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London introduces world’s toughest emission standard

Seemingly the world’s toughest emission standard, the £10 Toxicity Charge (T-Charge) to help tackle London’s air pollution and get older more polluting …

Magnetic device reduces car emissions by 70% and provides fuel cost savings of up to 15%, claims firm

London-headquartered technology firm Sustainable Flow has launched a magnetic car device that is claimed to reduce harmful carbon emissions by up to 70%, …

European air quality is improving slowly, says EEA report

Air quality in Europe is slowly improving, thanks to past and current policies and technological developments, according to the EEA’s Air quality in …

Geospatial and air quality data combine to provide tool for cyclists planning urban routes

A project combining Ordnance Survey (OS) geospatial data with real-time air quality data from EarthSense Systems is set to highlight clean cycle routes in …

Indoor air: A neglected issue?

While people are now aware of the problem of outdoor air quality, there are still many who believe they are safe once indoors - in an office, car or on public …

Real-time air quality monitoring to be used for low-emissions lorry trial

EarthSense Systems is equipping commercial delivery vehicles with air pollution sensors as part of a project to test the performance and emissions of …

Ozone-linked respiratory deaths have been vastly underestimated, reveals new study

New research links long-term exposure to ozone air pollution with one million premature deaths per year due to respiratory diseases, which is more than double …

Scientists investigate link between air pollution and type 2 diabetes

An interdisciplinary team of scientists from EarthSense Systems, the University of Leicester and other institutions has played a pivotal role in research …

Engaging with the BREF process: White paper offers guidance on evolving emissions regulation

A new whitepaper published by Ricardo aims to provide step-by-step guidance for industry on how to secure positive outcomes from the development of Best …

Ongoing uncertainty around UK environmental protection, concludes first assessment of Brexit impact

On the anniversary of the EU referendum, Greener UK, a coalition of 13 environmental organisations, has published the first assessment under its ‘Brexit …

Transport technology firm calls for greater clarity about who is responsible for UK air quality issues

On the UK’s first National Clean Air Day (15 June), transport and mobility technology specialist TRL has issued a call for greater clarity about who is …

New service aims to bridge gap between traditional air quality assessment practice and ecological expertise

EPR, a planning-focused ecological survey and design consultancy, has launched a standalone Air Quality Assessment service that it says bridges the gap between …

Presentation on post-Brexit environmental protection at AQE 2017

Lord Whitty has been announced as the opening speaker of the Air Quality and Emissions Conference at AQE 2017 in Telford. The two day event will start on …

£1 million grant for project to develop dynamic road charging based on vehicle emissions

Connected-vehicle developer Tantalum and Imperial College London have begun work to develop a real-time NOx emissions estimation capability, which would give …

High sensitivity monitoring of indoor VOCs

Highly sensitive version of sensor capable of monitoring trace levels of VOCs over a long period of time making it ideal for air quality applications. In …

Workshop focuses on dust protection

Ashtead Technology, TSI and the Health & Safety Laboratory (HSL) recently collaborated to deliver a workshop focusing on the environmental and safety …

“Perfect timing” for Air Quality and Emissions event

AQE 2017 will take place in Telford (UK) on 24 and 25 May at a time when the health effects of air pollution are constantly in the headlines, and when the UK …

Real-world vehicle emissions monitoring service launches

– Accurate measurement of the emissions of passing vehicles – Linked to automatic number plate recognition (ANPR) cameras for individual vehicle …

Compact air quality station combines PM2.5 and O3 measurement

Sensor-based air quality monitoring expert Aeroqual has announced a new arrival in its ambient air monitoring product line up – the AQS 1 compact air quality …

Air pollution can alter effectiveness of antibiotics, say researchers

Researchers from the University of Leicester have for the first time discovered that bacteria that cause respiratory infections are directly affected by air …

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