This web page has a number of air quality experiments kids can try at home. Aimed about 9-year-olds, experiments include using a torch to catch motes, making a dust trap, an air emoji map and a weather bag, and testing lung capacity with balloons.
We seek a highly motivated person for a three-year PhD studentship on measurements and modelling of atmospheric greenhouse gases at the National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA) in New Zealand.
The first month of data from NIWA’s air quality monitoring project in Arrowtown reveals that air quality has already breached the national standard eight times this winter, including six times in the week from 19 to 26 June – in fact every time the air temperature dropped below freezing.
A newly formed partnership between Asthma and Respiratory Foundation NZ and NIWA aims to provide the latest air quality research to over 700,000 people living with respiratory conditions in New Zealand.