Air pollution is a global problem. According to the World Health Organization, 92% of global population lives in the places where air quality levels exceed WHO limits. Air pollution is causing at least 4.5 million premature deaths each year worldwide.The real-time Air Quality Index (AQI) has been popularly used to communicate to the public how polluted the air currently is. … [Read more...] about The Real-Time World Air Quality Index Visual Map Is Excellent but Not Complete Yet
With industrialization, urbanization and population growth, air pollution has become a global problem. Nowadays, air quality has become a major concern for many people. The real-time Air Quality Index (AQI) has been popularly used to access how polluted the air currently is. Since 2007, the World Air Quality Index project team has been proving a transparent air quality … [Read more...] about The Real-Time Air Quality Index: Trick or Truth?
In a previous post, I have documented seasonally persistent air pollution in Europe during the first month of 2018. A notable feature is that persistent air pollution has been evident mainly in Eastern Europe countries in winter.In this post, I would briefly overview the air pollution in Europe over the past two weeks, from February 4, 2018 (Sunday) to February 17, 2018 … [Read more...] about Pan-European Harmful Air Pollution Persisted
In a previous post, I have documented seasonally persistent air pollution in Asia over a period of around two months. How about the severity of air pollution in Asia thereafter?To follow the track of air pollution is helpful for us to better understand the dynamics of air pollution. Therefore, I briefly overview the air pollution in Asia over the past two weeks herein.From … [Read more...] about Bi-weekly Review of Air Pollution in Asia
On the real-time Air Quality Map maintained by the Berkeley Earth using available data, Turkey is the 3rd country with visually impressive air pollution pattern following China and India.As shown on the map, air quality was persistently poor across Turkey during the last two months. Hazardous and unhealthy levels of air pollution were visible in most area of Turkey for most … [Read more...] about Seasonally Persistent and Unhealthy Air Pollution in Turkey