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On 9th September 2021 Maria posted in Projects

In Nigeria, 70% of the population are involved in agriculture at a subsistence level. Most of their farming systems follow traditional methods, such as slash and burn, and are increasing their chemical dependence. These elements are key drivers of rising deforestation, land degradation and ecosystem loss, among others. In addition, the impact of climate variability has altered Nigeria’s rainfall and temperature regimes over the past decade.

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On 17th August 2021 Hannah posted in News, Projects, Uncategorised

Science in the City Returns…

What impact has the air pollution reduction measures introduced by the City of London Corporation over the past six years had? That’s what we’re aiming to find out! Levels of particulate matter and nitrogen dioxide can be a concern in urban areas. Both air pollutants are associated with fuel combustion; transport and heating.

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On 10th August 2021 Louise posted in Featured, News, Projects

Mapping Sustainable Travel

When facing place-based environmental, social and cultural issues, including the challenges of decarbonising transport, maps are an effective tool. They can help us collect information about an area, bring issues to the table, build a shared local vision, and act as a tool of communication with decision makers.

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On 28th July 2021 Maria posted in Events

2021: An online odyssey

This second ‘pandemic’ year keeps us all socially distancing while also providing a unique opportunity to participate in all types of online events.

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On 23rd July 2021 Hannah posted in News, Projects, Uncategorised

Planting More Healthy Air in Schools

There are three key elements to bringing about positive change: raising awareness, gathering evidence and taking action. And Planting Healthy Air in Schools has achieved all three!

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On 8th March 2021 Perrine Machuel posted in News, Projects, Uncategorised

What we learned about air pollution in Lambeth

Pollution concentrations are shown to skyrocket, the bigger the road or the traffic intersection. In terms of exposure and health impact for vulnerable demographics (such as children), what happens when a school is located near busy road networks? Unsurprisingly, this is often the case in dense urban areas and London is no exception.

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On 30th November 2020 Maria posted in Projects, Uncategorised

Meanwhile, in Kampala…

Against all odds, the project we initiated in February to tackle odour pollution in the capital city of Uganda progresses. Neither COVID nor national elections have been able to stop the work that we are doing with schools and markets.

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On 24th November 2020 Hannah posted in Events, News, Uncategorised

Aside from having the luxury of not having to present at a conference for once, attending the online Climate Emergency Conference was a real treat! It was inspiring to hear about so many people working together to help the UK reach its Carbon Zero target. From Councils to activists, farmers to consumers, we all have our role to play.

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On 27th October 2020 Perrine Machuel posted in Featured, News, Projects

Tackling Odour Pollution in Southall and Hayes

In 2018, residents in Southall and Hayes, West London, started a campaign calling for authorities to tackle air and odour pollution occurring during the redevelopment of a former gas site in the area. The campaign Clean Air for Southall and Hayes (CASH) aims to raise awareness and create momentum to take action about the air and odour issues that residents are facing. 

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On 11th September 2020 Maria posted in Events, News

Our first online ECSA conference

It’s always a pleasure to meet the global citizen science community, the most participative and critical-spirit of all! To be honest, we had our doubts about how engaging a 5-day online conference would be. Now, we can only be grateful for the tremendous effort the ECSA team has made to adapt the format to the current COVID restrictions.

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