Plant hedges to combat near-road pollution exposure, suggests study

Plant hedges to combat near-road pollution exposure, suggests study

Grimy windows could be harbouring toxic pollutants

Dirty windows can harbour potentially harmful pollutants under protective films of fatty acids from cooking emissions – and these can hang around over long...

Early COVID-19 lockdowns had less impact on urban air quality than first believed

The first COVID-19 lockdowns led to significant changes in urban air pollution levels around the world, but the changes were smaller than expected –...

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 pollution...

Leeds City Council waives ticket costs for air quality conference

An accredited online medical conference bringing together some of the country’s top air pollution experts will now be free to attend on 4 October,...

New monitors underpin Northampton’s air quality strategy

A network of air quality monitors has been installed by West Northamptonshire Council (WNC) at key locations in Northampton, as part of a long-term...

“Not just another living wall”: Product uses AI and plants to improve indoor air

A seemingly novel approach to improving indoor air quality is offered by a wall-based installation that uses microbes in the roots of plants to...

Primetime TV demo for wood-burning stove maker will showcase how particulate emissions could be...

The founder of Nottingham based Firemizer, which produces what's described as a unique fuel saving device, will appear on Dragons’ Den on 27 January. Brian...

“Revolutionary” technology to help clean air quality for Londoners

What is described as a ground-breaking technology developed in the UK will be fitted to rubbish trucks in Westminster, in the bid to reduce...

Messaging cuts PM2.5 levels

Research by the University of Kent seems to show that using low-cost psychological interventions can reduce engine idling and in turn improve air quality, especially when there is increased traffic at level crossings

Breathing space for innovative building material

Can pollution-eating building materials make a dent in urban NOx levels? POLLUTION-eating building materials have been a feature of one or two high-profile construction projects...

Sponsored Content: Proprietary tech for affordable clean air

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Magnetic device reduces car emissions by 70% and provides fuel cost savings of up...

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

Sponsored content: Monitoring airflow in road tunnels

Article provided by CODEL International Ltd. Find out more at codel.co.uk In most road tunnels there are ventilation systems installed of which there are three...

Group calls for London’s Engine Off initiative to be adopted by the rest of...

Traffic and transportation research firm TRL is calling for local authorities to replicate a new evidence-based Idling Action London initiative - presented at the...

Almost nowhere on Earth safe from PM2.5, says Melbourne study

A seemingly world-first study of daily ambient fine particulate matter (PM2.5) across the globe reports that only 0.18% of the global land area and...

Sponsored content: Instrumentation firm has a memorable year, and not just because of coronavirus...

Despite the bleak, unprecedented Covid-19 cloud that descended upon us all in 2020, Enviro Technology Services (ET) has had a memorable and positive year...

World Air Quality Report 2022 highlights pollution hotspots

A nuanced appraisal emerges from the 2022 World Air Quality report - compiled by Swiss air quality technology company IQAir - which includes a...

Chancellor could invest millions in NHS by closing pollution tax loophole

The Chancellor could use the Budget to close a £126 million tax loophole that benefits highly polluting vehicles, according to technology firm Dearman. Such...

Continental complexity

Cairo, Egypt (image credit: Leshiy985/Shutterstock.com). There is no one-size-fits-all solution to the problem of Africa's declining air quality. A new report in Nature Geoscience argues...