Pollution data just became available to millions more Pakistanis
NewsNovember 20, 2019Louise W

Pollution data just became available to millions more Pakistanis

AirVisual now provides estimated real-time air quality data for more than 400 cities, towns and districts in Pakistan

AirVisual data: Hazardous Delhi pollution is the longest on record
NewsNovember 5, 2019Louise W

AirVisual data: Hazardous Delhi pollution is the longest on record

Delhi air quality has been in the hazardous range for nine consecutive days, making this the longest spell of hazardous air quality since public records began.

California active fire update: The Getty, Kincade, and Grizzly Island Fires
NewsOctober 29, 2019AirVisual

California active fire update: The Getty, Kincade, and Grizzly Island Fires

This fall, wildfires across the length of California have scorched more than 94,000 acres. There are currently 16 active fires in the state. While most are more than 50% contained, others continue to pose serious threats to local homes and air quality; among these, are the Getty, Kincade, and Grizzly Island fires.

No let-up in air pollution this Diwali: Delhi air quality worsens
NewsOctober 28, 2019Louise W

No let-up in air pollution this Diwali: Delhi air quality worsens

A ban on conventional firecrackers failed to reduce air pollution over India’s biggest annual festival, Diwali.

Will green crackers reduce India’s air pollution during the 2019 Diwali?
NewsOctober 25, 2019Louise W

Will green crackers reduce India’s air pollution during the 2019 Diwali?

India’s biggest annual festival is traditionally a time to celebrate new beginnings, set off firecrackers – and breathe in more air pollution. A court has banned all fireworks apart from “green crackers”, fireworks that produce less emissions because they have a different chemical composition. So will India’s air quality be better this Diwali?

Cảm ơn Việt Nam - chúng tôi đã trở lại!
BlogOctober 12, 2019AirVisual

Cảm ơn Việt Nam - chúng tôi đã trở lại!

Trong thời gian qua, AirVisual đã nhận được sự hỗ trợ và đóng góp tích cực từ hàng ngàn người Việt Nam cho nền tảng dữ liệu, chức năng và sứ mệnh nâng cao nhận thức về ô nhiễm không khí của đội ngũ chúng tôi. Chình vì vậy, ứng dụng AirVisual đã trở lại Việt Nam.

Thank you, Vietnam - we’re back!
BlogOctober 9, 2019AirVisual

Thank you, Vietnam - we’re back!

Due in no small part to the huge reaction AirVisual has received from thousands of Vietnamese who have expressed support for our data, our community, and our mission to raise awareness of air pollution around the world, the AirVisual App is available again in Vietnam.

AirVisual app status in Vietnam
BlogOctober 7, 2019AirVisual

AirVisual app status in Vietnam

Users in Vietnam have been asking why the AirVisual app is not accessible anymore in Vietnam. Here is a status update.

Concern in Vietnam at Hanoi topping AirVisual's ranking
BlogOctober 6, 2019AirVisual

Concern in Vietnam at Hanoi topping AirVisual's ranking

Hanoi has topped AirVisual's rankings several times in recent days, provoking discussion and concern in Vietnam.

Why Singapore’s air quality index won’t tell you what the haze is like right now
BlogSeptember 23, 2019Benjamin

Why Singapore’s air quality index won’t tell you what the haze is like right now

Singapore uses its own Pollutant Standards Index (PSI), which tells you what the air quality has been like, on average, over the past 24 hours. It also differs from the more stringent U.S. Air Quality Index; at times, Singapore’s PSI will say the air is “moderate” while the U.S. AQI deems it unhealthy for sensitive groups like children and the elderly

Pakistan air quality activists join Global Climate Strike
NewsSeptember 19, 2019Louise W

Pakistan air quality activists join Global Climate Strike

Pakistani air quality activists are marching together with young strikers on Friday to urge the government to declare a climate emergency and adopt a low-carbon economy.

Kuching most polluted as Malaysia haze continues
NewsSeptember 17, 2019Louise W

Kuching most polluted as Malaysia haze continues

Kuching’s air quality is back in the spotlight as the city once again ranks at the top of IQAir AirVisual’s most polluted cities. The ongoing Malaysia haze is being caused by smoke emanating from seasonal forest fires in Indonesia – and they are also affecting another neighbour: Singapore’s air quality has worsened and the city state is currently at no. 6 on the world ranking.

NEW!  Beijing air quality report: State of the Air from 2008 to August 2019
NewsSeptember 13, 2019AirVisual

NEW! Beijing air quality report: State of the Air from 2008 to August 2019

Beijing is on track to drop out of the world’s top 200 most polluted cities this year. Discover how the city's notorious pollution problem is being tackled in the latest IQAir AirVisual Beijing City Report, “State of the Air: 2008 to August 2019.”

Selling our health? EPA Moves to overturn Obama-Era air quality regulations
NewsSeptember 12, 2019Kelsey D.

Selling our health? EPA Moves to overturn Obama-Era air quality regulations

The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has introduced two parallel proposals that would halt regulatory oversight of methane emissions from the oil and gas industry, effectively withdrawing control over the sector's green-house gases, or heat-trapping pollutants, which contribute to climate change.

Tiny Kosovo is one of Europe’s big polluters
BlogSeptember 3, 2019Louise W

Tiny Kosovo is one of Europe’s big polluters

The young country of Kosovo has emerged as one of Europe’s worst polluters. Its reliance on the dirtiest form of coal means it has some of Europe’s worst air quality, and this pollution drifts beyond its borders into neighbouring Balkan countries, the European Union and beyond.

Brazil angrily turns down G-7 offer of Amazon aid
NewsAugust 29, 2019Louise W

Brazil angrily turns down G-7 offer of Amazon aid

G-7 nations offer $20 million emergency funds to fight fires in the world's largest tropical rainforest, but get angry pushback from Brazil

The Amazon rainforest is burning at a record pace, threatening the prosperity of the planet
NewsAugust 21, 2019Kelsey D.

The Amazon rainforest is burning at a record pace, threatening the prosperity of the planet

The Amazon, often referred to as the ‘Earth’s Lungs,’ plays a vital role in managing the planet’s Carbon Dioxide levels and creating Oxygen. Today, the Amazon rainforest is burning at a record rate, according to the National Institute for Space Research (INPE). Wildfires in the Amazon are up 80% from last year, and more than double years prior, in 2013. The consequences of such destruction threatens the livelihood of the entire planet.

Cities in Sarawak, Malaysia experience fifth straight day of hazardous air pollution
NewsAugust 14, 2019Kelsey D.

Cities in Sarawak, Malaysia experience fifth straight day of hazardous air pollution

Crop burning practices have caused a persistent haze across the Malaysian state of Sarawak, which occupies Borneo’s northwest coast, and contains a large area of parklands, beaches and rainforest.

Scientists find billions of air pollution particles in the hearts of Mexico City residents
NewsAugust 5, 2019AirVisual News Reporter

Scientists find billions of air pollution particles in the hearts of Mexico City residents

Scientists have examined the hearts of deceased adults and children as young as three from urban areas with poor air quality and found they contained much higher numbers of tiny pollution particles than people who had lived elsewhere.

Air pollution caused 30,000 United States deaths in a single year, new study estimates
NewsJuly 30, 2019Kelsey D.

Air pollution caused 30,000 United States deaths in a single year, new study estimates

While air pollution in the United States has steadily decreased since the Clean Air Act of 1963, airborne particulates, namely PM2.5, are still responsible for tens of thousands of deaths across the country, particularly in lower income counties.

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