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Projections in hindsight - An assessment of past emission projections reported by Member States under EU air pollution and GHG legislation

by European Environment Agency (EEA)  (May 12, 2015)

Over the past decade, European Union (EU) Member States were required to regularly compile and report official estimates of their projected (future) emissions for the year 2010 under two complementary pieces of legislation: for greenhouse gases (GHGs), the Monitoring Mechanism Decision (MMD), i.e. Decision No 280/2004/EC of the European ...

`Atmospheric Composition in Two Contrasting Megacities` - PhD studentship available.

by Cambridge Environmental Research Consultants (CERC)  (Apr. 16, 2015)

A PhD studentship with CERC CASE support, 'Atmospheric Composition in Two Contrasting Megacities', is available at the University of Edinburgh, to commence in September 2015. Project background Air pollution is an environmental factor that has huge impact on human health globally1 , especially in densely populated Megacities. The figure ...

Seven Things about Air Pollution Control, You Should Know

by Catalytic Products International (CPI)  (Jan. 8, 2015)

Air pollution control is necessary for healthful environs and well-being. The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry states, “Pollution usually refers to the presence of substances that are either present in the environment where it doesn't ...

Common Indoor Air Pollutants

by Indoor Environmental Technologies (IET)  (Mar. 12, 2015)

Is the indoor air you breathe healthy? According to the World Health Organization, 40% of all buildings pose a serious health hazard due to indoor air pollution. The EPA calls indoor air pollution the #1 pollution problem inAmerica. The following is a list of common indoor air pollutants: Dust, Pollen, and Other Allergens Chemical Fumes and ...

Is the Rotameter Ready for Retirement in Air Sampling/Monitoring Applications?

by F&J SPECIALTY PRODUCTS, INC.  (May 19, 2015)

The variable area rotameter has been the primary tool utilized for determination of flowrates passing through the air circuitry pathway of air sampling or air monitoring systems for many years. In air sampling applications a pollutant is captured on a collection medium (filter paper, charcoal cartridge, etc.) and taken to a laboratory for ...

Air pollution impacts brain development before birth

by Ensia  (Mar. 25, 2015)

A study published today (Mar 25, 2015) in JAMA Psychology outlines the negative impacts of prenatal exposure to air pollutants on childhood brain development. Researchers at the ...

Clearing the Air: Palm Oil, Peat Destruction, and Air Pollution

by Wetlands International  (Mar. 6, 2015)

Landscape fires in Southeast Asia take a heavy toll on human health and the economy. Increasing demand for deforestation-free palm oil can help reduce the damage. Each year in Southeast Asia, landscape fires burn out of control, spreading a debilitating haze across the region. This air pollution causes severe damage to human health, claiming over ...

3 Questions: Amanda Giang on controlling Mercury Pollution in India and China

by MIT - Massachusetts Institute of Technology  (Apr. 17, 2015)

Original story at MIT News MIT graduate student studies how a new U.N. treaty could affect mercury emissions from coal power plants in Asia. The Minamata Convention on Mercury, a global treaty ...

Air emissions associated with decommissioning California's offshore oil and gas platforms

by John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.  (Apr. 25, 2015)

The 27 oil and gas platforms offshore southern California are nearing the end of their productive lives and will be decommissioned in the near future. Many are in deep water and are correspondingly large, with the largest, Harmony, in 1200 feet of water weighing approximately 43,000 tons. Nearly 30% of California's platforms are in water depths ...

Universal system for forecasting changes in PM10 and PM2.5 particulate matter air pollution concentration

by Inderscience Publishers  (Feb. 26, 2015)

We present a system for forecasting the changes in PM 10 and PM 2.5 particulate matter air pollution concentration. The system is based on immissions data from automatic measurement stations of the Voivodship (Regional) Inspectorate for Environmental Protection in Warsaw (Poland) and a numerical forecast of meteorological parameters ...

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