air quality scientist News

  • Climate scientists` warning on air quality

    Actions to improve air quality and reduce climate change need to be linked claim scientists attending an annual United Nations conference on climate change in Poland this week. By the 2090s close to one-fifth of the world's population will be exposed to ozone levels well above the World Health Organization recommended safe-health level. Met Office Hadley Centre models project year-round ...


  • Where there’s smoke, there’s air quality scientists

    During September, NIWA staff installed temperature sensors in 14 homes in the North Canterbury town to detect when the occupants were using their woodburners. At the same time six prototype low-cost dust sensors, called ODINs or Outdoor Dust Information Nodes developed by NIWA, were installed on lamp posts around Rangiora to test their robustness and data quality. If successful, air quality ...

  • Scientists Discover MRSA on Bedbugs

    Today it was reported that Canadian scientists have discovered Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) on bedbugs.  The research was conducted after doctors at a hospital noticed an increase in both bedbugs and MRSA infections.  Although the study was small, it raises concerns that the bedbugs which can cause people to scratch bits from the bugs could be introducing the ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • 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 ...

  • Gradient Scientist Provides Testimony on Air Quality and Children`s Health Before Senate Subcommittee

    Gradient scientist Julie E. Goodman was invited to a joint hearing of the Senate Subcommittees on Clean Air and Nuclear Safety and Children's Health and Environmental Responsibility as an expert in epidemiology, toxicology and human health risk assessment to provide scientific testimony regarding ...


    By Gradient Corporation

  • EPA scientists receive presidential honor

    Today two Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) scientists were named recipients of the 2010 Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE), which recognizes excellent research and leadership in the sciences. The award is the highest honor bestowed by the U.S. government on outstanding science and engineering professionals in the early stages of their independent research ...

  • Space watch on air quality

    Sensitive sensors located in space are being drafted to help scientists monitor the state of the quality of the Earth’s air. With air pollution becoming one of the world's biggest dangers to society's health and an economic drain on some nations, current and up- to-date information on air pollution levels and their movement are vital to researchers tackling this problem. The ESA Earth Observation ...

  • Improving air quality in buildings

    A new system to establish health-protective limits for the emission of hazardous chemicals from products used in our homes, schools and offices has been developed by the EU-LCI Working Group. Cranfield University scientists, as members of the EU-LCI Working ...


    By Cranfield University

  • 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)

  • Several top EMSL analytical scientists present at the 2009 Indoor Air Expo

    EMSL Analytical, a leading provider of advanced environmental laboratory services and products, had several scientists present at last week’s 2009 Indoor Air Expo. This year’s event was a combined gathering for the 12th Annual Indoor Air Quality Association (IAQA) Conference and the 41st Annual Conference of the Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA).This dedicated indoor air quality ...


  • Planning of ambient air quality measurements

    Available since August 2009: VDI 4280 Part 4: Planning of ambient air quality measurements; Substitution of missing values in series of measured values of ambient air quality VDI 4280 Part 5: Planning of ambient air quality measurements; Evaluation of the uncertainty of spatial air quality assessments The series of guidelines VDI 4280 describes the planning ...


    By IVU Umwelt GmbH

  • Planning of ambient air quality measurements

    The series of guidelines VDI 4280 describes the planning and evaluation of ambient air quality measurements and is an important element of quality assurance in monitoring and assessing air quality in the sector regulated by law. Available since August 2009 are: VDI 4280 Part 4: Planning of ...


    By IVU Umwelt GmbH

  • ASU joins air quality project

    Arizona State University’s American Indian Policy Institute is working with American Indian tribal governments, the state of Arizona and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to research and assess air quality in central Arizona. The Joint Air Toxics Assessment Project (JATAP) is a multi-jurisdictional effort to assess the distribution, sources and potential health risks associated with air ...


    By Arizona State University

  • Scientists Explore Using Trees to Clean Pollution

    Before Houston and its suburbs were built, a dense forest naturally purified the coastal air along a stretch of the Texas Gulf Coast that grew thick with pecan, ash, live oak and hackberry trees. It was the kind of pristine woodland that was mostly wiped out by settlers in their rush to clear land and build communities. Now one of the nation's largest chemical companies and one of its oldest ...


    By Associated Press

  • Air quality sensors track pollution

    Original story at MIT News Glimpses of blue sky are becoming a rare sight in Delhi, India’s capital, particularly in wintertime, when a thick white haze smothers the city. David Hagan, an MIT PhD candidate studying atmospheric chemistry and a Fellow in the MIT Tata Center for ...

  • EMSL scientist publishes book on understudied gnomoniaceae fungi

    The family Gnomoniaceae is a little understood family of fungi. They spend most of their life cycle as symptomless endophytes producing fruiting bodies on fallen leaves of trees, shrubs or dead stems of herbs. However, some of the fungi are serious plant pathogens and despite being inconspicuous they are everywhere around us.Of particular interest to indoor air quality professionals is the fact ...


  • Survey finds Bush administration `interfering` with EPA scientists

    The Bush administration has 'frequently meddled with scientists' at the US Environmental Protection Agency, according to a survey released by a scientific advocacy group. The Union of Concerned Scientists reports that nearly two-thirds of the 1,586 staff EPA scientists who responded to a questionnaire complained of recent political interference with their work. The reported interference is ...

  • 100 scientists support ten by ten call

    The Environmental Parliament calls for ten per cent reduction of CO2 emissions in London by 201010x10 campaign launched at LSE SummitMore than a hundred scientists specialising in climate change, the environment and ecology came together in London to support the Environmental Parliament's launch of the TEN BY TEN campaign.The Chairman of the Environmental Parliament, Pano Kroko announced the ...


    By RealWire

  • NIWA trials new generation air quality sensors

    For the past 12 months NIWA has been testing a prototype low-cost dust sensor package called ODIN, or Outdoor Dust Information Node. The first field trial is about to get under way in Rangiora, North Canterbury. Air quality scientist Dr Ian Longley says this new generation of low-cost sensors has the potential for communities to observe, understand and control their local air quality in a much ...

  • TOMORROW: Media briefing on air quality research flights

    EPA will participate in a media teleconference hosted by NASA at 11 a.m. EDT on Thursday, June 23 to preview the upcoming series of aircraft research flights over the Baltimore-Washington traffic corridor to study urban air pollution. NASA research satellites monitor many air pollution components, but it has been a challenge to use these measurements of the atmosphere from space to detect ...

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