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Vilnius, or Why Urban Civilisation Hides in the Forest

Vilnius is a blessing for your lungs. While I was researching for a short climate change-related article it bounced as a surprise that the Lithuanian capital enjoys the cleanest air among urban agglomerations in Europe. At the time I thought that the answer to such low levels of CO2, CO, NOx or heavy metals in the East European air of Vilnius lay in some really alternative local leadership and policies. Des ...

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Urgent Need for Global Policy on E-Waste Management

E-waste is said to be the fastest growing waste component of global waste that endangered environment.   In spite of the health risks associated with waste picking, the business is booming across Africa and parts of Asia and attracting thousands of unemployment youth into the sector. [caption id="attachment_2109" align="alignright" width="300" caption="unemployed youth burn e-waste for copper wires: pic. Mi ...

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