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Nitrogen dioxide air pollution lessens in parts of US and Europe, increases in Middle East and parts of Asia


London Is a Worse Nitrogen Dioxide Polluter Than Beijing

London Is a Worse Nitrogen Dioxide Polluter Than Beijing | An E.U.-mandated shift to diesel cars has sent London's NO2 emissions through the roof. "It's a public-health catastrophe," says one prominent campaigner |

from CNN

NASA satellite images show how polluted your country is -

This global map shows the average concentration of nitrogen dioxide in the atmosphere in 2005, as detected by the Ozone Monitoring Instrument aboard the Aura satellite. Blue indicates an observed decrease in nitrogen dioxide, and orange indicates an observed increase.


High Resolution Spectral Atlas of Nitrogen Dioxide 559–597 Nm (Paperback)

from the Guardian

London air pollution dangerously high, campaigners warn

London's air pollution levels of nitrogen dioxide exceed EU levels by 50% in some areas. Photograph: Carl De Souza/AFP/Getty Images

AirPi The AirPi is an automatic air quality & weather monitoring device powered by a Raspberry Pi, capable of displaying, recording and uploading information about temperature, humidity, air pressure, light levels, UV levels, carbon monoxide, nitrogen dioxide and smoke level to the internet.

from the Guardian

London takes just one week to breach annual air pollution limits

At 7am on Friday, Putney High Street in West London breached annual limits for nitrogen dioxide (NO2), a toxic gas produced by diesel vehicles that has been linked to respiratory and heart problems.

from Vox

15 before-and-after images that show how we're transforming the planet

Satellite data from NASA, shown above, revealed a huge reduction in nitrogen dioxide pollution from cars, trucks, power plants, in the United States between 2005 and 2011. Nitrogen dioxide is produced when gasoline gets burned in cars or coal gets burned in power plants. It's been linked to a variety of respiratory problems, and can combine with other pollutants to form smog. It's also a good proxy for pollution more generally

from Education

A Tree's Importance and Environmental Benefit

Did you know that trees help cleanse the air by intercepting airborne particles, reducing heat, and absorbing such pollutants as carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide, and nitrogen dioxide? Happy #ArborDay!