Seagrass: An Important Factor in Climate Change Mitigation

Seagrass, an aquatic plant, which is found on the seabed floor in shallow waters, is able to store carbon 35 times faster than tropical rainforests!!. But the bad news is that seagrass is seriously threatened by polluted waters and poor marine practices. Yet it is a critical ecosystem that provides ideal breeding grounds for small […]

5 Ways To Be Eco-Friendly While Kayaking

Kayaking is already an eco-friendly way to enjoy the outdoors. Kayaks are propelled by man-power rather than engines, they do not emit any gases that are harmful to the environment. But there are always ways to make an already eco-friendly activity, like kayaking, even less harmful to the environment. So next time you’re planning a […]

Why 1.5 Degrees Matters for the Developing World

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The world cannot achieve the sustainable development goals pledged for in 2016 by going higher than 1.5°C.  Currently we are 1.1 degree C above pre-industrial era.  Many countries are facing the effects of the rise in global temperatures. The increase of global temperature by  1.5°C will have major adverse effects on least developed countries (LDC), […]

Environmental Impacts of Fracking

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Fracking is a method to stimulate or improve fluid flow from rocks in the subsurface. Advancements in extraction technologies have enabled drillers to reach previously inaccessible gas in geological formations. The technique involves pumping water-rich fluid into a borehole until the fluid pressure at depth causes the rock to fracture. The pumped fluid contains small […]

Importance of Sustainable Energy for Singapore

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We are continuously hearing statements from people that Singapore should invest consistently in sustainable development. It should because this is the sole way to ensure dynamic growth and create an environment that is livable in the future. Although these statements are true, the expert team at “Visa Express” – Singapore visa consultant agency conducted research […]

Why Should You Buy Local Rather Than Imported?

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Many time I heard from my mom that it’s better to buy local goods rather than imported. And now together with you I’ll try to find the reasons why and prove it to myself. Price The local goods mostly will be cheaper because the manufacturer will not spend money for transportation and will not include […]

COP24: Expectations, Hopes and People’s Demands

The world will gather during 3 – 14 December 2018 in the beautiful Polish city of Katowice to discuss climate change at COP24. COP refers to the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). Last year, at COP23, the dialogue was renamed Talanoa Dialogue. The goal remains the […]

An Introduction to Greenhouse Gases

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Greenhouse gases are generally any gas molecules or compounds in the atmosphere which interact with outgoing infrared radiation from the sun and thus contribute to the Greenhouse Effect by warming the atmosphere. The major constituents of the atmosphere such as nitrogen (N2) and oxygen (O2) do not interact with infrared radiation and, thus are not […]

How Paper, Metal, Wood And Glass Are Recycled?

There are various guidelines that need to be understood when it comes to recycling. Rubbish removal companies carry out several methods of recycling to ensure that the environment remains clean. Various procedures for recycling paper, cardboard, metal, wood, and glass wastes are carried out systematically to provide solutions for the reduction of wastes. A proper […]

Rooftop Gardens: Catalyst for Green Cities

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Rooftop gardens, also known as green roofs, are vegetative green layer grown on a rooftop of buildings providing greenery, useful products, shade, acoustic benefits as well as remove heat from the air through evapo-transpiration, reducing temperatures of the roof surface and the surrounding air. On hot and humid summer days, the surface temperature of a […]

Biological Decomposition of Oil Raw Sludge and Oil Sludge

The list of the types of oil raw sludge includes off-grade oily or hydrocarbon bearing mixtures. The main sources of oil raw sludge are: Oil polluted priming coats of sectional and other industrial slots. Priming coats soaked with oil after oil pipeline accidents. Ground precipitation in oil-collecting reservoirs. Hard or liquid wastes from oil-processing oil-chemical […]

India’s Carbon Emissions Fall for the First Time in 40 Years

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India’s carbon emission data analysis undertaken by Carbon Brief and re-released by the BBC (May 12, 2020) date from 1967 to the first quarter of the year 2020, show a tend trend of a steady rising increase in carbon emissions (MtCO2). The figures start out very low, (less than 10MtCO2) reaching 30 million tonnes by […]

