Posts Tagged: air pollution

Hatzopoulou: Cleaner vehicles can be a pathway to cleaner air

The evidence we’ve released today in our Clearing the Air report shows that cleaner vehicles can be a pathway to cleaner air, improved public health, and reduced climate change impacts. UTTRI associated faculty Professor Marianne Hatzopoulou co-authored “It’s Clean Air…

Clearing the Air: Modelling the health benefits of electric cars

Electric vehicles are often touted as a means of mitigating climate change, but a new modelling study suggests that their public health benefits may be just as significant.  “Local air pollution within urban environments is highly detrimental to human health,” says…

Wins for economy, environment and climate possible: Evans

UTTRI associated faculty Professor Greg Evans, Director of The Southern Ontario Centre for Atmospheric Aerosol Research (SOCAAR), was interviewed on Earth Day in “World marks Earth Day during coronavirus pandemic,” CityNews, April 22, 2020. We’ve been studying air pollution in…

SOCAAR posts weekly updates on Toronto air quality

The Field Measurement Facility of the Southern Ontario Centre for Atmospheric Aerosol Research (SOCAAR) at 200 College Street continuously monitors traffic volume and major traffic related air pollutants. Visit their web page “Evolution of air quality during COVID-19 shutdown in Toronto” to…

Less traffic in downtown Toronto improves air quality: Evans

UTTRI associated faculty Professor Greg Evans‘ air quality research is featured in “COVID-19 restrictions cut downtown Toronto pollution levels by almost half, researchers find,” CBC News, April 9, 2020. Evans is Director of SOCAAR, the  Southern Ontario Centre for Atmospheric…

Pollution affects some more than others, says Marshall

“Just” Cities: Traffic-related air pollution and justice in the context of urban sustainability,” a Distinguished Lecture by Professor Dr. Julian Marshall of the University of Washington, drew a large audience to U of T’s George Ignatieff Theatre on February 5.…

Farber on free public transit

UTTRI associated faculty Professor Steven Farber was quoted in “Should public transit be free?” [paywall] in the Toronto Star, November 25, 2019. The article by Ben Spurr discusses MPP Michael Coteau’s proposal for free public transit as a solution to…

Near-Road Air Pollution Pilot Study released

  Professor Greg Evans, Director, SOCAAR, shown with title page of 2019 Near-Road Air Pollution Pilot Study A study on traffic-related air pollution across Canada, The Near-Road Air Pollution Pilot Study, led by UTTRI associated faculty Professor Greg Evans, was…

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