Greece runs on 100% renewable energy for the very first time in history!

This is a very important landmark for Greece: last week it ran on 100% renewable energy for the very first time in history! This is really a great achievement, well ahead of what we were expecting, but yet, it’s not so easy to rejoice. In fact, we need to ask ourselves where is that renewableContinue reading “Greece runs on 100% renewable energy for the very first time in history!”

New evidence that air pollution contributes substantially to lung cancer – article

Data from a breakthrough study in understanding how air pollution can lead to lung cancer, presented at the European Society of Medical Oncology congress on Sept 9–13, 2022, promise to revolutionise the field of oncology and approaches to public health. See the article here. Although smoking remains the biggest risk factor for lung cancer worldwide, an estimatedContinue reading “New evidence that air pollution contributes substantially to lung cancer – article”

Wind and Solar energy helped keeping the Air cleaner in the EU this summer

Let’s see things the other way around.  Opponents to wind and solar energy say that they are not reliable because wind and light are not stable. Ok. But look at it from the other perspective. The huge heatwave that baked Europe this summer caused nuclear and hydropower energy to drop by 70% and 62% respectively.Continue reading “Wind and Solar energy helped keeping the Air cleaner in the EU this summer”

Athens Air Quality Journal

A journal whose aim is to picture the daily Air Quality (AQ) in Athens. This post aims at documenting how the atmosphere looks and feels like in terms of Air Pollution, day after day, in our capital. Photographs mostly taken from Filoppapou Hill show the visibility over the city, which is a way of visuallyContinue reading “Athens Air Quality Journal”

Interview to Prof D. Sarigiannis about the dangers of Air Pollution, especially from wood smoke, and about its alarming increase in Greece

The huge raise in the electricity (50%), natural gas (82%) and heating oil (30%) costs starting this month is big news in Greece these days. How will Greek citizens be able to afford these extra costs, when these commodities are already among the most expensive in the EU? They simply won’t, and they will turnContinue reading “Interview to Prof D. Sarigiannis about the dangers of Air Pollution, especially from wood smoke, and about its alarming increase in Greece”

Air pollution is linked to ‘huge’ rise in child asthma GP visits

What a surprise….. Finally a new, big research backed by clinical data came out to tell us the obvious:Air pollution is linked to ‘huge’ rise in child asthma GP visits. And not only children, but people of all ages, although children are the most affected, unfortunately. Read a report of the study here, and theContinue reading “Air pollution is linked to ‘huge’ rise in child asthma GP visits”

Thailand School sets the AQ bar high – An example to be followed

Originally posted on See The Air:
On Earth, there are over 7 billion people but very few of them have a clear vision of a future and how important air quality is for our health. You will find politicians that are unwilling to enforce air quality laws, you will find educators scared to share with…

Episode 2: Athens, Greece – Wood Burning/Fireplaces

Originally posted on See The Air:
[EN]This is a bilingual episode. If you want to listen to the Greek version please go to minute 14:52. In this episode, Andrea, who lives in Athens Greece, will share with us his everyday experience with air pollution.The main source of air pollution in his city during winter is…