Air Purification Incorporated is Changing the Way our Workers Breathe
The largest in the U.S. Air Purification Incorporated was founded in 1985 to provide clean air to industries in the Southeastern United States. They’ve grown into the largest supplier of air pollution control equipment and filters in the U.S., with headquarters in Raleigh, NC and regional offices in Cincinnati, OH, Knoxville, TN, Charlottesville, VA, and... Read More
Healthy Living: What is the Science behind Moss and Lichens Cleaning up Air Pollution?
Through photosynthesis, all plants clean the air of carbon dioxide, the most common greenhouse gas which causes climate change, releasing oxygen in the process; but mosses and lichens can also be used as filters to clean air pollution caused by toxic trace elements including the heavy metals mercury, cadmium and lead. Because neither moss nor... Read More
Healthy Living: Is “Pidgeon Air Patrol” Effective for Measuring Air Pollution? 6 Steps to Pollution Solutions
When you see a pigeon in the street, your first impulse is probably to shoo it away. The omnipresent bird is usually regarded as a pest, something to be scorned. But several cities worldwide have begun to see pigeons less as a menace and more as a healthy living asset in the war to combat... Read More
Going Green: Urban Air Pollution Sources and Solutions
It’s not exactly news that cities and urban areas have air pollution problems that tend to exceed rural areas. What you may not know is the sources of air pollution, and how going green is a solution. Simply put, air pollution can be any harmful substance, including a gas, liquid or solid, that harms people... Read More
Green Living: Climate Change and The Paris Agreement 2015
Last week nearly 200 world leaders gathered in Paris to discuss ways to slow the damaging effects of climate change. The emission of green house gasses has risen exponentially in the last century from the burning of fossil fuels. With a rise in carbon dioxide and other emissions into the stratosphere, global temperatures have risen more than... Read More
Suck It Up, Buttercup!
If you’ve ever had a tough personal trainer or boss, you may have been told to “Suck it up, buttercup!” when the going gets tough. But these harsh-sounding words may in fact be super good news for the planet. The World Health Organization (WHO) states that particles in the air ranging from 2.5 to 10... Read More
Cloud Seeding: Blessing or Curse?
“The Beijing Weather Modification Office spent a lot of time researching how to prevent rain in the city during the Aug. 8 opening ceremony of the 2008 Summer Olympics. The government even guaranteed clear skies for the event — a promise it managed to deliver on.” The feat only took the launch of 1,104 rain dispersal rockets from... Read More