Entries in air pollution (4)


Cities With the Highest Air  Pollution

Flickr | David HoltEvery continent has areas that are suffering from severe air pollution. The World Health Organisation recommends that air contains up to 10 micrograms of 6 atmospheric pollutants per square metre to be able to be classed as high quality, clean air. However, as we all know by now it is rare to find such air with today’s pollution levels.

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The Urban Heat Island Effect - What Is  It?

The temperature of urban areas is becoming a concern. They experience considerably warmer temperatures than surrounding areas. This is the Urban Heat Island Effect. Have you ever wondered why the biggest metropolitan cities such as London, Paris and New York are hotter during the summer?

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The Battle For Clean  Air

We may not always notice it, but everyday people in congested UK cities are exposed to illegal levels of air pollution. Not only is this an immediate problem for our climate, but poses severe health risks to the general public. The time for an effective clean air strategy is long overdue - but what is being done?

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This week on Into the Wild we are looking to the future: investigating inventions designed to help problems associated with the modern world. Today we present our top three technological innovations, intended to help combat a variety of issues mainly related to population increase. These groundbreaking creations could be the answer to water shortages, energy consumption, air pollution and much more…

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