AIRBORNE: REDUCE, REUSE, RECYCLE

At times mantras meant to encourage us to be more environmentally proactive (like the one on this article's title) end up doing the exact opposite. Why? Because at times it seems as if they carry no immediate benefits. But that should not always be the case. So how do we draw value out of reducing, … Continue reading AIRBORNE: REDUCE, REUSE, RECYCLE

AIRBORNE: A MECHANIZED LIFE

If there is a single thing that defines our urban life then it has to be mobility. Always being on the move requires energy which our vehicles consume in the name of fossil fuels. Fossil fuels...carbonized remnants of historic organic life transformed over time into hydrocarbons not only able to drive our vehicles but light … Continue reading AIRBORNE: A MECHANIZED LIFE

AIRBORNE: THE MAKING OF STEEL

A chimney has many functions one of which is blocking the release of harmful emmissions from industries. But what happens when it malfunctions... Well, nearby settlements suffer because of polluted air. Among the many industries, iron and steel production demands significant attention especially if their chimneys are malfunctional. And here's the reason why. IRON ORE … Continue reading AIRBORNE: THE MAKING OF STEEL

THE MESSY CLIMATE DEBATE

Climate change denial proponents seem to have a point after all. Its hard to understand how gases could lead to elevated atmospheric temperatures. But on the flipside, resistance is expected especially from those who will lose out if the climate change crusade is taken seriously namely... The multibillion dollar coal mining businesses... Industries which care … Continue reading THE MESSY CLIMATE DEBATE

AIRBORNE DAMAGE: THE AROMATIC RED FLAG

The word 'aroma' draws out images of sweet smelling scents that attract us. Flowers, food, perfumes...name them...produce aromas that we simply find captivating and irresistible. But so does burning of fossil fuels such as diesel and wood. POLYCYCLIC AROMATICS Polycyclic aromatics are a special group of chemical compounds produced by incomplete combustion of organic matter … Continue reading AIRBORNE DAMAGE: THE AROMATIC RED FLAG