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Air pollution is killing Europeans at an alarming rate

New research reveals that 800,000 people die prematurely from air pollution in Europe each year. A previous study also confirms that dirty air kills 8.8 million people per year globally. The study, published in the European Heart Journal, urges Europe to phase out fossil fuels. Scientists used three sets of data to reach their conclusions: population density and age, exposure to air pollution and the health impacts of foul air. While the lungs are the initial body part to suffer, once pollutant...
Tags: Energy, Europe, UK, Design, Climate Change, Environment, Blog, Renewable Energy, Air Pollution, Pollution, Fossil Fuels, Paris, Population, Air Quality, Environmental Destruction, European Heart Journal

Environmental activists to take legal action against US Steel for polluting

Environmentalists are taking legal action against United States Steel Corporation (U.S. Steel) because of pollution in Pittsburg’s Mon Valley. The Clean Air Council and PennEnvironment are suing the steel manufacturer for violating the Clean Air Act after a fire broke out at a facility in Clairton, Pennsylvania. “We cannot expect families to sustain this kind of health burden and trauma, and we cannot expect kids to learn, grow and flourish when they are confined to their homes, unable to breat...
Tags: Design, News, California, Environment, Pollution, Air Quality, Clean Air Act, Pittsburg, U.S. Steel, Clairton, US Steel, Mon Valley, Clairton Pennsylvania, Deemer, Clean Air Council, PennEnvironment

How to Protect Your Pets From Wildfire Smoke

Your pets breathe the same air you do. If you’re putting on a mask and taking precautions against wildfire smoke, you should be taking precautions for your pets as well. Read more...
Tags: Health, Safety, Pets, Wildfires, Lifehacks, Air Quality, Smoke

The coughing teddy bears / “Tousse” les mêmes?

THE ORIGINAL? Anti-Smoking awareness – Roche –  2017 “The protector bear” – Watch the Case Study Source : Agency : Integer TBWA Milan  (Italy) LESS ORIGINAL Air Pollution awareness – Breezometer –   2018 “The Toxic Toby” – Watch the Case Study Source : Ad Forum Agency : McCann, London (United Kingdom) [Author: Joe La Pompe]
Tags: Social, Advertising, Environmental, Air Pollution, Bear, Air Quality, Diesel, Non-profit, Plush, Direct Marketing, Breathing, Toxic, Roche, Passive Smoking, Joe La Pompe, Guerrilla & Ambient

Henning Larsen unveils green, mountain-inspired buildings for Shanghai

Henning Larsen Architects has unveiled designs for the first phase of the “The Springs,” a mixed-use development currently underway in Shanghai that aims to embrace green living. Inspired by a style of traditional Chinese landscape painting called ‘shan shui,’ the Danish architecture firm crafted the buildings in the image of the dramatic, mountainous landscapes found throughout rural China. Trees and gardens will grow on top and around the stepped towers to create an immersive urban oasis of g...
Tags: Design, China, Sustainability, Architecture, Gallery, Shanghai, Green Building, Air Quality, Carousel Showcase, Leed Gold, Ecopark, Public Square, UNESCO Heritage, Mixed-use Development, Core Shell, The Springs

Wednesday Workout: Live High, Train Low in (Smoky) Sunny California

Kili Lehmkuhl (l) and Lilly Murnane of the Auburn Ski Club Training Center striding on Iowa Hill Road near Colfax, California, on Aug. 26. (Photo: Gus Johnson) This Wednesday Workout came to us just over a week ago from Gus Johnson, nordic program director and head coach at the Auburn Ski Club Training Center (ASC-TC) on Donner Summit in California. Have a workout of your own (or one of your club’s) that you’d like to share? Send submissions to [email protected] with the subject line “Wednes...
Tags: Resources, California, US, Training, Sport, Skiing, Ncaa, Auburn, Nevada, Workouts, Tahoe, Air Quality, Bay Area, Northern California, Anchorage, Truckee

State to hold air quality permit hearing for POET’s planned Indiana biorefinery

In Indiana, although POET has already started earthmoving at its proposed biorefinery in Shelbyville, the state’s Department of Environmental Management has convened a public meeting on Tuesday to discuss primarily issues related to air quality in relation to the application for a Part 70 Operating Permit. Local press reports that some public comments received regarding the application provoked the department to call the meeting. The agency made clear however it would only deal with issues relat...
Tags: Indiana, Air Quality, Producer News, Poet, Shelbyville, Department of Environmental Management

