Drone On!

Posted on: January 18, 2017 | By Elaine Lohse

It’s become a common sight—small helicopter-like devices buzzing in the air above parks and open spaces, with operators controlling them from afar. Indeed, drones are even taking over commercial applications, with Amazon testing the delivery of packages via drone copters, and military operations, with drones used for airstrikes. Now, governments are taking the technology into […]

London Gets Aggressive About Pollution

Posted on: January 11, 2017 | By Elaine Lohse

In recent years, foggy Londontown has been more like smoggy Londontown—that’s because diesel vehicle emissions have gone unchecked, spewing toxic nitrogen dioxide chemicals into an air that was more souplike than fresh. Now, however, the city’s mayor, Sadiq Khan, plans to do something about it. He’s proposed a doubling in funds to combat air pollution, […]

Air Quality Linked to Stroke Mortality

Posted on: January 4, 2017 | By Elaine Lohse

We’ve reported numerous times about the respiratory health effects of pollution, but a pair of new studies are highlighting additional dangers of smog and particulate matter in the air we breathe. The first study, conducted by Ryu Matsuo, M.D., a professor at Kyushu University in Fukuoka, Japan, drew correlations between airborne pollution and the chances […]

Clean Air on the Menu

Posted on: December 27, 2016 | By Elaine Lohse

Some people seek out restaurants based on their exotic preparations. And some for exemplary service. And some folks even look for restaurants that provide lo-fi fare—comfort food that is no frills, no waiting. But now, in Delhi, India, you can seek out a restaurant that features purified air. That’s because several restaurants have installed air […]