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  • Calculating emissions from shipping

    Shipping is a significant source of atmospheric pollutants, which contribute to climate change and have negative effects on human health and the environment. A new study has applied detailed methods to estimate global fuel consumption from international shipping, including for the first time, an estimation of emissions from the global fleet while in port. Developing appropriate policies to ...

  • Childhood obesity linked to traffic pollution

    Traffic pollution contributes to childhood obesity, a recent study concludes. In the US investigation of over 4 500 children, the researchers estimated that air pollution increased the body mass index (BMI) of 10-year olds in the most polluted areas of study by 0.4 units, compared to those in the least polluted areas. It is thought that pollution may have slowed the children’s metabolism. ...

  • Siemens Introduces Environmental Impact Calculator

    Siemens Building Technologies announced today it has introduced the Environmental Impact Calculator, a new application now available free-of-charge through the Apple Store. Siemens’ new tool allows energy engineers, facility managers and others to estimate a building’s baseline carbon footprint from purchased electricity, natural gas and heating oil. ...

  • Traffic pollution associated with risk of developing type 2 diabetes

    Long-term exposure to traffic-related air particle pollution is linked with type 2 diabetes, a new study in Germany has found. Furthermore, the study found that people living close to busy roads were at greater risk of developing the disease than those living further away. Air pollution has been linked to a number of health problems, including heart, circulatory and lung diseases. It has also ...

  • Wider gaps between cycle paths and traffic reduce active commuters’ air pollution dose

    Setting cycle and footpaths further back from the road can significantly lower the amount of air pollution that cyclists and pedestrians inhale, suggests new research. While wide gaps are not always practical, the study shows that even small increases in distance could substantially reduce the dose of pollution. ‘Active commuting’ is being promoted in cities across the world. Rather ...

  • Modelling marine exhaust emissions in the Baltic Sea

    A new tool used to investigate exhaust emissions of marine vessels has been developed and applied to shipping in the Baltic Sea. The Baltic Sea is a busy maritime region with 3500-5000 ships operating in the area every month. Emissions from shipping contribute significantly to atmospheric pollution, leading to health and environmental problems. In May 2006, the Baltic Sea was the first area ...

  • AQE 2015 to focus on ways to improve air quality and emissions monitoring

    AQE 2015 to focus on ways to improve air quality and emissions monitoring The organisers of AQE 2015, the international Air Quality and Emissions show, have announced a comprehensive programme of events that will take place in Telford, UK, on 22nd and 23rd April. Created to provide an update on the latest regulations, technologies, methods and research in air quality and emissions monitoring, AQE ...


    By Quantitech Ltd

  • Shipping emissions can lead to high local ocean acidification

    Strong acids formed from shipping emissions can produce seasonal ‘hot spots’ of ocean acidification, a recent study finds. These hot spots, in ocean areas close to busy shipping lanes, could have negative effects on local marine ecology and commercially farmed seafood species. Oceans have become more acidic since pre-industrial times. The average global ocean pH – which ...

  • Air quality assessment in the European Mega City Ruhr Area and effects of low emission zones

    The Ruhr area is the biggest German megalopolis, a conglomerate of several intertwining major cities, with more than 5.3 million inhabitants. In spite of many efforts in recent years to improve the air quality in the Ruhr area, especially residents in street canyons with a high traffic density are still exposed to poor air quality and meeting the limit values of European air quality guidelines ...


    By IVU Umwelt GmbH

  • Picarro Reveals Carbon Emissions in Davos from the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2012

    World Economic Forum —Picarro, the world's leading provider of instruments for carbon and water cycle measurements, today announced results from its City Carbon project, demonstrating measurements of near real-time carbon emission estimates from the city of Davos, Switzerland before and during the World Economic Forum (WEF) Annual Meeting. Analysis of the ...


    By Picarro, Inc

  • Lohmeyer implements the dispersion model PROKAS to software product SELMA GIS

    SELMAGIS is a system for Air Pollution Modelling and Visualization as an extension in ArcGIS 9.1 - 9.3, 10. SELMAGIS offers a unique graphical user interface to work with different dispersion models. There are implemented yet AUSTAL2000, OML-Highway, MEMO and MARS/MUSE and now PROKAS. PROKAS is able to calculate traffic induced air pollution and includes ...


    By Lohmeyer GmbH & Co. KG

  • Version 5 of IMMISem / IMMISair available

    Version 5 of IMMISem/air, the model for road traffic emissions and air quality screening, now features an English user interface. Emission calculation is based on and in accordance with the current European Handbook for Emission factors (HBEFA 3.1). Major adjustments where necessary in ...


    By IVU Umwelt GmbH

  • EMIT update (EMIT 3.2.2)

    An update is now available for EMIT: EMIT 3.2.2. This update includes two changes: A correction to particulate emission calculations from road traffic non-exhaust emission factor datasets. A new method of exporting EMIT data for importing into ADMS-Urban, ADMS-Roads and ADMS-Airport. This update is available for EMIT users with current support contracts. Please visit the ...

  • IMMISmt – monitoring system for air pollution and noise in cities

    IMMISmt is a real time monitoring system for air quality and noise. Based on online traffic data, measurements of air quality stations and weather data, IMMISmt calculates traffic induced emissions, background and total pollutant concentrations as well as noise levels within the streets as, e. g., hourly mean values. To do so, IMMISmt combines various models which are validated and widely used in ...


    By IVU Umwelt GmbH

  • New EFT versions released (6.0 and 6.0.1)

    Two new versions of Defra's Emission Factor Toolkit have been released recently. Version 6.0 was released in June 2014, followed by version 6.0.1 (containing some bug fixes) at the beginning of July 2014. The EFT can be downloaded from the following webpage: ...

  • Public health costs of air pollution fall in Europe but remain high for maritime shipping

    The public health impacts of air pollution in Europe remain large, but are falling thanks to regulatory actions to cut emissions, a recent study finds. However, it issues a warning about the public health impacts of emissions from rising levels of international ship traffic. Exposure to air pollution has been linked to long-term health problems, especially heart and lung conditions and may lead ...

  • Summer 2016 editions of CERC model newsletters now available

    Catch up on model news including the latest modelling tips and helpdesk notes in the Summer 2016 editions of ADMS 5 News and ADMS-Urban and ADMS-Roads News which are now ...

  • ADMS-Urban & Roads 3.2 SP1 update with EFT 6.0.1

    Two new versions of Defra's Emission Factor Toolkit were released this summer. Version 6.0 was released in June 2014, followed by version 6.0.1 (containing some corrections) at the beginning of July 2014. The EFT can be downloaded from the following webpage: ...

  • River transport and environmental impact

    Transport companies can now use an 'eco-calculator' to calculate the main external costs of goods transport. Unlike the tools already provided for passenger transport, such as voyages-sncf.com, ViaMichelin, or Mappy which only cover the cost of the journey and the CO2 emissions involved, the eco-calculator put online by Voies Navigables de France (VNF) calculates the cost in euros of atmospheric ...


  • EMIT 3.4 released

    A new version of EMIT is now available. EMIT is a simple, fast and comprehensive tool for compiling, editing and analysing emissions inventories. EMIT is invaluable in many situations, for example when carrying out emission calculations across large urban areas when dispersion modelling with ADMS-Urban, and when predicting the ...

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