Monthly Archives: November 2014

EPA Proposes Tougher Ozone Air Quality Reguations

Gina McCarthy, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator, has announced that the regulatory agency tasked with maintaining the air quality of the nation will be raising the bar on air quality. McCarthy announced the new standard will be to reduce air pollutants down from 75 parts per million (ppm) to between 65 and 70 ppm. [Continue]

ANWR Oil Drilling Issue to Surface Again

Alaskans have been fighting for permission from the federal government to drill oil within the bounds of their own state since 1977. Specifically, 2,000 acres of oil-rich land within the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) is at issue.   Republican Senator Lisa Murkowski, a long-time proponent of ANWR drilling, will soon head up the powerful [Continue]

Ebola Comes to India

In India, a 26 year old man has tested positive for the Ebola disease. He is the first man to test positive in the country of India. Initially, his blood samples came back negative, but his semen sample tested positive. This man had been working in Liberia. It was discovered he had Ebola on his [Continue]

Solar-Powered Water Purifier Saves Lives

The Hays Pure Water Foundation developed and distributes a solar-powered water purification unit called Khlor Gen. The device employs electrolysis, not so much to split a large quantity of water into hydrogen and oxygen, but to introduce small amounts of chlorine and hydrogen peroxide and ozone into the water. In practice, each liter of this [Continue]