climate pollutant Articles

  • How air pollution affects climate: short-lived climate forcers

    While long-lived greenhouse gases—particularly carbon dioxide (CO2)—continue to occupy center stage in international climate negotiations, another group of pollutants has been gaining attention among scientists and policy-makers: the so-called “short-lived climate forcers,” including black carbon and ozone. These pollutants have been regulated in the United States for ...

  • Fast Action to Reduce the Risks of Climate Change: U.S. Options to Limit Short-Lived Climate Pollutants

    Short-lived climate pollutants such as soot, methane and hydroflurorocarbons (HFCs) account for 30 to 40 percent of global warming to date. Targeted efforts to reduce these emissions can slow the pace of global warming and moderate climate impacts already underway, including the melting of sea ice and glaciers. By reducing local air pollution, such measures would also produce substantial public ...

  • Air pollution and climate change policies in Europe: exploring linkages and the added value of an integrated approach

    This report explores the linkages between air quality and climate change from a European perspective in order to assist the European Environment Agency (EEA) in approaching the issues of air quality and climate change in an integrated way. ...

  • Study of the pollution exchange between Bulgaria and northern Greece

    The present work aims at a detailed study and explanation of the pollution transport in the air basin over south-western Bulgaria and northern Greece and assessment of the air pollution exchange between Bulgaria and Greece. Some well-known specific climatic air pollution effects were studied and explained. Calculations were made of the SO2 pollution of the Balkan Peninsula from both Greek ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Monitoring network optimisation for spatial data classification using support vector machines

    The paper presents a novel method for monitoring network optimisation, based on a recent machine learning technique known as support vector machine. It is problem-oriented in the sense that it directly answers the question of whether the advised spatial location is important for the classification model. The method can be used to increase the accuracy of classification models by taking a small ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Water-Related Business Risks

    Water scarcity, pollution, climate change, and other problematic global water trends pose major challenges to businesses now and will continue to do so in the years ahead. The following article summarizes relevant concepts and provides a non-exhaustive overview of case studies, existing risk management tools, and global players. ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Environment and economic growth: a convergence approach

    The world economy faces a serious challenge from the global environmental degradation and appropriate environmental policy should be adopted in time to save it. The effective environmental policy prescription depends on the actual position of the economy: at what stage of growth/development the economy is. To be specific, we are interested to observe how economic growth is systematically linked ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Hypoxia and other environmental factors at high altitude

    Besides hypoxia, high altitude settings are characterised by other peculiar environmental factors, such as cold and ultraviolet radiation. In addition, there are prevalent environmental changes driven mainly by human activity, including climate change in the highland Andes, and outdoor and indoor pollution. Also, poverty and childhood malnutrition are rampant in high altitude human settlements. ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Air quality and ancillary benefits of climate change policies

    The Thematic Strategy on air pollution aims to improve European air pollution significantly by 2020. This report from the European Environment Agency looks a further ten years into the future, and brings together two major policy challenges — combating climate change and reducing air pollution in an integrated way. Thus, the report analyses projected changes in European air quality up to 2030, ...

  • Metabolomic analysis of soil communities can be used for pollution assessment

    Here we show that metabolic profiling can be used to assess the changes in biochemical profiles of soil communities living in contaminated sites. We propose the term ‘community metabolomics’ for the application of metabolomics techniques to the study of the entire community of a soil sample. We anticipate our study to be a starting point for the use of this technique to assess how communities ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • Impact of future climate changes on high pollution levels

    Changes in climate variability as well as changes in extreme weather and climate events in the 20th century, especially those that took place during the last two to three decades of the 20th century, have been discussed in many recent scientific publications. Attempts to project the results of such studies in the future have been made under different assumptions. In this paper, we have chosen one ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • 10 messages for 2010 - coastal ecosystems

    Key messages: 1) As an interface between land and sea, European coastlines provide vital resources for wildlife, but also for the economy and human health and well-being. 2) Multiple pressures, including habitat loss and degradation, pollution, climate change and overexploitation of fish stocks, affect coastal ecosystems. 3) Coastal habitat types and species of Community interest are at risk in ...

  • Model analyses of long and short term pollution emission reduction

    Climate change is influenced not only by the emissions of greenhouse gases, but also by the emissions of air pollutants which influence each other through complex interactions in the atmosphere. Reducing emissions could be one way to react and prevent negative impacts from climate change. Because these reductions must take place in the face of economic growth, there is a disagreement about the ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Environmental impact from a sector: production and consumption of energy carriers in Sweden

    Environmental impacts from the Swedish energy sector, including upstream and downstream effects, were investigated using a hybrid IOA-LCA method. Use of abiotic resources, climate change, air pollution and toxic effects were identified as environmental hotspots in the sector. On the production side, power, gas and heat production were found to cause many environmental effects, but impacts abroad ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Impact of the climate conditions on the purification power of Beni Messous natural lagoon

    In this study, we will establish the correlations between the climate variables and the outputs of the pollution elimination in the natural lagoon of Beni Messous, using multiple regression method. We have chosen the ascending method 'FORWARD' for the selection of these variables in each regression. After the analysis, it has been noticed that the elimination output of the biochemical oxygen ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • The iron fist vs. the invisible hand: interventionism and libertarianism in environmental economic discourses

    Drawing from a broad range of sources, we define and discuss the two primary ways of contemplating issues related to environmental economics, namely, interventionism and libertarianism. We then interpret a cellular automaton as a model that allows for either approach, as well as anarchy, and show that interventionism exponentially reduces the number of possibilities while libertarianism, even ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Environmental and resource constraints on Asian urban travel

    In industrialising countries, personal income has been the main constraint on widespread car ownership. However, incomes are rising rapidly in many Asian cities, so that traffic congestion and air pollution are replacing income as barriers to higher car ownership. Global oil depletion and climate change are potential additional constraints. The main finding of this paper is that private car ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Revue Pollution Atmosphérique. Climat, Santé, Société. N°206 Avril - Juin 2010

    Modélisation de la pollution particulaire (PM10) dans la région de l"étang de Berre. Détermination des zones homogènes de pollution. BROCHETON F, MESBAH B, POULET D, et al. - Lire le résumé ...

  • Earthships: sustainable housing alternative

    This paper critiques an obscure form of sustainable architecture that addresses many of the environmental, social and economic challenges facing humanity. It focuses on the work of architect, Michael Reynolds, who has been experimenting with radical house designs and construction techniques over the past three and half decades. He addresses pollution, climate change and resource depletion by the ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • 10 messages for 2010 — Forest ecosystems

    Key messages Forests cover a large part of Europe but the distribution of such ecosystems varies significantly across the continent. They fulfil multiple functions for society, providing economic, social and environmental benefits, including serving as a key reservoir of biodiversity. Old growth natural and semi-natural forests are the most valuable forest type in terms ...

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