If you’re a fan of tapping up Instagram or Pinterest for interiors inspiration, you’ll probably have noticed the influx of houseplants on your feed.From minimal spaces peppered with potted cacti, to bohemian pads strewn with hanging shrubs, the trend for bringing greenery indoors doesn’t seem to be going anywhere fast with millennials.Indoor plants have become increasingly popular with a renting generation that can’t afford their own gardens, so have turned to houseplants as a way to bring the calming effects of the great outdoors into their homes.So which are the best to buy to promote a sense of inner peace? Here are a few to have on your radar…1. JasmineThis fragrant plant is a member of the olive family and is typically found outdoors, but it can also thrive in a home environment – if it gets plenty of sunlight. The white flowers on this delicate shrub are where you’ll really get the wellness benefits; they give off a calming scent … [Read more...] about House plants are back in fashion with wellness-loving millennials: Here are 5 calming ones to buy
Plants that clean air
Now, their findings have revealed exactly which plants are the best for sucking up potential harmful toxins emitted from furnishings, detergents and paints. Not only useful when soothing a kitchen burn but also very effective at purifying polluted air in a home other Buy a Photo This evergreen plant was found to be one of the most effective at removing airborne toxins. other Buy a Photo Found to be most effective at removing formaldehyde, which is respiratory irritant commonly used in cleaning products. other Buy a Photo A popular house plant that is not only good at improving air quality but one that can also help to reduce mould. other Buy a Photo View more Page 1 of 2 … [Read more...] about The six best plants for improving air quality in the home
The way we design buildings could have an effect on air pollution levels, according to Dr Rosa Schiano-Phan, principal lecturer in architecture and environmental design at the University of Westminster. While research is still in its early days, she says that the configuration of buildings “can potentially retain or aid concentration of air pollutants, while others allow them to disperse more easily.” One such example is the Golden Lane Estate in the City of London, which contains a series of courtyards with buildings facing each other. This means that the centre of the estate is blocked off from the main road. Dr Schiano-Phan says this “could provide reduction in noise pollution, less wind and less air pollution by acting as a physical barrier to the main road.” Two visiting research students from the University of Bologna are now investigating images on NO2 concentrations on simulations of the estate and hope to publish their results in the New … [Read more...] about Can we design and build buildings to promote cleaner air?
"This action proposes… to make a revised determination that it is not appropriate and necessary to regulate HAP emissions from coal- and oil-fired power plants," the release said. "A proper consideration of costs under section 112(n) of the Clean Air Act demonstrates that the total projected costs of compliance with the MATS [Mercury and Air toxic Standards] rule ($7.4 to $9.6 billion annually) dwarfs the monetized HAP benefits of the rule ($4 to $6 million annually)." © AP Photo / Seth PerlmanUS Judge Overrules Trump's EPA in Banning Neurotoxic PesticideThe EPA’s action, the release added, only proposes to correct flaws in MATS supplemental findings and is not proposing to "de-list" such power plants from the list of sources that are regulated under the Clean Air Act. READ MORE: ‘Rotten' Math: EPA Wants to Let Power Plants Pump Mercury Into Air Again The agency said it will … [Read more...] about EPA Says ‘Not Necessary’ for Coal Plants to Comply With Mercury Limits
Brest residents have been fighting for clean air for a year now. On December 23, opponents of the construction of a battery plant gathered again on Lenin Square in Brest. Similar meetings are held here every Sunday from February 25, Radio Racyja reports with reference to BelaPAN.According to the human rights activist Uladzimir Vialichkin, there were 220 people on the square at 12:30. They were discussing the latest news related to the construction of the plant.At 11:30, on the stage, located on the square, a contest of New Year greetings started between schools of the Leninski district. Therefore, opponents of the construction of the plant, who initially had gathered in the center of the square, moved to the monument to Lenin at its edge. They explained that they did not want to be extras on a school holiday.One of the opponents of the construction came to the square in a mascot costume of the wolf. He was handing out balls and candies to children, being photographed with them. The … [Read more...] about Over 200 Battery Plant’s Opponents Gather Again On Brest Square