Knowledge is Power
The European Environment Agency and the European Commission have release new set of 32 online maps that show where air pollutants are present in high concentrations. This allows the pinpointing of major sources of pollution and will hopefully raise awareness and lead to changes.
New online maps published today by the European Commission and the European Environment Agency, in close cooperation with the Institute for Environment and Sustainability (IES) of the Joint Research Centre, allow citizens to pinpoint the main diffuse sources of air pollution, such as transport and aviation. The new set of 32 maps shows where certain pollutants such as nitrogen oxides and particulate matter are released. It complements existing data on emissions from individual industrial plants from the European Pollutant Release and Transfer Register (E-PRTR). The Europe-wide register aims to help Europeans actively engage in decisions affecting the environment.
The maps show nitrogen oxides (NOx), sulphur oxides (SOx), carbon monoxide (CO), carbon dioxide (CO2), ammonia (NH3) and particulate matter (PM10).
You can access the maps here: The European Pollutant Release and Transfer Register (just make sure to pick the kind of pollutant you want to see in the menu on the left of the map)
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