New website in London let’s homebuyers see level of air pollution that could affect purchase price

The Central Office of Public Interest (COPI), the not-for-profit campaign behind the website, believes that property prices could plummet in the most polluted areas of London when buyers become aware of the problem. Ben Webster explains in an article in The Times.   Pollution hotspots website could drive down London house prices The Clean Air … Continue reading New website in London let’s homebuyers see level of air pollution that could affect purchase price

Plans for public transport buses in some English cities to suck out dirty air

It will be interesting to see how successful these buses will be in cleaning urban air. Corazon Miller writes on The Independent website about this effort planned in several English cities.  Is anyone aware of similar initiatives in other cities?   Buses that suck pollution out of the air to be rolled out in Southampton … Continue reading Plans for public transport buses in some English cities to suck out dirty air

Air pollution monitoring is to be revolutionised with the launch of a new satellite system

dioxide emissions and then make the data public, according to a recent article on The Independent website.   Climate crisis: Satellites to monitor air pollution generated by every power station in the world Air pollution monitoring is to be revolutionised with the launch of a new satellite system capable of tracking the damaging greenhouse gas … Continue reading Air pollution monitoring is to be revolutionised with the launch of a new satellite system

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 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

New research shows impact of traffic pollution on increased cases of asthma amongst children

Natasha Hinde writes on the Huffington Post website about a new study that shows the serious impact on the health of children because of emissions from road transport.   Traffic Pollution Linked To 1 In 5 New Asthma Cases Among Kids In The UK One in five new childhood asthma cases in the UK could … Continue reading New research shows impact of traffic pollution on increased cases of asthma amongst children

Emissions from shipping brings big environmental problems

A recent study shows more than 3,000 early mortalities are linked to toxic fumes from ships around British coast. Josh Gabbatiss explains in an article on the Independent website.   Toxic fumes from ships linked to thousands of UK deaths The UK is one of the most vulnerable nations to the toxic fumes spewed out … Continue reading Emissions from shipping brings big environmental problems

The number of early deaths caused by air pollution is double previous estimates

Researchers say dirty air is killing 800,000 people a year in Europe, and they urge the phasing out of fossil fuel burning according to Damian Carrington in an article in The Guardian. Air pollution deaths are double previous estimates, finds research The number of early deaths caused by air pollution is double previous estimates, according … Continue reading The number of early deaths caused by air pollution is double previous estimates

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 community-centred approaches to address air pollution

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