Reducing Pollution through Urban Greening

By: Dan Burke Perez In recent years, beautifying urban areas with trees, gardens, and parks has gained popularity as a way to improve the look of an area as well as the health and lives of residents. Urban vegetation serves a number of essential functions, from reducing concentrations of greenhouse gases to providing habitats for … Continue reading Reducing Pollution through Urban Greening

Phytodegradation and Environmental Remediation

By Andrew Poitras When oil spills, the effects can be observed across layers of biota. The quality of soil, groundwater, and drinking water are subject to the consequences of ecotoxicity1. Contamination represents a great potential harm to human and environmental health, with increased risks of respiratory and neurological diseases and various forms of cancer2. Phytodegradation … Continue reading Phytodegradation and Environmental Remediation