Posts Tagged: SOCAAR

New method for measuring vehicle emissions rates from roadways

Researchers at SOCAAR, in collaboration with the Ontario Ministry of the Environment, Conservation, and Parks, have published a new method for measuring vehicle emissions from roadways. Traffic is a major source of air pollution and has negative impacts on human…

Better air quality during and post-pandemic: Jeff Brook, CANUE

UTTRI associated faculty Professor Jeff Brook believes that the improved air quality we’re experiencing during the pandemic can be part of our post-COVID reality. With COVID-19 the recognition of public health knowledge has perhaps never been greater. In a blog…

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…

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…

Transportation UFP emissions focus of workshop

Pollution Probe and the University of Toronto Transportation and Air Quality Research Group (TRAQ) presented “A workshop on Ultrafine Particle Emissions from Transportation” September 18, 2019 at the University of Toronto to showcase findings from researchers at the nexus of transportation and…

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