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New design for motorcycle engines powered by compressed air
Most motorcycles in the world today use engines that burn gasoline, contributing to greenhouse gasses and adding air pollution to the surrounding area.  View News Article (2010-06-23)

Just breathe: Ozone forecaster unveiled at University of Houston, available via Web
People with asthma or other respiratory problems can breathe a sigh of relief thanks to University of Houston professors who have recently unveiled a forecasting system that provides air quality data on ozone conditions. View News Article (2006-08-22)

Georgia State University research finds Clean Air Act increased Atlanta rainfall
A Georgia State University researcher is the first to show that the Clean Air Act of 1970 caused a rebound in rainfall for a U.S. city. View News Article (2013-06-06)

Europe clears the air
Satellite measurements show that nitrogen dioxide in the lower atmosphere over parts of Europe and the US has fallen over the past decade. More than 15 years of atmospheric observations have revealed trends in air quality. View News Article (2012-07-10)

Exposure to nitrogen dioxide lowers in vitro fertilization success
Exposure to an increased level of air pollutants, especially nitrogen dioxide, has been associated with lower likelihoods of successful pregnancy among women undergoing in vitro fertilization, according to a team of fertility researchers.  View News Article (2010-04-13)

Long term exposure to air pollution linked to coronary events
Long term exposure to particulate matter in outdoor air is strongly linked to heart attacks and angina, and this association persists at levels of exposure below the current European limits. View News Article (2014-01-22)

Study: Climate change and air pollution will combine to curb food supplies
Many studies have shown the potential for global climate change to cut food supplies. But these studies have, for the most part, ignored the interactions between increasing temperature and air pollution - specifically ozone pollution, which is known to damage crops. View News Article (2014-07-28)

Women more affected than men by air pollution when running marathons
Poor air quality apparently affects the running times of women in marathons, according to a study by Virginia Tech civil and environmental engineer Linsey Marr. View News Article (2010-03-03)

More efficient use of compressed air
Compressed air is an indispensable source of energy. 60,000 compressed-air systems in Germany consume 14 billion kilowatt-hours of electricity per year, which corresponds to the entire power requirement of the German railroads. Although compressed air is the most expensive source of energy, industry consumes up to 40 percent more than necessary, because many installations are not run at optimum... View News Article (2002-06-26)

Older, cheaper vacuum cleaners release more bacteria and dust
Some vacuum cleaners - those basic tools for maintaining a clean indoor environment in homes and offices - actually contribute to indoor air pollution by releasing into the air bacteria and dust that can spread infections and trigger allergies. View News Article (2012-01-05)

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