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Air pollution

Deadly Delhi

Smoke from crop stubble and Diwali fireworks make a deadly mixture.

Air pollution kills – and costs

About 7 million people die from air pollution annually, and costs to society are huge. But lots can be - and is - done to reduce it.

Cycling in cities: Darth Vader on two wheels?

Sell your bike and buy a bus card? We say don't.

World Athletics Championships, Doha: Did air quality have an impact?

Did air quality affect the results in Doha? Probably yes. The World Athletics Championships 2019 took place in...

Traveling in October? Worst holiday destinations for a deep breath

Bad news for Middle East attractions, slight surprise for domestic Chinese tourists.

Our furry friends cough too

Do pets suffer from air pollution? Cats get asthma, dogs get Alzheimer. While the relationship between poor air quality...
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Can air pollution make the head explode?

Yes, kind of...

One third of childhood asthma cases in Europe linked to air pollution

Ever wondered if passing all those gas-guzzlers on the way to kindergarten has anything to do with your kid's coughing? A recent research...

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The accidental badger detector

PM2.5 levels peaked late at night and early mornings at our sensor test site and we struggled to find out why. Turns out the answer had fur and four legs.

We’re measuring pollen!

We are running our airminer 2.0 sensors to calculate local pollen levels. As expected, pollen levels vary with temperature and precipitation, but we also see significant variations through the day.

When to expect birch pollen in Norway?

Hazel and alder is flowering in Southern Norway, but the key allergen to many of us is birch. When can we expect the birch pollen season to start?

Spring in Europe – alder, hazel and birch pollen

We are heading into warmer and lighter days in Europe, lockdowns or not. And no surprise, the pollen is faithfully here.

Green in India means red in Norway

We've attempted to compare the different PM2.5 breakpoints in selected air quality indices. It turns out a green level does not mean the same around the world.

EU’s clean air outlook – saving lives and reducing costs

EU has launched its Second Clean Air Outlook report. There are both premature deaths and money to be saved by improving the air quality.

Pilot testing our air quality monitor – where is the pollution coming from?

We are pilot testing our air quality monitors and have started to dig into the first results. We had expected local variations in PM-levels, but it turns out the source is probably found far away from the neighbour's wood burning stove.

Air quality in Europe – it’s going the right way

EEA's recent report gives hope for the air quality in Europe. Most pollutants have been reduced the last decade, but Eastern Europe is still heavily affected.