Tagged with air pollution

Some questioning whether our air is “too clean”

Some questioning whether our air is “too clean”

It is hard to know whether scepticism on aspects related to air pollution and climate change is growing or not. The evidence should be quite obvious. But, there is growing denial. Emma Howard from Greenpeace’s investigative and environmental news platform, Unearthed, provides a good article in The Guardian about the rise of scepticism in countries … Continue reading

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