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

Prevention: A profitable mindset when it comes to gas leaks

Gas leaks are a risk in many industries, and when they occur, they can be incredibly hazardous and costly. Preventing them and responding quickly...

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...

Solvent sensor to boost safety

No technology currently exists to perform a real-time, automatic check in fuel tanks for Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) – chemicals that evaporate quickly at room temperature. Technologies that are generally used to monitor these chemicals currently use electronic sensors that need to be heated past 150 degrees

Private sector support is key to reducing emissions in the Middle East and North...

Air quality experts from the University of Surrey are calling on private businesses to help the Middle East and North African (MENA) region reduce...

Warsaw votes for Clean Transport Zone

One of the most polluted cities in the EU, Warsaw has voted to adopt the city's first ever Clean Transport Zone in July 2024,...

From the ocean to the air

Microplastics are present in the marine atmosphere even in remote parts of the world. These tiny particles come from land sources but are also...

Sponsored content: Hospital-grade air purifier makes Newsweek’s list of Best Infection Prevention Products 2021

Air purification specialist Rensair has been included in Newsweek’s list of Best Infection Prevention Products 2021. Newsweek, in partnership with the Leapfrog Group, an...

Draft guidance document aims to assist planners

APRIL saw the appearance of a draft of guidance on air quality considerations in local development planning, soon to be published by the Institute...

Sponsored Content: Standalone, ceiling-mounted ionizer for improved indoor air

Panasonic Heating & Cooling Solutions has introduced the air-e, its first stand-alone, ceiling-mounted nanoe™X generator. The air-e has a low power consumption and is ideal for a wide variety of applications where indoor air quality is a priority, including for installation in hotels, schools, care homes, hospitals, offices, restaurants, homes and more.

Serious pollution and emissions cut at regulated sites, says EA

Serious pollution incidents across England have fallen by 56% since 2000 thanks to the work of Environment Agency and its partners, reports out on...

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...

Mapping data used for air-pollution postcode checker

Recently-launched water filtration and air purification company Aqua Perfecta is developing a UK postcode checker for customers to measure air pollution and help the...

Fifteen years on, the dust has still to settle

The estimated 1,000 tons of asbestos-rich dust released in the collapse of the World Trade Centre has the potential to claim more lives says...

VW scandal spotlights fraudulent emissions testing procedures

As the VW emissions rigging scandal continues to unfold in the US, it seems likely that fraudulent testing procedures have had an even bigger...

Firms operating own boiler urged to register with SEPA for MPCD

Businesses operating their own boiler, engine or generator for heat or power urged to check if they must register with SEPA Businesses that have been...

Cooking’s PM persistence

Researchers at the University of Birmingham say they have demonstrated how cooking emissions are able to survive in the atmosphere over several days, rather than being broken up and dispersed

Less air pollution leads to higher crop yields, says study

Usually, increasing agricultural productivity depends on adding something, such as fertilizer or water. A new Stanford University-led study seems to reveal that removing one...

Pollution dispersion in cities improved by trees, study finds

Trees in cities throughout the UK could be significantly improving the quality of the air we breathe by decreasing pollution levels for pedestrians, researchers...

Common houseplants can improve air quality indoors

Ordinary potted house plants can potentially make a significant contribution to reducing air pollution in homes and offices, according to new research led by...