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  • Intelligent solutions for air quality

    International Trade Fair for Waste Management and Environmental Technology presents technologies and processes for the challenges of national and international air pollution control Acid rain, the death of forests and fishes, a hole in the ozone layer in the stratosphere above the North and South Poles, and an increased risk of skin cancer, mutations, global warming and climate ...


    By Koelnmesse GmbH

  • Air Monitors sponsors air quality PhD

    The instrumentation company Air Monitors has announced that it is sponsoring a new PhD project at King's College London to study ambient levels of Black Carbon. Applications for this important post must be posted online to the KCL Health School by Friday 2nd December. Air Monitors' MD Jim Mills said: "This is a fantastic opportunity to become involved in one of today's most important air quality ...


    By Air Monitors Ltd.

  • EPA releases guidelines to ensure healthy indoor air during home energy upgrades/ New protocols protect indoor air quality while enhancing home energy efficiency

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released its Healthy Indoor Environment Protocols for Home Energy Upgrades to better integrate health protections into energy efficiency programs. This first-of-its-kind guidance will provide the home energy industry the ability to identify, manage, and reduce health risks during home energy upgrades, retrofits or remodeling. "These protocols will ...

  • European air quality in 2020: success story for PM2.5

    Levels of the air pollutant PM2.5 in Europe will continue to fall in 2020, concludes a recent study. Furthermore, deposition of nitrogen from air pollution will also drop. The outlook seems less positive for ground-level ozone, however, as large amounts of this pollutant continue drift over to Europe from other continents. This study reports on changes in air quality in Europe, focusing on three ...

  • Car emissions: MEPs push for “real-life” test protocol

    The environment committee on Wednesday adopted an update of EU car emission rules, setting limits on certain pollutants including NOx. They call for a new, real-life, emissions test procedure to be enforced by 2017. They also want fuel consumption meter and gear-change indicators fitted to all new cars by 2019. “Public health depends on good air quality, especially in cities where ...


    By European Parliament

  • Montreal Protocol Averts Threat of Large Increases in Skin Cancers

    The threat of large increases in skin cancers has been avoided due to the success of the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer in controlling ozone depletion, according to the newly published "Environmental Effects of Ozone Depletion and its Interactions with Climate Change: 2014 Assessment" report, produced by the Environmental Effects Assessment Panel (EEAP) of the ...

  • Using models for air quality assessment and planning: a guide

    Computer models are increasingly used for estimating air quality or forecasting changes in pollution levels. Various different models are currently used across Europe. The new FAIRMODE reference guide aims to make these models comparable, well documented and validated in order to achieve reliable results. In the past, assessment and reporting of air quality was largely based on ...

  • Linde North America Passes EPA Protocol Gases Audit

    Linde is among a select group of companies that passed a rigorous audit by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for producing and supplying gases used to calibrate instruments for emissions testing. Linde North America is a member of The Linde Group, a world-leading gases and engineering company. Linde produces EPA Protocol gases at its plant in Alpha, New Jersey, ...


    By Linde Group

  • Montreal Protocol Parties Discuss Issues Related to the Protection of the Ozone Layer

    The 197 Parties to the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer discussed various issues regarding the protection of the earth's fragile ozone layer, during the 34th Meeting of the Open-Ended Working Group of the Parties, conducted from 14 to 18 July in Paris, France. The Parties considered the appropriate funding requirement for the replenishment of the Multilateral Fund for ...

  • Allergens and Air Quality Concerns from Indoor Plants

    The indoor environmental quality (IEQ) professionals at Clark Seif Clark (CSC) provide comprehensive consulting and testing services to determine of indoor plants are causing a degraded environment for building occupants.   The use of plants in indoor environments can create what appears to be a more pleasant environment for building occupants.  Research has shown there are several ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Environnement S.A signs an important cooperation agreement on air quality in Cuba

    On the occasion of the official visit to France by Raúl Castro, Cuban Head of State, and as part of an exceptional Business Forum France-Cuba organized by MEDEF International, Environnement S.A is pleased to announce the signing of a technical-commercial agreement with the Institute of Meteorology of the Ministry of Science, Technology and Environment of the Republic of Cuba. Following the ...


    By Environnement S.A

  • Air Quality Sciences, Inc. Highlights Newest Small Chamber Technology

    AQS meets high domestic and international demand with the addition of 15 new small environmental chambers. ATLANTA - Air Quality Sciences, Inc. (AQS) is home to the largest commercial environmental chamber laboratory offering more than 60 state-of-the-art chambers ranging from room-sized to small. Higher international demand for low-pollutant emissions testing and third party ...


    By Aerias, LLC

  • Indoor Air Quality & Energy Efficiency in Schools the Focus of New EPA Guidance

    Last month, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released new guidance to help school districts protect indoor air quality (IAQ) while increasing energy efficiency during school renovations. Energy management and protecting indoor air quality are both important considerations for a school’s facility management during energy upgrades and retrofits. Schools can protect student and ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Record Rainfall in California May Result in Indoor Air Quality Problems

    The indoor air quality (IAQ) professionals at Clark Seif Clark (CSC) provide moisture inspections and testing services for mold, bacteria and other contaminants following five days of record storms. Parts of Los Angeles have recorded almost 22 inches of rain, and an estimated 17 feet of snow has fallen in parts of the Sierra Nevada Mountains.  Roads have washed out, beaches are closed, ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Satellite data to deliver ‘state-of-the-art’ air quality information

    The European Environment Agency has finalised an agreement with an ESA-led consortium to provide unparalleled information on air pollution, which contributes to the premature deaths of hundreds of thousands of Europeans annually. Under the agreement, the European Environment Agency (EEA) will use a service, which combines and processes satellite data with surface measurements from 29 European ...


    By European Space Agency (ESA)

  • Demolition Projects and Air Quality Concerns for Workers and Nearby Residents

    Last month, The Desert Sun published a report about the demolition of a 229 room hotel and spa in downtown Palm Springs.  The article stated that the building, constructed in the 1960s, was found to contain asbestos during the demolition project.  Due to this find, containment of the worksite and air monitoring was put into place to prevent exposure to any asbestos fibers released into ...


    By Clark Seif Clark Inc.

  • National Healthy Schools Day Spotlights Indoor Air Quality

    Across the nation educational institutions are recognizing National Healthy Schools Day.  The important day is coordinated by the Healthy Schools Network in cooperation with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Council of Educational Facility Planners – International (CEFPI).  It promotes the use of the EPA’s IAQ Tools for Schools program.   According ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Federal agencies to improve coordination to support energy development and safeguard air quality

    In keeping with President Obama’s strategy to expand domestic oil and gas production safely and responsibly, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI), and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today released an interagency approach to address air quality issues associated with onshore oil and gas development on public lands. A new ...

  • Upcoming WPL Webinar to Focus on Indoor Air Quality Testing and LEED

    Later this month, WPL Publishing will sponsor a webinar to help various professionals in the construction community identify specific Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) credits relating to indoor air quality (IAQ) and reach other IAQ goals. LEED green building rating systems include credits for measuring and verifying IAQ. The credits include specific requirements for how to ...


    By PRWeb

  • Air quality: Environment MEPs call for tougher new national caps on pollutants

    As air pollution is responsible for around 400,000 premature deaths in the EU yearly, Environment MEPs on Wednesday tightened up Commission plans and called for more ambitious national caps on emissions of six main pollutants, such as sulphur dioxide, particulate matter and nitrogen oxides in order to cut emissions by 70% across the EU and save €40bn in air pollution costs by 2030. MEPs also ...


    By European Parliament

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