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Abrupt thaw events: Local landscape degradations with large-scale impacts on Arctic ecosystems

Thaw slump events are local landscape degradations that are expanding with present-day warming in the Arctic, as explained by Maxime Thomas from the Earth and Life Institute at UCLouvain, Belgium.
net zero materials, materials

Materials approaches to achieving a net zero carbon economy

Stephen Skinner, Professor of Materials Chemistry at Imperial College London, discusses the impact of net zero carbon policies and the challenges these present for materials and systems developers.
loss of biodiversity, climate change

How can Finland confront the climate crisis and preserve its biodiversity?

Krista Mikkonen, Minister of the Environment and Climate Change in Finland illustrates why a circular economy will provide the means to tackle the climate crisis and loss of biodiversity.
brain development, child health

Scientists say childhood disadvantage impacts brain development

The team examined a mix of factors such as pollution, crime, access to education and healthcare - they found that in over 7,000 children, these factors directly impacted brain development.
air pollution at night

Atmospheric science: Air pollution at night

April Hiscox, Associate Professor at The University of South Carolina Department of Geography, details what we need to know about air pollution at night in this special atmospheric science focus.
benefits of plants

National Plant Health Week highlights the benefits of plants

National Plant Health Week (10th May) sets out to discover why plant health matters, the threats plants face, and plant health science.
air pollution exposure pregnancy, childhood asthma

Air pollution exposure during pregnancy can cause childhood asthma

A population study of children born in a city in Canada found that air pollution exposure during pregnancy could cause childhood asthma.
the aviation industry

How can the aviation industry cut emissions?

Graham Chapman, a sustainable product and business expert and owner of Powerguard, explores how the aviation industry can reduce its carbon emissions.
clean air zones

Clean Air Zones post-pandemic

Stephen O’Sullivan, Head of Enforcement Business Development and Sales at Siemens Mobility, discusses how the pandemic has affected plans for Clean Air Zones (CAZs).
protect people

How can we protect people from air pollution?

Sarah Woolnough, Chief Executive of Asthma UK and the British Lung Foundation, discusses the UK’s toxic air crisis, the invisible threat of air pollution, and outlines how policymakers must protect people’s health and create a fairer, healthier society.
decarbonisation of heat, hydrogen

Decarbonisation of heat in the public sector

Chris Jackson, CEO and Founder of Protium Green Solutions Ltd, explores how the public sector can decarbonise the demand of heat.
the impact of wildfires, trees

Scientists calculate the impact of wildfires on global ecosystems

After going through decades' worth of data, scientists at the University of Cambridge explain the impact of wildfires on global ecosystems - from carbon dioxide emissions to the resilience of trees.
biological air treatment, renewable

Sterilair PRO – Biological air treatment

Used in medical settings for over 20 years, Sterilair is now being used in a wide range of close-contact environments to maintain healthy air quality.
global dust emissions

Climate change and the dust environmental impact in the Middle East and North Africa

Professor Georgiy Stenchikov, Chair of Earth Sciences and Engineering Program at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), explains how MENA accounts for more than half of global dust emissions, and the immense strain on the environment dust can cause.
climate scientist, coal

Climate scientist criticises UK Government for new coal mine

Dr James Hansen, former global warming lead for NASA, has asked the UK Government to reconsider their confirmed plan to build a new coal mine in Cumbria.
childhood air pollution, research

Research suggests that childhood air pollution damages general intelligence

Childhood air pollution has been understood as partially responsible for respiratory health - now, researchers are investigating at how exposure can damage cognitive ability later on in life.
forest impacts air quality, forest

Scientists find new truths about how forests impact air quality

Researchers are looking at how forests impact air quality, based on the classification of temperate trees and what that means for how the forest really works.
intelligent traffic sytems, siemens

Intelligent traffic systems (ITS) in the UK

Wilke Reints, Managing Director of Siemens Mobility Limited’s Intelligent Traffic Systems business, turns our thoughts towards intelligent traffic systems (ITS) including comment on traffic volumes, air quality and electric vehicles.
air quality and health

The intrinsic link between air quality and health in built environments

Mark Grayston, Head of Product Marketing at Mitsubishi Electric, discusses the intrinsic link between air quality and health in our built environments.
antimicrobial coating, coronavirus

British company launches fast-acting antimicrobial coating that destroys coronavirus

Here, we learn about a British company launching a fast-acting antimicrobial coating that destroys coronavirus.

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