Cleaning products are everywhere in our homes and offices: on dishes, countertops, furniture, clothes, floors, windows, and floating through the air. In our war on dirt and germs we may often actually be making things worse.
Breathing is no optional, so air pollution matters. Recent studies by the World Health Organization (WHO) have shown that air pollution kills more people than AIDS and malaria combined and causes cancer.
A good solution to China's horrific smog problem would be to stop burning coal, of course, but until that happens, other solutions are needed and designer Daan Roosegaarde may have come up with a revolutionary idea.
French scientist has invented a light powered by algae that absorbs CO2 from the air--1 ton per year! The microalgae streetlamp has the potential to provide significantly cleaner air in urban areas and revolutionize the cityscape.
This lovely looking Victorian house in west London seems deceptively straightforward except for a tiny plaque on the front door. It notes that this is the second house in the UK to reach PassivHaus standards. And that is no mean