TAG: Smog

The Science Behind Smog — What Causes It?


In a Caltech laboratory in Pasadena, California, scientists work to discover just what causes that low-flying haze that is the bane of city drivers worldwide. This short video gives you an insight into their findings, so the next time your child asks you why it’s so “foggy” outside, you can explain the science in full.

10 Most Polluted Cities In The World


Everyone hates smog. We hate the smell, hate the nasty taste it leaves in your mouth, and hate the consistency. We’ve compiled a list of the 10 most polluted cities in the world, because no matter where you are, it’s nice to know what places to avoid. 10.) Kabwe, Zambia This city is on the list due to their extremely high levels of lead deposits near the city. A $40 million project will soon begin cleaning up the lead, but it won’t save the children and villagers already affected by the historically fatal lead poisoning. 9.) Hong Kong You’ll see… read more

Crash Course Ecology: Pollution


Hank and John Green collectively run a Youtube channel called “Crash Course” that teaches you everything you’ve ever wanted to know about science, history, math, how things work, etc. It’s quite brilliant, and we highly recommend it. In this segment, Hank gives us a crash course on pollution and how it affects the environment around us. You may think you know pollution, but in case you need a refresher, check out the short video below. Have a thought? Share it in the comments below.

All Choked Up In China

Choking In China

  Earlier this year pictures of the air pollution swathing the skies in China’s highly inhabited cities like Shanghai, Beijing, Xian and Guangzhou were released, and it is hard to imagine living and working in that environment. Overdue reports on the increasingly bad breathing quality disclosed that the air’s particle count had exploded to 755 in Beijing, the largest amount ever recorded there. The air was thick with PM2.5, which is a tiny element filled with numerous toxins like heavy metals, chemicals and microorganisms. It can enter the bloodstream when breathed in and can contribute to health issues like cancer, cardiovascular and… read more

5 Major Facts About Pollution

Image of pollution

Pollution is a troublesome subject. We all know it’s bad for the earth, bad for our lungs, and does terrible things to rivers, ponds, and lakes where illegal dumping is commonplace. However, if quizzed on your knowledge of smog and the like, would you be able to hold a proper discussion? Do you even know why it’s bad? Blackle Mag presents a list of pollution facts below, the kind that hopefully will keep you up at night wondering how you can be of help in finding a solution. And if not keeping you up at night, perhaps giving you second… read more