Introduction to Environmental Product Labelling

Environmental product labelling is a way to promote consumer behaviour and sustainable development, as identified by Agenda 21 of Rio Earth Summit in 1992.  This has not only led to internalization of environmental impacts and the issues associated with products and their manufacturing processes but also influenced consumption behaviour of the people. As a result, rapid […]

The Growth of the CBD industry Can Help the Environment

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The CBD industry has skyrocketed into the stratosphere in the last year. While most of us are familiar with its potential benefits, is there an unspoken cost associated with the growth of the Cannabidiol industry in the environment or is it a tool for future cleantech? But first, let’s recap quickly for those of you […]

6 Surprisingly “Green” Facts About Porta Potties

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In an age when 74 percent of U.S. adults believe the country should do whatever it takes to protect the environment, it’s time to shed light on the misconceptions and eradicate the stigma of what is actually one of the world’s largest sources of sustainability: porta potties. These two words may conjure thoughts of stifling […]

Global Warming and the Common Man

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Everybody is worried about climate change. It’s just that a fair proportion is convinced it is a natural phenomenon, nothing to do with human activities. When a significant number of individuals see global warming this way a lot of energy can go out of the window in arguing over who is right – energy that […]

5 Ways to Improve Environmental Management Systems

Environmental management systems play a key role in helping organisations manage their environmental impacts and implement improvements to reduce detrimental consequences that their activities may have. An environmental management system is a set of policies, procedures, registers, lists and other documents and tools that establish how a business functions with regards to environmental management within […]

Interfaith Dialogue at Cairo Climate Talks

“Pollution and global warming pose an even greater threat than war,” stated Egypt’s German Ambassador H.E. Julius Georg Luy, as he opened the 41st round of Cairo Climate Talks on June 27, 2016. “And,” he added, “the fight to preserve the environment could be the most positive way of bringing humanity together.” Expressing a heartfelt […]

Hybrid versus Diesel Engines: A Comparison for New Car Buyers

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When purchasing a new automobile, consumers often have questions regarding fuel-efficiency of diesel engines and hybrid engines. However, there are many factors that must be taken into account when making the hybrid versus diesel comparison. It is frequently surprising for some people to learn that the differences between diesels and hybrids often make one vehicle […]

Role of Least Developed Countries at COP21

The Least Developed Countries (LDCs) might be the group that determines the course of climate change negotiations. The group consists of countries vulnerable to climate change, and countries that will be in the fore-front of climate change impacts in the coming years. The thing that is of the most importance is that member states have […]

Towards a Green New Year

With the advent of the New Year, we always plan what main tasks we will be doing this year and what we will try to achieve. While main thrust of New Year resolutions are on education, health, experience, finances, housing, travel, holiday, love and entertainment but a main aspect we should be targeting is ‘protecting the […]

Everything You Need to Know About Carbon Offsetting Your Flights

In 2017 alone, airlines in the United States carried more passengers than ever before — a whopping 849.3 million travelers. Though flying is more popular than ever, there is a problem. Passengers who fly frequently are increasing their carbon footprint. Flying takes a lot of manpower and fuel, and isn’t great for the environment. You […]

Recycling of Fluorescent Lamps

An analysis of the lighting industry shows a trend shifting from the usage of incandescent bulbs to fluorescent bulbs (also known as Compact Fluorescent Lamp or CFL). Incandescent bulbs use more fossil fuel energy, are more costly and are less effective than fluorescent bulbs, in the amount of artificial light they produce as fluorescents produce […]

The Debate on Banning Plastic Bags in Africa

Africa, the continent with the least commitment to creating an environmental haven still hangs with an ongoing debate on plastic bags. This running debate circles around whether or not to ban plastics on the entire continent. For this to happen, it would take 54 different governments to pass a plastic bag bill in each of […]

