When starting to live a holistic and “green” lifestyle, it seems there are an abundant number of ways to reduce your carbon footprint on the Earth. At first, taking a few small steps towards improving your sustainability and quality of life is usually the best way to go about this. Indoor air quality is sometimes… Continue reading Simple Options to Improve Indoor Air Quality and Overall Health
Following the Second World War, a baby boom took place in North America that very quickly created enormous pressure on housing markets all across the continent. By the 1950s, however, developers had discovered a profitable, time-efficient way of accommodating the burgeoning demand for housing: suburban sprawl. It was by no coincidence that this development trend… Continue reading The Evolution and Consequences of Suburban Sprawl
The quality and state of the movement of people, goods and services lie at the very heart of global economic prosperity. When traffic jams make us late for work, it means doing as much work in less time. In fact, transportation is so important that in the western world we spend more than one month… Continue reading Green Mobility as a Solution to Environmental Degradation
The answer is yes, pollution permits and carbon credits can reduce pollution, even though the idea of distributing permission to pollute and carbon credit can be morally debatable. Let’s explain this idea with one general principle: the Earth can tolerate a certain amount of pollution without being seriously harmed. After all, someone who has peed… Continue reading Can a Pollution Permit and Carbon Credit Reduce Pollution?
The Kyoto protocol was established in 1997 and regrouped 55 industrial countries. The objective was to respond to the problem of global warming and find ways to manage it. Since global warming is related to human activities, the emission of greenhouse gases can be controlled. One of the conditions to make the protocol active was… Continue reading What Is the Kyoto Protocol?
Global Warming, also known as climate change, is a rise of the average temperature in the atmosphere and in the oceans. Like the name says, it is a global phenomenon. Every corner of the world experiences it due to an accumulation of greenhouse gas. Since gas doesn’t get fixed in one area like a solid… Continue reading What Is Global Warming or Climate Change?
The carbon market is a concept based on “polluter pays” and cap and trade principle. The objective is to reduce gas emissions through the use of market law. It assembles voluntary organizations that exchange the rights to issue carbon dioxide.
Life on Earth started in the water. One of the reason why is that water is a protected environment against the Sun’s ray capable to sterilize the planet. During Earth’s middle life, plants in the water started to absorb the abounded carbon dioxide in the air and breathe out oxygen. This long process created an… Continue reading What Is the Ozone Layers and the Montreal Protocol?
The word smog comes from the words smoke and fog combined. Smog itself is formed from a mixture of these two elements and any other airborne pollutants. It first started to form in England during the first years of the industrial age. Fog, which forms from evaporated water, would grab smoke from coal factories and… Continue reading What Is Smog?