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We must act smarter to solve air pollution crisis

Local authorities need to act urgently and use smart technology to address the air pollution crisis that is currently facing our towns and cities,...

White vans go green: Half a million builders and plumbers needed to reach Net...

New research appears to show that a “retrofit army” of nearly half a million builders, electricians and plumbers will be needed to meet the Government’s objective of becoming Net Zero by 2050

Major global cities have seen a surge in air pollution post-lockdown

As the world slowly revolves back to normality, some cities are still benefitting from lockdown-related improvements to air quality, while others are slipping back...

Women innovators celebrated as C40 tech challenge winners announced

Four women were announced in late September as the winners of C40’s 2nd Women4Climate Tech Challenge 2020. The winners were: Lorena Gordillo Dagallier from...

UK Lockdown and air pollution: Nitrogen dioxide halved but sulphur dioxide doubled, says study

A University of Liverpool study of air pollution in the UK during the first 100 days of lockdown seems to show that whilst nitrogen...

Study says traffic congestion increasing in London, above 2019 levels outside city centre

A new analysis released on 15 September by Environmental Defense Fund Europe (EDF Europe), based on data from the Waze for Cities Programme, appears...

Reaching WHO targets for air quality could boost UK economy by £1.6bn annually, says...

3 million working days a year lost to air pollution under current targets, says report The new study – ‘Breathing Life into the UK Economy’...

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Throughout unmanned facilities within the oil and gas industry, a human presence is generally still needed for regular inspection work,

Legal challenge to exclusion of waste incinerators from post-Brexit emissions trading scheme

A legal challenge has been issued to the Government’s decision to exclude municipal waste incinerators from the UK Emissions Trading Scheme - the replacement...

Heads perform to spec, confirms HSE

When conducting workplace air sampling, reliability is key. Operators need to know that the equipment they rely on to collect and sample the air for respirable dust and other hazards will yield consistent and accurate data

Synchronous survey

Routing apps such as Google Maps or Nokia's Here platform could offer a cost-effective way of calculating emission hotspots in real-time, say researchers at the University of Birmingham

Mapping Oxford’s air

OxAir is a partnership of experts dedicated to monitoring air quality in Oxford. The group wanted to obtain reliable data on pollution at any specific time and location in the city, to help develop an air quality improvement strategy, and to support individuals looking to make travel choices in the city.

The correlation conundrum

It seems natural to assume a link between dirty air and a new kind of respiratory illness given what we already know about the health impacts of air pollution

Up-scaling CO2 capture

Zürich-based Climeworks, a firm developing direct-air capture (DAC) technology, an ambitious approach to removing CO2 from the atmosphere, has signed the agreements with both Carbfix - a firm with a proprietary approach to turning CO2 into stone underground - and ON Power, an Icelandic geothermal energy provider
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The UK’s smelliest places to live?

In search of a definitive ranking, the home fragrance experts at packaging firm Lifestyle Packaging recently asked every council in the UK (335 in total) how many nuisance smell complaints they received from local residents between 2015-2019.

Stop perverse climate impact of biomass by radically reforming CO2 accounting rules, says advisory...

Several European countries who are considered leaders in climate protection owe their apparently good emission reductions to biomass. These might turn out to look...

Car passengers can reduce pollution risk by closing windows and changing route

Drivers and passengers can inhale significantly lower levels of air pollution by setting their vehicle’s ventilation systems more effectively and taking a ‘cleaner’ route...

Air and noise quality study will help inform Oxford City’s future environmental policy approach

Researchers at the University of Birmingham and University of Oxford have secured £207,000 funding from the Natural Environment Research Council to investigate the impacts...

Drivers from the world’s poorest cities who keep their windows down are exposed to...

Car users from the world’s least affluent cities are exposed to a disproportionate amount of in-car air pollution because they rely heavily on opening...

Monitoring an important greenhouse gas (Sponsored content)

By Juhani Lehto, Product Manager, Vaisala, Finland. Scientists at Wageningen University & Research in the Netherlands have employed Vaisala carbon dioxide sensors in their research...