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  • Black carbon a significant factor in melting of Himalayan glaciers

    The fact that glaciers in the Himalayan mountains are thinning is not disputed. However, few researchers have attempted to rigorously examine and quantify the causes. Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory scientist Surabi Menon set out to isolate the impacts of the most commonly blamed culprit—greenhouse gases, such as carbon dioxide—from other particles in the air that may be causing the ...

  • A Tale of Two Cities' Black Carbon Measurement

    Advanced photoacoustic measurement of black carbon particles, using equipment available via UK-based Enviro Technology, has led to a better understanding of pollution in Los Angeles and Mexico City. PAX (Photoacoustic Extinctiometer) Black Carbon Monitors have been deployed to deliver a more accurate picture of daily black carbon trends in ...

  • Air quality specialist calls for black carbon standard

    Traditionally, ambient particulates have been measured gravimetrically according to their size. However, Jim Mills, Managing Director of Air Monitors, believes that the time has come to change or at least augment the way ambient particulates are monitored and regulated. Black Carbon (BC) is a term describing the fine particles that are produced as the result of incomplete combustion of fuels and ...


    By Air Monitors Ltd.

  • Aerosols increasing over India

    Aerosols — particles or droplets suspended in the air that impact climate  by scattering or absorbing the sun’s radiation — are increasing across India, new research shows. The findings by S. Ramachandran and colleagues from the space and atmospheric sciences division of ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • ENVIRO TECHNOLOGY RESPONDS TO GROWING DEMAND FOR INTELLIGENT BLACK CARBON MONITORING INSTRUMENTATION

    In a direct response to demand from organisations across the UK, Enviro Technology plc , the leading UK supplier of environmental monitoring instrumentation and systems, have launched the ‘Magee Aethalometer' - an instrument that provides ...

  • Enviro Technology Responds to Growing Demand for Intelligent Black Carbon Monitoring Instrumentation

    Untitled Document In a direct response to demand from organisations across the UK, Enviro Technology Services, the leading UK supplier of environmental monitoring instrumentation and systems, has launched the ...

  • Black carbon pollution emerges as major player in global warming

    Soot from biomass burning, diesel exhaust has 60 percent of the effect of carbon dioxide on warming but mitigation offers immediate benefits.  Black carbon, a form of particulate air pollution most often produced from biomass burning, cooking with solid fuels and diesel exhaust, has a warming effect in the atmosphere three to four times greater than prevailing estimates, according to ...

  • Fine particles trap more heat in atmosphere than previously thought

    Fine particles in the air produced by road transport trap more radiation in the earth's atmosphere than previously estimated, and therefore may contribute more to global warming than realised, according to new research. In contrast, the impact of particles from shipping appears to reflect more radiation than previously thought, whilst the effect of particles from aviation is comparatively small. ...

  • 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.

  • More warming will bring a more polluted future

    The future is slightly obscured. The outlook is less than clear. For once, such phrases are not metaphorical. A world of global warming could mean a growing haze of solid and liquid aerosols – tiny specks of salt, fine dust, sulphates, black carbon and other particles in the atmosphere, according to new research. Robert Allen, an earth scientist at the University of California, Riverside ...


    By Climate News Network

  • Effects of electric vehicles on the climate

    A new study suggests that a 50 per cent reduction in road transport emissions as a result of using more electric vehicles will result in a cooling effect on the climate. The researchers compared the overall impact on climate and air quality of sourcing electric power for vehicles from zero carbon sources, such as wind and solar power, and sourcing it from standard power plants. Road transport ...

  • New particulate measurement technology enables climate change ‘quick hit’

    More accurate measurement of Black Carbon particles is now within reach of UK local authorities, air quality and climate change researchers and industry thanks to a highly-specified device, newly available via Enviro Technology.   Reducing levels of Black Carbon in the air improves human health and slows climate change. Because it is dark, Black Carbon absorbs a lot of heat from the sun and ...

  • U.S. EPA awards U.C. Berkeley $1.5 million to evaluate air pollution in developing nations

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today announced it is awarding the University of California, Berkeley, a $1.5 million grant for work to assess the impact of pollution from household and village-scale stoves on air quality in developing countries. The grant is part of $9 million awarded nationally to six universities to research cleaner technologies and fuels for cooking, lighting, and ...

  • EC Scientific Committee Clarifies Meaning of `Sprayable Applications/Products` for Certain Nanomaterials

    On September 30, 2014, the European Commission (EC) Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety (SCCS) posted a clarification on the meaning of the term “sprayable applications/products” for certain nanomaterials. According to the clarification, the EC Member States ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Italian Cruise Ship to Carry Air Pollution Monitoring Station

    BRUSSELS, Belgium, November 3, 2005 (ENS) - The European Commission and the Italian cruise line Costa Crociere have launched a new way of monitoring human generated pollution of the atmosphere that the Commission says is essential to improving understanding of climate change. The holiday guests cruising the Mediterranean will probably never see it, but an automatic air pollution monitoring ...

  • Clouds of pollution block sunlight, according to new Globe-Net research

    The sun is fading above cities around the world as thick clouds of pollution prevent its rays from reaching the ground, says a new report by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).  The dirty brown haze, sometimes three-kilometers thick, stretches from the Arabian Peninsula to China and the western Pacific Ocean. The clouds have blocked up to 25 percent of sunlight in Karachi, New Delhi, ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Yale Awarded $1.5 Million EPA Grant for Research on Cleaner Emissions from Cookstoves

    Yale University is one of only six recipients of EPA grant funding intended to advance research into cleaner technologies and fuels for cooking, lighting and heating homes. Yale will collaborate with researchers from the Universities of Minnesota, Georgia, and British Colombia, as well as North Carolina State and two Indian non-governmental organizations. The group will receive nearly $1.5 ...

  • Climate research targets Western wildfire smoke

    Researchers are flying over Western wildfires to sample the thick smoke they emit and study its role in cloud formation and climate. The data-gathering campaign is intended to help scientists flesh out one of the least understood areas of climate: the role of aerosols, or particles given off by wildfires, and how they evolve over time. Biomass burning, such as forest fires and agricultural fires ...


    By Associated Press

  • India launches mega research initiative on soot

    India has launched an exhaustive study on the source, distribution and impact of soot released into its air — especially on climate and glaciers — that will help evidence-based policy-making. The five-year research agenda will involve about 250 scientists from institutes under the department of space, ministry of earth sciences and ministry of environment and forests at an estimated ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Tourist cruise ships increase atmospheric pollution in the Arctic

    Levels of air pollution significantly increase on the island of Svalbard in the Norwegian Arctic when tourist cruise ships are present, according to a recent study. With shipping levels rising in the region, the researchers recommend that stricter emissions regulations are introduced in order to limit the impact of pollution on the Arctic environment. Ship traffic is a major source of ...

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