Environment

June 28, 2017

Urban “Tree” Wall Cleans as Much Polluted Air as an Entire Forest

Air pollution is a growing issue that’s only getting worse. While it's an invisible threat, its detrimental effects aren't as inconspicuous as we might think. According to the World Health Organization, poor air quality causes seven million premature deaths every year. To help mitigate these tragic consequences, Green City Solutions has created CityTree, a hi-tech green wall that has the regenerative power of a forest. Within the four-meters-tall, three-meters-wide frame is the equivalent of 275 urban trees.

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June 5, 2017

Monuments Around the World Light Up in Green to Support the Paris Climate Agreement

Last week, President Trump made the landmark decision to withdraw the United States of America's participation in the Paris Climate Agreement. This action—which goes into effect in 2020—will make the United States 1 of only 3 countries to opt out of the pact, which “sets out a global action plan to put the world on track to avoid dangerous climate change,” according to the esteemed European Commission.

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February 24, 2017

Floating ‘Trash Wheels’ Clean Up 1 Million Pounds of Debris in Baltimore’s Harbor

Mr. Trash Wheel and Professor Trash Wheel sounds like cute cartoon characters, but they are actually garbage fighting machines that are helping clean up Baltimore's Inner Harbor. These solar- and hydro-powered trash interceptors have effectively been combatting water pollution since 2014. The concept was first suggested by local sailor and engineer John Kellett, who eventually gained the support of non-profit Water Partnership of Baltimore to execute his plan.

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