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  • Harmful traffic pollution falls within Munich low emission zone

    Low emissions zones (LEZs) can substantially reduce local levels of traffic-based air pollution, a new study has shown. Monitoring air pollution in Munich, Germany, researchers found that particulate matter from traffic sources dropped by 60% after implementation of an LEZ. Traffic exhaust is a major source of fine particulate matter, a type of air pollution that has been linked to respiratory ...

  • 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. ...

  • CARBOTRAF – Black Carbon reduction by traffic management

    CARBOTRAF is a Seventh Framework Programme (FP7) of the European Commission. Lasting for three years, the project will study the relationship between traffic flow, Black Carbon (BC) emissions and carbon dioxide in urban environments. The project aims to create a method, system and tools for adaptively influencing traffic flow in real-time to reduce CO2 and BC emissions caused by road ...


    By Envirologger Limited

  • Mobile monitoring station assesses diesel emissions

    Researchers in Greece are using a Gasmet FTIR multiparameter gas analyzer, deployed in a mobile van (MOBILAB), to undertake exhaust gas analysis for comparison with ambient air quality data. “This enables us to undertake temporal and spatial air quality measurements from within traffic, measuring emissions during different traffic conditions,” says Apostolos Tsakis, from the Aerosol ...


    By Gasmet Technologies Oy

  • Traffic pollution still harmful to health in many parts of Europe

    Transport in Europe is responsible for damaging levels of air pollutants and a quarter of EU greenhouse gas emissions. Many of the resulting environmental problems can be addressed by stepping up efforts to meet new EU targets, according to the latest report from the European Environment Agency (EEA). The EEA’s ...

  • Mobile monitoring station assesses diesel emissions

    Researchers in Greece are using a Gasmet FTIR multiparameter gas analyzer, deployed in a mobile van (MOBILAB), to undertake exhaust gas analysis for comparison with ambient air quality data. “This enables us to undertake temporal and spatial air quality measurements from within traffic, measuring emissions during different traffic conditions,” says Apostolos Tsakis, from the Aerosol ...


    By Gasmet Technologies Oy

  • ET and Leeds Uni team up for enhanced vehicle emissions monitoring

    Air quality monitoring specialist Enviro Technology and the University of Leeds’ Institute of Transport Studies are collaborating to provide bespoke vehicle emissions monitoring for local authorities. The service spotlights fleet characterisation and provides emissions profile information on a per vehicle basis. Benefits include the ability to identify the abundance and significance of ...

  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • Imtech: breakthrough in Denmark, high-tech traffic technology to help Copenhagen become CO2 neutral

    Gouda - Imtech (IM-AE, technical services provider in and outside Europe) secured its first order in Denmark. The high-tech traffic management solutions by Peek (the Imtech Traffic & Infra mobility specialist) for each of the 365 road junctions in Copenhagen represent an important contribution to making the Danish capital completely CO ...


    By Royal Imtech N.V

  • Time spent in traffic has major effect on personal exposure to cancer-causing chemicals

    Our lifestyles determine how often we are exposed to cancer-causing chemicals, such as those in traffic emissions and cigarette smoke. A Swedish study reveals how exposure to these chemicals varies from person to person. Among its findings, the amount of time a person spends in traffic or refuelling their car significantly affects how much benzene and butadiene they could inhale. Many studies ...

  • 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 ...

  • Tall Towers Fitted to Track CO2 Emissions

    BOULDER, Colorado, July 31, 2007 (ENS) - A new sensor in what will be a nationwide network for tracking carbon dioxide is now monitoring the air over Colorado's Front Range. A 1,000 foot tall tower east of Erie is one of 12 such towers that are being fitted with instruments by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, NOAA, to capture the regional ebb and flow of atmospheric carbon. ...

  • 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 ...

  • World carbon dioxide emissions may be falling

    Global carbon dioxide emissions may be dropping ever so slightly this year, spurred by a dramatic plunge in Chinese pollution, according to a surprising new study released Monday. The unexpected dip could either be a temporary blip or true hope that the world is about to turn the corner on carbon pollution as climate talks continue in Paris, said the study’s authors, a scientific team that ...


    By Associated Press

  • Vehicle Emissions Testing ‘First’ for Enviro Technology and Bristol City Council

    Following the launch of their local authority targeted ‘Vehicle Emissions Monitoring Programme’ earlier this year, air quality monitoring specialists – Enviro Technology – have announced the commencement of fleet characterisation work with Bristol City Council. Bristol’s fleet characterisation survey, which commenced on 6th November, will continue for a month at seven sites across the city ...

  • 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

  • Bus rapid transit project to cut greenhouse gas emissions in PRC

    Lanzhou, the capital of Gansu Province in the People’s Republic of China (PRC), will receive a $150 million Asian Development Bank (ADB) loan to help set up a sustainable urban transport system that will reduce transport time and costs, and cut harmful emissions of greenhouse gases. The ADB Board of Directors approved the loan for the Lanzhou Sustainable Urban Transport Project. The centerpiece ...


    By Asian Development Bank

  • Latest emission control technology could eradicate harmful air pollution hotspots

    Switching to the best available emission control technologies could eliminate 99% of particulate matter pollution ‘hotspots’, a new study suggests. The researchers reached this conclusion by expanding the local-scale capabilities of an existing computer model that estimates the effects of air pollution policies and control measures. Particulate matter (PM) pollution has been linked ...

  • Envisat makes first observation of CO2 from manmade emissions

    Using data from the SCIAMACHY instrument aboard ESA's Envisat environmental satellite, scientists have for the first time detected regionally elevated atmospheric carbon dioxide – the most important greenhouse gas that contributes to global warming – originating from manmade emissions. More than 30 billion tonnes of extra carbon dioxide (CO2) is released into the atmosphere annually by ...


    By European Space Agency (ESA)

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