Artificial Intelligence: An Effective Tool for Environment Protection

Artificial intelligence or AI (also known as machine intelligence) is the process of making a machine behave like a human. Artificial intelligence has swiftly emerged as an effective tool for environment protection and conservation of natural resources. Installation of smart grids in cities can utilize AI to regulate and control the power consumption. The emergence […]

Climate Change and Public Health

Climate change is now a major universal challenge and needs urgent attention. The impacts of climate change are not only restricted to the physical and climatological events like changing weather patterns, heavy rainfalls, floods, hurricanes, droughts, wildfires, heat stress, food and water shortages etc. but also has a major impact on individual and public health. Climate change is severely affecting […]

Different Types of Industrial Dust Collectors

There are so many industrial dust collectors out there, and choosing the best one for your company can be difficult, especially if you don’t know much about them. If you’re one of them, then you’ve come to the right place. An industrial dust collector is a system that helps enhance the quality of air released […]

Art from Trash

Recycling is a process of using a second hand product to create a new output that makes sense and a good use of it by using our creativity whereas art is a form of using our imagination and creativity to create an object with a hidden or direct message to the public or the viewers […]

10 Ways You Can Conserve Freshwater and Reduce Water Wastage

In many countries, people struggle to access clean water for drinking. As such, governments and organizations across the world are increasingly aware of environmental conservation efforts focusing on saving freshwater supplies. In effect, many people and countries are trying to minimize water used in homes and are looking for ways to utilize a readily renewable […]

Planting Trees Has Never Been This Easier!

Global warming was a new word to me when I was in 6th grade. Astonishing with the consequences, I asked my science teacher, “if we students of our school could plant trees?”. The idea was to plant around 500 trees. Unfortunately, the response came anomaly. Indeed, it was pragmatic challenge for us to get a […]

How Eco-Friendly Industries Have Publicized Their Breakthroughs

If you want to publicize your breakthroughs in your industry, it can be difficult. After all, the world is more competitive than ever before. Plus, if you are an eco-friendly industry, you want to do it in a way that doesn’t use more resources than you need. Therefore, you need a good strategy. Here are […]

5 Eco-Friendly Ways to Remodel Your Home

Remodeling your home might be on your to-do list in 2020. But if you’re environmentally conscious then you might be wondering whether or not a remodel is good for the environment. Not to worry! Here are 5 ways you can give your home a makeover in eco-friendly fashion. 1. Replace Your Lawn One of the […]

The Best Examples of How Businesses Are Paying More Attention to the Environment

Global business has a big impact on the environment. Over the decades and centuries, the environment has been abused in all kinds of ways, but that could be beginning to change. These days, it’s possible to see examples of how the business community is paying more attention to the environment if you look closely. Here […]

Recycled uPVC – A New Window of Opportunity

Eco-conscious consumers in the United Kingdom have a new environmentally friendly option for replacing the windows in their home. Recycled uPVC (or unplasticized PVC) is durable, energy efficient and recyclable, making it an environmentally responsible choice of material for anyone who needs new windows. Read on to learn more about the benefits that recycled uPVC […]

Dealing with Mercury Spill

Mercury finds widespread use in medical devices, industrial instruments, lighting etc. The most common applications are in high-pressure sodium lamps and fluorescent bulbs, thermostats, spent batteries, sphygmomanometers, thermometers and dental amalgams. More mercury going to landfills The amount of mercury going into landfills is increasing every year because of the growing use of mercury-based healthcare, […]

What Are the Benefits of Biomethane to the Environment?

The planet is already suffering because of questionable environmental practices. It is becoming increasingly necessary to find sustainable solutions to save the earth. One of the solutions comes in the form of alternative energy sources. Biomethane is counted among the few alternatives of energy sources. This is because it is both renewable and eco-friendly. While […]

Promoting Environmental Awareness through Environmental Media: A Project in Palestine

Palestine has a full membership in the UNFCCC and has recently signed Paris Agreement on climate change along with many other countries. This requires Palestine and its Environmental Quality Authority (EQA) to implement the agreements and conventions of UNFCCC on climate change and other environmental issues. In the coming few years, Palestine needs support to […]

