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ISES 2020 Travel Awards

*Crossposted from ISES Website* The ISES 2020 Annual Meeting will be inclusive to scientists from around the world and members of under-represented groups. To support this goal, ISES 2020 will provide three categories of travel awards for attendees. These include: Travel Award, Developing Country Travel Award, Diversity Travel Award (under-represented groups). Classification of developing/developed countries … Continue reading ISES 2020 Travel Awards

Event: OpenAQ Community Series

OpenAQ Community Series: Tools for Exploring Air Quality Data Sharing Date: Tuesday, March 31, 2020 Time: 11:00-12:00pm EST Virtual Participation Air pollution causes 1 out of 8 deaths on the planet, making it one of the biggest public health and human rights issue of our time. Access to air quality data can dramatically reduce that number, helping communities raise … Continue reading Event: OpenAQ Community Series

New action guide on clean air

Yesterday, at the World Sustainable Development Summit (WSDS) in New Delhi, organized by The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI), Bloomberg Philanthropies and Vital Strategies launched “Accelerating City Progress on Clean Air: Innovation and Action Guide,” a guide to fast-tracking proven approaches and innovations. The publication provides a step-by-step approach for city governments, outlining four critical … Continue reading New action guide on clean air

C40 Knowledge Hub: Air Quality

C40 Cities has an online platform to provide city practitioners and policymakers with the cutting-edge insights and practical resources necessary to deliver climate actions in cities around the world. Currently, they have a spotlight on air quality! Spotlight On: Clean Air Cities is a curated set of resources aiming to support cities to tackle their air pollution … Continue reading C40 Knowledge Hub: Air Quality

What in the world: Anti-smog towers

2019 isn't the first time we've considered anti-smog towers or outdoor air purifiers. This is not the first time Delhi has experimented with this idea. Before the Commonwealth Games in 2010, an Italian company installed a $300,000-air-filter in Connaught Place, claiming it to be the cleanest spot in Delhi. There are no numbers to back this up, except for … Continue reading What in the world: Anti-smog towers

Air Pollution Web Repository for India

While air pollution has taken prominence in political and public debates in India in the last few years, there has been a misnomer that the research on the subject is lagging and nascent. To put this notion to rest, the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) –National Environmental Engineering Research Institute (NEERI) launched India’s first … Continue reading Air Pollution Web Repository for India

Guide for mapping air pollution

Environmental Defense Fund released Making the Invisible Visible: A guide for mapping hyperlocal air pollution to drive clean air action that provides advice for cities, counties and other local organizations interested in using hyperlocal air quality data to drive tailored solutions for air pollution. What the guide has to offer The guide is organized into three sections: … Continue reading Guide for mapping air pollution