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Urban transit bus fleets are a significant source of air pollutant emissions, including black carbon, a harmful ultrafine particle and potent short-lived climate pollutant. Transit bus fleets are therefore an important target for accelerated transitions to clean engine technologies and fuels.

Black carbon (BC) and organic carbon (OC) aerosols are important components of fine particulate matter (PM2.5) in polluted urban environments. Quantifying the contribution of fossil fuel and biomass combustion to BC and OC concentrations is critical for developing and validating effective air quality control measures and climate change mitigation policy. We used radiocarbon (14C) to measure fossil and contemporary biomass contributions to BC and OC at three locations in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA during 2012-2014, including during winter inversion events.

This document is the annual European Union (EU) emission inventory report under the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) Convention on Long-range Transboundary Air Pollution (CLRTAP).

Scientists from IIT-Gandhinagar say that particles generated from emissions linked to human activity are more disruptive than dust

This policy brief presents recommendations for action on black carbon, an air pollutant and climate forcer, in the European context.

The Federal Government has said measures are being taken to tackle the black sooth emission in Rivers State.The National Oil Spill Detection Response Agency, NOSDRA and the Federal Government Techn

Interdisciplinary research at the University of Leicester has explored the impact of black carbon on bacteria in the respiratory tract

Governor Nyesom Wike has constituted a panel to investigate emergence of black carbon that recently took over the atmosphere across Port-Harcourt and its environs.

High vehicular emission levels have created pollution hotspots in city

People with low income often experience higher exposures to air pollutants.We compared the exposure to particulate matter (PM1, PM2.5 and PM10), Black Carbon (BC) and ultrafine particles (PNCs; 0.02–1 μm) for typical commutes by car, bus and underground from 4 London areas with different levels of income deprivation (G1 to G4, from most to least deprived). The highest BC and PM concentrations were found in G1 while the highest PNC in G3. Lowest concentrations for all pollutants were observed in G2.