How to curb air pollution Part (1): Legislation

Hey, welcome back! So far, I have covered the impacts and challenges faced when it comes to air pollution. For the current and next week’s post, I’m going to cover the measures we can take to curb air pollution. As the impacts of poor air quality on human health become increasingly apparent, various legislation was Read More…

Animal and Haze

Hey! This week I am going to talk about the impacts of haze on a group that is often overlooked – Animals. While the impacts of air pollution on human health are well documented and quantifiable, there is a lack of data on the impacts of air pollution on wildlife. This means that the true Read More…

Is the news media misleading you?

Hey, welcome back! Recently, in Dr Coleman’slecture about marine impacts, she polled the class on the specific pollutant that came to our mind and asked us what we thought the main pollutant in the ocean was. The majority of the class chose plastic, me included. Turns out, our answers were wrong, sewage discharge is the Read More…

To befoul or not to befoul

The use of fossil fuel was a catalyst for the development of many nations. Many tasks have become mechanised and automated, increasing efficiency for production. The level of wealth and quality of life for many has vastly improved since. Yet, it is undeniable that this progress came at a price. To power modern machines, the Read More…

Air (Ine)Quality

Hey, welcome back! Last week, Dr Coleman shared the concept of “air inequality” in her lesson. I found the topic rather intriguing and thus, decided to do further research. This week, I am going to share my findings. Air is a common resource that everyone shares, yet, “good” quality air is not equally distributed. Based Read More…

What’s that in the air?

Hey, welcome back to my blog! This week, I’m going to discuss how we measure air quality. When we think about air quality, many might have the notion of “clear air is clean air”.  Clear air, however, is not indicative of “good” air quality.  Certain types of pollutants are invisible to the naked eyes, therefore Read More…

Hello!

Hi all, welcome to my blog! I am Jian Xi, an environmental studies student in NUS. In my free time, I like to hang out with my friends, go hiking and play computer games. In my blog, I am going to explore the unseen relationship between air quality and the environment. I was ironically inspired Read More…