Pollution primer

Envirotec Magazine

In the past, there have been concerns that monitoring and modelling have been regarded as almost separate methods for the assessment of air pollution, but speakers will outline the case for greater integration. AQE returns to the Telford International Centre on 12 and 13 October.

How Air Pollution Impacts Pollination

U.S. Green Technology

The release of greenhouse gases from manufacturing and residential processes causes air pollution. Here are some of the ways air pollution harms pollination. The post How Air Pollution Impacts Pollination appeared first on U.S.

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Which creates more jobs? Green or polluting industries?

GreenBiz

Climate-friendly investments can create more jobs per dollar than polluting alternatives

A new way to track truck pollution

GreenBiz

By accounting for, disclosing and then mitigating transport pollution, companies can be better local neighbors and better global citizens

6 Practical Ways We Can Reduce Ocean Plastic Pollution

The Environmental Blog

Plastic pollution is one of the most visible environmental issues of our generation. If we work together, we can all contribute to the ongoing global efforts and work towards turning the tide against oceans of plastic pollution. Pollution Recycle

5 Ways to Prevent Neighborhood Sewage Pollution

Green Living Guy

Here are five ways to prevent neighborhood sewage pollution and increase environmental conservation. The post 5 Ways to Prevent Neighborhood Sewage Pollution appeared first on Green Living Guy. Environment pollution neighborhood prevent pollution sewage

How to Combat Noise Pollution

U.S. Green Technology

Noise pollution, also known as environmental noise or sound pollution, is defined as regular exposure to elevated sound levels that may have adverse effects in humans and other living organisms. The post How to Combat Noise Pollution appeared first on U.S.

New York City is using its fleets to fight air pollution

GreenBiz

Cities Pollution Prevention Transportation & MobilityIn a "race to the top," more cities are gaining unprecedented insights toward cleaning up air quality.

Rethinking food packaging can dent the plastic pollution crisis

GreenBiz

Circular Economy Food & Agriculture Plastic Waste Pollution PreventionAlthough the global economy is increasingly wrapped in plastic, companies of all sizes are dramatically reducing their use of it.

COVID-19 lockdowns lead to decreasing light pollution

Inhabitat - Innovation

One welcome side effect of COVID-19 lockdowns is the reduction of light pollution

As winters warm, nutrient pollution threatens 40% of US

Envirotec Magazine

A first-of-its-kind national study appears to find that previously frozen winter nutrient pollution — unlocked by rising winter temperatures and rainfall — is putting water quality at risk in 40% of the US main landmass, including over 40 states.

Indoor Air Pollution

U.S. Green Technology

The post Indoor Air Pollution appeared first on U.S. Green Business, Green Business News Green Stories Air pollutionImpact Of Poor Indoor Air Quality The impact of poor indoor air quality can be measured in many ways.

Understanding Particle Pollution and What You Can Do to Stop It

The Environmental Blog

Pollution can have significant effects on air quality. The two main kinds of air pollution are ozone and particle contamination. You’ve probably heard people talking about ozone before, but you may be less familiar with particle pollution. What Is Particle Pollution?

Final report on flagship air pollution reporting pilot scheme released

Envirotec Magazine

Thursday, 16 June marks the release of findings from a UK pilot scoping study looking at development of an air pollution reporting system for businesses. Air pollution emissions and its impacts are not required in standard corporate reporting of GHG emissions.

Air Pollution Changes Through The Pandemic – A European Barometer

Jim Conca

Athens, Greece improved air quality with a ~35% drop in pollutants from 2019 to 2021 while Reykjavík had the highest air pollution increase of ~14%.

The Ten Most Polluted Cities On Earth

Jim Conca

The most polluted cities in the world highlight the fact that pollution kills more people than anything else. But this pollution also involves noise and light pollution for their role in neurodegenerative diseases Cairo tops the list. Los Angeles is the only US city on the list and comes in tenth.

How farmers and seaweed can help tackle ocean pollution

GreenBiz

Seaweed’s benefits as part of a superfood are well-sung but its potential to tackle the destabilization of the Earth’s natural nitrogen and phosphorous cycles deserve more attention

Grimy windows could be harbouring toxic pollutants

Envirotec Magazine

Dirty windows can harbour potentially harmful pollutants under protective films of fatty acids from cooking emissions – and these can hang around over long periods of time. These were spun into super-thin films of pollution, just a few tens of nanometres in thickness.

Ocean oil pollution is growing — and not from oil spills

Grist

Oil spills may be dramatic and devastating, but they’re not the biggest contributor to ocean oil pollution — not by a long shot. Plastics, which are made from fossil fuels, were not considered in the report although they are a major contributor to ocean pollution.)

Customisable air pollution alerts now available for monitor series

Envirotec Magazine

Alerting PRThe development means the likes of local authorities, construction site managers, and transport professionals will be able to rapidly respond to high concentrations of air pollution. The new alerting capabilities are available to users of Zephyr® air quality monitors.

How nine states and D.C. plan to cut carbon pollution from transportation

GreenBiz

carbon pollution comes from transportation. Carbon Pricing Pollution Prevention resilience Transportation & MobilityAlmost 30% of U.S.

