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Tiny Airborne Particles from Wildfires have Climate Change Implications

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Chemical and microphysical analyses reveal formation processes for tarballs that result from emissions of biomass burned in wildfires…
NIH study suggests higher air pollution exposure during second pregnancy may increase preterm birth risk

September 13, 2019

Pregnant women who are exposed to higher air pollution levels during their second pregnancy, compared to their first…
Air pollution linked to increases in violent criminal behavior

September 11, 2019

Exposure to high levels of air pollution is known to cause asthma attacks, cardiovascular disease and other health…
Satellite Data Record Shows Climate Change’s Impact on Fires

September 11, 2019

Hot and dry. These are the watchwords for large fires. While every fire needs a spark to ignite…
NASA’s AIRS Maps Carbon Monoxide from Brazil Fires

August 25, 2019

New data from NASA’s Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS) instrument, aboard the Aqua satellite, shows the movement high in…
Getting Clear about Clean Air

August 22, 2019

PNNL researchers identified the molecular structure that breaks down an important component of smog. Nitrogen oxides, also known…
Which city is most polluted? No one knows

August 16, 2019

Scant on-the-ground monitoring means researchers lack basic information. On any given day, a news story might list a…
Air pollution can accelerate lung disease as much as a pack a day of cigarettes

August 16, 2019

Air pollution — especially ozone air pollution which is increasing with climate change — accelerates the progression of…
Study finds link between long-term exposure to air pollution and emphysema

August 14, 2019

Long-term exposure to air pollution was linked to increases in emphysema between 2000 and 2018, according to a…
E-scooters Pollute More Than Buses, New Research Suggests

August 9, 2019

Sorry e-scooter riders, you’re not reversing global warming. Yet.. In fact, people who make, collect, and use e-scooters…
Cleaner cruises thanks to particle accelerators

August 7, 2019

Latvian tugboat provides first test-bed for new technology to clean exhausts from ships. Maritime traffic is the single…
NASA-funded study aims to map air pollution in front of our faces

August 2, 2019

To measure air pollution across the United States and other large areas, scientists rely on a patchwork of…
NIH study links air pollution to increase in newborn intensive care admissions

July 23, 2019

Infants born to women exposed to high levels of air pollution in the week before delivery are more…
Cow farts are a big problem, but scientists are already tackling it

July 17, 2019

Methane is greenhouse gas. It contributes to global warming and is generally undesirable in places where people live.…
‘Magnetic’ air pollution putting city dwellers at risk of heart disease

July 16, 2019

The hearts of people living in highly polluted urban areas could be up to ten times more polluted…
Study finds association between air pollution, coronary atherosclerosis in Chinese population

July 11, 2019

New research from the University at Buffalo provides pathophysiologic evidence of the effect of air pollution on cardiovascular…
Offspring of Pregnant Women Exposed to High Level of Pollutants May Have Lower IQs

July 8, 2019

A new study has found that pregnant women exposed to higher levels of air pollutants had children with…
How much is your summer BBQ damaging the environment?

July 5, 2019

A typical summer barbecue* for four people releases more greenhouse gases into the atmosphere than an 80 mile…
US military consumes more hydrocarbons than most countries – with a massive hidden impact on the climate

June 21, 2019

The US military’s carbon footprint is enormous and must be confronted in order to have a substantial effect…
Electric scooters are here – are they good for the environment?

June 13, 2019

Residents of many major American cities have likely noticed a marked increase in the number of electric scooters…
Research highlights synergies between indoor, outdoor air pollution and increased asthma

June 5, 2019

New University of Iowa research demonstrates that interactions between indoor and outdoor air pollution contribute to increased emergency…
Wildfire smoke worse for kids’ health than smoke from controlled burns

June 3, 2019

Children were exposed to higher air pollutant levels during a California wildfire than during a similar-sized controlled burn,…
Climate Undermined by Lobbying

May 29, 2019

First-of-its-kind study quantifies the effects of political lobbying on likelihood of climate policy enactment. For all the evidence…
Scientists discover the source of new CFC emissions

May 28, 2019

Since 2013, annual emissions of a banned chlorofluorocarbon (CFC) have increased by around 7,000 tonnes from eastern China,…
Big data brings new era for tracking wildfire smoke and predicting air quality

May 27, 2019

Wildfire smoke can travel quickly and pose significant health hazards to communities. The University of Nevada, Reno is…
Human impact on indoor climate is being mapped

May 21, 2019

Advanced climate chamber measurements provide new knowledge about human emissions and impact on indoor climate in buildings. Human…
Hyundai designed a smart air purifier for cars – this is what we need in our cities

May 20, 2019

If you live in an urban environment, you spend a significant portion of your life in traffic jams.…
A new view of wintertime air pollution

May 10, 2019

The processes that create ozone pollution in the summer can also trigger the formation of wintertime air pollution,…
Solar schools: Stanford research examines overlooked benefits of solar panels on U.S. campuses

May 9, 2019

Sunshine splashing onto school rooftops and campuses across the country is an undertapped resource that could help shrink…
India could meet air quality standards by cutting household fuel use

April 19, 2019

India could make a major dent in air pollution by curbing emissions from dirty household fuels such as…
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