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Air pollution trends across the seasons

While air pollution is an issue all year round, different seasons see an increase in certain pollutants due to various factors such as temperature, climate, and human activities. Read on to find out more. Spring Ammonia (NH3) concentrations…
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The link between air pollution and climate change

There is a clear connection between poor air quality and climate change. Air pollutants and greenhouse gases are often emitted at the same time, and many air pollutants have direct or indirect climate effects. By reducing air pollution, we preserve…
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The link between COVID-19 mortality and air pollution

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), air pollution is responsible for 7 million deaths per year. While poor air quality has been linked to various health issues such as heart disease and respiratory infections, recent studies have…
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How we calculate our air quality index and why we need it

When it comes to measuring air pollution, raw data is hard to understand. This is why air quality indexes are created. An air quality index (AQI) translates numerical data into a descriptive rating scale and makes it easier for citizens of…
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Breeze Technologies launches the world’s densest air quality monitoring network in Hamburg

Hamburg, Germany. The German startup Breeze Technologies has launched one of the world’s densest air quality monitoring networks in the city of Hamburg. The company develops lower-cost air quality sensors and cloud software to visualize and…
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10 things you can do to improve air quality in your city

Air pollution is an environmental issue that affects everyone. Here’s how you can do your part in clearing the air. Use public transportation Public buses, trams, subways, and trains are not only more affordable than…
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The connection between air quality and the UN Sustainable Development Goals

The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals are a blueprint for achieving a better future for the people and the planet. Air quality and air pollution are included in many of the individual targets. Globally, cities and companies are…
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Major air pollutants, their impact and sources

When talking about air quality, we commonly mean the levels of different pollutants in our air. Major air pollutants include carbon monoxide (CO), ammonia (NH3), nitric oxide (NO), nitrogen dioxide (NO2), ozone (O3), particulate matter (PM),…
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Air quality in Hamburg during the Corona crisis

Closed businesses, meeting bans and home office - due to the current Corona crisis much less people are travelling every day compared to one or two weeks ago. Satellite data has already shown in the past that this decrease in individual mobility…
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Breeze Technologies joins World Smart Sustainable Cities Organization WeGO

Following the successful pitch and subsequent first prize ("Grand Investors' Pick" and "WeGO's Pick") of Breeze Technologies in the UNDP Citypreneurs Challenge in October in Korea, we are now delighted to announce joining the World Smart Sustainable…
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Breeze Technologies selected by US Department of Homeland Security for wildfire sensing initiative

Washington and Hamburg. Hamburg-based environmental analytics company Breeze Technologies has been selected as an industry partner for a new wildfire sensor workstream by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate…
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AQWidget – Breeze Technologies develops open source air quality information widget for European Commission’s JRC

Communicating understandable air quality data to citizens is a key ingredient for effective clean air action. They need to be able to understand why air quality is important, how air quality levels have been developing and what the local authorities…