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Elusive compounds of greenhouse gas isolated by Warwick chemists
Nitrous oxide (N2O) is a potent atmospheric pollutant. Although naturally occurring, anthropogenic N2O emissions from intensive agricultural fertilisation, industrial processes, and combustion of fossil fuels and biomass are a major cause for concern. (2019-09-17)
Emissions from cannabis growing facilities may impact indoor and regional air quality
Scientists from the Desert Research Institute studied air quality inside of four cannabis growing facilities in Nevada and California. (2019-09-17)
NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP tracks fire and smoke from two continents
Wherever fires are burning around the world NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite's Ozone Mapping and Profiler Suite (OMPS) can track the smoke and aerosols. (2019-09-13)
Canadian astronomers determine Earth's fingerprint
Two McGill University astronomers have assembled a 'fingerprint' for Earth, which could be used to identify a planet beyond our Solar System capable of supporting life. (2019-08-28)
Nuclear winter would threaten nearly everyone on Earth
If the United States and Russia waged an all-out nuclear war, much of the land in the Northern Hemisphere would be below freezing in the summertime, with the growing season slashed by nearly 90 percent in some areas, according to a Rutgers-led study. (2019-08-28)
Exposure to outdoor air pollutants, change in emphysema, lung function
Whether exposure to outdoor air pollutants is associated with emphysema progression and change in lung function was the focus of this observational study. (2019-08-13)
Air pollution can accelerate lung disease as much as a pack a day of cigarettes
Air pollution -- especially ozone air pollution which is increasing with climate change -- accelerates the progression of emphysema of the lung, according to a new study led by the University of Washington, Columbia University and the University at Buffalo. (2019-08-13)
Pollutant linked to climate change accelerates lung disease
A new multicenter study at Columbia University links long-term exposure to air pollution, especially ozone, to development of emphysema, accelerating lung disease progression as much as a pack a day of cigarettes. (2019-08-13)
Mega-cloud from Canadian wildfires will help model impacts of nuclear war
Extreme wildfires in British Columbia, Canada, pumped so much smoke into the upper atmosphere in August 2017 that an enormous cloud circled most of the Northern Hemisphere -- a finding in the journal Science that will help scientists model the climate impacts of nuclear war. (2019-08-08)
Study: Reducing greenhouse gas in rocky mountain region has health, financial benefits
Research by Drexel University and the University of Colorado at Boulder suggests that imposing fees on energy producers that emit greenhouse gas could improve the health and financial well-being of the Rocky Mountain region. (2019-07-25)
Physicists from IKBFU create metallic alloy for magnetic refrigerator
Physicists of the Laboratory of Novel Magnetic Materials of the Immanuel Kant Baltic Federal University study magnetic materials and magnetostructural phase transition in order to create a new magnetic cooling technology. (2019-07-25)
Ozone threat from climate change
We know the recent extreme heat is something that we can expect more of as a result of increasing temperatures due to climate change. (2019-07-23)
Airborne lidar system poised to improve accuracy of climate change models
Researchers have developed a laser-based system that can be used for airborne measurement of important atmospheric gases with unprecedented accuracy and resolution. (2019-07-22)
By cutting ozone pollution now, china could save 330,000 lives by 2050
If China takes strong measures to reduce its ozone pollution now, it could save hundreds of thousands of lives in the long run, according to a new study led by researchers at Columbia University's Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory. (2019-07-16)
Super volcanic eruptions interrupt ozone recovery
Strong volcanic eruptions, especially when a super volcano erupts, will have a strong impact on ozone, and might interrupt the ozone recovery processes. (2019-07-15)
Pig-Pen effect: Mixing skin oil and ozone can produce a personal pollution cloud
When ozone and skin oils meet, the resulting reaction may help remove ozone from an indoor environment, but it can also produce a personal cloud of pollutants that affects indoor air quality, according to a team of researchers. (2019-06-28)
Damage to the ozone layer and climate change forming feedback loop
Increased solar radiation penetrating through the damaged ozone layer is interacting with the changing climate, and the consequences are rippling through the Earth's natural systems, effecting everything from weather to the health and abundance of sea mammals like seals and penguins. (2019-06-24)
Old ice and snow yields tracer of preindustrial ozone
Using rare oxygen molecules trapped in old ice and snow, US and French scientists have answered a long-standing question: How much have 'bad' ozone levels increased since the start of the Industrial Revolution? (2019-06-12)
Electric vehicles would be a breath of fresh air for Houston
Cornell University researchers are expressing hope for the future of Houston's breathable air, despite the city's poor rankings in the American Lung Association's 2019 'State of the Air' report. (2019-06-11)
Study finds link between ambient ozone exposure and progression of carotid wall thickness
