By the end of summer, 100 air quality monitors will be installed throughout Richmond and San Pablo.It’s a stark contrast to the three state-run air monitors that currently serve the area, providing average air quality estimates for the region.
India, one of the world’s fastest growing major economies, has its own Silicon Valley in the city of Bengaluru. Home to information technology companies and multinationals such as Google, Apple, Intel, IBM, Cisco and Adobe, the city provides careers for over a third of India’s 2.5 million IT professionals.
Human health in buildings: Improving building efficiency to meet climate goals is vital, but human health — mental, emotional and physical — must also be part of planning structures and urban environments.
Air pollution is a well-known problem that leads to a drastic reduction of quality of life. It does not cause only chronic diseases: according to the recent UN report, air pollution is a cause of between six and seven million premature deaths and an estimated US$5 trillion in welfare losses each year.
On a sunny day a week ago, representatives from government agencies, universities, industry and environmental nonprofits gathered at the Oakland Convention Center to talk about low-cost air quality sensors.
Improving air quality is a major concern for the City of Paris. Mayor Anne Hidalgo and her team have made it a priority since the beginning of their term in 2014. The industrial sector and the research realm are also highly engaged on this issue, helping to develop relevant solutions.
A new UN Rideshare mobile application, brainchild of the Bangkok-based UN Office of Information and Communication Technology, will be launched and demonstrated during Clean Air Week, which will take place in Bangkok from 19–23 March.
Berkeley-based entrepreneurs Vivienne Ming, Andy Schmeder and David Lu discussed startup culture and the stories behind each of their innovations in a panel hosted by the Berkeley Chamber of Commerce, or BCC, on Thursday evening.
Air quality is a major public health issue. According to a report published in the peer-reviewed general medical journal The Lancet on 20 October, polluted air is the cause of 6.5 million deaths worldwide annually.