Fatbergs: Threatening to Be Another NYC Attraction

Fatbergs are the perfect name to convey the huge collections of waste which congeal into destructive globs that wreak havoc on our sewer systems. We are talking about massive levels of destruction here. In the UK in 2017, a 143-ton fatberg stretched 820 feet in...

Some Peace and Quiet: More Than a Fantasy

It feels like New York City is the capital of noise. Car horns are constantly blaring, trying to outdo the sirens that periodically pierce the air. The apartment next to you is reverberating music. The bar down the street expels drunk people hooting and hollering...

Happy World Population Day!

Happy World Population Day from Eco18! At this very moment, the Earth holds about 7.7 billion people, distributed in clusters across the globe. If you want to be overwhelmed by the number of people being born each day, just click here and watch the numbers...

The Great Pacific Garbage Patch: A Plastic Problem

What is spread out to be twice the size of Texas and weighs the equivalent of 500 Jumbo Jets? You guessed it…the largest of five offshore plastic collections in our oceans. Located between California and Hawaii, the Great Pacific Garbage Patch (GPGP) is approximately 80,000...

Eco-Friendly Travel Tips from Eco18

‘Tis the season for being outdoors and enjoying all the natural wonders this world has to offer! It’s important, however, to remember to do all we can to remain eco-friendly while we travel - especially because planes, trains, and automobiles contribute so much to greenhouse...

Norway’s Electric Car Demand

In recent years, the electric car has come to the forefront of automotive engineering. But the electric car is not necessarily a new innovation.  In 1832 the first electric car was introduced and by 1900 they were all the rage.  In 1901, one third of the vehicles...

How Day Light Saving Benefits Our Day to Day

When daylight saving comes to mind most people’s immediate thoughts are “Yes! An hour longer today!”, “more sunlight!”, or “now it is dark when I wake up!” But the truth is there are many more reasons why daylight savings is good for our day to...