Pakistan air quality activists join Global Climate Strike

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.

NewsSeptember 19, 2019Louise W
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.

India formally joins the UN’s Climate & Clean Air Coalition
NewsJuly 24, 2019Kelsey D.

India formally joins the UN’s Climate & Clean Air Coalition

Earlier this month, India took an important step towards mitigating national air pollution and reducing the country’s impact on climate change, by joining the Climate & Clean Air Coalition of the United Nations, as the 65th member country.

Be part of our mission to enable everyone to have access to accurate, real-time air quality data
BlogJuly 11, 2019AirVisual Team

Be part of our mission to enable everyone to have access to accurate, real-time air quality data

The IQAir AirVisual Pro is designed to help accelerate our journey to a world where everyone knows what they breathe. An unprecedented high accuracy - yet accessible - air monitor, the Pro's outdoor PM2.5 readings can be broadcast to the global map, putting reliable data within reach of communities anywhere. All new data points added bring us one step closer to safer breathing, and ultimately tackling global air pollution.

Revealing the Invisible: Tim in Orpington, UK
BlogJuly 9, 2019Kelsey D.

Revealing the Invisible: Tim in Orpington, UK

Tim Webb captures a startling pollution event involving 11 buses and a blazing fire. While luckily no one was directly injured from the incident, his publically deployed AirVisual Pro paints a picture of the environmental effect and short-term impact on breathing, previously unknown.

Revealing the Invisible: People in Need in Mongolia
BlogJuly 4, 2019People In Need

Revealing the Invisible: People in Need in Mongolia

For the first time, Mongolians living in cities outside the capital, Ulaanbaatar, can know what their air quality is like thanks to a national monitoring network set up by “People in Need,” a humanitarian response NGO. Here the NGO shares its top 10 tips for breathing safely in Mongolia and elsewhere

Thousands march in protest as newly elected governor of Madrid ditches pollution-combating traffic policies
NewsJuly 1, 2019Kelsey D.

Thousands march in protest as newly elected governor of Madrid ditches pollution-combating traffic policies

While many European cities have begun implementing vehicle restrictions in an effort to fight local air pollution, Madrid has U-turned on it’s own “Madrid Central” policy, implemented just under a year ago, which limited or banned vehicles from certain city zones.

After 4 decades of improvement, air quality in the US appears to be in decline
NewsJune 26, 2019Kelsey D.

After 4 decades of improvement, air quality in the US appears to be in decline

Many US cities are experiencing worsening air quality, amid an increased prevalence of wildfires and weakened clean-air regulations.

Lagos, Nigeria to establish six air quality monitoring stations in landmark effort to battle state-wide air pollution
NewsJune 20, 2019Kelsey D.

Lagos, Nigeria to establish six air quality monitoring stations in landmark effort to battle state-wide air pollution

In celebration of the 2019 World Environment Day, the Lagos State Government, with support from the World Bank Pollution Management and Environmental Health programme, committed to installing a state-wide network of air quality monitors in an effort to curb air pollution and its effects on local residents.

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.

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