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  • Research to address health impact of indoor air pollution

    Research will be launched to evaluate the health impact of indoor air pollution in urban public spaces by the International Ecological Economy Promotion Association (IEEPA), announced Li Junyang, secretary-general of the IEEPA, at a seminar in Beijing on July 24, 2016. The seminar was held to solicit opinions on the research from experts in government departments and universities as ...


    By Camfil Ltd

  • 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 ...

  • Research: many air pollutants are higher indoors than outdoors

    Levels of many harmful air pollutants are higher indoors than outdoors, according to new research conducted within the European Union, released this week (8th February). These latest findings, which identify the main polluters and map their geographical distribution, come from the European Indoor Air Monitoring and Exposure Assessment Project (AIRMEX), an EU funded project. The importance of ...

  • Research flights seek to improve view of air pollution from space

    This summer two NASA research airplanes will fly over the Baltimore-Washington region and northeast Maryland as part of a mission to enhance the capability of satellites to measure ground-level air quality from space. The flights will be supported by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and will aid the agency in monitoring pollutants that affect people’s health. ”With improved ...

  • EPA Announces Funding for Research to Improve Air Quality, Protect Health

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) awarded five grants totaling almost $2 million to academic institutions for research on innovative processes to further improve air quality in the U.S. and help track the effectiveness of pollution control measures. Pollutants such as ozone and fine particles are linked to a variety of serious health effects, including aggravation of asthma and other ...

  • Sea salt worsens coastal air pollution, according to new research

    Air pollution in the world's busiest ports and shipping regions may be markedly worse than previously suspected, according to a new study showing that industrial and shipping pollution is exacerbated when it combines with sunshine and salty sea air. In a paper published in the journal Nature Geoscience, a team of researchers that included University of Calgary chemistry professor Hans Osthoff ...

  • ​Heathrow air pollution research challenged by Aviation Environment Federation

    The Aviation Environment Federation [1] has challenged the conclusion of research which looked into whether Heathrow expansion would be compatible with the legal air quality limits. The research[2], carried out by University of Cambridge’s Professor Rod Jones, and not yet published, argues that the “marginal increase” in NO2 associated with airport expansion would be ...


    By A.E.F. S.r.l.

  • Air pollution monitoring market to rise 20% in 2010, says new research

    The world market for stack and ambient continuous monitoring plus periodic monitoring and other related services will rise to US$2.2 billion in 2010.  This is a 20 percent increase over the projected 2009 market.  The rapid expansion in CO2 measurement investment and the increased activity for stack monitoring in Asia will account for most of the increase.  These are the ...


    By The McIlvaine Company

  • Improvements in US air quality linked to longer life spans, say researchers

    A study in the New England Journal of Medicine indicates that Americans are living longer because the air they breathe is getting cleaner, and people who lived in metropolitan areas that did the best job of reducing fine particle pollution in the air showed the biggest jump in life span. Fine particle pollution has been implicated as being responsible for deaths from cardiovascular and ...


    By AIRNow

  • EPA Funds University Research on Cleaner Fuel Burning to Improve Air Quality

    Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced new funding for six universities to research cleaner technologies and fuels for cooking, lighting, and heating homes that will help improve air quality and protect the health of Alaska Natives and people across the developing world. “Health and environmental impacts of air pollution and climate expand beyond the borders of any ...

  • The Houston advance research center receives $496,000 to improve regional air quality (TX)

    The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) awarded over $496,000 to the Houston Advanced Research Center (HARC) to reduce diesel emissions in the Dallas-Forth Worth and Houston-Galveston-Brazoria areas. Part of the reductions will come from installation of auxiliary power units (APU), educational training and outreach to fleet operators. The $496,627 grant aims to significantly reduce emissions ...

  • RTI wins US$19m contract for EPA air quality monitoring, modeling and research

    RTI International, in collaboration with a group of leading environmental research companies, has been awarded a contract to provide a wide range of research and technical support services to the US Environmental Protection Agency's Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards (OAQPS). The research team led by RTI includes Eastern Research Group, Inc. (ERG); Neptune and Company, Atmospheric ...


    By RTI International

  • Finer particles give more useful air quality data, says new research

    New air quality research indicates that measuring ultra-fine particles can distinguish between particles generated through human activities, such as combustion, and larger particles, which are more likely to arise from mechanical processes and natural sources. The smallest air particles are from combustion sources such as vehicles and power plants, and easily enter the body. However, air quality ...

  • New research suggests even low levels of air pollution may pose stroke risk

    Short-term exposure to low levels of particulate air pollution may increase the risk of stroke or mini-stroke, according to findings that suggest current exposure standards could be insufficient to protect the public. 'The vast majority of the public is exposed to ambient air pollution at the levels observed in this community or greater every day, suggesting a potentially large public health ...

  • Researchers Recreate European Weather

    A comprehensive analysis project will recreate the weather across Europe for the past 30 years. Precipitation, temperature, wind and air pressure, etc. are described at ground level and 30 km up in the atmosphere. The result is highly interesting for research and climate adaptation alike. Satellite information, weather reports and many computing hours on powerful supercomputers are behind the ...

  • Research on Soil Chamber Pressure Published in Journal of Geophysical Research

    LINCOLN, NEBRASKA - LI-COR Senior Application Scientist Liukang Xu, Ph.D., led a group of LI-COR scientists and engineers in a research effort to examine pressure effects on chamber-based soil CO2 flux measurements. The results of this study were recently published in the Journal of Geophysical Research (JGR), an American Geophysical Union publication. Findings of the research show that ...


    By LI-COR

  • Cost of Athens` air pollution could be over €211m per year, Greek researchers say

    Air quality research from Greece suggests that the cost of industrial air pollution in Athens alone may exceed 211 million Euros per year. Estimating the costs of pollution in terms of, for example, human health, ecosystems and biodiversity, has received growing attention amongst policy makers. Finding ways to place a monetary value on these factors is one way to account for these costs more ...

  • EPA Research Funding Aims to Improve Understanding of Climate Change Impacts on Indoor Air Quality

    Harvard College is one of only nine institutions that will share nearly $8 million from the US Environmental Protection Agency to study how climate change affects indoor air quality and the resulting health effects. The grant to Harvard will fund research looking at two cities in particular, Boston and Atlanta, to study global warmth’s effects on indoor air quality and health. The project ...

  • “Clean Sky” initiative launches EUR 25m call for proposals for research on clean air transport

    A new generation of greener, quieter and more efficient aircraft moved a step closer today, when the Clean Sky initiative launched a call for proposals for aeronautical R&D for a total value of €25 million. Clean Sky is a first-of-its-kind EU wide collaborative private-public partnership, including the participation of SMEs, universities and research centres as well as leading aeronautics ...

  • An international feel to Antarctic research

    There is a distinctly cosmopolitan feel around British Antarctic Survey’s Rothera Research Station this month (February). Science teams from eight countries enjoyed Rothera’s hospitality as they passed through on their way home after months working deep field. At one point there were seven Borek aircraft - operated on behalf of three national Antarctic programmes – parked on the apron next to the ...

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