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Atkins Helps Secure Asian Development Bank Loan for Beijing Air Quality Improvement Program

July 11, 2016 - in Design/Engineering, Projects

A program preparation report by Atkins assessing the potential environmental impacts of policy actions taken by the Hebei provincial government to tackle the long standing air pollution in the greater Beijing capital area has helped secure a loan of $300 million,…

University Turns School Into ‘Urban Laboratory’ to Combat Pollution

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – A school has joined a landmark university health research project designed to use nature to tackle the health impact of busy city…

AirVisual Launches Free Air Pollution Forecasts for More than 5,000 Cities Worldwide

January 6, 2016 - in Corporate, Environment, Maintenance, Sensors

BEIJING, Jan. 6, 2016—AirVisual, a social enterprise providing air quality tools and information, now offers free air pollution forecasts for more than…

Bluesky Helps Scientists Understand Impact of Urban Trees on Air Quality

September 3, 2015 - in Analysis, Corporate, Environment

Leicestershire, Sept. 3, 2015 – Aerial mapping company Bluesky has supported a major research project by scientists from the University of Leicester into the role of trees on pollution dispersion. Using a range of geographic datasets, including Bluesky’s…

EPA Proposes Smog Standards to Safeguard Americans from Air Pollution

November 26, 2014 - in Corporate, Environment, Transportation

WASHINGTON, Nov. 26, 2014— Based on extensive recent scientific evidence about the harmful effects of ground-level ozone, or smog, EPA is proposing to strengthen air quality standards to within a range of 65 to 70 parts per billion (ppb) to better protect…

Tennessee Funds Transportation Projects Aimed at Reducting Congestion and Pollution

Tennessee Department of Transportation Commissioner John Schroer announced today the award of over $27 million in Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement (CMAQ) grants in 11 communities across the state. The 31 grants will fund a wide range of transportation…

Bluesky Funds Use of Electric Vehicles to Measure Pollution

August 12, 2014 - in Corporate, Financial, Sensors, Transportation

Bluesky is helping develop a mobile mapping system to measure pollution at street level. Working with the University of Leicester, the Leicestershire based aerial mapping company is helping to fund further research into air quality in one of the UK’s largest…

7 Million Premature Deaths Linked to Air Pollution Annually

March 25, 2014 - in Environment, Projects

In new estimates released today, WHO reports that in 2012 around 7 million people died - one in eight of total global deaths – as a result of air pollution exposure. This finding more than doubles previous estimates and confirms that air pollution is now…

Christchurch to be World’s First ‘Sensing City’

December 5, 2013 - in Smart Cities

Christchurch will become the first city in the world to understand how air quality affects people with lung problems. The second project in the Sensing City initiative will monitor when and where Cantabrians with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)…

Front-running Cities Changing Transport, Improving Quality of Life

December 3, 2013 - in Planning, Projects, Transportation

Many cities in Europe are changing, according to a new report which points to rapid transformations in urban transport in some areas. While cycling and efficient public transport are becoming the norm in some urban areas, Europe’s transport sector is still…