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Beijing game for clean air challenge
With the Olympic Games in sight, the Chinese Government is committed to improving the air quality in Beijing, and has had measures in place since 1998 which have already made a difference. (2008-05-13)
U of A works with Health Canada to test residential indoor air quality
The University of Alberta is working in collaboration with Health Canada to help update Health Canada's Residential Indoor Air Quality Guidelines. (2010-08-12)
Indoor residential air quality has significant impact on health
Indoor air quality has a greater impact on health than outdoor air quality, as North American adults spend almost 90 percent of their time indoors. (2008-07-14)
People living in communities near oil sands can breathe easy: U of A study
University of Alberta researcher Warren Kindzierski's study found that despite ongoing oil sands development, people living in the communities near Alberta's oil sands should feel confident that the air they are breathing is safe. (2010-04-13)
Cold winters mean more pollution
Differences in air pressure over the North Atlantic have meant that the last two winters in Gothenburg, Sweden, have been extremely cold. (2011-02-21)
David Yap receives Amethyst Award
Dr. David Yap has been presented with the prestigious Amethyst Award from the Ontario Public Service. (2009-07-08)
People only slightly more likely to die after episodes of stagnant air
People are only slightly more likely to die of respiratory and cardiovascular problems when the weather becomes more stagnant. (2003-05-19)
Houston Clean Air Network offering real-time online ozone report
Houstonians can track ozone levels through the Houston Clean Air Network. (2012-08-20)
Climate change impacts on air quality the focus of EPA grant
Washington State University researchers have received a US Environmental Protection Agency grant to better understand the impact of climate change on air pollution. (2016-04-06)
Comparatively low levels of air pollution boost early death risk
Even comparatively low levels of air pollution boost the chances of an early death, suggests research published ahead of print in Thorax. (2007-07-30)
ASHRAE studies impact of IAQ on classroom performance
Research to determine whether indoor air quality conditions in classrooms are negatively impacting children's health and their performance in school is being conducted by the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE). (2003-09-17)
Poor air quality increases patients' risk of heart attack, new study finds
People with heart disease face an increased risk of a serious heart attack during poor air quality days, according to a major new study presented today at the American Heart Association Scientific Session in Orlando. (2015-11-08)
Unique cooperation for air pollution study between Hebrew University, Palestinians
Within the framework of a unique project of cooperation between the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and Palestinian research organizations, two engineers of the Palestinian Meteorological Service have come to the university for training and advanced study. (2005-03-16)
Satellite images of wildfire smoke now available for Media
Images showing smoke from Interior Alaska wildfires suitable for publication in newspapers and for still images for television are available from the Geographic Information Network of Alaska Web site, located at http://www.gina.alaska.edu/media/. (2005-06-30)
Springer founds new journal Air Quality, Atmosphere and Health
Springer is founding a new quarterly journal called Air Quality, Atmosphere and Health. (2008-01-03)
Air quality in West going south
By mid-century, air quality throughout the Western United States will deteriorate, according to a new EPA-funded computer simulation by the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. (2005-10-06)
Argonne helps improve air quality for 2008 Beijing Olympics
To improve the air quality of Beijing and ensure a healthy atmosphere for athletes and spectators at the 2008 Summer Olympics, the US Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory has been working with leading institutions, including the US Environmental Protection Agency, the University of Tennessee, Tsinghua University, Peking University and the Chinese Academy of Sciences. (2007-04-13)
Latest air quality directive tasks the JRC to evaluate air pollution data
Revised European legislation setting improved rules on collection, sampling and analyses of air pollution data enters into force today. (2015-09-17)
Air pollution may contribute to white matter loss in the brain
In a new study, older women who lived in places with higher air pollution had significantly reduced white matter in the brain. (2015-06-15)
Feds choose UC Davis to monitor nation's fine particles
The UC Davis Crocker Nuclear Laboratory is now the prime contractor for both major federal fine particle air quality monitoring networks -- the National Park Service's IMPROVE network and the Environmental Protection Agency's Chemical Speciation Network, or CSN, which monitors urban air quality. (2015-12-04)
