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Clean Air Day: UN releases Air Quality and Climate Bulletin

Petteri Taalas

The COVID-19 lockdown and travel restrictions led to a dramatic short-lived fall in emissions of key air pollutants in 2020, especially in urban areas. Many city dwellers saw blue skies instead of the pollution cloud. But the reduction was not uniformly spread across all regions or all types of pollutants. And many parts of the world still fell short of ...

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World Clean Air Day: Keeping our footprints in the air


Air pollution results from the atmospheric pollution which are deleterious to the human health and our planet too. The World Health Organisation (WHO) has said that every year, air pollution is responsible for nearly seven million deaths around the globe. Children exposed to air pollution. The WHO says that more than one in four deaths of children under five years ...

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Kano to install air monitoring equipment in motor parks to check pollution

Abdullahi Ganduje

The Kano State Government has concluded arrangements to install air monitoring equipment in motor parks, to control pollution and protect the environment, according to the Commissioner for the Environment, Dr Kabiru Ibrahim-Getso. Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State Ibrahim-Getso, who disclosed this in an interview on Thursday, February 18, 2021 in Kano, the state capital, said the equipment would be ...

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Atmospheric research centre calls for consistency in air quality research

soot port-harcourt

The Centre for Atmospheric Research, National Space Research and Development Agency (CAR-NASRDA), has called on government to support consistent research on air quality for safer environment. Poor air quality: Soot spreading over a neighbourhood in Port Harcourt, Rivers State Dr Dan Oko, the Space Lab Coordinator of the centre, made the call on Monday, February 15, 2021 in an interview ...

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U.S. diplomatic mission launches air quality monitors to track pollution in Lagos, Abuja

US Embassy

U.S. Ambassador to Nigeria, Mary Beth Leonard, has unveiled the U.S. Consulate’s reference-grade Air Quality Monitor, effectively linking Nigeria to air quality index information and health messaging from the United States’ Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). L-R: U.S. Consul General, Claire Pierangelo; Facilities Manager, U.S. Consulate General Lagos, Ibraheem Muhammed; and U.S. Ambassador to Nigeria, Mary Beth Leonard, unveiling the U.S. ...

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80% of air quality in Africa is bad – UNEP

vehicular pollution

The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) has urged African governments to intensify efforts towards adoption of cleaner energy sources, noting that 80 per cent of air quality in the continent was bad. Vehicular pollution Mrs Jane Akumu, Programme Manager, Air Quality and Mobility Unit, UNEP, made the disclosure on Tuesday, October 27, 2020 while speaking at the ongoing Virtual Oil Trading and Logistics ...

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