Tag: Pollution

The car manufacturing industry’s growing pollution problem

Exhaust spewing from a car

Diesel cars manufactured by Mercedes-Benz, Mitsubishi, Mazda, and Honda have all been found to emit more pollution on the road than their regulatory tests have shown.     In September, it was reported that Volkswagen violated the Clean Air Act by misleading emissions testers into believing their diesel vehicles produce less pollution than they actually emit. This… Read More

Mealworms to join the fight against plastic pollution

Researchers have found that mealworms might help solve the global plastic pollution problem by eating the Styrofoam and plastic that contributes to the world’s excess waste.        According to recent studies published in Environmental Science and Technology, mealworms are able to biodegrade the polyethylene they ingest with help from microorganisms in their gut. In fact,… Read More

Rio’s polluted water puts Olympic athletes’ health at risk

Athletes competing in swimming and boating competitions in the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro are facing new challenges now that they will be contending in polluted waters.   According to an Associated Press investigation, the water at Rio’s Olympic sites are contaminated with human feces. A water quality analysis showed that there are dangerously… Read More

Facial Cleansing Microbeads Facing Bans Due to Pollution in the Great Lakes

New research released in the Marine Pollution Bulletin has emerged that points to microbeads as one of the leading culprits in the pollution of the Great Lakes.   Microbeads are the plastic beads that are added to soaps to exfoliate skin; they range anywhere from 0.0004 to 1.24 millimeters. For each bottle of soap that… Read More