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Air Quality

… And moss on tyres too!

Goodyear has announced a tyre with moss growing within its sidewall - a seemingly novel line of attack in the battle against urban air pollution. …

UK cities get behind moss tree trials

Newcastle and London are the latest UK cities to experiment with moss-impregnated benches that appear to have the ability to filter out pollutants like NOx …

Air quality reports to be made available to solicitors and conveyancers during the home-buying process

UK homebuyers can now access detailed information on a property’s exposure to air pollution. A partnership between EarthSense, the air quality measuring …

New wide-ranging particulate sensor

Gas sensor manufacturer Alphasense has launched a new version of its optical particle counter. The new OPC-N3 retains all of the advantages of its predecessor …

Ricardo launches ‘openair’ air pollution analysis masterclass

Engineering and environmental consultancy Ricardo has announced the launch of a three-day training course in London to help air quality professionals add value …

England′s first ′Moss Tree′ installed to tackle pollution in Newcastle city centre

England′s first pollution-busting “moss tree” has been installed in Newcastle, where it will purify air in the city centre and create …

House of Commons committees report calls for bold and properly-resourced action on air quality

UK government action on air quality has been strongly criticised in a joint report published by four House of Commons committees …

German court ruling gives city authorities power to ban air-polluting diesel vehicles

A ruling by Germany’s highest administrative court on 27 February, to allow municipalities to impose bans on older model diesel cars, is being watched …

UK loses third court case on air quality

The UK government has lost its third court case in a row for its failure to come up with a plausible plan to tackle poor air quality. …

Advanced personal sampling pump added to rental fleet

The latest air quality sampling pumps from monitoring solutions firm Casella have been added to the Ashtead Technology fleet of instruments for measuring …

“Cleaner construction practices are vital to tackle toxic air,” urges former Deputy Mayor of London at construction show

Former Deputy Mayor of London for Environment Matthew Pencharz has spoken at the 2018 Executive Hire Show (EHS) (Coventry, 7-8 February) about the need for …

Research on global surface ozone levels highlights regions most affected by air pollution

New research led by the Universities of Leicester and Edinburgh and twelve other institutions worldwide has analysed ozone levels across the globe …

Firm wins contract for national PM monitoring network

UK based environmental monitoring specialist Air Monitors has been awarded a contract by the Environment Agency to supply real-time particulate matter (PM) …

Report from the IMechE calls for a new Clean Air Act

A report released by The Institution of Mechanical Engineers on 23 January calls for the introduction of a new Clean Air Act, and outlines a number of …

London’s air quality still within legal limits in mid-January for first time in 10 years

Sadiq Khan, the Mayor of London, said on 15 January that for the first time since modern records began London was entering the third week of January without …

More freight to rail for cleaner air, says study

switching more freight to rail on four of England’s most heavily congested freight routes has the potential to reduce air pollution and improve road safety …

Making the city smarter

City authorities in congested urban areas are turning to sensors, AI and new digital technologies for answers to the problem of air pollution …

Portable device removes NO2 and other pollutants from car interiors

Orders are being taken on kickstarter for a new appliance that appears to successfully remove NO2 and other traffic pollutants from the interior of cars. …

Ricardo commissioned for major study focused on improving air quality in three cities in China

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has commissioned Ricardo to carry out a major two-year study into improving air quality in three cities in China. The project …

Particulate monitor incorporates latest advances in thermal and optical technology, says distributor

A specialist in monitoring instrumentation for air quality and greenhouse gases, Enviro Technology Services (ETS) is now offering the Model 4 Semi-Continuous …

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