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Officials to use smog-absorbing concrete to reduce air pollution


  • Buffalo News (N.Y.), The

Titanium dioxide will be added to concrete used in pavements and buildings at the Buffalo, N.Y., plaza of the Peace Bridge in an attempt to reduce air pollution. Additional trees and shrubs will also … Read More

Less calcium in new cement mix reduces GHG emissions by 60%



A report by researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology indicates that lowering the ratio of calcium in cement makes the material stronger and reduces greenhouse gas emissions by as much … Read More