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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…
Managing Asthma Amid the Summer Heat and Dips in Air Quality

June 28, 2019

For the millions of Americans with asthma, summer heat waves and stifling humidity can trigger flare-ups and lead…
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…
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,…
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…
Filtered diesel exhaust could be even worse for some people than the unfiltered one

April 15, 2019

Diesel engines are getting a lot of heat in recent years. The problem is that their exhaust gasses…
On its 5th Anniversary, GPM Still Right as Rain

February 28, 2019

Five years ago, on Feb. 27, 2014, the Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) Core Observatory, a joint satellite project…
Urban air pollution hot spot tracker could save lives

January 17, 2019

University researchers and businesses in the UK and China are working together to provide real time street-level air…
NASA Science Shows Human Impact of Clean Air Policies

December 5, 2018

As local, federal, and international policies targeting the quality of the air we breathe continue to evolve, questions…
Research Raises Awareness of Indoor Air Quality Risk from 3D Printers

November 14, 2018

Consumer-oriented 3D printers could show up on many holiday wish lists this year, and purchasers should be aware…
What you can’t see can hurt you

October 8, 2018

What if you could see nasty microscopic air pollutants in your home? Engineers from the University of Utah’s…
China’s energy policies require integrated, strategic approach to balance air quality, carbon emissions and water scarcity goals

September 20, 2018

A team of researchers led by Princeton University investigated the environmental impacts of transitioning from coal to natural…
Scientists launch project to help predict air quality, enhance crop yields

September 13, 2018

Tracking how air moves at night near the Earth’s surface could provide insights into how air pollution spreads…
Researchers discover new source of formic acid over Pacific, Indian oceans

September 6, 2018

Sunlight drives molecules far from equilibrium, enabling new chemical pathways Insights from experiments at Sandia National Laboratories designed…
Carbon Monoxide from California Wildfires Drifts East

August 15, 2018

California is being plagued by massive wildfires, and the effects on air quality from those fires can extend…
Study shows why eastern U.S. air pollution levels are more stagnant in winter

August 6, 2018

The air in the United States is much cleaner than even a decade ago. But those improvements have…
Stanford study finds poor air quality responsible for one in five infant deaths in sub‑Saharan Africa

July 5, 2018

In 2015, exposure to particulate matter in sub-Saharan Africa led to 400,000 otherwise preventable infant deaths, according to…
UC Riverside Launches Air Quality and Climate Change Training Program

March 19, 2018

The South Coast Air Quality Management District (AQMD) contributed $1 million to launch the Air Quality and Climate…
Particulate filter research may enable more fuel-efficient vehicles

February 15, 2018

Researchers are looking to neutrons for new ways to save fuel during the operation of filters that clean…
Raspberry Pi: Using taxies to monitor air quality in Peru

November 7, 2017

When James Puderer moved to Lima, Peru, his roadside runs left a rather nasty taste in his mouth.…
Air quality-monitoring satellite in orbit

October 16, 2017

The first Copernicus mission dedicated to monitoring our atmosphere, Sentinel‑5P, has been launched from the Plesetsk Cosmodrome in…
Can Poor Air Quality Mask Global Warming’s Effects?

August 8, 2017

During the 20th century, the average temperature of the continental United States rose by almost 1 degree Fahrenheit…
Modern Metabolic Science Yields Better Way to Calculate Indoor CO2

April 29, 2017

The air we breathe out can help us improve the quality of the air we breathe in. Measurements…
Paying for Cleaner Air; Study Finds Many in China Willing to Invest a Portion of Income for Cleaner Environment

March 16, 2017

Outdoor air pollution in China is so severe that many people wear face masks to filter out airborne…
Targeting Cookstove Pollution Using Supercomputers and NASA Satellites

January 25, 2017

New air quality research is investigating a major, but often overlooked contributor to outdoor pollution and climate: burning…
The Dust Never Settles on the Space Station

January 12, 2017

When your house gets dusty, the dust settles, falling down to lower surfaces, awaiting your attention with the…
Distant Impacts: Smoke, Dust from Pacific Northwest Fires affect Colorado’s Air Quality

December 28, 2016

During poor air quality days in Denver last year, scientists found that specks of mineral dust swept into…
9 out of 10 People around the World Breathe Bad Air, WHO Finds

September 28, 2016

According to data from a new report by WHO’s global health body, as many as 90% of people…
NASA CSI: On the Trail of a Hazy Global Killer

April 26, 2016

For more than three decades NASA has focused its space-faring skills and science chops CSI-like on an elusive…
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