Archives For air quality

A layer of smog settling over the financial district at Canary Wharf, London. A heat wave coupled with still air, industrial pollution, vehicle emissions and dust from the Sahara desert produced high pollution levels. Levels around Tower Hamlets and remained at 7 to 8 Moderate on Tuesday. Tower Hamlets has some of the highest levels of Tuberculosis in the UK and some of the lowest life expectancy rates.  © Jason N. Parkinson/reportdigital.co.uk

A layer of smog settling over the financial district at Canary Wharf, London. A heat wave coupled with still air, industrial pollution, vehicle emissions and dust from the Sahara desert produced high pollution levels. Levels around Tower Hamlets and remained at 7 to 8 Moderate on Tuesday. Tower Hamlets has some of the highest levels of Tuberculosis in the UK and some of the lowest life expectancy rates.
© Jason N. Parkinson/reportdigital.co.uk

Watford City, North Dakota - Natural gas is flared off as oil is pumped in the Bakken shale formation.  © Jim West/reportdigital.co.uk

Watford City, North Dakota – Natural gas is flared off as oil is pumped in the Bakken shale formation.
© Jim West/reportdigital.co.uk

Price per litre of petrol on a garage forecourt goes down to below a £1 for the fist time as the price of oil drops. Druids Heath, Birmingham © John Harris/reportdigital.co.uk

Price per litre of petrol on a garage forecourt goes down to below a £1 for the fist time as the price of oil drops. Druids Heath, Birmingham
© John Harris/reportdigital.co.uk

An oil well and wind turbines in west Texas. USA © Jim West/reportdigital.co.uk

An oil well and wind turbines in west Texas. USA
© Jim West/reportdigital.co.uk

Taft, California - Oil wells in the oil fields of southern San Joaquin Valley. © Jim West/reportdigital.co.uk

Taft, California – Oil wells in the oil fields of southern San Joaquin Valley.
© Jim West/reportdigital.co.uk

Taft, California - Natural gas pipeline in the oil and gas fields of southern San Joaquin Valley. © Jim West/reportdigital.co.uk

Taft, California – Natural gas pipeline in the oil and gas fields of southern San Joaquin Valley.
© Jim West/reportdigital.co.uk

Taft, California - An expansion loop in a natural gas pipeline frames an oil well in the oil and gas fields of southern San Joaquin Valley. © Jim West/reportdigital.co.uk

Taft, California – An expansion loop in a natural gas pipeline frames an oil well in the oil and gas fields of southern San Joaquin Valley.
© Jim West/reportdigital.co.uk

Wilmington, California - An oil refinery, operated by BP displaying a huge American flag. © Jim West/reportdigital.co.uk

Wilmington, California – An oil refinery, operated by BP displaying a huge American flag.
© Jim West/reportdigital.co.uk

An oil tanker berthed at a terminal, Fawley Refinery, Oil refinery, Southampton Water. © Paul Box/reportdigital.co.uk

An oil tanker berthed at a terminal, Fawley Refinery, Oil refinery, Southampton Water.
© Paul Box/reportdigital.co.uk

Tanker driver delivering fuel to a Shell petrol station. © John Harris/reportdigital.co.uk

Tanker driver delivering fuel to a Shell petrol station.
© John Harris/reportdigital.co.uk

Stanlow Oil Refinery, Essar Energy, Ellesmere Port, Chesire. © John Harris (reportdigital.co.uk)

Stanlow Oil Refinery, Essar Energy, Ellesmere Port, Chesire.
© John Harris (reportdigital.co.uk)

Watford City, North Dakota - Oil production in the Bakken shale formation. The oil boom has turned North Dakota into America's second-largest oil producer. © Jim West/reportdigital.co.uk

Watford City, North Dakota – Oil production in the Bakken shale formation. The oil boom has turned North Dakota into America’s second-largest oil producer.
© Jim West/reportdigital.co.uk

Pembroke Refinery, Valero Energy Corporation, Rhoscrowther, Pembrokeshire coast, Wales  © John Harris (reportdigital.co.uk)

Pembroke Refinery, Valero Energy Corporation, Rhoscrowther, Pembrokeshire coast, Wales
© John Harris (reportdigital.co.uk)

An Uncle Sam figure next to a BP petrol station, Norfolk. Uncle Sam was a national personification of the power of America and a nickname for the U.S. federal government Uncle Sam is derived from two earlier symbolic figures in American folklore—Brother Jonathan and Yankee Doodle. The most famous image of Uncle Sam was created by James Montgomery Flagg where Uncle Sam wears a tall top hat and blue jacket and is pointing at the viewer. In World War I it was used for a recruiting poster with the words: I Want You For The U.S. Army  © John Harris/reportdigital.co.uk