Study of nearly 7,000 adults aged 45 to 84 from six US regions is first epidemiological study to provide evidence that ozone may advance subclinical arterial disease, providing insight into the relationship between ozone exposure and cardiovascular disease risk. (2019-05-29)
NASA-supported monitoring network assesses ozone layer threats
On the heels of the first definitive signs of the ozone layer recovery last year, an international team of scientists discovered that production and emission of a banned, potent ozone-depleting chemical is on the rise again. (2019-05-28)
A warming Arctic produces weather extremes in our latitudes
Atmospheric researchers at the Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research (AWI) have now developed a climate model that can accurately depict the frequently observed winding course of the jet stream, a major air current over the Northern Hemisphere. (2019-05-28)
Chloropicrin application increases production and profit potential for potato growers
Chloropicrin was first used on potato in 1940 as a wireworm suppressant and then in 1965 as a verticillium suppressant. (2019-05-28)
Scientists discover the source of new CFC emissions
Since 2013, annual emissions of a banned chlorofluorocarbon (CFC) have increased by around 7,000 tonnes from eastern China, according to new research published in Nature today by an international team of scientists from the UK, South Korea, Japan, USA, Australia and Switzerland. (2019-05-22)
Reductions in PM over decade has improved health; ozone pollution remains little changed
Fewer deaths and serious illnesses have occurred in the US over the past decade as a result of cleaner air, according to a new report focusing on the two most potent air pollutants: fine particle (PM2.5) and ground-level ozone (O3). (2019-05-22)
A new view of wintertime air pollution
The team's unexpected finding suggests that in the US West and elsewhere, certain efforts to reduce harmful wintertime air pollution could backfire. (2019-05-09)
Human encroachment alters air quality over Amazon rainforest
Plumes of air pollution generated from a rapidly expanding city within the Amazon rainforest are wafting hundreds of miles and degrading air quality in the pristine rainforest, according to a team of scientists. (2019-04-25)
Particulate matter takes away 125,000 years of healthy life from Europe's child population
A study analyzes the burden of disease of seven environmental hazards to children in the 28 countries of the European Union. (2019-04-24)
How bacteria build an enzyme that destroys climate-changing laughing gas
New research reveals how soil bacteria build the only known enzyme for the destruction of the potent global warming and ozone-depleting gas nitrous oxide. (2019-04-17)
The scientists are developing a technology for water purification by electric discharges
The environment around us is becoming increasingly polluted. This includes one of our most precious natural resources -- water. (2019-04-16)
Electric vehicle adoption improves air quality and climate outlook
A Northwestern University study quantified the differences in air pollution generated from battery-powered electric vehicles versus internal combustion engines. (2019-04-12)
How severe drought influences ozone pollution
From 2011 to 2015, California experienced its worst drought on record, with a parching combination of high temperatures and low precipitation. (2019-04-10)
Life could be evolving right now on nearest exoplanets
Rocky, Earth-like planets orbiting our closest stars could host life, according to a new study that raises the excitement about exoplanets. (2019-04-09)
PSU study shows green roofs could reduce indoor air pollution
Green roofs -- roofs that are planted with vegetation -- may improve the indoor air quality of commercial buildings by cutting the amount of ozone coming into the buildings from the outside, according to new research from Portland State University. (2019-04-09)
Testing how well water disinfectants damage antibiotic resistance genes
A UW team tested how well current water and wastewater disinfecting methods affect antibiotic resistance genes in bacterial DNA. (2019-04-08)
Air quality agencies can breathe easier about current emissions regulations
A University of Washington-led study provides a fuller picture of the relationship between nitrogen oxides -- the tailpipe-generated particles at the center of the Volkswagen scandal, also known as NOx, -- and PM2.5, the microscopic particles that can lodge in lungs. (2019-03-26)
Concerns regarding proposed changes to EPA's causality framework
In this Policy Forum, Gretchen Goldman and Francesca Dominici raise concerns over recent developments at the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that 'stand to quietly upend the time-tested and scientifically backed process the agency relies on to protect the public from ambient air pollution.' (2019-03-21)
Turn off a light, save a life, says new UW-Madison study
We all know that turning off lights and buying energy-efficient appliances affects our financial bottom line. (2019-03-20)
Zero-emission diesel combustion using a non-equilibrium-plasma-assisted MnO2 filter
A Japan-based research team led by Kanazawa University have used ozone from an atmospheric-pressure non-equilibrium plasma together with the desulfurization catalyst MnO2 to almost completely eliminate NOx and SOx from diesel exhaust gas at a low temperature of 473 K. (2019-03-07)
Study examines indoor exposure to air pollution
In an Indoor Air study conducted in a suburb of the city of Kuopio, Finland, relatively short-lasting wood and candle burning of a few hours increased residents' daily exposure to potentially hazardous particulate air pollution. (2019-02-21)
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