All the pollution news and views we’ve been reading this week:
Smog-busting Roof Tiles Could Clean Tons of Pollution
University of California researchers at Riverside say they have demonstrated an inexpensive roof coating that gobbles up smog-forming pollutants and, if widely adopted, could clean tons of air pollution each day.
Fisheries: Urgent action needed on overfishing, pollution
FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva opened a meeting of the world’s only inter-governmental forum on fisheries and aquaculture issues, calling for urgent action to address climate change and other threats.
Finally, a Pollution Index Beijing Can Love
A new survey seeks to gauge how open officials are about levels of pollution at the sources of the problem.
Pollution Without Revolution
On a smoggy day this past February, Chinese President Xi Jinping did a remarkable thing: he went for a stroll outside without the face mask that Beijingers often don to protect themselves against the capital’s air pollution.
Australia says pollution falling at Great Barrier Reef
Australia on Thursday said it was confident the Great Barrier Reef would avoid a World Heritage downgrade after a new report card showed pollutants entering the water had been significantly reduced.
New research shows Western Amazon under threat from oil pollution
A new study of pollution records indicates that the Western Amazon, an area of unparalleled biological and cultural diversity, may have been contaminated by widespread oil pollution over a 30-year period.
Wide-Spread Waterless Dyeing Could Cut Pollution
If adopted on a wide scale, waterless dyeing technologies from companies including AirDye, ColorZen and DyeCoo could drastically reduce pollution from the clothing industry, reports Yale 360.
Plastic pollution in oceans can’t be solved with a gadget
These plans meet with great acclaim … from everybody except the people who know the most about garbage patches and plastic pollution.