Air Quality Case Study Collection 2020 - read digital edition
See the stories from those tackling the air quality health and environmental problem.
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Sustainable Building & Living
UK's largest housebuilder announces new science-based carbon reduction targets
The country's largest housebuilder, Barratt Developments, says it has become the first housebuilder to announce new science-based targets for reducing carbon emissions. It claims the targets are in line with efforts to limit global warming to 1.5oC, needed to mitigate the worst impacts of climate change.
- Fabriq Air Quality
A team of scientists primarily from the University of Leicester and EarthSense Systems has investigated a possible link between air pollution and the rise in type 2 diabetes. Exposure to traffic related air pollutants is known to cause insulin resistance, a hallmark of the disease.
Air pollution benefits bacteria that cause respiratory infections and lessens the effectiveness of antibiotic treatments, University of Leicester researchers have discovered.
Washing clothes and driving cars could contribute up to 30% of the 'plastic soup' polluting the earth's oceans and – in many of the world's richest countries – invisible particles from sources including tyres, synthetic textiles or city dust are a bigger source of marine plastic pollution than plastic waste, according to a new IUCN report.
A coalition of environmentalists have found big loopholes for tiny microbeads in the UK Government's proposed ban.
Siltbuster Process Solutions (SPS) is taking part in trials to show the treatability of the mine water from the historical closed tin mine at South Crofty in Cornwall. Once completed, the results will be used to show the viability of dewatering and the reopening of the mine.
A 400 per cent rise in wet wipes on beaches is putting marine life at risk and pushing up water bills, claim the Marine Conservation Society, who are campaigning to banish confusing labelling.
A Derbyshire recycling firm failed to adequately control the amount of waste on site posing a fire risk and resulting in a fly infestation. The company continued committing offences even when they were already under investigation by the Environment Agency following complaints from the public.
Pollution monitoring technology inside a 'Smogmobile' has shown that drivers may be exposed to more harmful nitrogen dioxide (NO2) pollution inside their vehicles than if they walked on the road outside!
Research has found that more than 80% of ocean plastic comes from land-based sources rather than from perceived sources such as fisheries and fishing vessels. Furthermore, of that 80%, three-quarters comes from uncollected waste - but with intelligent efforts this can be prevented say a business environment group.
A water company has become the first in the country to take to the skies in a bid to cut pollution of our beaches and coastal waters.