It wasn’t that long ago that most of the energy used on the Earth came from muscles. People and animals did most of the work, with an occasional assist from a water wheel. Ships relied on the wind to get from port to port. Then along came James Watt and his steam engine and everything […]
Why We Need to Stop Using Fossil Fuels? Understanding the True Impact By Sara Haddou Amar | November 15, 2018 Fossil fuels have a wide range of applications including generation of electricity, transport fuels, making products like plastics, cosmetics, and even certain medicines. But why scientists and environmentalist are fighting to end the use of […]
Nature Climate Change proposed article on a study by J.-F. Mercure, H. Pollitt, J. E. Viñuales, etc. on how the huge impact of stranded fossil fuel assets could have on life in the future . Here are some excerpts and views of the mainstream world media on such study. In few words, this new study […]
We would quote Greenpeace’s ongoing ‘Take Action’ world campaign that started with the rightful words “ Plastic has become so integral to our lives that we no longer think twice when using it . . .” to introduce their other eye opener article by Jen Fela that follows. Every minute of every day, the equivalent […]
Countries in the MENA region are more than often in a paradoxical situation that of being the last place on Earth where leaded petrol is legal.
Certain Octane compounds, although banished throughout the world are, still commercialized in certain countries as fuel additives made from Tetra-lead, explains AlgeriePart, a local Algerian media citing The Independent. Tetra-lead or tetraethyl lead Tetraethyllead | Pb(C2H5)4 is an organometallic compound and an oily liquid that has been widely used until the early 2000s as an anti-knock additive in all internal combustion engines petrol . . . .
According to The Guardian, there will be “More plastic than fish in the sea by 2050, per Ellen MacArthur who elaborating, adds that “One refuse truck’s-worth of plastic is dumped into the sea every minute, and the situation is getting worse.”
More than a year later on, The Telegraph published on May 16, 2017 this article on the nocive spread of plastic material debris in its widest range that are the drinking bottle and the shopping bag. The paper wondered in this article (excerpted below). . .
Why a tiny British island in the Pacific has 38 million pieces of plastic rubbish on its beaches
When researchers travelled to a tiny, uninhabited island in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, they were astonished to find an estimated 38 million pieces of trash washed up on the beaches.
Almost all of the garbage they found on Henderson