How to Handle E-Waste

The world is full of electronic goods of all shapes and sizes. From old computer monitors and desktop PCs to ancient cell phones and miscellaneous cables and peripherals. A significant amount of e-waste ends up in landfill sites, where it lies buried under mountains of garbage. E-waste doesn’t rot away. Instead, it leeches dangerous chemicals […]

Ecotourism: Outlook for Jordan

Ecotourism in Jordan is witnessing a multi-dimensional evolution from pure economic opportunities to a wider industry that embraces environmental and community-based development as core elements. Responding to the local, regional and international traveler’s preference, ecotourism provides a perfect platform for responsible sustainable businesses to utilize green investment and community empowerment in creating niche services and […]

Illegal Quarries in Lebanon

Illegal quarries, estimated to number between 700 and 1,300 quarries in Lebanon, extract stone or sand, which is then used by construction companies to build apartments, shopping malls and offices, and for landscaping. The proliferation of quarries began in the early 1990s, at the end of the civil war, as the country tried to rebuild itself after […]

Solar Power Breaking New Grounds in Palestine

The largest solar power project in Palestine will be launched in the next few days. This project is part of the Noor Palestine Program which is designed and implemented by the Palestine Investment Fund (PIF). Msader for Energy Systems Co., the largest Palestinian company established in 2010  and one of leading and specialized companies in […]

The Truth About Softened Water and Your Health

For some time now it was reported many times over that having hard water is a bad thing due to having minerals such as calcium and magnesium, but it seems softened water isn’t as beneficial as we thought it was. Hard water gets the short end of the stick because of the minerals that it […]

Climate Variability and its Causes

Earth’s climate has always been affected by a range of natural factors. It is known to have changed significantly during recorded history, even before gaseous emissions from human activity could have posed any significant threat to atmospheric or climatic conditions. Natural climate variability can arise from natural forcing mechanism which includes both internal oscillations and […]

OneLessStraw Pledge Campaign

In October of 2016, One More Generation founders Olivia (14) and her brother Carter (15.5) launched their global OneLessStraw Pledge Campaign in an effort to help clean up our environment and educate people on the harms of using single use plastic straws. Some interesting facts: Did you know that in America, we are using an […]

Negative Effects of Industrialization

When exploration of crude oil, coal mining occurs and burning of fossil fuels there is an increase in atmospheric carbon which is higher than natural sedimentation of Carbon as observed in industrialized nations.  In the last two and a half centuries, the concentration of CO2 in the atmosphere has increased by one third. Ecosystems which were a […]

M-Bot Cleaner: Marine Waste Cleaner Developed by 10-Year Old Kid

I am currently working towards Sustainable Development Goal 14 – Conserve and judiciously use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development. My innovation M-Bot Cleaner (Marine Robot Cleaner) intends to provide vital protection (in a sustainable manner) to the marine habitats as it removes the waste from the surface of the water bodies […]

An Introduction to Asbestosis

You may have heard about asbestos and the issues surrounding this substance, but you probably haven’t heard of asbestosis, this is the reason why here at Croft Environmental we are eager to make sure we offer the best asbestos removal services possible. In this article, you’ll learn everything that you need to know about asbestosis […]

Lebanon Climate Act

Lebanon Climate Act is being organized in line with its INDC, country’s climate change engagement at COP21. Lebanon’s INDC is the Intended Nationally Determined Contribution where Lebanon has publicly outlined what climate actions it intends to take under a new international agreement by 2030, and has mainly set a target of 15% CO2 emissions reduction […]

3 Ways to Make your Office Eco-Friendly

One of the latest terms in office procedures and office setup is “Eco-friendly.” That broad term refers to items, practices, procedures and standards that do not harm the environment. It applies to everything from printer paper to cloud computing. What Eco-Friendly Really Means While people use the term to loosely refer to products contributing to […]

Environmental Footprint of the Sochi Olympics

The upcoming Winter Olympics in Sochi is notorious for various controversies and scandals involving corruption and environmental violations. Gay rights activists discourage people from attending the event, whereas environmental activists highlight the fact that the country is destroying the nature of the region to build the ambitious Olympic projects. Local residents have suffered through rounds […]

