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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,...

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,

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

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...

Secrets of a long partnership in gas detection (Sponsored content)

Critical Environment Technologies Canada Inc. (CETCI) was founded by Frank and Shirley Britton in 1995. Since that time, the company has expanded considerably and...

UK bus company installs air cleaning technology to protect drivers from COVID-19

Warrington’s Own Buses has become the first bus company in the world to install air cleaning devices across its entire operational bus fleet, in...

WHO backs industry stance on airborne threat

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has acknowledged the threat posed by airborne transmission of the coronavirus - a press release from the Building Engineering...

Covid-19 risk greater in urban centres affected by air pollution

People living in polluted cities are more at risk from Covid-19, according to health experts cited in a 16 March report from the European...
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Describing pollutant distribution in 3d

A team led by environmental physicist Stefan Schreier at the University of Natural Resources and Applied Life Sciences in Vienna is attempting to build up a better picture of nitrogen dioxide pollution in the city. The work includes the first attempts to describe how this pollution is distributed in the vertical axis, from street-level upwards, as well as the use of data from satellite measurements.
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Climate change aggravates PM2.5

The changing state of particulate pollution (PM2.5) around the world is revealed by IQ Air's latest World Air Quality Report, and its most polluted cities ranking