Tag Archives: Air Quality

Opening your windows doesn’t help reduce indoor air pollution

Airing out our homes might not be as effective as we think. Chemicals released by cleaning or cooking can stick to walls, furnishings and other surfaces instead of wafting out when we open a window. “It’s quite a surprise,” says … Continue reading

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Global Transport of Australian Bushfire Smoke – Climate Change: Vital Signs of the Planet

In this video, different aerosols are highlighted by color, including dust (orange), sea salt (blue), nitrates (pink) and carbonaceous (red), with brighter regions corresponding to higher aerosol amounts. This animation shows several high impact events across the globe between August 2019 … Continue reading

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Aviation emissions’ impacts on air quality larger than on climate, study finds

New research from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) has quantified the climate and air quality impacts of aviation, broken down by emission type, altitude and location. The MIT team found that growth in aviation causes twice as much damage … Continue reading

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Nature might be better than tech at reducing air pollution: Restoring native vegetation could cut air pollution and costs, study finds

Adding plants and trees to the landscapes near factories and other pollution sources could reduce air pollution by an average of 27 percent, new research suggests. The study shows that plants — not technologies — may also be cheaper options … Continue reading

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Paris bans old diesels to tackle pollution

Paris on Monday banned all diesel vehicles aged 13 years or over from the city centre, the latest move in a campaign to tackle pollution on the city’s streets. Diesel vehicles over 18 years old and petrol vehicles over 21 … Continue reading

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Moorland fires had ‘shocking air quality impact’

The wildfires at Saddleworth Moor and Winter Hill are likely to have had a “shocking impact” on air quality, according to a new study. The devastating blazes were battled by hundreds of firefighters and soldiers in June and July. Researchers … Continue reading

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Moor Lane: London’s first low-emission street

City of London authorities unveil first public details of plan to make city centre street a hub for clean air Moor Lane, tucked behind Moorgate tube station in central London, is a narrow city street lined with glass and concrete. … Continue reading

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Beijing turns nose up at perfumes in war on smog

Hair gel and perfumes have become the latest targets in China’s war on smog. Scientists and researchers claim that “daily life emissions” from household items containing volatile organic compounds, including air fresheners and kitchen cleaners, are to blame for 12 … Continue reading

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