8 Things You Can Do To Help The Environment Now

Being green doesn’t have to be hard – but sometimes it takes a bit of thought and the breaking of a few bad habits. Here are 8 ways you can start helping the environment right now. Don’t recycle everything We’re always told to recycle everything we can – but the truth is, over-zealous recycling can […]

Towards a Green Eid

Eid, like other local, national and religious festivals have a major impact on the environment. Extra food, drinks and clothes are made, used and consumed. People spend huge amount of money in buying these items. Visiting public places, malls and entertainment location cause massive littering. The environmental consideration of Eid is often being neglected and […]

Environmental Impacts Of Globalization

Globalization was meant to change the world– and it did. The founding idea of globalization is that no country should be restricted to their own borders; that the world is part of a large community rather than restricted to small countries. Globalization aimed to take borders down, to unite everyone, to make us all citizens […]

Tips For a Green Home

We all want to help the planet in any way possible. The problem? Many of us are lazy and think that making any amount of serious, positive change to our environment is time-consuming, expensive and altogether difficult. However, we couldn’t be more wrong. There are countless ways to give your home a more green environment. […]

5 Effective Ways to Make Logistics Sustainable

The modern supply chain is an intricate and nuanced business process that involves numerous key actors, and of course, requires mounds of resources in order to function efficiently and effectively. For those key actors, that is. As for the environment, or the individual logistics businesses involved in the process, the costs can be sky-high. From […]

Significance of Solid Waste Management

Some countries have achieved considerable success in solid waste management. But the rest of the world is grappling to deal with its wastes. In these places, improper management of solid waste continues to impact public health of entire communities and cities; pollute local water, air and land resources; contribute to climate change and ocean plastic […]

Top Environmental Agreements of the 20th Century

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The international environmental agreements negotiated in the 20th century reflect commonality of global interests in maintaining the robustness and integrity of our planets and set up procedures through monitoring the health of environment and provide benefits to all parties. Following are some of the major environmental treaties, conventions and protocols that have been negotiated in the […]

Waging Eco-Jihad for a Sustainable Future

There is an inseparable relation between the environment and our soul. Islamic teachings offer a completely integrated view of the Universe where human souls and the environment are all part of one living, conscious whole. The Holy Quran exhorts us to live a balanced, moderate and sustainable life without causing any harm to the Earth. […]

The Importance of Teaching Your Children About Sustainability

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As our society continues to place a larger and larger burden on the environment, incorporating sustainable living practices in our daily lives becomes more important. In addition to placing a personal emphasis on sustainability, it is important to share this concept with your children. Importance of Sustainability Many of these resources provided by Earth like […]

Why You Should Choose Cheap Rubbish Removals

There are several options when it comes to getting rid of wastes; a cheap London rubbish removal service can make the decision much easier. Children’s toys, old furniture, broken home appliances – the list of waste that builds up over time is endless. It can be frustrating when there are mountains of unwanted things lying […]

5 Ways to Reduce Your Carbon Footprint at Home

Climate change is moving from scientific theory to everyday fact. Global warming effects are beginning to filter down to the average person’s day-to-day experiences. Record heat waves are hitting the U.S. Larger forest fires are burning entire cities. Historic flooding events are inundating coastal areas. Hurricanes are getting more frequent and destructive. Climate change is […]

Getting Others To Follow In Your Green Footsteps

Living an eco-friendly lifestyle can give you a great sense of pride and well-being. But what if this isn’t enough? Seeing other people carry on with their non-eco-friendly methods can be hard to ignore. But nobody wants to be that irritating person forcing their views onto other people. Converting people to a greener lifestyle therefore […]

7 Ways to Gain Greater Appreciation for Mother Earth

It’s easy to feel disconnected from nature—our busy modern lives mean we live much of it indoors in front of screens, even if we have better intentions. But there are lots of ways that we can help ourselves and our children gain a greater appreciation for Mother Earth. Watch a documentary You’re already in front of […]

