Installed in the shadow of the Palace of Culture the Zero Emission Store consists of a network of 14 kilometres of hand-woven colour-changing thread that reacts to air pollution levels. So if the smog is bad, it glows red, but if the air is clean it turns green.
The #NoBeautyInPlastic exhibition, which opens in Warsaw’s Hala Koszyki on November 8, shows off spectacular images from Warsaw-based photographer and blogger Daniel Petryczkiewicz.
As a means of tackling air pollution Poznań has launched a “Let’s end smog campaign” with a high-tech drone to inspect chimneys, monitor smoke and hunt down offenders who, if caught, face up to three years jail or a PLN 500,000 fine.
Once notorious for having the worst smog in Poland, Kraków is now going through a green renaissance.
The Airly app monitors air pollution and can even predict when will be the best and worst times to be out and about.
In Poland, energy efficiency – measured using the energy efficiency index (ODEX) – improved by 1.8 percent per year overall between 2007 and 2017, the period covered by the GUS analysis.
Working in a shed when not down the mines, pals Michał Szyszkowski and Michał Kaczorek hit upon the idea of making a bench with smog sensors and warning lights and adding air-cleaning technology.
Scaling up renewable energy sources in Poland would benefit the economy, improve people’s health, and reduce serious environmental problems, says a new World Bank report.
A drone operator receives the result of the analysis in seconds and points the guards to the source. People caught burning garbage, lacquered wood or other objects that emit harmful substances face fines of up to 500 PLN (120 EUR).
The Court of Justice of the European Union has ruled that Poland has infringed EU law on ambient air quality. At this stage no penalties have been imposed, though the European Commission (EC) can motion for them.