Utah’s air pollution mitigation efforts may be making wintertime smog worse

Utah’s air pollution mitigation efforts may be making wintertime smog worse

New research reveals that ammonium nitrate pollution (NH4NO3) is better controlled through regulation of Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) emissions, than emissions of it’s precursor, Nitrogen Oxide. The findings, which are contrary to most pollution mitigation strategies in the United States, may offer a new approach to managing wintertime particulate matter around the world.

NewsJune 18, 2019Kelsey D.
Utah’s air pollution mitigation efforts may be making wintertime smog worse
NewsJune 18, 2019Kelsey D.

Utah’s air pollution mitigation efforts may be making wintertime smog worse

New research reveals that ammonium nitrate pollution (NH4NO3) is better controlled through regulation of Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) emissions, than emissions of it’s precursor, Nitrogen Oxide. The findings, which are contrary to most pollution mitigation strategies in the United States, may offer a new approach to managing wintertime particulate matter around the world.

Sand Fire burning in Northern California brings area’s first air pollution alert of 2019
NewsJune 10, 2019Kelsey D.

Sand Fire burning in Northern California brings area’s first air pollution alert of 2019

Smothering hot temperatures, dry conditions and strong winds have rapidly escalated growth of the California Sand Fire. The fire, which ignited just 48 hours ago, has already burned 2,200 acres.

Flying the polluted skies - exceedingly high air pollution levels are causing mechanical failures in commercial-plane turbines
NewsJune 6, 2019Kelsey D.

Flying the polluted skies - exceedingly high air pollution levels are causing mechanical failures in commercial-plane turbines

While air pollution is often unseen, it’s having a visible, corrosive effect on some commercial plane engines.

Alberta’s raging wildfires cause dangerously polluted air quality, and point to a concerning global trend
NewsMay 29, 2019Kelsey D.

Alberta’s raging wildfires cause dangerously polluted air quality, and point to a concerning global trend

The Chuckegg Creek fire burning in Alberta, Canada has now scorched 107,000 hectares (314,000 acres) of land. Expert Edward Struzik explains how the situation escalated, and why such frequent severe wildfires may be the “new normal.”

Colorado’s 90-day air pollution loophole exposes the state to toxic air
NewsMay 28, 2019Kelsey D.

Colorado’s 90-day air pollution loophole exposes the state to toxic air

Colorado-based oil and gas companies may be taking advantage of relaxed regulation enforcement and a state law loophole, which allows unmonitored pollution emissions for the first 90 days of a new production facility, exposing the state residents to ozone and VOC levels exceeding federal standards.

Update: Jakarta residents file air pollution lawsuit, anticipate escalation to the Supreme Court
NewsMay 23, 2019Kelsey D.

Update: Jakarta residents file air pollution lawsuit, anticipate escalation to the Supreme Court

Earlier this year, we reported on Jakarta citizens who threatened to take legal action against the government, should another 90 days transpire without a clear plan to tackle the city’s air pollution problem. Now, the threatened lawsuit has been filed.

India’s air pollution problem has become a voting issue - finally!
NewsMay 22, 2019Kelsey D.

India’s air pollution problem has become a voting issue - finally!

As major political parties vie for position in India’s upcoming election, air pollution has emerged as an important topic in party manifestos, for the first time in the country’s history.

Dhaka air pollution is on the rise, despite new regulations - here's why
NewsMay 20, 2019Kelsey D.

Dhaka air pollution is on the rise, despite new regulations - here's why

Dhaka’s High Courts summon city authorities to address their failure to uphold newly established requirements, and discuss new ways to tackle the capital’s worsening air quality.

Mexico City’s current air pollution levels cause government to declare an Environmental Emergency
NewsMay 17, 2019Kelsey D.

Mexico City’s current air pollution levels cause government to declare an Environmental Emergency

Dry season conditions and rising temperatures have exacerbated hundreds of brush fires in Southern Mexico, blanketing much of the region in a toxic smog

Hong Kong air pollution is primarily attributed to 'this' unlikely suspect
NewsMay 7, 2019Kelsey D.

Hong Kong air pollution is primarily attributed to 'this' unlikely suspect

New evidence shows pollution emissions from container ships - not nearby China Mainland, or vehicular traffic - to be the primary contributor of PM2.5, Sulphur Dioxide (SO2) and Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) air pollution in Hong Kong.