Protecting Rainforests

Rising levels of carbon dioxide (CO2) in the atmosphere have been linked to climate change. Rainforests are part of the solution to climate change because they remove 4.4 billion tonnes of CO2 from the atmosphere every year. With the destruction of large sections of the rainforest to make way for cattle ranching, agriculture, logging or […]

Food Waste Management Scenario

Food waste is an untapped energy source that mostly ends up rotting in landfills, thereby releasing greenhouse gases into the atmosphere. Food waste is difficult to treat or recycle since it contains high levels of sodium salt and moisture, and is mixed with other waste during collection. Major generators of food wastes include hotels, restaurants, […]

Importance of Recycling in the Case of Battery Energy Storage

In this day and age, batteries are a common household item. The AA, C and D batteries help power laptops, portable audio equipment, electronic toys and games, remote controls, and several other gadgets. But, what happens when a cell in one of your devices dies?  Do you toss it in your trash can? If dead […]

Why Are Butterflies Important for the Environment?

Butterflies are largely known for their extraordinary beauty and unique transformations. However, did you know that they are also a very important part of our environment? You could argue that butterflies are just as important to our environment as bumble bees. Unfortunately, a lot of butterflies are under threat of extinction. So, what would happen […]

Little Eco-Hero from Abu Dhabi

Abdul Muqeet, also known as the Paper Bag Boy, has risen from being just another ordinary student to an extra-ordinary environmentalist. At just ten years old, Abdul Muqeet has demonstrated his commitment to saving the environment in United Arab Emirates and elsewhere. Inspired by the 2010 campaign “UAE Free of Plastic Bags”, Abdul Muqeet, a student […]

Anatomy of a Recycling Facility

We separate recyclables from trash. We take our containers out to the curb on collection day. Trucks empty them and drive off. We retrieve the containers until the next collection day. Did you ever wonder what happens next? To find out, I toured the recycling facility in Greensboro, North Carolina and interviewed the city’s recycling […]

Ecotourism Attractions in America That You Can Visit Today

People spend more time on things that benefit them, right? After all, that’s the basic law of a market economy. And ecotourism is a lot like that, too. Namely, everybody benefits. That’s because the tourist has a wonderful time. And the business gains a healthy profit. Also, the local population benefits from fair business practices. […]

10 Ways That Magnify Importance of Shredding

Written evidence is as important today as it was 100 years ago, but what to do with all the files and documents when they are no longer needed. You know these papers hold confidential and private information, hence you can’t just throw them away. ‘Paper shredding’ could be a great choice for all sorts of […]

Making Your Children Environmentally Smart

We all have the capacity to learn new ideas and different ways of thinking but there is little doubt that we are most receptive to change when we are still children. Teaching your children how to be environmentally smart involves an element of education and leading by example, and the end result if we all […]

A Chat with Paper Bag Boy

Abdul Muqeet, also known as the Paper Bag Boy, has risen from being just another ordinary boy to an extraordinary environmentalist spearheading the fight against climate change in United Arab Emirates. Ten-year old Abdul Muqeet has demonstrated remarkable commitment to saving the environment and has won numerous awards including the prestigious Abu Dhabi Award. Here he […]

Chasing Green in India

A consumer survey on people’s perceptions of green brands and corporate social responsibility shows that 64% of Indian consumers plan to spend more on green products. More importantly, nearly 48 % of Indian consumers said they were willing to spend over 10% more on a product simply because it is green. By defying what the consumer […]

5 Effective Ways to Raise Cleantech Awareness Via Video

Video can help create even more cleantech awareness in more ways than one. For one, it could be used to (fore)warn humans about the nuisance and dangers of uninhibited tech pollution, including the environmental and economic impacts/costs. According to recent 2018 reports, a whopping $460 billion is needed per year for the next 12 years […]

6 Ways Climate Change is Affecting Outdoor Recreation

When it comes to the importance of climate change, we often give little attention to how it impacts our recreational time. How will the effects of global warming change what we do outdoors.? While the impacts of climate change on outdoor recreation are less pressing than others — such as property damage and food shortages […]

