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Why Is Energy From Waste (EfW) Important?

The UK has seen a lot of development in terms of how we dispose of waste. In recent times, a new generation of Energy from Waste plants had been introduced which fulfils more purposes than just being a disposal-only point....

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How Can You Reduce Your Exposure To Particulate Matter?

Air pollution is a global public health issue where many areas across the world are seeing concentrations of ambient air pollution exceeding the maximum levels. While effective policies have been established, there is a lot more we can do to...

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How The Spread of COVID-19 May Correlate with Air Pollution

New studies show that there may be a link between higher amounts of air pollution and a wider rate of spread of the coronavirus. In a preliminary study, Italian scientists had detected the coronavirus on particles of air pollution which...

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How The Coronavirus Has Impacted Air Quality In The UK

The COVID-19 coronavirus had a significant impact on the UK and this has led to a nationwide lockdown in efforts to reduce the spreading of the outbreak. This lockdown means restrictions on travelling, working, socialising, and shopping across the UK....

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How Southwark Is Improving Air Quality

London is home to a continuously growing population of more than 10 million residents and air quality is an ongoing concern. In order to maintain and improve the outdoor and indoor air quality in the capital, multiple initiatives have been...

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What Is Energy From Waste?

Historically, the UK had been very dependent on landfills and most of the early incinerators were for disposal only, which only reduces the volume of waste. However, most landfills were unattended and unmanaged which caused land and air pollution to...

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Higher Air Pollution Triggers Cardiac Arrests & Hospitalisations

A recent study released by the King’s College London and UK100 analyses air pollution data from nine major cities in the UK, namely, London, Birmingham, Bristol, Derby, Liverpool, Manchester, Nottingham, Oxford, and Southampton. This research is due to be published...

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What Is NOx?

Nitrogen oxide (NOx) is a chemical compound of nitrogen and oxygen which forms when reacting with each other at high temperatures, specifically during the combustion process. NOx is mainly created during the combustion of fuel, including gas, oil, diesel, and...

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What Is The CAFE Directive?

Clean air is very important to our health, vegetation, ecosystems, and the environment. However, air pollution is a constant problem that is caused by the emission of pollutants into the atmosphere. Since the industrial revolution, the quality of air has...