Tagged with air pollution

Air quality in subway systems

Air quality in subway systems

For those of you who commute regularly, we are probably aware of the air quality in underground public transport. While Londoners complained about the heat underground this summer and other cities had their own complaints, we have seen few studies about them. Fulvio Amato and Teresa Moreno from the Spanish National Research Council write on … Continue reading

Understanding nitrogen dioxide impact

Understanding nitrogen dioxide impact

We read daily about air quality issues in our cities in particular. David Metz, Honorary Professor of Transport Studies at University College London (UCL) provides a good commentary on some of the key concerns.   NO₂ – not as bad as we thought? Air pollution has been found to cause hundreds of thousands of deaths … Continue reading

New briefing from European Environment Agency on breaches in air pollution ceilings

New briefing from European Environment Agency on breaches in air pollution ceilings

Eleven EU Member States breached air pollution ceilings in 2015 mostly due to high emissions from agricultural and transport sources, according to new data and a briefing released today by the European Environment Agency (EEA). The briefing includes information on countries’ 2015 emissions and national ceilings for different pollutants.   Air pollution in Europe: Countries … Continue reading

Is air quality affecting house prices?

Is air quality affecting house prices?

As we see our cities tackling air pollution, we understandably first turn to the health of their citizens. Katie Morley writes in The Telegraph about another concern, the impact on house prices. Have you experienced this?   High pollution is reducing house prices by 15pc as buyers reject ‘unhealthy’ homes Property listings will include traffic … Continue reading

Better understanding how polluting our cars are

Better understanding how polluting our cars are

Almost daily we are reading about the emissions coming from vehicles and what they are doing to our air quality and health. Paul Nieuwenhuis, Senior Lecturer and Co-Director, Electric Vehicle Centre of Excellence (EVCE) at Cardiff University, writes a reviewed article on the Conversation website comparing diesel and petrol vehicles.   Are diesel cars really … Continue reading