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Top 9 Plants to help reduce pollution indoors and as a shopping experience add-on.

Common indoor plants may provide a valuable weapon in the fight against rising levels of indoor air pollution. NASA scientists are finding them to be surprisingly useful in absorbing potentially harmful gases and cleaning the air inside homes, indoor public spaces, and office buildings. This strategy has recently caught the eye of retail companies that …

Guajira Azul

¿el fin de la sed wayuu? En febrero de este año, el Ejecutivo lanzó una ambiciosa iniciativa que quiere ser solución para el problema de acceso al agua potable en La Guajira. Aunque goza de amplio apoyo, su sostenibilidad en el tiempo preocupa a algunos. Segun el articulo publicado en El Espectador, en 2016, la …

A Review by the Forum of International Respiratory Societies’ Environmental Committee

Part 1: The Damaging Effects of Air Pollution According to a recent study published by the American College of CHEST Physicians, air pollution poses a great environmental risk to health. Outdoor fine particulate matter (particulate matter with an aerodynamic diameter < 2.5 μm) exposure is the fifth leading risk factor for death in the world, …

Premature deaths attributable to air pollution

Premature deaths attributable to fine particulate matter (PM2.5), ozone (O3) and nitrogen dioxide (NO2) exposure in 2012 in 40 European countries and the EU 28. Country PM2.5 O3 NO2 Austria 6 100 320 660 Belgium 9 300 170 2 300 Bulgaria 14 100 500 700 Croatia 4 500 270 50 Cyprus 790 40 0 Czech …

future business analysis, business evaluation, business improvement

What Does a Business Analyst Do (Explained by 3 Business Analysts)

Are you thinking of exploring a career as a business analyst? Perhaps hire one? We asked experts to explain some of the fundamental roles of a business analyst. David Alvarez What Does a Business Analyst Do? In a few words, Business Analysts assess, understand, manage and enable change within your business or company. Especially in …

iso certification, iso 14001

What is the difference between ISO 50001 and ISO 14001 certification?

Numerous companies that are already certified with the ISO 14001 standard are currently considering what advantages an energy management system based on ISO 50001 can bring and how these two systems can coexist given that both seem to pursue common objectives. The objective of an ISO 14001 certification is the implementation of an environmental management …

polucion en el aire, efectos y consecuencias

Pollution vs. Cognition

How air pollution is doing more than killing us The air we breathe could be changing our behavior we are only just beginning to understand. In the future, police and crime prevention units may begin to monitor the levels of pollution in their cities, and deploy resources to the areas where pollution is heaviest on …

solar for schools, education, renewable energy, solar energy,

New Incentives for Schools Make Solar Energy More Affordable than Ever

Thanks to the Future Energy Jobs Act passed in 2016, new incentives are available for Illinois schools to install solar panels, making it one of the best times to go solar. Why go solar at school? -Stand out as a sustainability leader in the community -Create an educational enrichment opportunity -Generate clean energy to power …

The controversy of the ‘low cost’ sensors and why we are inaccurately measuring air quality

Measuring the quality of the air we breathe has become a paramount issue in our cities. In the short term, decision making regarding traffic depends on this data: restrictions and decisions that alter our daily lives. In the long term, we must design environmental policies that protect the health of the population. Experts do not …

renewables, growth, economic benefits, sustainability

A new era of growth that could provide 26 Billion in savings by 2030. Don’t miss out!

Sustainability is the business of the future. The writing on the wall has never been clearer. This new growth approach “will deliver higher productivity, more resilient economies, and greater social inclusion.” According to the latest report performed by The Global Commission on the Economy and Climate, a body of scientists and former heads of government …