These vegetated surfaces don’t just look pretty. They have other benefits as well, including cooling city blocks, reducing loud noises, and improving a building’s energy efficiency.What’s more, a recent modeling study shows that green walls can potentially reduce large amounts of air pollution in what’s called a “street canyon,” or the corridor between tall buildings.
For the study, Thomas Pugh, a biogeochemist at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology in Germany, and his colleagues created a computer model of a green wall with generic vegetation in a Western European city. Then they recorded chemical reactions based on a variety of factors, such as wind speed and building placement.
The simulation revealed a clear pattern: A green wall in a street canyon trapped or absorbed large amounts of nitrogen dioxide and particulate matter—both pollutants harmful to people, said Pugh. Compared with reducing emissions from cars, little attention has been focused on how to trap or take up more of the pollutants, added Pugh, whose study was published last year in the journal Environmental Science & Technology.
That’s why the green-wall study is “putting forward an alternative solution that might allow [governments] to improve air quality in these problem hot spots,” he said.Compared with reducing emissions from cars, little attention has been focused on how to trap or take up more of the pollutants, added Pugh, whose study was published last year in the journal Environmental Science & Technology.
That’s why the green-wall study is “putting forward an alternative solution that might allow [governments] to improve air quality in these problem hot spots,” he said.
I am shaking over how BEAUTIFUL this is!
Imagine how easy it would be to travel across the US with high-speed rail!
Imagine how many JOBS would be created!
Yeah, it would basically be manual labor, but that would put thousands of Americans back to work!
MAKE THIS HAPPEN, AMERICA!
This would be brillliant. If I ended up working in Philly I could get to my friends in nyc in an hour? i’m sold.
HOW DO WE MAKE THIS HAPPEN?
SIGN ME UP FOR WHERE I CAN DO PROMOTION FOR THIS.
Public transportation makes me so happy.
can we get a fuckin kickstarter going for this or something
It’d be so great to get to Dallas without having to deal with a fucking 5 hour car ride omg
and suddenly all of the tumblr friends and lovers could be united irl at last~
aaaaaaaaand here’s the internet
“Proof” updated version.
STOP IT I’M FREAKING OUT
I am both scared and excited
LET’S NOT FORGET THE FUCKING DALEK EYESTALK THAT WASHED UP IN FLORIDA
Or the Utah Cave Painting resembling the TARDIS~
let me repost this again
Not to mention the fact Mars is full of water.
Ladies and gentlemen, Gallifrey
Remember those things the Master had? So:
Crack in time?
So now I’m just gonna sit down and wait.
i just nearly fell down the stairs running to tell my dad that the doctor is real and that the internet has proof…
let’s not forget about this painting that has been made in 1959.It looks like Amy and Rory who actually lived somewhere around that time
This is my favorite post ever
I cant english this
What if Harry and Draco were girls…
…for example, Harriet and Draquesha
I can’t even. So ghettofab.
A Distinctive Lack of Huehuehuehuehuehuehuehuehue
aka it’s 2:47 in the morning i cant handle this
(psst it’s transparent)
>what nick and I have been doing all weekend
The East Bay chapter of the Public Crying Coalition seeks to share and document sites and stories of public crying. An act both intimate and isolating, public crying exists at the axis of public and private, hyper visible and unnoticed, vulnerable and galvanized. We seek to map the East Bay with the psychogeography of tears and share their narratives through our walking tour and dialogue. This project is ongoing.
(the images above are some examples of what we did with people’s stories of publicly crying)
You can find out more about this project at: http://publiccryingcoalition.wordpress.com/
In collaboration with Zoe Ozma
public crying is important to me.
file this under “things Denver probably needs”
Jeff’s kinda getting boned by his probation service (FOR-PROFIT probation, mind you). He’s got no money to pay for pee-tests, much less the ability to get to the clinic, or his probation office for that matter.
If you pray, pray. If you can help, I’d like to know how. If you can do both, I’ll write you a love song every day for a year.