Entries by Barbara Loferer

Earth Day 2022 – get active now!

This year’s „Earth Day“, officially named „Mother Earth Day“, is the first one celebrated within the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration. Ecosystems support all life on Earth. The healthier our ecosystems are, the healthier the planet – and its people. Restoring our damaged ecosystems will help end poverty, combat climate change and prevent mass extinction. […]

Why ground-level ozone air pollution is a risk to food security

According to an IPCC scenario, the concentration of ground-level or tropospheric ozone (O3) may reach 70 ppb in 2050. Then, more than 30% of global cereal acreage could be exposed to significant ozone pollution, which in turn would lead to significantly lower crop yields. Ground-level or tropospheric ozone (O3) is ingested by plants through their […]

Measuring air quality with IoT sensors: compliance with mandatory quality standards (Directive 2008/50/EC)

“State environmental agency finds serious quality deficiencies at measuring station” – so read at the end of last year (rbb24). What at first reads like a damning verdict for technologically new measuring methods raises various questions when considered more comprehensively: What is the standard for the quality of an air measuring device? What quality standards […]

Collaboration of Hawa Dawa and Thies Clima: The joint solution provides essential insights into the relationship between weather and air quality

Hawa Dawa and Thies Clima, which has been developing and producing sensors, measurement, and evaluation systems for meteorological and climatological measurement tasks for over 75 years, are entering into a partnership to offer customers a one-stop solution that allows them to analyse relationships between weather and air quality.