Scientist tackles Christchurch's murky air problem
13 July 2005
Anyone outside on a winter’s night knows that Christchurch has an air pollution problem. But exactly what is the problem; where does it come from; how is it going to be managed; and how will polluting emissions change over time?
Environment Canterbury’s senior air quality officer Teresa Aberkane will be able to answer these questions and more at the next Science in the City lecture on Wednesday 27 July, 1.10pm-1.50pm at Our City O-Tautahi, cnr Oxford Tce and Worcester Boulevard.
Ms Aberkane says 80 to 90 per cent of winter pollution is from home heating. Plans are however underway by ECan to change this including banning open fires and phasing out older wood burners from next year. At the Science in the City lecture, Ms Aberkane will also talk about how emissions are planned to have changed by 2013 in accordance with National Environment Standards.
Science in the City is a joint effort by the Canterbury Branch of the Royal Society and the Christchurch City Council to provide free lectures on topical scientific issues. The lectures are particularly well suited to people who work and live in the central city. Lectures are held on the last Wednesday of each month, starting at 1.10pm
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