Wednesday, June 23, 2021

New publication asks: Is the UK government’s clean air approach good enough?

Academics and experts at The University of Manchester are calling for large-scale behavioural change in a bid to improve the UK's air quality ("the...

Indoor air quality worsened in the UK, Europe and US over a year of...

Air quality technology firm Airthings says indoor air quality has become worse during the lockdowns COVID-19 lockdowns have led to reduced travel and emissions, and...

FOI reveals half of NHS trusts are charging ahead with EV infrastructure, but off...

According to figures released on 17 June by power management firm Eaton, half (51%) of NHS trusts in the UK have installed EV Charging...

Low-cost air quality monitors included in education packs for schoolchildren

Clean Air Day (17th June) was marked by hundreds of events across the UK. Fife Council and sustainability consultancy Ricardo have provided three Scottish...

Birmingham Clean Air Zone enters operation

Twenty-four hour zone will drive improvements in air quality and improve the health and well-being of city residents and visitors Proven ANPR camera...

Taking control of the harmful effects of air pollution to improve health outcomes

Dr Noel O’Kelly of monitoring technology firm Spirit Digital argues for greater access to air quality data and education, and he explains that the...

What’s the carbon impact of online video streaming? New research provides updated calculation

A new white paper examines the carbon impact of streaming video on demand, in a bid to give a better impression of the carbon...

Comment: Carbon net zero – we’re halfway there

By Faye Bowser, Head of Energy Solutions, Siemens plc The halfway mark has now passed between 1990, the year that countries who signed the U.N....

Netherlands court rules that Shell must reduce its emissions

Environmental activists hailed a decision by a court in The Hague on 26 May, which ruled that Shell must reduce its CO2 emissions by...

With 25% of Europe’s greenhouse emissions coming from buildings, scientists suggest fundamental policy changes

To live up to their climate pledge under the Paris agreement, EU lawmakers must ensure all 250 million existing as well as all new...

Water industry event discusses opportunity for hydrogen

Green hydrogen - and how the water sector can engage with this ‘green, clean fuel source’ - was the focus of a recent webinar...
The SmellPittsburgh app

Citizen science to the rescue?

Identifying and understanding odour problems in a locality can be confusing and contentious. Citizen science seems increasingly equipped to play a decisive role here, for individuals struggling to secure recognition, and appropriate countermeasures, for nuisance pongs in their vicinity. Envirotec looks at a few recent initiatives

Sponsored Content: A new level of enhanced, reliable protection against VOCs

Offering a new level of enhanced, reliable protection against VOCs with the first 11.7 Cub personal solution from ION Science In a 2018 report...
The traditional aerated system

A load of pig manure?

Researchers from the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST) have created a novel system for treating the wastewater from pig farming, traditionally an intensely odiferous undertaking.

Environment Agency says low-carbon concrete flood defences will help it hit net zero by...

The Environment Agency (EA) has pledged to default to low-carbon concrete when constructing flood defences and other critical infrastructure projects, provided they meet performance...

Oil and gas firms committed to radical reinvention expect dramatically greater growth, says report

Report identifies best practices for reinvention and notes that industry leaders expect transformative impact from cloud and a boost in value from low-carbon businesses The...
Panasonic nanoe™ X ionisation system in supermarket

Sponsored content: Ionization system protects against SARS-CoV-2

In April, Panasonic opened its doors to the media to share information and intelligence on the development of its electrostatic ionization technology, nanoe™ X, which the firm says is helping to improve protection and inhibit the growth of certain viruses – including SARS CoV-2.
Casella Guardian2

Sponsored content: Hire management just got easier

Reinforcing Casella’s engineering expertise and experience producing quality monitoring instruments, the Casella Guardian2 can help control site emissions and reduce environmental risks. Casella has introduced new features to make hire management easier.
AS Modelling & Data odour model

Sponsored content: Air acumen supports complicated projects

AS Modelling & Data is a well established provider of atmospheric dispersion and deposition modelling using the latest version of ADMS for a wide range of clients including but not limited to farms, the wastewater industry, waste management, general manufacturing and Local Authorities.
GEA Sludge Decanter Pro

Sponsored content: Centrifuge reduces emissions

GEA’s centrifuge technology for dewatering sludge is playing a key role in helping waste company Biffa’s recycling plants reduce plastic pollution and CO2 emissions in the UK.