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The Quest to Build a Simple Air Quality Monitor

When I asked Bernie War how he liked living in Shanghai, the Miami native said he liked everything about it, except the air. He’s been there for three years. First, he started work on an open source air purifier. Then, he looked at building an air quality monitor. His most recent project, the Ella …

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Spain wildfires: Firefighters battle huge blaze in Catalonia

The Catalonia region of Spain has seen its biggest forest fire this year, with more than 1,200 hectares (3,000 acres) burned in less than 24 hours.

Helicopters have been used to contain the fire, which broke out on Sunday.

Some 400 people were forced to leave their homes, but authorities said there …


Big data sensors not ready yet in Chicago

A year after researchers had planned to install "big data" sensors to track some of the vital signs of urban life along Michigan Avenue, the project has been delayed while scientists sort out kinks in their plans and seek financial and planning help.

To date, just two sensors have been put in place, …

Big Data

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Aerosol Optical Thickness

Product is composite global field of Aerosol Optical Thickness based on one month of data of aerosol …


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40 CFR Part 58, Appendix G to Part 58 - Uniform Air Quality Index (AQI) and Daily Reporting | US Law | LII / Legal Information Institute

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Appendix G to Part 58—Uniform Air Quality Index (AQI) and Daily Reporting

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NCDENR - Division of Air Quality - Air Awareness - Air Quality Forecast Center - AQI Color Code Guide - AQI Calculation Table

Air Resources Laboratory - HYSPLIT Dust Modeling

HYSPLIT smoke calculation originated from a prescribed burn

The HYSPLIT model can be run to estimate the spatial and temporal evolution of smoke (as …


Cars on fire as California brush fires spread

A fast-moving brush fire in the Los Angeles area has shut down a major freeway and set cars on fire.

The flames, swept by desert winds, burned on both sides of Interstate 15, the main connecting road between southern California and Las Vegas.

Dozens of vehicles were abandoned as drivers ran to safety.


Nearly 9,500 people die each year in London because of air pollution – study

Nearly 9,500 people die early each year in London due to long-term exposure to air pollution, more than twice as many as previously thought, according to new research.

The premature deaths are due to two key pollutants, fine particulates known as PM2.5s and the toxic gas nitrogen dioxide (NO2), …


Volcanic ash detector network to be installed around UK

A network of ash detectors is to be installed across the United Kingdom to help prevent volcanic ash cloud shutting down European airspace.

An ash cloud from Icelandic volcano Eyjafjallajokull led to airlines cancelling flights in 2010.

Aviation authorities and the Met Office were accused by some …

United Kingdom

Mexico's Colima volcano triggers evacuations

Hundreds of people have been evacuated from villages around a volcano in western Mexico amid fears of a major eruption.

Ash from the Colima volcano is falling on local communities, and authorities have sealed off a 12km (7.5 mile) area. The local airport has also been closed.

Mexico's interior …


Wildfires In Canada And Alaska Drive Thousands From Homes

"Extreme." "Unprecedented." "Historic." Those are just a few of the words being used to describe the start of this year's fire season in North America.

The wildfires are centered in the northwest of the continent, but their consequences are far-reaching. Thick smoke has blanketed parts of Wisconsin …


Canadian wildfires wreak havoc as haze spreads across region – in pictures


Indonesia volcanic ash causes new Bali airport closure

The airport on the Indonesian island of Bali has been forced to shut again due to ash from a volcanic eruption, authorities say.

The transport ministry said Denpasar airport would remain closed until at least 16:00 (08:00 GMT).

Mount Raung in East Java has been spewing ash into the air for nearly a …


Smoke Blankets British Columbia : Image of the Day

A difficult fire season in western Canada brought its impacts to coastal city streets in early July 2015. A thick pall of smoke settled over …


Helium Leaking from Earth in Southern California

A natural helium leak in Southern California reveals that the Newport-Inglewood fault is deeper than once thought — with a direct line from the …

Earth Science

Making All Cars Driverless Would Reduce Emissions By 90 Percent

The green argument for driverless cars

With large tech companies like Google and Uber circling driverless cars, the conversation has mostly been one of “how soon can we do this?” and not “should we?” Of course, autonomous cars would be cool, but what are the advantages besides the obvious luxury of …

Driverless Cars

The science behind the summer pollen count

This week saw the highest temperature for a July day ever recorded in the UK, but while many enjoyed being outdoors, others were suffering.

It's peak season for pollen at the moment and with an estimated 31 million people suffering from hayfever, the pollen count is an important part of the weather …

Public Broadcasters

Personal Weather Station Monitor app review: offering timely weather report from the Weather Underground network

Personal Weather Station Monitor offers updated weather reports and data derived from the extensive network of Weather Underground. Full Article...


Mass evacuation in Tennessee after train with toxic substance derails

More than 5,000 residents of the US state of Tennessee have been evacuated after a freight train carrying toxic chemicals derailed and caught fire.

The train was carrying a flammable, toxic substance called acrylonitrile when it came off the rails near Maryville, just outside Knoxville.

Firefighters …


Sensors Reveal How Bad Outside Air Invades Our Cubicles

Office buildings feel like their own little bubbles. The temperature and humidity is tightly controlled. The air is filtered and recirculated. You …


China climate change plan unveiled

China - the world's largest emitter of greenhouse gases - has announced details of its climate action plan.

The office of Premier Li Keqiang said that emissions "will peak by around 2030" and China would work hard to achieve the target even earlier.

The statement echoes China's declaration last …

Climate Change

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Air Quality Index (AQI) Basics

The AQI is an index for reporting daily air quality. It tells you how clean or polluted your air is, and what associated health effects might be a …

Environment: 0 million cleanup ordered at coal-burning, pollution-spewing Four Corners power plant – Topic Hubs

New pollution controls will cut emissions at the Four Corners power plant. Settlement includes requirements for regional public health and …

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