Sunday, January 24, 2010

Air Pollution in Ulaanbaatar

Air pollution in Ulaanbaatar is a critical issue - one for the geographical reasons and secondly the amount of coal used in the city for cooking and heating purposes. This is especially worse in the winter month. See the full report.

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Nano Particiles from Vehicles are More Harmful

UCLA Scientists find that air pollution is even worse than previously thought and this video explains, new research linking the ultrafine (Nano) particles from vehicle emissions that can cause heart disease and other problems.

Climate Change is a Global Challenge

This is an award winning animation on climate change from "Citizens for Global Solutions".

Oh la la, Something in the Air (Animation)

"Fresh Air" Music Video

Air Pollution - Photo Journalism

A series of photos and stats on the impacts of air pollution around the world.

Air Pollution in Chongqing, China

Chongqing is one of the populated, industrialized, and polluted cities in China. Situated in the the middle of the Acid-Rain domain of the "Two-Control-Zones" for sulfur pollution control, Chongqing burns coal for all purposes and received a lot of attention last decade.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Green Technology Revolution

New toys in town - Pico Watt - a remote control for a smart meter; a solar charger for many appliances; and a manual cell phone charger.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Biomass Stoves for Indian Businesses (TIDE, India)

Ms. Svati Bhogle, Managing Director, Technology Informatics Design Endeavour (TIDE), Bangalore, India, is a TEDIndia Fellow. TIDE helps ~eight million small businesses in South India by providing improved woodstoves and kilns that burn biomass more efficiently and save at least 30 percent of fuel, and as a results provide for a better, healthier and safer environment to work.

Ethanol Stoves for Refugees in Ethiopia

The cookstoves burning bioethanol made from waste products was introduced by the Gaia Association and extensively used in refugee camps. Gaia Association won an Ashden Award in 2008.

Friday, January 8, 2010

Kamal Meattle on "How to Grow Fresh Air" (TED Talks)

Researcher Kamal Meattle shows how an arrangement of three common houseplants, used in specific spots in a home or office building, can result in measurably cleaner indoor air.

Amory Lovins on "Winning the Oil Endgame" (TED Talks)

In this energizing talk, Amory Lovins lays out his simple plan for weaning the US off oil and revitalizing the economy.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Hope in a Changing Climate (Water Channel)

This film documents the uplifting story of how ecosystem restoration helps stabilize climate, reduce poverty, and support sustainable agriculture. The film is shot in China, Ethiopia and Rwanda.

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Anthony Kiedis Rapping about "Ocean Pollution"

Anthony Kiedis from "Red Hot Chilli Peppers" rapping about Ocean Pollution in a TV series in the 90's.