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Air pollution

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...

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Running with a mask?

Could poor air quality hamper performance also at the upcoming games in Tokyo, August next year?

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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.

Winter is coming – with polluted air

As we enter the colder months on the northern hemisphere, air pollution levels rise. Much of Europe is affected, but can hardly match the soaring levels in Northern India.

Smoke from west? No, dust from east

Did the huge forest fires on the US West Coast in September impact air quality in Europe? Not really, the measurements show. What did have an impact, was dust transported by winds from south east.

Better air in Beijing than San Francisco

Last week, you'd rather breathe Delhi air than take a stroll in San Francisco. Smoke and ashes from the huge forest make air quality on the US West Coast the worst in the world.

Air pollution shortens more lives than smoking, drugs and malaria

Although we are in the midst of a global pandemic, air pollution remains the single major contributor to loss in life expectancy across the globe.

Has air quality improved during lockdowns?

Delhi has had much cleaner air during the Covid-19 lockdowns, whereas we do not find the same improvement in PM2.5 levels in Oslo, Norway.

Birch pollen – how did it develop?

The birch season is over for this year - we have dived into our data and created a visualisation of how it developed in Europe.