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

Innovative approach to clean the filthy air in London’s Tube

A study released in January suggested spending an hour on the Tube was equivalent to spending a whole day standing by the side of a busy road. Solutions are never simple.  Jessica Taylor writes on the Evening Standard website about a project supported by Imperial College London and the Royal College of Art to use … Continue reading Innovative approach to clean the filthy air in London’s Tube

Child health experts say public needs to be better informed about scale of air pollution crisis

With all the attention in the press, it is hard to believe that parents are still nonchalant about the impact of air pollution on their children. This article by Matthew Taylor in The Guardian is about the UK but it could be about most countries. How do we raise enough awareness for changes in attitudes … Continue reading Child health experts say public needs to be better informed about scale of air pollution crisis

More on the impact of air pollution

EiD regularly provides articles about the impact of air pollution on our health, climate change and much more.  Josh Gabbatis writes on The Independent website about air pollution’s impact on our mood.  Real-time data from social media suggests particulates linked with poor lung health are also affecting our happiness. What do you think?   Air … Continue reading More on the impact of air pollution

A mother has won the right to a fresh inquest over whether air pollution caused the death of her nine-year-old daughter

EiD writes regularly about the impact of air pollution. Jasmine Andersson writes on the I newsletter website about the efforts of one mother to have a new inquest to determine whether air pollution caused the death of her nine-year-old daughter. It will be important to follow future developments in the inquest.   Death of nine-year-old … Continue reading A mother has won the right to a fresh inquest over whether air pollution caused the death of her nine-year-old daughter

New solar-powered three-wheeler motorcycle helping to clean up Nairobi

Sophie Mbugua writes on the Deutsche Welle website about a new initiative to promote solar powered motorcycles in Kenya. Pollution is a big problem that needs innovative approaches. Importantly, electric motorcycles do not require an investment in new transport infrastructure such as the installation of special charging stations. It will be interesting to see how … Continue reading New solar-powered three-wheeler motorcycle helping to clean up Nairobi

London’s world-famous black cabs are major polluters

When one visits London, there is nothing but amazement for the ubiquitous black cabs. While there are moves to have more electric vehicles, at this point in time they are still major polluters.  Harry Cockburn explains in an article on The Independent website. London’s black cabs ‘up to thirty times as toxic as personal cars … Continue reading London’s world-famous black cabs are major polluters