Hà Nội working hard to combat air pollution

Hà Nội installed an air monitoring system in 2016 to control air pollution. The Department of Natural Resources and Environment has managed and operated a system of 35 automatic air monitoring stations. In addition, the department is implementing a project of building 15 fixed air environmental monitoring stations, integrating three radioactive monitoring devices; one radioactive […]

Hanoi working hard to combat air pollution

It is necessary to build a full system of legal documents, specifying each object, each polluting act and punishment must be heavy enough to deter violators. At the same time, it is necessary to enhance the responsibilities of environmental protection officers at all levels, the environmental police force as well as raising awareness of businesses […]

UK air pollution: why are we only now waking up to this public health crisis?

When Justin Bieber collapsed last week at the O2 arena in London and was taken to a private clinic feeling “short of breath” and needing oxygen, the rumours started flying that he had had an asthma attack. They were denied by his management, but it would have been understandable if he had. Most of last […]

Air pollution reduction in Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei area achieves notable result

Jostein Nygard, a senior environmental specialist of WB, said the air quality management of fine particulate matter (PM) particularly from industrial processes, power plants and clean household fuels, heavy-duty vehicles, passenger cars and industrial combustion sources have worked well.

What is China doing to tackle its air pollution?

“In 2008 the air quality data was considered a state secret. The government was in a denial stage for years until 2013 when those huge episodes happened, and then they started to say ‘This is real now’. Because of [prioritising] economic interest over public health interest, the way they implement the existing air quality regulations […]

VN cities needs strict measures to persuade residents to abandon old polluting motorbikes

HCM City left gloomy amid heightened levels of air pollution Air quality in HCM City worsened once again on the morning of June 26 with the air quality index (AQI) rising to 161, a level which is considered to be harmful to people’s health, following an evaluation of monitoring application AirVisual.

Watch how air pollution moves across Europe

Notice also the line of emissions streaming away from the Strait of Gibraltar as ships line up to navigate their passage into and out of the Mediterranean; and look at how the two great mountain ranges of Europe, the Pyrenees and the Alps, act as barriers to the movement of pollution.

When roads heat up during the summer, the asphalt poisons urban air

Asphalt-paved roads make up 45% of the surfaces in cities across the country, and asphalt roofs another 20%. Efforts are being made to change the materials we use in this construction, such as cooling asphalt, which is often lighter colored, so it doesn’t absorb as much heat. Other researchers are looking into how cooling asphalts […]

In Europe, 1 in 8 deaths linked to pollution ― Report

According to the EEA, in order to improve health and the environment in Europe, “green and blue spaces” should be favoured, as they “cool cities during heatwaves, alleviate flood waters, reduce noise pollution and support urban biodiversity.”

China pollution: First ever red alert in effect in Beijing

What are PM 2.5 particles? Particulate matter, or PM, 2.5 is a type of pollution involving fine particles less than 2.5 microns (0.0025mm) in diameter A second type, PM 10, is of coarser particles with a diameter of up to 10 microns Some occur naturally – e.g. from dust storms and forest fires, others from […]