Pollution Probe identifies a range of stories and news articles within our nine sectors of expertise, which are relevant to our community.
0 Cloud-Based Home EV Charging Is Here
Siemens just unveiled the first WiFi-enabled, cloud-based electric vehicle (EV) charging station, called the VersiCharge SmartGrid. It allows EV owners to manage and schedule charging remotely, through an application. It can also interact with utilities, who can then better manage the time and level of charging across the grid to operate more efficiently and avoid
0 John Oliver Takes an Honest Look at Why Infrastructure is Crumbling
John Oliver’s review of America’s crumbling infrastructure and the reasons for it rings just as true in Canada. As the…
0 The Decoupling of Carbon Emissions from Economic Growth Has Begun
In a recent lecture at Georgetown University as part of the Global Futures Initiative, World Bank president Jim Yong Kim laid out five ways to reduce the drivers of climate change. He stated, “We have to keep the economy going – there is no turning back on growth. What we have to do is decouple
0 Harvard’s Bionic Leaf Turns Sunlight into Liquid Fuel
The original purpose of designing an artificial leaf was to harness light to break water into hydrogen and oxygen, thereby mimicking a real leaf’s photosynthesis. The bionic leaf is one step up from this process, in that it incorporates a type of bacterium that has been engineered to convert carbon dioxide plus the above hydrogen
0 Out of Sink: The Amazon Rainforest Is Losing Its Ability to Absorb CO2
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0 Health Officials Urge Legislation to Compel Radon Testing
Radon is the second-leading cause of lung cancer in Canada, accounting for 16 per cent of lung cancer deaths each year. Yet, we currently address this health risk through voluntary federal guidelines and the spotty use of provincial and territorial building codes. A number of public health officials are urging legislation to compel radon testing,