A palm-sized personal pollution monitor

Ignore its vape-sized proportions, because the Atmotube is, in every sense of the word, the very opposite! Designed to measure the quality of the air around you and alert you when the quality falls below a given qualitative standard, the Atmotube protects your lungs from the toxins around you with every breath you take.Humans take as many as 20,000 breaths per day, and the Atmotube was created to make each one count. A personal pollution monitor, this slick little device fits in palms, bags, p...
Tags: Gadgets, Design, Wearable, Safety, Medical, Pollution, Air Quality, Tracker, Measure, Product Design, VOCs, Atmotube

Smoke from wildland fires and public health

Firefighters, forest managements, and residents are preparing for another fire season in the western part of the United States. Wildfires burn large expanses of forested lands in California, but it’s not just rural Californians who need to worry about effects of such fires. Residents in urban areas and neighboring states experience the through smoke from hundreds of miles away. A recent case study analysis in the Journal of Forestry examined how smoke impacts from wildland fires that burn under ...
Tags: Books, Featured, California, Public Health, Journals, Wildfire, Nevada, Fire Season, Air Quality, Sierra Nevada, Smoke, USEPA, YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Forestry, Earth & Life Sciences, Jonathan Long

Aclima sucks in $24M to scale its air quality mapping platform

Aclima, a San Francisco-based company which builds Internet-connected air quality sensors and runs a software platform to analyze the extracted intel, has closed a $24 million Series A to grow the business including by expanding its headcount and securing more fleet partnerships to build out the reach and depth of its pollution maps. The Series A is led by Social Capital which is joining the board. Also participating in the round: The Schmidt Family Foundation, Emerson Collective, Radicle Imp...
Tags: Health, Google, Fundings & Exits, Asia, UK, London, Climate Change, California, La, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Tech, Automotive, Air Pollution, SaaS, Google-earth

Google Street View cars will help to map out the air quality in London

Google Street View will be taking stock of more than streets, neighborhoods, and houses in the next month or so. Beginning in July, two Google Street View cars will be tasked with monitoring the air quality in London. The post Google Street View cars will help to map out the air quality in London appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: London, News, Cars, Trends, Air Pollution, Air Quality, Google Street View

Google StreetView cars to help map pollution in London

From next month two Google StreetView cars will be driving around London’s streets fitted with sensors that take air quality readings every 30 meters to map and monitor air quality in the UK capital. There will also be 100 fixed sensors fitted to lampposts and buildings in pollution blackspots and sensitive locations in the city — creating a new  air  quality monitoring network that Sadiq Khan, London’s mayor, is billing as “the most sophisticated in the world”. The goal with the year-long proje...
Tags: Google, Startups, Europe, UK, London, San Francisco, Pollution, Khan, Environmental Defense Fund, Air Quality, GreenTech, Streetview, Greater London Authority, Sadiq Khan London, Bay Area The London, Air Monitors The

How To Air Out Your House Properly

Over the years, you’ve probably heard countless of songs about lack of air, well, without it, you cease to exist. Air is essential for sustenance of life for both plants and animals. You can live on days on end without food or a couple of days without water, but without air, you’re nothing. As you’re aware, oxygen is a vital element and fresh air is everywhere enabling you to breathe without inhibition. Since time immemorial, people have been encouraged to take time out and go for a walk....
Tags: Fashion, Windows, Pharrell Williams, Air Quality, Clean Air, Honeywell, Air Purifier, Pontiac, Legionnaire, Fresh Air, Home Life, Air Freshener, Air Filters, Air Purifiers

Earth Day Reminds Shoppers to Make a Change

When it comes to changing people's habits, sometimes seeing is believing. But what if you cannot see the problem? What if it's so glacier in nature that it goes unnoticed or is downgraded in the minds of the people? Environmental issues such as pollution, are one such thing. They often go unnoticed by culture and are accepted as the status quo. In the wake of Earth Day, environmental concerns remain high despite ongoing efforts to educate people and encourage sustainable and eco-friendly purcha...
Tags: London, Sem, Beijing, Pollution, Insight, Brazil, Norway, Air Quality, New Delhi, Consumer Behavior, Sao Paulo, Earth Day, Macro Trend, Shopper Mindsets, Integer,

China is winning the war on air pollution

China is notorious for having some of the worst air pollution on the planet. In 2014 the country declared war on smog, and the results are in: China is killing it. In just four years, pollution is down 32 percent on average. Now, it’s fair to say that the country is leading the way in proving to the world that meaningful change is possible. Getting to this point wasn’t easy. The Chinese government has been very aggressive in controlling pollution by prohibiting new coal plants and forcing exis...
Tags: Politics, Design, News, Climate Change, China, Environment, America, Beijing, Air Quality, China Air Pollution, China Smog, Trump, China Pollution, Shijiazhuang, Baoding, Reducing Emissions

