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Understanding impacts of air pollution

Understanding impacts of air pollution

Regularly we are reading about the impact of air pollution on our health.  Aaron Reuben writes on the wired.com website that it may be having an effect on causing dementia. A recent Guardian article also shows that it may be damaging every organ in our bodies. There is no doubt we have to significantly increase … Continue reading

Scientists have been working on what they say is the world’s first “biosolar leaf”, which they claim can mop up carbon dioxide and discharge oxygen into the atmosphere more efficiently than a typical tree

Scientists have been working on what they say is the world’s first “biosolar leaf”, which they claim can mop up carbon dioxide and discharge oxygen into the atmosphere more efficiently than a typical tree

Scientists say this technology can do the work of 100 trees using the surface area of one. Diane Taylor explains in an article in The Guardian.   ‘Biosolar leaf’ project targets air pollution on London campus The news on carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere is rarely good. Scientists and campaigners have warned repeatedly that … Continue reading

New community-centred approaches to address air pollution

New community-centred approaches to address air pollution

Cressida Bowyer, Senior Research Fellow in the Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries at the University of Portsmouth and Heather Price, Lecturer in Environmental Geography at the University of Stirling discuss using art to create awareness on air pollution in an article on The Conversation website.   Using art to tackle air pollution: a story … Continue reading

New report from European Environment Agency on environmental hazards like air and noise pollution and extreme temperatures

New report from European Environment Agency on environmental hazards like air and noise pollution and extreme temperatures

Targeted action is needed to better protect the poor, the elderly and children from environmental hazards like air and noise pollution and extreme temperatures, especially in Europe’s eastern and southern regions. A European Environment Agency (EEA) report published recently warns that the health of Europe’s most vulnerable citizens remains disproportionately affected by these hazards, despite … Continue reading