Environmental campaigners in Jakarta, Indonesia demand action against air pollution, threaten lawsuits
NewsMay 7, 2019Kelsey D.

Environmental campaigners in Jakarta, Indonesia demand action against air pollution, threaten lawsuits

Jakarta residents urge the government to enact regulations legislated years ago, in coordination with the Paris Agreement on climate change, complaining that “nothing has been done so far.”

Sydney under blanket of smoke as hazard reduction burnings spread citywide air pollution
NewsApril 30, 2019Chloe P

Sydney under blanket of smoke as hazard reduction burnings spread citywide air pollution

Planned burning activities have spread an uncommon episode of air pollution over the often clear-skied city. With burnings set to continue during this week, residents are advised to stay aware of pollution developments and reduce exposure

This Earth Day, join the movement for a cleaner planet! Become a public air pollution data contributor
BlogApril 22, 2019AirVisual

This Earth Day, join the movement for a cleaner planet! Become a public air pollution data contributor

IQAir AirVisual's crowdsourced monitoring network has achieved some incredible victories in exposing air pollution in new communities around the world. In the past year, citizen air monitoring networks expanded hugely across different regions, from Kabul to Kuwait, Côte d’Ivoire to Qatar, and beyond. But the journey isn’t over yet! See how you can get involved by adding your community to the map

Revealing the invisible: Kym in Hawaii, USA
BlogApril 19, 2019Kelsey D.

Revealing the invisible: Kym in Hawaii, USA

Consistent volcanic activity from Mt. Kīlauea has frequently hung a black cloud over the idyllic Hawaii Island, Hawaii. While residents have become accustomed to the frequent spells of air pollution, there was little qualification of the smog and understanding of the associated health implications - that is, until residents took matters into their own hands, measuring air quality with locally deployed AirVisual Pro monitors.

AirVisual launches groundbreaking report and interactive web ranking in review of 2018’s global air quality status
BlogMarch 5, 2019AirVisual

AirVisual launches groundbreaking report and interactive web ranking in review of 2018’s global air quality status

Latest air quality data for 2018 reveals that the majority of the world breathes unsafe air, far exceeding WHO air quality guidelines - while also highlighting an unequal distribution of PM2.5 pollution and availability of monitoring stations.

Revealing the invisible: Igor in Krasnoyarsk, Russia
BlogDecember 6, 2018Kelsey D.

Revealing the invisible: Igor in Krasnoyarsk, Russia

Igor Shpeht unites a community of concerned residents in Krasnoyarsk by creating a local platform to access air quality data and advisories - previously unknown. Equipped with data from publicly contributed AirVisual Pros and a growing community of aware citizens, he hopes to fight government complacency on the issue.

City dwellers beware - here’s what’s hiding in your air
BlogOctober 29, 2018AirVisual

City dwellers beware - here’s what’s hiding in your air

Increased population density causes urban buildings to be more likely to suffer dirty air, with elevated levels of PM2.5, formaldehyde and asbestos - all of which can threaten your health and wellbeing. Awareness to the dangers and sources of these harmful pollutants, and knowledge of how to avoid them, will help to ensure a healthier, happier you while living in or visiting cities everywhere.

IF you love your Pro, THEN get even more features with IFTTT
BlogSeptember 26, 2018AirVisual

IF you love your Pro, THEN get even more features with IFTTT

Managing air quality with your AirVisual Pro is now easier than ever. Our newly launched IQAir AirVisual IFTTT platform allows you to automate your home by connecting measured air quality readings from your Pro to actions on your favorite apps and home devices (with no technical know-how required!)

Summer related air pollution may be affecting your health, without you knowing
BlogJuly 25, 2018Emily W.

Summer related air pollution may be affecting your health, without you knowing

Increased outdoor activity and heat-induced air pollution in the Summer can make for heightened health risks. Learn which invisible pollutants are at play this season, and how to reduce your risk of exposure.

Join the movement for a cleaner planet!  Become a public air pollution data contributor today
BlogApril 21, 2018AirVisual Team

Join the movement for a cleaner planet! Become a public air pollution data contributor today

IQAir AirVisual's crowdsourced monitoring network has achieved some incredible victories in exposing air pollution in new communities around the world. In the past year, citizen air monitoring networks expanded hugely across different regions, from Kabul to Kuwait, Côte d’Ivoire to Qatar, and beyond. But the journey isn’t over yet! See how you can get involved by adding your community to the map.

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