MVRDV redesign of Europes largest urban shopping center breaks ground in France

Construction has kicked off on Lyon Part-Dieu, MVRDV’s competition-winning design for Europe’s largest downtown shopping center that promises much more than retail therapy. Conceived as an antidote to the existing mall’s car-centered design, the new shopping center will emphasize the public realm with a human scale and pedestrian friendly experience. The mall will be integrated into the urban fabric and bring in greenery with landscaped areas from the ground floor to the public green roof. F...
Tags: Europe, Design, France, Glass, Architecture, Gallery, Air Quality, Lyon, Mall, Carousel Showcase, Green Roof, Air Purification, Shopping Mall, MVRDV, Lyon Part-Dieu, Shopping Center

Pollution in Taiwan – Is It Bad? YES, IT’S BAD!

Air pollution in Taiwan is a serious matter that island residents have complained about for years. Taiwan receives a lot of air pollution from China, but Taiwan also produces a significant amount of its own pollution problems. Taiwan’s geography makes air pollution worse because many industrial centers on the north and west coasts of Taiwan are surrounded by high mountains which keep the bad air trapped at city level. Taipei also suffers from this problem. It’s not uncommon to have a completely ...
Tags: Travel, Health, China, Blog, European Union, Taiwan, Features, Chronic Illness, Beijing, Pollution, World Health Organization, John, Taipei, Air Quality, Temples, Northern Taiwan

Rome is banning all oil-burning cars by 2024

Rome is jumping on the diesel-banning bandwagon – the city just announced plans to ban oil-burning cars within the city by 2024. That’s huge news, because roughly two-thirds of new cars sold last year in Italy were diesel, and Rome has struggled with poor air quality. The news comes on the heels of a court case in Germany that enabled cities to ban diesel vehicles. Rome is one of the most congested cities in Europe due to a constant stream of tourists on decidedly un-modern streets. Rome also ...
Tags: Europe, Design, News, Germany, Rome, Policy, Air Pollution, Italy, Air Quality, Green Transportation, Virginia Raggi, Diesel Ban, Rome traffic, Rome air pollution, Rome diesel ban, Rome car ban

Chemical found in rainwater collected near N Carolina plant

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina environmental regulators say they now have proof that a worrying but little-researched compound is carried aloft by winds and falls to earth in rainwater miles from the chemical plant where it’s made. The state Division of Air Quality said Friday that concentrations of the chemical GenX in rainwater collected […]
Tags: News, North Carolina, Air Quality, Raleigh, N C AP, N Carolina, Nation & World

The Olfinity will help us gauge, clean, and augment the air that we breathe

A company called Evergreenland that specializes in indoor environments debuted a new air purifier at CES 2018 called Olfinity, which features app control, air monitoring, and aromatherapy. The post The Olfinity will help us gauge, clean, and augment the air that we breathe appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Trends, Smart Home, Air Quality, Aromatherapy, Ces2018, Olfinity, Smart Air Quality, Evergreenland

Don’t hold your breath: Tiny PocketLab sensor tells you when air quality is poor

Newly launched on Kickstarter, the PocketLab Air is a multi-sensor device that lets users gather and share ultra-localized information about the effects of climate change and pollution. The post Don’t hold your breath: Tiny PocketLab sensor tells you when air quality is poor appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Climate Change, Trends, Air Quality, Sensor, Health & Fitness, Emerging Tech, Don, PocketLab Air

Delhi residents struggle to breathe as doctors declare air pollution health emergency

Doctors in Delhi, India’s capital region, have declared a public health emergency over the densely populated, metropolitan area’s extremely high level of air pollution, the breathing of which has been described as the equivalent of smoking 50 cigarettes in a day. The Indian Medical Association has called for the capital city’s upcoming half-marathon to be cancelled to avoid “disastrous health consequences” and urges residents to remain inside to protect themselves from the pollution. Arvind Kej...
Tags: Health, Asia, Design, News, India, Environment, Cars, Public Health, Cities, Air Pollution, Pollution, Urban Design, Fossil Fuels, World Health Organization, Delhi, Smog