Climate Change Contrarians – A Compendium

Everyone is concerned about global warming and climate change, one of today’s hottest topics. Just looking up these terms in any search engine will turn millions of results. It is a topic growing in importance and it is the duty of every global citizen to understand this phenomenon. There is a consensus among 97% of […]

Break Free from Fossil Fuels

“Not in my back yard” a well known metaphor that explains the human actions, people were extremely happy when fossil fuels were found, the thought that their problems are finally going to be solved, not knowing the adverse effect of this discovery , and no one had questioned about the future. Probably now, while you are reading this article […]

Urban Heat Island Effect: Causes, Impacts and Mitigation

The urban heat island (UHI) effect arises due to absorption of incident radiation from the sun by built surfaces of tall buildings, roof, concrete structures and asphalt roads and then releasing it in the form of heat. The term “urban heat island” describes the built-up areas that are significantly hotter than the surrounding open, natural […]

This Is How We Make Healthcare More Sustainable

These days, we all know just how important it is to try and lead eco-friendly and green lives. There have been countless campaigns ran by various organizations to try and persuade families to choose the environmentally friendly options. You know the kinds of things that help us lead eco-friendly lives; things such as choosing an […]

Talking Green: An Interview with Vandana Shiva

I met Vandana Shiva in the airport. When the automatic sliding doors at the arrivals gate revealed her luggage cart and her orange sari, I half expected a beam of light to illuminate her, such is the legend that surrounds her. Of course none did because Vandana Shiva is just a human being and not a saint. […]

5 Eco-friendly Gift Ideas For This Christmas

No matter how busy you’re and running out of time, Christmas is a such a joyful celebration that makes any person happy for picking a right giveaway. You must think something that would be beneficial for the environment. With global warming and other adverse environmental condition, the earth is suffering from an alarming situation. To […]

The Scourge of Plastic Wastes: An Infographic

In just over 30 years, scientists predict there will be more pounds of plastic in the ocean than there will be pounds of fish. Marine life is dying at an alarming rate after being assaulted by plastic in the oceans. Just last week a whale beached and died in Southern Thailand, and a necropsy revealed […]

4 Public Transport Changes Necessary For A Greener Future

If you want to save the world, then you should use public transport– or that’s the idea that’s promoted by governments the world over, anyway. We can all acknowledge that the fewer cars there are on the road, the better, but public transport still doesn’t feel like a viable alternative to your own motor. We […]

EcoMENA Wins Top International Award for Environmental Awareness

EcoMENA, a Qatari non-profit environmental organization, has won the National Energy Globe Award 2017, one of the most prestigious environmental prizes worldwide. The award is in recognition of the environmental awareness and conservation efforts initiated by EcoMENA through an innovative community-based knowledge dissemination project focussed on the entire MENA region. The award is presented by […]

My Date with COP23

COP23 was held in Bonn, Germany at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) headquarters. COP23 was my third consecutive conference and I was on a party badge in COP21 and COP22. This time I was an observer and YOUNGO (youth representative) focal point for 2017. Every COP is different, and each has […]

How to Treat Industrial Wastewater without Chemicals

According to The United Nations World Water Development Report 2017, the volumes of industrial wastewater could double by 2025, while the market for wastewater treatment technologies is also predicted to grow as much by 2020. This shouldn’t be a surprise since wastewater can present an opportunity for cost saving and reducing water dependency when managed […]

Objectives of Environmental Education

Environmental education is a holistic, lifelong learning process directed at creating responsible individuals who explore and identify environmental issues, engage in problem solving, and take action effectively to improve the environment. As a result, individuals develop a deeper awareness and understanding of environmental issues and have effective skills to make informed and responsible decisions that […]

Plastic Waste Collection Methods

Plastic consumption has grown at a tremendous rate over the past two decades as plastics now play an important role in all aspects of modern lifestyle. Plastics are used in the manufacture of numerous products such as protective packaging, lightweight and safety components in cars, mobile phones, insulation materials in buildings, domestic appliances, furniture items, […]

