Switzerland will be testing out drone delivery this summer

This summer, one of Switzerland's biggest logistics companies is trying its hand at drone delivery. The drone company Matternet announced this week that it will be partnering with Swiss Post and its parent company Swiss WorldCargo for a drone delivery pilot project this summer, serving as a last …


Spectacular eruption of Calbuco volcano in Chile

The Calbuco volcano in Chile erupted Wednesday, April 22. Image via via @elrafaarenas on Twitter.

After remaining dormant for 42 years, the Calbuco …


Maine Search And Rescue Company Gets FAA Approval To Use Drones

The rain in Maine is spied mainly by plane

Drones are well known for their ability to search. Now, an emergency rescue service in Maine is going to see how well drones can do rescue too. Down East Emergency Medical Institute, a Maine-based non-profit focused on improving medical evacuation …

Search and Rescue

Blue Train Dramatically Cuts Down On Pollution

I think I can, I think I can

The Little Engine That Could was a bright, friendly blue locomotive who managed to overcome impossible odds through sheer force of will--I think therefore I can. GE's new locomotive engine is a similar shade of blue, but it took more engineering than determination for it …


Evacuation as Calbuco volcano erupts in Chile

The Calbuco volcano in southern Chile has erupted twice in the space of a few hours - having lain dormant for decades.

Footage from the area shows a huge column of lava and ash being sent several kilometres into the air.

The authorities have declared a red alert and evacuated more than 4,000 people …


Air Quality: A Tale of Three Cities

Dr. Bryan N. Duncan is a deputy project scientist for the Aura Mission at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland.

He recently …

Driving Through Hell

Meteorologist Danielle Banks talks about amazing and terrifying footage of cars driving on a road where wildfires roared in Russia.