Wildfire Smoke Can Be Terrible For Your Health. Here’s How to Stay Safe

More than a dozen wildfires in California wine country have destroyed at least 1,500 homes and killed at least 13 people in the last few days, and the numbers are expected to rise as more information is reported. The city of Santa Rosa and surrounding Sonoma County are among the hardest hit areas, with smoke…
Tags: News, California, Uncategorized, Public Health, Asthma, Air Pollution, Pollution, Wildfires, Wildfire, Air Quality, Carbon Monoxide, Forest Fires, Santa Rosa, Sonoma County, California Fires, Particulate Matter

3 Things That Ruin Your Home’s Indoor Air Quality

Have you recently cleaned and dusted your house? Are you aware that you may still have dust particles, pollutants, and VOCs lurking in the air around you, making it unhealthy for you to breathe in that air? Discover the following three surprising things that can ruin your air quality.   Dust Your daily cleaning routine may make your house look clean, but is your house free of dust? Dust lurks everywhere, from the surface of your furniture to your kitchen table and baby products. Since dust ca...
Tags: Health, Fashion, Mold, Pollution, Health Risks, Vacuum, Air Quality, Allergies, Dust, Health & Fitness, VOCs, Home Life, Health Hazards, Air Cleaner

Plume Labs’ air quality tracker is now available for pre-orders

 Plume Labs wants to be the definitive startup when it comes to air pollution. The company has built an app, an API and now an air quality tracker. The Flow is a tiny Bluetooth device you pair with your smartphone to learn more about the air you’re currently breathing. It works both inside and outside and could be particularly useful if you live in a polluted city. It tracks… Read More
Tags: Startups, TC, Gadgets, Tech, France Newsletter, Flow, Air Quality, Plume Labs, Plume Labs Flow

Tracking my life with tech to improve my life

 There’s this idea that if we quantify and track our lives, our lives will be better. But I’m not so sure about that. Over the past week, I’ve tracked both my sleep and bedroom air quality. Let’s first take a look at the Beautyrest Sleeptracker. The Sleeptracker comes with a couple of sensors that you put underneath your mattress. It tells you how much time you spent… Read More
Tags: TC, Sleep, Tech, Air Quality, Quantified Self, Homekit

China breaks ground on first Forest City that fights air pollution

A pollution-fighting green city unlike any before is springing to life in China. Designed by Stefano Boeri Architetti, the first “Forest City” is now under construction Liuzhou, Guangxi Province. The futuristic city will use renewable energy for self sufficiency and be blanketed in almost 1 million plants and 40,000 trees—a sea of greenery capable of absorbing nearly 10,000 tons of carbon dioxide and 57 tons of pollutants annually. Commissioned by Liuzhou Municipality Urban Planning for the n...
Tags: Design, Milan, China, Architecture, Air Pollution, Pollution, Gallery, Urban Design, Urban Planning, Green Building, Biodiversity, Air Quality, Carbon Dioxide, Carousel Showcase, Futuristic Design, Nanjing

World's greenest and healthiest office crowned in Washington, D.C.

The American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) headquarters in Washington DC was just named the greenest and healthiest office on the planet! Perkins+Will designed the groundbreaking interior, which has received both LEED and WELL Platinum Certification under WELL Building Standard. The 8,500-square-foot office features human-centric design elements that reduce stress, increase air quality, mask sounds and regulate the body’s physiological processes. Employees have no assigned seats, but ch...
Tags: Amazon, Design, Navy, Washington, US, Sensors, Architecture, Gallery, Washington Dc, Philadelphia, Seattle, Air Quality, Green Architecture, Green Interior, Green Interiors, Leed Platinum

SOMs diagrid glass tower rises like a Chinese paper lantern in Beijing

A glittering glass lantern has risen in Beijing. Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM) designed the Poly International Plaza, a three-tower complex located midway between the Forbidden City and the Beijing Capital Airport. The main and tallest tower draws inspiration from Chinese paper lanterns for its continuous diagrid pattern that shimmers like a jewel and helps lower the building’s energy footprint. Winner of two 2017 Architizer A+Awards, the Poly International Plaza was completed in 2016 short...
Tags: Design, China, Architecture, Beijing, Gallery, Green Building, Skyscraper, Exoskeleton, Air Quality, Carousel Showcase, Som, Forbidden City, China Poly Group, Panoramic Views, Earthquake Resistant, Zhang Wei

Detecting radon is as easy as detecting smoke with the Airthings Wave

Thanks to the Airthings Wave, homeowners can now protect themselves from radon, a toxic gas that unfortunately, is present in most households. But with the Wave, you don't have to live in fear. The post Detecting radon is as easy as detecting smoke with the Airthings Wave appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Home, Trends, Air Quality, Radon, Airthings Wave