Study flags night-time air pollution in China as potential health threat

China is a night-time ‘hot-spot’ for the production of nitrate radicals (PNO3) that could have a major impact on health-threatening ozone and fine particulates...

Long-term regulatory and policy changes needed to avoid stalls to business decarbonisation ​​​​​​

A new report from energy consultancy Cornwall Insight has set out a range of regulation and policy changes the government could examine if it...

Smart technology enables odour mitigation at Paris WtE plant

A waste to energy (WtE) plant in northern Paris, known as the ‘L'étoile Verte’ or ‘Green Star’ waste recovery facility, which was originally built...

Longer-term landmarks needed, concludes the Net Zero review

An independent review of the UK’s current progress and plans in relation to achieving net zero – titled “Mission Zero” - was published on...

Decarbonising local roads: Seven new programmes to start in 2023

A government-funded initiative aiming to accelerate innovation in the roads sector announced funding awards for several new projects on 25 January. The winning bidders who...

Sponsored Content: Reducing your carbon footprint with heat exchangers

Matt Hale, International Sales & Marketing Director, HRS Heat Exchangers, writes: The biggest efficiency benefits of heat exchangers come about when they facilitate the reuse of as much thermal energy from a process (such as heating, cooling, pasteurisation, evaporation, etc.) as possible.

Sponsored Content: Proprietary tech for affordable clean air

Anua Clean Air UK writes: We are a specialist in the field of biological air and biogas treatment, an established leader in the fields of high performance, low-cost odour and solvent emission abatement primarily based on our proprietary biofiltration and bio-scrubbing technologies.

Particle profiling

A new study has found high concentrations of small particles in the air in the Copenhagen Metro.

SEPA issues first variable penalty

A landfill site in Glasgow has been served with a civil penalty of £6,200 by SEPA for a breach of its environmental permit resulting in an offensive odour that affected local communities for eight days in June 2021 and 138 complaints.

Purifiers improve heart health, says study

A six-month study concludes that the use of portable home air purifiers can improve some markers of cardiovascular health in people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD.

The lens of history: Reflections on the 70th anniversary of the Great Smog

The London smog of 1952 was certainly tragic in its effect, claiming over 12,000 lives. But it also marked the moment when air pollution's harms were finally acknowledged, and efforts began to legislate against it. Early December saw the 70th anniversary, and a time for reflection and stock-taking by environmental health experts, including a fascinating lecture by Dr Ian Mudway of Gresham College.

Untapped potential

Enhancing the ocean's ability to remove CO2 from the atmosphere will be crucial in the fight against climate change, according to a new research paper, published on 21 December in the journal Joule.

Firm secures three-year stack emissions contract extension with SEPA

Testing, inspection and certification firm Element Materials Technology (Element) has been awarded a three-year extension to its contract with Scotland’s principal environmental regulator, the Scottish Environment Protection...

Global database of healthcare’s environmental impacts launched

Healthcare provision is a major contributor to the climate crisis, accounting for more than five percent of global greenhouse gas emissions, according to researchers at...
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Extractive or in-situ gas analysers: which is best?

There are two main options for gas analysis in industrial processes or emissions; the analyser can be located inside the gas stream (in-situ), or...

UK armed forces opts for lower emissions electric generators

Following successful trials, Defence Equipment and Support - the group which procures all the equipment and support for the UK Armed Forces - will...

Bearing and seal maker shares net-zero manufacturing journey

Reaching Net Zero operations by 2050 will require huge changes in industrial practices – such as how we use energy and source raw materials...

Over 650 scientists urge world leaders to stop burning forests for energy on eve...

Over 650 scientists have signed a letter urging world leaders to stop using forests for bioenergy, ahead of the 15th Meeting of the Convention...

The ecological cost of a tweet

Each of our digital activities comes with an ecological cost - and we perhaps shouldn't discount those carried out under the blue glare of...

Scotland’s climate targets are in danger of becoming meaningless, warns advisory group

The Scottish Government lacks a clear delivery plan and has not offered a coherent explanation for how its policies will achieve Scotland’s bold emissions...