Archive for October 31st, 2016:

New project to measure UK air pollution from the air

Scientists have carried out their first test flight of a project to measure UK air pollution from the air. The Natural Environment Research council will embark on a mission to fly through and analyse plumes of pollution emitted by urban areas across the country. The aim is to build a picture of how the country

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Renewable energy capacity overtakes coal

Image copyright Getty Images The International Energy Agency says that the world’s capacity to generate electricity from renewable sources has now overtaken coal. The IEA says in a new report that last year, renewables accounted for more than half of the increase in power capacity. The report says half a million solar panels were installed

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Growth of city trees can cut air pollution, says report

Image caption Trees are estimated to provide the equivalent of “at least £133 million” of benefits each year in London, such as cutting air pollution, a study suggests Planting trees is a cost-effective way to tackle urban air pollution, which is a growing problem for many cities. A study by US-based The Nature Conservancy (TNC)

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