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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 ...

  • 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 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

  • Air Pollutant Emission-Rate Software for Industrial Sources is Now Available

    The need for accurate methods of quantifying industrial-source emission rates of methane and other greenhouse gases (GHGs), as well as other air pollutants, has never been greater, both domestically and abroad.  Today, Minnich and Scotto, Inc. (www.msiair.net) announces the availability of e-Calc© – an emissions-calculation software package to yield ...


    By Minnich and Scotto, Inc.

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • EPA study of toxic air pollution near Elizabeth, NJ Middle school finds air pollutants below levels of concern

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today announced that a seven-month study of toxic air pollution outside the Mabel Holmes Middle School in Elizabeth, New Jersey did not find pollution levels of concern. From August 2009 to January 2010, EPA monitored the air for acetaldehyde, benzene, nickel and other metals, which are toxic air pollutants commonly associated with industrial facilities, ...

  • Frost & Sullivan: U.S. EPA MACT rules buoys air pollution control equipment in the global energy and power industry

    The global air pollution control equipment market in the energy and power industry is expected to grow significantly once the utility and oil and gas industries comply with the increasingly stringent environmental regulations. As the future of existing power plants is uncertain due to new regulations focusing on efficiency and reduction in capital costs, the market is expected to grow only ...


    By Frost & Sullivan

  • Frost & Sullivan: U.S. EPA MACT Rules Buoys Air Pollution Control Equipment in the Global Energy and Power Industry

    The global air pollution control equipment market in the energy and power industry is expected to grow significantly once the utility and oil and gas industries comply with the increasingly stringent environmental regulations. As the future of existing power plants is uncertain due to new regulations focusing on efficiency and reduction in capital costs, the market is expected to grow only ...


    By Frost & Sullivan

  • Industrial air pollution cost Europe up to €169 billion in 2009, EEA reveals

    Air pollution from the 10,000 largest polluting facilities in Europe cost citizens between € 102 and 169 billion in 2009. This was one of the findings of a new report from the European Environment Agency (EEA) which analysed the costs of harm to health and the environment caused by air pollution. Half of the total damage cost (between € 51 and 85 billion) was caused by just 191 ...

  • Seven more pollutants banned by model protocol

    More persistent organic pollutants will be banned in Europe, following a decision by the parties behind the Protocol on Persistent organic pollutants. A few of these are already regulated in the USA, but common in the manufacturing of electronic equipment.The protocol to the UNECE Convention on Long-range Transboundary Air Pollution has been extended to include seven new substances shown to have ...


  • Regional air pollution improvements have global health benefits

    Reductions in emissions of fine particle air pollution can prevent premature deaths, not just locally, but also in countries thousands of kilometres away, new research illustrates. The transcontinental study examines the effects of reducing air pollution emitted from Europe, North America, South and East Asia by 20% and shows that, for example, reductions in the EU would mean 3700 fewer premature ...

  • Air pollutants from abroad a growing concern, says new report

    Plumes of harmful air pollutants can be transported across oceans and continents -- from Asia to the United States and from the United States to Europe -- and have a negative impact on air quality far from their original sources, says a new report by the National Research Council. Although degraded air quality is nearly always dominated by local emissions, the influence of non-domestic pollution ...


    By ScienceDaily

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