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New interactive tool shows how trees improve air quality

18 July 2019   (0 Comments)

A leading UK environmental research centre has published a new interactive calculator to raise awareness of how trees can help remove air pollution.

Scientists at the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (CEH) teamed up with the environmental economics consultancy Economics for the Environment Consultancy (eftec) to develop the online tool, called Pollution Removal by Vegetation.

The tool uses national data to calculate how much air pollution would be removed by planting trees, as well as the cost savings it would make to public health.

Researchers hope the tool will make the data accessible for councils, NGOs, developers and businesses and encourage them to develop their own tree-planting initiatives in pollution hotspots.


You can access the full news story via the Air Quality News website


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