4 Ways to Combat Air Pollution As Summer Heats Up

Image by Joe Wolf / Creative Commons Sweltering temperatures across the globe have not only been getting people down physically, but mentally as well. You have probably noticed, when the temperatures are at their hottest, you seem to feel the effects of the smog and air pollution a lot more. Of course that doesn’t quite […]

5 Ways Air Pollution Can Hit Hard on a Hot Day

Hot days are bad enough but when you add in a batch of air pollution, as can be found in most major cities, the air quality only seems to get exponentially worse. Major cities have a tendency to form a sort of “heat island” where temperatures on hot days can actually be 2-22°F (1-12°C) hotter […]

Air Pollution and Your Health

Image by biofriendly If you live in or around any major city you are more than likely having to deal with some form of air pollution on a daily basis. There are many sources of air pollution: vehicle emissions, manufacturing, factories, cigarettes, aerosol sprays, airplanes, wood burning or gas stoves/fireplace, just to name a few. It […]

Don’t Let Indoor Air Pollution Ruin Your Holiday

The holidays are a time for bringing families together, decorating, giving gifts, hosting parties, enjoying each other’s company, etc.  However one thing I could do without during the holidays is indoor air pollution.  More prevalent during the holidays than any other time of year, indoor air pollution can have a larger affect on your holiday […]

Transportation: Cost and Environmental Pollution

  Image by biofriendly No matter what form of transportation you use, one of the key things you should factor in is cost to you and the environment.  How much does it cost to run that vehicle?  How much is your car polluting the air?  How much will a proven fuel additive help lower emissions […]

Hydrocarbons Polluting the Air We Breathe

  Image by biofriendly  Even with the large volume of hybrids and electric vehicles being driven around the U.S. every day, there are still millions and millions of  hydrocarbon-based gasoline and diesel vehicles adding to our poor air quality.  For example, these types of vehicles are reportedly responsible for about 60% of the air pollution in most major cities. What causes these […]

Emissions update on America’s Port

  Image from PortofLosAngeles.org America’s Port, aka the Port of Los Angeles, is making headway on its quest to significantly lower emissions and improve air quality.  This is even despite it being one of the largest U.S. Harbors, handling more cargo and international shipments in just a few weeks than most North American harbors do in a whole year.  Last year I […]

Air Pollution: How Does Your Neighborhood Rate?

  Image by biofriendly There are many different kinds of pollution, some being more obvious than others of course.  For example, when I’m sitting in traffic heading over the 405 freeway into Los Angeles, air pollution and smog are pretty obvious pollution.  When I pass by the LA River and see trash piling up along […]

Air pollution control requirements make headway in Long Beach

  The air pollution restrictions proposed last month by the EPA to the International Maritime Organization to establish a 200 nautical mile virtual perimeter around the lower 48 states, Anchorage and the seven populated Hawaiian islands are a breathe of fresh air.  The new restrictions would require ships including tankers, cruise ships, cargo ships and […]

Fast Food Fuel Economy, Good for Everyone

  Image by biofriendly I’m sure many of you have read articles or blogs about different restaurants or fast food places recycling their cooking oil and turning it into fuel to help save money and increase fuel economy on their vehicles. The Environmental Leader had a great article a few weeks ago about Carl’s Jr […]