It’s always time to look on the bright side! ☀️ Following air quality news can often be a bummer, so we think it’s important to keep on top of the good news too. All over the world, amazing projects and incredible campaigns help raise awareness of the issues and push for clean air for everyone. […]

Never mind the 90s, when it comes to air pollution, the 50s are back. Yesterday marked 65 years since the Great London Smog, and the UN Environment Assembly commemorated the occasion by announcing their first ever international Smog Day as December 5th 2017. It’s a timely event, as December falls right in the middle of […]

The party’s nearly over. COP23, the 23rd UNFCCC Conference of the Parties, wraps up this week in Bonn. Emphasis has been on ensuring that nations ratifying the Paris Climate Agreement can meet standards limiting global warming to 2 degrees celsius—but air quality issues were also on the table. Fiji assumed presidency of the conference this […]

There’s a big change in the air. For three years, Plume Labs has relied on publicly accessible air quality monitoring stations to build up our database of global air pollution. Using this method, we covered over 430 cities in 65 countries around the world. Enter the all new Plume Air Report with global coverage. Thanks […]

The remnants of Hurricane Ophelia brought hurricane-force winds to the British Isles when the storm made landfall in Ireland on Monday, October 16. As the Met Office warned of a “potential danger to life,” three fatalities were reported across the country. Those in the path of the storm experienced its full devastation. However, as Ophelia […]

Londoners celebrating Halloween were treated to a thick fog last week, but alongside the capital’s famous pea-soup the city was experiencing a series of large pollution peaks. Pollutants transported from northern Europe may have added to emission levels in the capital. Events like this serve to highlight the growing need for international cooperation to tackle […]