air-quality-scotland

An independent approach to air?

Scotland's clean air strategy “is generally performing quite well by EU and global comparison”, according to an independent review .

Managing NOx gas emissions from combustion

Pollution can only be managed effectively if it is monitored effectively. So, as political pressure increases on measures to limit the emissions of the oxides of nitrogen, James Clements, managing director of UK analyser manufacturer Signal Group, explains the current issues and the latest advances in monitoring technology .
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Practical tips shared

A one-day conference on 25 September will explore the range of practical techniques available to help with odour management .
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Collaboration targets graphene sensors

Graphene-based sensors that can measure air quality seem to be getting closer to mass production, according to claims .
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Study links fine particles to death rates

Exposure to toxic air pollutants is linked to increased cardiovascular and respiratory death rates, according to a new, international study

Treat citizens as partners, not participants, to improve air quality research

Encouraging citizens to take part in almost every step of scientific air quality research improves their understanding of how air pollution affects their health,...

Ordnance Survey involved in project to reduce traffic jams and air pollution

A partnership between Ordnance Survey, the Department for Transport, the British Parking Association, and GeoPlace, could dramatically reduce traffic congestion on UK roads by...
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Dundee to host conference on climate change science and law

This inaugural event will focus on identifying elements of a global climate consensus and the legal practicality of effective climate action

Silicon valley startup develops hydrogen fuel cell powertain for potential zero-emissions aviation

Presented as a milestone in the effort to make aviation sustainable and reduce its greenhouse gas emissions, start-up firm ZeroAvia announced on 14 August...

Bristol announces low carbon housing development, and selection of heat pump technology

A sustainable housing development is to be developed in Bristol, featuring innovative low-carbon heating. Bristol City Council’s 133 homes at Ashton Rise are being...

Port authorities in Asia get ready to enforce IMO 2020 with the help of...

Instruments for measuring the sulphur content in fuel oil have been delivered to both the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore and the Australian...

UK’s most sustainable cities ranked in new report

Southern cities outperform rest of UK in terms of environmental sustainability
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London’s air quality goes online

Detailed information on London’s air pollution will now (starting 24 July) be published on breathelondon.org, the website for a new collaborative project to paint a clearer picture of the city’s air quality .

Revision of European standard for olfactometry promises increased rigour

A new revision to the European Standard for olfactometry, EN13725, promises to increase the consistency and rigour underpinning odour measurement, with implications for issues...

Sponsored content: Monitoring airflow in road tunnels

Article provided by CODEL International Ltd. Find out more at codel.co.uk In most road tunnels there are ventilation systems installed of which there are three...
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Analysing complex gas mixtures

As a powerful approach for the measurement of complex gas mixtures, Fourier-Transform Infrared Spectroscopy has come a long way since the first commercial instruments appeared in the late 1950s. Since then, the technique has expanded its domain of usefulness considerably, as Envirotec finds out .
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CCUS: An unlikely saviour?

For a country like the UK, which has committed to generating net-zero CO2 emissions by 2050, it appears that developing the technology of carbon capture and storage (CCS) will be "a necessity not an option," to quote the IMechE's Jenifer Baxter. Many others agree, and the UK has just announced a major funding commitment for the approach. But is it enough? Envirotec reports
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Blue-sky ambition as UK government enshrines net-zero commitment in law

On 12 June legislation was set forth in Parliament committing the UK to reach net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 .
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‘Committed’ fossil fuel emissions could jeopardize international climate goals

The nations that have signed agreements to stabilize the global mean temperature by 2050 will be unable to meet their goals unless existing fossil fuel-burning infrastructure around the world is retired early .

Elsevier makes the latest climate change research freely available via Mendeley

Elsevier, the global information analytics business specializing in science and health, is making over 5,000 subscription articles on climate change freely available from across...
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