air pollution mapping News

  • Better noise mapping with dynamic search method

    Braunstein + Berndt GmbH announce the release of their newly developed Dynamic Search calculation method. Dynamic Search estimates the contribution for each receiver and ranks the influence of all sources. Only the sources important to the final result of a receiver are calculated; the rest are estimated. By dynamically selecting the sources that need to be calculated versus estimated, more data ...


    By SoundPLAN International LLC

  • EPA Releases EnviroAtlas Ecosystem Mapping Tool

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today released EnviroAtlas, a web-based interactive tool that integrates over 300 separate data layers, helps decision makers understand the implications of planning and policy decisions on our fragile ecosystems and the communities who depend on goods and services from these ecosystems. EnviroAtlas is designed for people from all levels of ...

  • Why are Canadians such bad polluters?

    According to Statistics Canada’s 2007/2008 edition of Human Activity and the Environment, Canadians are among the worst greenhouse gas (GHG) emitters per capita in the world. Although businesses are starting to improve their performance, the average Canadian is doing very little to reduce their own ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • 7 Million Deaths Annually Linked to Air Pollution-WHO Report Tue, Mar 25, 2014

    In new estimates released today, the World Health Organization (WHO) reports that in 2012 around 7 million people died - one in eight of total global deaths as a result of air pollution exposure. This finding more than doubles previous estimates and confirms that air pollution is now the world's largest single environmental health risk. Reducing air pollution could save millions of lives. In ...

  • Avoiding harmful ozone pollution this summer

    High summer temperatures combined with air pollution can cause ground-level ozone to form, which has serious effects on health, especially for older people or children, or those with asthma and other breathing problems. The European Environment Agency (EEA) presents some useful information on protecting your health from ground-level ozone this summer. To date, the highest concentrations ...

  • What’s in Your Air?

    Original story at MIT News Every senior at MIT has come to know the campus in a personal way, having established favorite haunts for studying, eating, resting, and playing during their four years at the Institute. But the Course 1 Class of 2014 is getting to know the campus on an even more intimate level, and wants to share that with ...

  • Time to set standards for mapping noise and stick to them

    SoundPLAN, the leading international expert designer and provider of acoustics and air pollution simulation software for environmental modelling, is calling on the bodies responsible for setting noise standards around the world to ensure that they implement and maintain high quality standards with thorough test procedures and scenarios.  The USA’s Federal Highway Administration’s ...


    By SoundPLAN International LLC

  • Low-Cost Device Can Revolutionize Air Quality Monitoring and Help Countries Prevent Deaths from Outdoor Pollution

    A ground-breaking air quality measuring device unveiled today in Nairobi by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), expected to cost up to 100 times less than existing solutions, has the potential to revolutionize air quality measurement in developing countries and help prevent deaths from air pollution. The device, capable of collecting all the vital parameters of air quality, will cost ...

  • Noise pollution `linked to heart death`

    Noise pollution from transport is linked to 50,000 fatal heart attacks in the EU every year, researchers have claimed. A study published by the sustainable transport campaign group Transport and Environment (T&E) said noise from rail and roads is linked to a further 200,000 cases of heart disease in Europe. Close to half of all Europeans are regularly exposed to traffic noise pollution that ...

  • Fuel Tech Awarded Air Pollution Control Orders Totaling $2.4M - Includes NOxOUT® Project and ULTRA™ Systems in China

    WARRENVILLE, Ill.- Fuel Tech, Inc., a world leader in advanced engineering solutions for the optimization of combustion systems and emissions control in utility and industrial applications, today announced receipt of air pollution control (APC) orders totaling $2.4 million. The largest of these orders was the award of a NOxOUT® Selective Non-Catalytic Reduction (SNCR) project at an ...


    By Fuel Tech, Inc.

  • U.S. EPA releases annual enforcement results and mapping tool

    WASHINGTON – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has released enforcement results for fiscal year 2009, and has developed a new Web-based tool and interactive map that allows the public to get detailed information by location about the enforcement actions taken at approximately 4,600 facilities. In FY2009, EPA concluded enforcement actions requiring polluters to invest more than $5 ...

  • Air quality plans with IMMIS

    Supplying IMMIS  to local, regional and federal authorities as well as consulting companies, IVU Umwelt provides a comprehensive program set to evaluate traffic induced air and noise pollution. The program system IMMIS consists of the following programs: IMMISem - is ...


    By IVU Umwelt GmbH

  • EEA draws the first map of Europe`s noise exposure

    The European Environment Agency (EEA) has launched the most comprehensive map of noise exposure to date, revealing the extent to which European citizens are exposed to excessive acoustic pollution. The NOISE (Noise Observation and Information Service for Europe) database provides, at the click of a mouse, a picture of the numbers of people exposed to noise generated by air, rail and road traffic ...

  • Chinese group launches app to shame polluters

    A Chinese environmental group launched a smartphone app on Monday that tracks and shames polluting factories, highlighting how the country is making environmental data more available and enabling public monitoring of companies that pollute. The app gives, where available, hourly updates on emissions reported by factories to local ...


    By Associated Press

  • Hot summer weather exacerbating ozone pollution

    Unusually high temperatures this summer may be contributing to poor air quality in many European cities. Thresholds to protect health from ground-level ozone have been exceeded across Europe in recent weeks, according to preliminary data reported to the European Environment Agency (EEA). Ozone pollution has serious effects on health, especially for older people and children, or those with ...

  • In Your Backyard: New NRDC Web Tool Details How Climate Change Will Worsen Air Pollution, Health Problems Affecting States

    Climate change is expected to worsen air pollution in northeastern states along with its associated health problems, according to the Natural Resources Defense Council. A new web tool unveiled by NRDC lets users read how badly their state might be impacted by climate change. On the site, www.nrdc.org/climatemaps, users can see local data and maps detailing ...

  • Air quality forecasts for China

    With less than a month remaining before the Beijing Olympics, Chinese officials have introduced a series of measures to improve air quality for the Games. A new tool has been installed in the capital city to allow the Chinese to monitor the effectiveness of these efforts. Poor air quality could pose problems for the Olympic athletes and hinder the performance of those competing outdoors in ...


    By European Space Agency (ESA)

  • EPA Releases State Enforcement Performance Information and Comparative Maps

    Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the release of state dashboards and comparative maps that provide the public with information about the performance of state and EPA enforcement and compliance programs across the country. “Transparency and access to information at all levels helps to drive improvements in environmental performance,” said Cynthia Giles, ...

  • U.S. proposes major reductions in air pollution from large ships in Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Island waters (PR, VI)

    The United States government has proposed controls on large ships that operate in the waters off the coastlines of Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands to reduce air pollution from the ships. The proposal to the International Maritime Organization calls for the designation of these waters as an “emission control area.” The designation would require any large ship operating in these ...

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