Marine Litter, Plastics and Our Responsibility

Marine litter is a major environmental problem that is being faced around the world, especially by small island developing countries. The litter is generated due to fishing boats, trawlers and industries located near to the shores. Up to 80% of all marine litter in our oceans consist of plastic and from the land based activities […]

Ultimate Guide to Sustainable Groundwater Remediation

While there are some fundamental commonalities in the earth’s soil, like the existence of clay or sand in parts of it, groundwater systems around the world are incredibly diverse. Accordingly, remediation treatments available are just as different as the groundwater systems that exist. Region and location play a massive role on the pervasiveness of certain […]

Why Ocean Acidification Matters

There is a forlorn hope that spraying 7 billion tonnes per year of fossil carbon (in the form of carbon dioxide) from the combustion of coal, oil and gas into the atmosphere will have little impact on the chemical structure of the atmosphere and the oceans. Sadly, this is not the case. Since the industrial […]

Global Recycling Day – An Overview

Global Recycling Day, celebrated on March 18, was unveiled in 2018 in order to inform the importance and significance of recycling to the world. It is a day for us to come together and work towards making this planet a better place to live for us and also for our future generations. A joined up […]

Disposal of Palm Oil Mill Effluent

Palm Oil processing gives rise to highly polluting wastewater, known as Palm Oil Mill Effluent (POME), which is often discarded in disposal ponds, resulting in the leaching of contaminants that pollute the groundwater and soil, and in the release of methane gas into the atmosphere. Properties of POME POME is an oily wastewater generated by […]

Renewable Energy for Beginners

Renewable energy is the energy that is harnessed from renewable resources, which are naturally replenished on human timescale, such as solar, wind, biomass, tidal waves and geothermal heat. Renewable energy systems are rapidly becoming more efficient and cheaper. The importance of solar energy was recognized as early as 1911 in the Scientific American article which […]

10 Most Amazing Eco-friendly Experiences Around the World

It is important to learn how to reduce your environmental impact while you discover new places in an amazing way. The following are the 10 most amazing eco-friendly travel experiences all around the world: 1. The Game Watchers’ Safari in Africa There is no better way to be co-friendly more than staying close to the […]

3 Reasons Why Environmentally Friendly Corporations Are Thriving

Environmental friendliness in corporations has been on the rise for several decades. Due to the massive pollution that has overtaken our planet since the Industrial Revolution, environmental activists have become more and more demanding of environmentally friendly systems for both corporations and our governments alike.   Sustaining our planet is sustaining ourselves. Corporations who engage […]

The Quest for Climate Justice

Climate change represents a real threat to human rights. It should be treated seriously to prevent the breakdown the biodiversity harmony of the planet and well-being of the people. Climate justice holds paramount importance in order to safeguard the health and livelihoods of most vulnerable communities. Despite the various contradictory stories concerning the real impact […]

Why Do We Need More Sources of Sustainable Energy

If I ask you to plan your future, can you make a list that you and your children will benefit from? Planning for your future can be an easy task, you have to take care of the financial stability, funds for your children’s studies, a house to live, and some funds for fun. I bet […]

Upcycling and its Advantages

Upcycling is different from Recycling. Recycling is the process of changing discarded materials into new products to prevent waste. Upcycling is the practice of converting waste materials or useless products into new materials or products of higher quality or value than the original, for example, conversion of used coconut shells into eco-friendly eating bowl. Upcycling, […]

The Huge Economic Benefits of E-Waste Recycling

Every day, each American throws away five pounds worth of waste. Given that over 328 million people are living in the United States, that’s an awful lot of waste disposal. However, that doesn’t even begin to get into e-waste and how along with general waste, it’s contributing to an ever-growing problem. We store 55 tons […]

What is Composting

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The composting process is a complex interaction between the waste and the microorganisms within the waste. The microorganisms that carry out this process fall into three groups: bacteria, fungi, and actinomycetes. Actinomycetes are a form of fungi-like bacteria that break down organic matter. The first stage of the biological activity is the consumption of easily available sugars by […]