The Growth of No-Car Zones

In an effort to help curb air pollution, many cities worldwide have been limiting the use of cars, and encouraging the public to use public transportation, walk, or cycle to their destinations. While the idea to limit, or altogether ban, private vehicles isn’t groundbreaking, the positive results it has on cutting pollution are staggering.

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My Roof Eats Smog for Lunch

Smog has long been a ubiquitous presence in urban areas around the world. It is a major contributor to respiratory illness and can cripple a city’s ability to function, to say nothing of it’s psychological effects. Each city approaches the problem in their own way, from high taxes on vehicles to industrial restrictions. Now, researchers have developed a specially coated roofing tile that can reduce pollutants by 88-97% on contact.

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Peru’s Innovative Air-Purifying Billboard

A recent report suggests that 90 percent of the world’s urban population is breathing air that fails to meet WHO safety guidelines. Among the world’s worst air pollution offenders is Lima, Peru’s capital city. While air pollution has declined over the last decade, Lima residents remain concerned with the health and environmental risks posed by the quality of their city’s …

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