Every action we make has some impact on the environment, whether positive or negative. This section focusses on the problems caused across the globe by human activity and seeks to inform people and inspire them to take action to help reduce climate change and make a difference before it’s too late.
A new study published in the Environmental Science and Technology Journal has found that increasing the number of green walls in cities could help reduce levels of pollution.
Although not yet compulsory, a number of companies have voluntarily been auditing and reporting on their carbon emissions, and many companies are seeing the benefits, a report commissioned by the government has revealed.
Five weeks into the oil leak caused by an explosion at a BP oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico, and a number of unsuccessful attempts at plugging the holes in the pipework later, BP's latest solution, 'top kill', has managed to stop the flow of oil and natural gas.
Few of us know that while we think our machines are sleeping, they are actually leeching 25% of the power that they consume from us.
When aiming to reduce your carbon footprint, there are many aspects of life where changes can be made to start making a difference, especially where our workplace routines are concerned.
Everybody knows the importance of saving energy at home, but when you consider the average amount of time spent at work is 37 hours a week, it becomes easy to see the huge amount of capacity for energy saving and being greener in the workplace.
Use a fat trap to collect fats, oil and grease rather than pouring them down the drain, as this can cause clogging of drains and blocked pipes that can lead to water leakages and costly repairs.