Tag Archives: Air Quality

How outdoor pollution affects indoor air quality

Wildfire and firework smoke more impactful than inversions Just when you thought you could head indoors to be safe from the air pollution that plagues the Salt Lake Valley, new research shows that elevated air pollution events, like horror movie … Continue reading

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‘Godzilla dust cloud’ from Sahara blankets Caribbean on its way to US

Air quality sinks to hazardous levels as biggest cloud seen in a generation swamps region after transatlantic journey A vast cloud of Sahara dust is blanketing the Caribbean as it heads to the US with a size and concentration that … Continue reading

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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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