Schools have closed their playgrounds and ambulance staff are reporting a surge in breathing problems as smog blankets parts of England for a second day. Northern Germany was also affected with a thick layer of smog. (April 3)
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AFP (Feb. 15, 2014) In the winter, thousands of trees surrounding Mount Zao take on a life of their own, as snow dumped by icy Siberian winds blankets the firs and transforms them into ominous "snow monsters".
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AFP (Sep. 15, 2015) From afar, the Rhone glacier looks pristine, but on closer inspection the surface is covered with white blankets to slow the melting of the rapidly retreating ice.
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AP (May 20, 2013) Amateur video captured the raw power of funnel clouds on Sunday in central Oklahoma. Several tornadoes struck parts of the nation's midsection Sunday, concentrating damage in central Oklahoma and ... watch video
Deutsche Welle (June 25, 2012) The Mongolian capital Ulan Bator has serious environmental problems. Uncontrolled immigration has swollen the population, and many residents are heating with primitive coal stoves. The resulting smog ... watch video
AP (Oct. 22, 2013) Beijing sought to tame its infamous smog on Tuesday by preparing emergency measures such as factory shutdowns and traffic limits to kick in when air pollution levels are high. (Oct. ... watch video
Oct. 7, 2015 A new fracturing fluid has been created that may increase the ability to develop geothermal energy, scientists report. This advance of tapping the natural heat of Earth may ... read more
Oct. 6, 2015 Scientists investigating how to control take-all, a fungus that lives in soil and infects wheat roots to cause disease, have discovered that different varieties of wheat have ... read more
Oct. 5, 2015 Major volcanic eruptions can have a significant effect on the flow of the biggest rivers around the world, research shows. In the first study of its kind, scientists sought ... read more
Sep. 16, 2015 Coughing. A sore throat. Maybe a pain in your chest as you take a deep breath. These are all common symptoms for many city-living people when smog levels are high. And while it is well understood ... read more
Aug. 22, 2014 While the Greater Toronto Area has significantly reduced some of the toxins that contribute to smog, the city continues to violate the Canada-wide standards for ozone air pollution, a study shows. ... read more
July 15, 2011 Fires raging in central Africa are generating a high amount of pollution that is showing up in data from NASA's Aura Satellite, with the ominous shape of a dark red butterfly in the skies over ... read more