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Climate Week NYC to go ahead in September 2020

On 6 April, climate-action non-profit The Climate Group announced that Climate Week NYC will not be postponed and will take place as scheduled on...

Monitoring the health effects of slate and tile cutting

When working with slate and tiles, certain construction activities are known to produce high levels of crystalline silica dust which, if not monitored and...

Covid-19 risk greater in urban centres affected by air pollution

People living in polluted cities are more at risk from Covid-19, according to health experts cited in a 16 March report from the European...
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Describing pollutant distribution in 3d

A team led by environmental physicist Stefan Schreier at the University of Natural Resources and Applied Life Sciences in Vienna is attempting to build up a better picture of nitrogen dioxide pollution in the city. The work includes the first attempts to describe how this pollution is distributed in the vertical axis, from street-level upwards, as well as the use of data from satellite measurements.
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Climate change aggravates PM2.5

The changing state of particulate pollution (PM2.5) around the world is revealed by IQ Air's latest World Air Quality Report, and its most polluted cities ranking
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Getting off-track with PM

When it comes to minimising road transport’s impact on the environment, an enduring theme seems to be: Fix one thing and another problem pops up elsewhere (maybe even because of one of these so-called solutions).
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Combo extends coverage at lower cost

Air quality measurement firms Aeroqual and Met One Instruments have expanded an existing partnership to offer a combination of reference and near reference particle monitors in a single integrated air monitoring package.
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Top tips for CEMS selection

When it comes to choosing the right emissions measurement solution, there are several key factors that need to be weighed at the outset.

Heathrow plans grounded

Plans to proceed with building a third runway at Europe's biggest airport were overturned by the Court of Appeal on 26 February, on environmental grounds, placing the future of the £14 billion project in doubt. Envirotec writes

Three billion tons less CO2 emissions by 2030 possible with photonics, says study

Photonics technologies can contribute to reducing carbon dioxide emissions by three billion tons per year by 2030, according to a new study...

‘Urgent action’ needed if Scotland’s transport sector is to meet net zero targets, according...

Net zero offers ‘huge economic development opportunity’ for Scotland But significant investment and urgent action is required Interconnectivity between different modes of transport...

Planned UK spaceports could add significantly to emissions of climate-warming gases

The black carbon emitted by rocket launches has a climate warming impact of up to 1,500 times stronger than CO2 per unit of...

Delivering cleaner vehicles and better air quality: Educational roadshow returns to Scotland

An initiative with a brief to help drive up safety and compliance standards in the transport sector (including in relation to air quality and...

Stemming the streams: Reducing the environmental cost of video content

The rise in video streaming is one of the biggest hidden culprits behind rising emissions in developed countries. Sergio Grce, CEO of video-streaming expert...

Air pollution holding back next generation of GB sports stars: Link to long term...

More than a quarter (28%) of children’s sports grounds analysed in five UK cities have dangerous air pollution 92% of sports grounds analysed...

We need to go “beyond net-zero”, says circularity group

We need to go “beyond net-zero” to combat the climate crisis by tackling our huge consumption habit, said Zero Waste Scotland's chief executive Iain...

CO2 monitors facilitate rollout of environmentally friendly refrigeration in Australian supermarkets

Supermarkets all over Australia and New Zealand are benefiting from advanced carbon dioxide monitors, says measurement expert Vaisala, as new natural refrigeration systems are...

“Pollution Pavilion” revealing invisible air pollution arrives in Covent Garden

• Four out of five Britons are worried that UK air pollution limits don't match WHO guidelines. • Nearly every area of...

New initiative aims to advance the removal of dirty vehicles from London’s streets

As part of a drive to tackle dirty air across London, Mayor Sadiq Khan has announced a series of measures intended to accelerate the...

Sponsored content: Air sampler flow calibration

Regulatory compliance, customer confidence, due diligence, quality or measurement uncertainty are just a few of the factors