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  • Air pollution monitoring model takes off in Australia

    “The Air Pollution Model (TAPM) increases our ability to pinpoint pollutant behaviour in a wider range of atmospheric conditions,” says CSIRO’s Dr Peter Hurley. ”Over the coming years the new model will continue to fill a gap between simple air pollution dispersion models and the much more complex earth system models such as The Australian Community Climate and Earth-System Simulator (ACCESS).” ...

  • Air pollution and climate policies not in conflict

    Air pollution policy does not undermine the long-term goals of climate change policy, a new study concludes. Although reductions in the pollutant sulphur dioxide could have some warming effects on the Earth’s temperature, the impacts are only short term and will never outweigh climate policy’s cooling effects. Some researchers have raised concerns that air pollution policies ...

  • Air pollution and climate policies not in conflict

    Air pollution policy does not undermine the long-term goals of climate change policy, a new study concludes. Although reductions in the pollutant sulphur dioxide could have some warming effects on the Earth’s temperature, the impacts are only short term and will never outweigh climate policy’s cooling effects. Some researchers have raised concerns that ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • The cost of air pollution impacts on health

    Researchers have developed a new model to assess the health-related external costs arising from air pollution from ten major emission sectors. Applying the model at national and Europe-wide levels, they suggested that the major contributors to costs were industrial power production, agriculture, road traffic and domestic combustion. In recent years, policy action to reduce emissions has targeted ...

  • Air pollution modelling could help predict algal blooms

    Models that predict how nitrogen from the air is deposited in the sea could be useful in predicting algal blooms. Based on the knowledge that excess nitrogen increases algal growth rates, researchers simulated nitrogen deposition in the North Sea and suggested that, using predicted weather data, it might be possible to adapt this approach to predict algal blooms. Algae populations are kept under ...

  • EPA releases air quality model to study harmful air pollution / model will help scientists protect public health

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released a new version of its Community Multi-scale Air Quality model (CMAQ) that uses up-to-the minute meteorology and air chemistry data to determine how weather conditions affect pollution, and how pollution can affect and change weather. Version 5.0 of CMAQ allows scientists to analyze air quality at smaller, finer-resolution settings for ...

  • Ozone and NOx air pollution predicted to fall in Europe

    A new study has estimated that nitrogen oxide (NOx) and harmful ozone levels will fall significantly in Europe, by 2030, if all current and planned air quality legislation is implemented. The co-beneficial effects of climate change policies could also reduce levels of these air pollutants by a further 40%. Conducted under the EU projects CityZen, PEGASOS and ECLAIRE1, the research set out ...

  • High levels of air pollution to spread across UK

    As high levels of air pollution are reported across the UK, NPL's role is to make sure that the measurements of pollutant concentrations are as reliable as possible, so that the right warnings can be given and the most appropriate actions taken. The National Physical Laboratory (NPL) manages much of the infrastructure in place to monitor air pollution around the UK, which helps to provide public ...

  • Waters acidified by air pollution have recovered as predicted

    Back in 1999, a group of scientists predicted how changing air pollution levels would affect the acidity of lakes and rivers in Europe in 2010 using a computer model. A follow up study has now gathered actual measurements of these waters to see if the predictions came true. The observations show that most of the rivers and lakes did recover from acidification, as forecast by the model, and ...


    By European Commission

  • Lessons from Gothenburg on setting air pollution ceilings

    The 2010 deadline for the Gothenburg Protocol ceilings for transboundary air pollutants is fast approaching and new ceilings may soon be set for 2020. Recent research indicates that, although the ceilings have been effective, they could benefit from more flexibility to allow for the inherent uncertainty in modelling future energy use, technologies and growth. The UN Gothenburg Protocol to abate ...

  • IMMISmt – monitoring system for air pollution and noise in cities

    IMMISmt is a real time monitoring system for air quality and noise. Based on online traffic data, measurements of air quality stations and weather data, IMMISmt calculates traffic induced emissions, background and total pollutant concentrations as well as noise levels within the streets as, e. g., hourly mean values. To do so, IMMISmt combines various models which are validated and widely used in ...


    By IVU Umwelt GmbH

  • Not all noise and air pollution simulations are created equal.

    Which software best meets your needs now? How can you avoid expensive upgrades and licenses later? Use this free software comparison tool to compare features and capabilities. The simple format lets you add your own items for unbiased comparisons. You decide what you need and want in a software package. When it’s time to ...


    By SoundPLAN International LLC

  • Recent Air Pollution title from WIT Press

    WIT Press Air Pollution XIX  Editors: C.A. Brebbia, Wessex Institute ...


    By WIT Press

  • Inauguration of Bangladesh Air Pollution Management Project

    6 Aug 2010 Bangladesh is suffering from some of the world's worst urban air quality problems. Particularly in the non-monsoon period the concentrations of particulate matter regularly exceed proposed standards. The larger cities such as Dhaka and Chittagong have major traffic issues which represent a source of the air quality problems, while industrial sources such as steel mills, cement ...

  • Global health impact of PM2.5 air pollution assessed

    PM2.5 air pollution can have a significant impact on human health, not only for local populations, but also in regions far from its source of emission, shows a new study. The study calculates ‘damage factors’ to human health of PM2.5 and in different parts of the world. PM2.5, made up of any particles smaller than 2.5 micrometres in diameter, is emitted from various sources, ...

  • Air pollution cutting China`s `vital` rain

    China's increasing air pollution has cut the light rainfall essential to the country's agriculture over the last 50 years, new research suggests. The research, published in the Journal of Geophysical Research last month, is based on rainfall data collected from weather stations across China. The number of light rain days — those with precipitation of less than ten millimetres — in northeast and ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • A&WMA and WEF present odors and air pollutants conference

    The Air & Waste Management Association (A&WMA) and the Water Environment Federation (WEF), in cooperation with the North Carolina Water Environment Association, will present “Odors and Air Pollutants 2010,” March 21-24, 2010, in Charlotte, NC. As communities grow in size and population, more municipal, industrial, and agricultural facilities are confronted with issues related to odors ...

  • Simulated: worldwide increase of air pollution (#2261)

    Hot summer days cause in large cities very seldom great happiness among inhabitants. On those days the air is highly polluted with automobile and industrial emissions what makes breathing difficult and unhealthy. According to the latest calculations of Max Planck scientist Andrea Pozzer this scenario could become true for most of world population in 2050 if no counteractive measures are ...


    By Allerair Industries

  • Air pollution slows growth of coral reefs in the Caribbean

    Periods of slow growth observed in coral reefs in the Caribbean are caused by aerosols in the air from pollution and volcanic activity, recent research suggests. Aerosols cause cooler sea surface temperatures and reduce the amount of sunlight reaching the coral, both of which slow coral growth. Coral reefs are among the world’s most important ecosystems, providing habitats for many marine ...

  • CPI and Air Pollution: Important message for every operator with a clean air permit

    EPA has been instituting new levels of enforcement even in absence of new official standards.  They are doing this under the guise of Environmental Research and calling it Community Air Monitoring.  Basically EPA is engaging and training the public to identify suspect emitters.  Here is a link to the “research” ...

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