'Imported' pollution tied to poor air quality in Texas in 2004
Scientists using NASA satellites and other data including computer models and ground sensors have demonstrated that pollutants traveling even thousands of miles can impact air quality. (2006-09-21)
Machine learning enabled mobile microscope for monitoring air quality
Accurate on-site air-quality monitoring can be performed using lens-free microscopy on a chip coupled with machine learning. (2017-09-08)
ASHRAE examines link between cabin air quality, health problems
Research examining the link between cabin air quality and health is being funded by the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE). (2003-09-22)
EPA holds seminar on air pollution and cardiovascular disease
The US Environmental Protection Agency is sponsoring a seminar called (2010-05-20)
Asthma, outdoor air quality and the Olympic Games
Coinciding with the opening of the Beijing Olympic Games, a review article in CMAJ reminds us that the heat and humidity in the Beijing region will present a formidable challenge to all athletes. (2008-08-08)
Fort McMurray fires cause air quality issues
The air quality around the entire Fort McMurray region remains very poor. (2016-05-25)
York symposium puts focus on chemical 'weather'
Scientists gather in York, UK, next week to discuss new approaches to one of science's greatest challenges -- predicting the Earth's chemical weather. (2008-06-04)
New study reveals strong link between higher levels of pollution and lung health of European citizen
New data has identified a clear link between higher levels of exposure to air pollution and deteriorating lung health in adult European citizens. (2014-09-05)
Astronauts blame their space station symptoms on bad air
Is the International Space Station suffering from sick building syndrome? (1999-07-28)
Future air quality could put plants and people at risk
Future ozone levels could be high enough to cause serious damage to plants and crops, even if emissions of greenhouse gases are reduced, says new research. (2014-11-06)
First nationwide child health and air pollution study commences
The Australian Child Health and Air Pollution Study will investigate the relationship between air quality and respiratory health by testing 3,200 students from 60 primary schools across Australia. (2007-04-17)
Satellite data to deliver 'state-of-the-art' air quality information
The European Environment Agency has finalised an agreement with an ESA-led consortium to provide unparalleled information on air pollution, which contributes to the premature deaths of hundreds of thousands of Europeans annually. (2008-02-05)
One step closer to bringing CO2 capture technology to the marketplace
Capturing CO2 from flue gases poses an enormous challenge, but is critical in ensuring the world keeps CO2 emissions to acceptable levels to combat climate change. (2017-01-11)
'Beam of Light' is ray of hope for Israeli-Jordanian cooperation
An Israeli-Jordanian-US cooperative project aimed at measuring air quality in the area between the neighboring southern cities of Aqaba in Jordan and Eilat in Israel has been launched by scientists from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem together with scientists from the Aqaba Special Economic Zone Administration and the Desert Research Institute of Reno, Nev., in the US. (2007-11-08)
Death & disability from air pollution down 35 percent in the US
Improvements in US air quality since 1990 have sparked a 35 percent reduction in deaths and disability specifically attributable to air pollution. (2013-09-17)
Spreading viruses as we breathe
Keeping at arm's length won't protect you from catching an infectious disease, according to new research by Queensland University of Technology which reveals airborne viruses can spread far and wide. (2007-05-14)
Air quality forecasts for China
With less than a month remaining before the Beijing Olympics, Chinese officials have introduced a series of measures to improve air quality for the Games. (2008-07-23)
Air purification in parking garages reduces particulate matter by up to half in Eindhoven
Eliminating particulate matter from underground car parks in the city center of Eindhoven can result in local reductions in the concentration of these particles of up to 50 percent. (2016-10-27)
Ozone standards pose health risk, scientists report
The air Americans breathe contains more ozone from pollution than the Environmental Protection Agency estimates, scientists report. (2004-01-05)
Study shows pollution levels in some kitchens are higher than city-center hotspots
A study by the University of Sheffield has found that the air we breathe inside our own homes can have pollutant levels three times higher than the outdoor environment, in city centers and along busy roads. (2012-06-14)
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