Describing pollutant distribution in 3d

Envirotec Magazine

A team led by environmental physicist Stefan Schreier at the University of Natural Resources and Applied Life Sciences in Vienna is attempting to build up a better picture of nitrogen dioxide pollution in the city. Monitoring of other pollutants.

Reducing Airborne Pollution to Save Lives, Save the Planet: Urban Transitions 2022

The City Fix

Two days later, Urban Transitions 2022 gets underway in Sitges, Guest Contributor air pollution air quality COP27 Europe green space London monitori nature-based solutions urban heat island Urban Transitions World Health Organization

Air pollution could make COVID-19 more dangerous

Inhabitat - Innovation

Some climate experts are hypothesizing that areas with high air pollution could make cases of COVID-19 worse

More solution than pollution?

Envirotec Magazine

Tom never aimed to go into the renewable power business, but his belief that pig farming can be more about solution than pollution has seen him scale a whole new learning curve.

Can you guess the most water-intensive and polluting sectors?

GreenBiz

CDP published its first ever Water Impact Index to improve investor understanding of water-related risks

Plastic pollution in the ocean may harbour novel antiobiotics

Envirotec Magazine

Plastic pollution in the ocean may serve as a source for novel antibiotics, according to a new student-led study conducted in collaboration with the Scripps Institution of Oceanography. A polyethylene bag floats in the open sea.

Air pollution climbing back to pre-pandemic levels

Inhabitat - Innovation

China's pollution levels are rising. Will Europe follow? Or will some countries take measures to preserve one of the few happy by-products of COVID-19

Air pollution from US meat production causes 16,000 deaths annually

Inhabitat - Innovation

Over 16,000 Americans die each year as a result of air pollution caused by meat production and related agricultural practices

Plastic Pollution Awareness • 7/15/21

Women in Cleantech and Sustainability

Join WCS and Votes for the Planet to discuss the impact of plastic pollution and create your own Plastic Pollution Plan! Plastic pollution wreaks havoc on our oceans, soil, air, and has become a leading cause of climate change. July 15, 2021. 5:00 PM – 6:15 PM PST. Virtual Event.

The stunning impact of COVID-19 social distancing on air pollution

GreenBiz

How efforts to flatten the curve of COVID-19 have reflected air quality in the San Francisco Bay area. COVID-19 Transportation & Mobility

Top 3 plastic polluters are CocaCola, PepsiCo and Nestle. Again.

Inhabitat - Innovation

Let's see who this year's top plastic polluters are May we have the envelope, please?

No more plastic pollution: How to give a Christmas present to the Earth

The Environmental Blog

The plastic gift was definitely more than welcome for giant corporations such as Coca cola: Currently the biggest plastic polluter in the world. Let’s look at some facts about the plastic pollution caused by the staple of our Christmas shopping. Does our planet like Christmas?

Anthropogenic air pollution impacts health and climate in the Middle East

Envirotec Magazine

A visible layer of air pollution stretches out across the sea. Desert dust was assumed to be the primary contributor to elevated air pollution across the Middle East. Photograph taken from the research vessel during the AQABA campaign (image credit: © 2022 AQABA project).

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Will Stanford’s Doerr School of Sustainability be polluted by fossil-fuel money?

GreenBiz

Big Oil is a big backer of a new school devoted to sustainability. Are they leveraging the lessons learned by Big Tobacco

Study aims to better understand nitrogen pollution sources and solutions

Envirotec Magazine

Study traces the source of nitrogen pollution affecting the world’s second largest barrier reef. Knowing where the pollution comes from, the researchers say, will help managers tailor solutions for mitigation.

Methane, water, birds, pollution — how can rice farmers tackle trade-offs?

GreenBiz

Kellogg is working with rice farmers to introduce a new sustainable flooding method that would substantially decrease emissions but also protect bird habitat

This "super plant" can actually absorb air pollution

Inhabitat - Innovation

Scientists at the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) have found that Cotoneaster franchetii could help absorb pollution on heavily trafficked roads

Survey identifies significant micro plastic pollution on summit of Snowdon

Envirotec Magazine

Geoscience technology firm CGG has conducted a microplastics pollution survey as part of a scoping study into whether it would be possible to create a “Plastic Free zone” on Yr Wyddfa (Snowdon). This highlights pollution ‘hotpots’ with high microplastic concentrations.

Air pollution could increase risk of irreversible blindness

Inhabitat - Innovation

A study published in the British Journal of Ophthalmology has revealed that exposure to air pollution increases the risk of blindness in elderly people

Plastic pollution is bad, but how exactly is it linked to climate change?

GreenBiz

It's a burning problem, among others

Climate change has led to more temperature inversions and the rise of 'super pollution events'

GreenBiz

Pollution PreventionThis is why the air was unsafe to breathe and reeked of "hospital waste" in a Pennsylvania community in late December.

Public debate on water pollution “oversimplified”, believes expert panel

Envirotec Magazine

The water sector must get better at communicating the challenges of tackling pollution and why there is an urgent need for better collaboration between utilities, government bodies, regulators and customers.