An Uncle Sam figure next to a BP petrol station, Norfolk. Uncle Sam was a national personification of the power of America and a nickname for the U.S. federal government Uncle Sam is derived from two earlier symbolic figures in American folklore—Brother Jonathan and Yankee Doodle. The most famous image of Uncle Sam was created by James Montgomery Flagg where Uncle Sam wears a tall top hat and blue jacket and is pointing at the viewer. In World War I it was used for a recruiting poster with the words: I Want You For The U.S. Army
© John Harris/reportdigital.co.uk

Dense smog due to pollution covers the Shanghai skyline, Pudong, China © Timm Sonnenschein/reportdigital.co.uk

Dense smog due to pollution covers the Shanghai skyline, Pudong, China
© Timm Sonnenschein/reportdigital.co.uk

Tourists taking pictures as dense smog due to pollution covers the Shanghai skyline, Pudong, China © Timm Sonnenschein/reportdigital.co.uk

Tourists taking pictures as dense smog due to pollution covers the Shanghai skyline, Pudong, China
© Timm Sonnenschein/reportdigital.co.uk

London is hit by smog and high pollution levels made worse by a sand cloud from the Sahara desert. Vehicle emissions and industrial pollution from the UK and Europe have all culminated into the worst air quality of the year for the South and East of the country. Health warnings telling people not to take strenuous exercise and for people suffering lung and heart problems have been issued by the Environment Agency. The EU restricts emissions of nitrogen dioxide (NO2) and other pollutants because of their health impacts. HD Footage. © Jason N Parkinson/reportdigital.co.uk

London is hit by smog and high pollution levels made worse by a sand cloud from the Sahara desert. Vehicle emissions and industrial pollution from the UK and Europe have all culminated into the worst air quality of the year for the South and East of the country. Health warnings telling people not to take strenuous exercise and for people suffering lung and heart problems have been issued by the Environment Agency. The EU restricts emissions of nitrogen dioxide (NO2) and other pollutants because of their health impacts. HD Footage.
© Jason N Parkinson/reportdigital.co.uk

Deposits of sand from the Sahara desert on the paintwork of a 4x4. High levels of air pollution in the countryside, Warwickshire. A smog cloud of dust from the Sahara mixed with vehicle exhaust and industrial pollution from the UK and Europe spread over the Midlands. Defra issued an alert  warning of very high levels of air pollution. © John Harris/reportdigital.co.uk

Deposits of sand from the Sahara desert on the paintwork of a 4×4. High levels of air pollution in the countryside, Warwickshire. A smog cloud of dust from the Sahara mixed with vehicle exhaust and industrial pollution from the UK and Europe spread over the Midlands. Defra issued an alert warning of very high levels of air pollution.
© John Harris/reportdigital.co.uk

Smog from pollution combined with Sahara sand. Canary Wharf, London Docklands. © Jess Hurd/reportdigital.co.uk

Smog from pollution combined with Sahara sand. Canary Wharf, London Docklands.
© Jess Hurd/reportdigital.co.uk

Low visibility due to high levels of air pollution in the countryside, Warwickshire. A smog cloud of dust from the Sahara mixed with vehicle exhaust and industrial pollution from the UK and Europe spread over the Midlands. Defra issued an alert warning of very high levels of air pollution. © John Harris/reportdigital.co.uk

Low visibility due to high levels of air pollution in the countryside, Warwickshire. A smog cloud of dust from the Sahara mixed with vehicle exhaust and industrial pollution from the UK and Europe spread over the Midlands. Defra issued an alert warning of very high levels of air pollution.
© John Harris/reportdigital.co.uk

A Japanise Tourist wearing a face mask to protect herself from air pollution, Stratford upon Avon, Warwickshire. A smog cloud of dust from the Sahara mixed with car exhaust and industrial pollution from the UK and Europe spread over the Midlands. Defra issued an alert warning of very high levels of air pollution. © John Harris/reportdigital.co.uk

A Japanise Tourist wearing a face mask to protect herself from air pollution, Stratford upon Avon, Warwickshire. A smog cloud of dust from the Sahara mixed with car exhaust and industrial pollution from the UK and Europe spread over the Midlands. Defra issued an alert warning of very high levels of air pollution.
© John Harris/reportdigital.co.uk

New blast furnace No 4, Port Talbot Steelworks, an integrated steel production plant

New blast furnace No 4, Port Talbot Steelworks, an integrated steel production plant capable of producing nearly 5 million tonnes of steel slab per annum, West Glamorgan, Wales
© John Harris 

New blast furnace No 4, Port Talbot Steelworks, an integrated steel production plant

New blast furnace No 4, Port Talbot Steelworks, an integrated steel production plant capable of producing nearly 5 million tonnes of steel slab per annum, West Glamorgan, Wales
© John Harris 

 

 

A Caterpillar rubber tracked tractor ploughs a field in Thermal, in the Coachella Valley, California. The dust contributes significantly to the poor air quality in the Valley which is below state and fedral standards. Childhood asthma hospitalization rates in Imperial County are the highest in California. USA © David Bacon/reportdigital.co.uk