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Unmanned Pollution-collecting Drones

Written by , on May 18, 2011

Protei is a fleet of pollution collecting sailing drones which use existing technologies in an innovative, low-cost open-source oil collecting devices that semi-autonomously sails upwind, intercepting oil sheens which are going downwind. The design of protei is intended to be hurricane-ready, self-righting, inflatable, unbreakable, cheap and easy to manufacture for immediate response. The machine currently […]  Read more »

The Ins and Outs of Coal-fired Power

Written by , on September 27, 2010

Take a look at our new video about the amazing amount of coal and water that it takes to run a coal-fired power station – and the huge volume of carbon dioxide emitted, as well as all of the other pollutants.  Read more »

China Orders 2,087 Polluting Factories to Close

Written by , on August 10, 2010

The Chinese government has ordered over 2,087 firms in high-polluting and energy-intensive industries to shut down outdated plant by the end of September. Companies that fail to do so risk having bank loans frozen, approvals for new projects and land purchases refused and their electricity cut off. Companies effected produce steel, coal, cement, aluminium, glass […]  Read more »

Coal Fires Burning for 50 years To Be Put Out

Written by , on June 9, 2010

The world’s worst underground coal fires are in Inner Mongolia. Some have been burning for 50 years. The amount of coal being burned is estimated to be about 20 million tonnes a year. The Inner Mongolia regional government has now announced plans and financing of 200 million yuan ($au36 million) to begin extinguishing the fires. […]  Read more »

Using Sea Shells to Clean the Sea Shore

Written by , on April 28, 2009

A team of researchers led by Stephan Kohler of the Graz University of Technology in Austria have completed tests showing that sea shells can remove heavy metal pollution from water. The researchers have cleansed water in Vietnam’s Saigon River, which was tainted with toxic metals like cadmium, zinc, lead and iron from factories on the […]  Read more »