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February 20, 2017

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February 20, 2017

Improvements in Short-Term Forecasting of Air Pollution Levels

Feb. 13, 2017 — A new research project has successfully predicted the daily maximum ozone threshold exceedances in the Hong Kong area. The results show that an accurate and prompt prediction of tropospheric ozone ... read more

Research on Short-Term Effects of Air Pollution on the Health of Airways of Children With Chronic Respiratory Complaints

Feb. 6, 2017 — Starting in 2017, researchers will commence their study on the effects of days with high air pollution on respiratory complaints, medication use and lung function of children suffering from chronic ... read more

Harnessing the Energy of Fireworks for Fuel

Jan. 18, 2017 — The world relies heavily on gasoline and other hydrocarbons to power its cars and trucks. In search of an alternative fuel type, some researchers are turning to the stuff of fireworks and explosives: ... read more

Jan. 12, 2017 — Britain's dazzling Houses of Parliament building, constructed from 1840 until 1870, is an international icon. But the building's greatest legacy may be something politicians and tourists ... read more

Air Pollution and Lack of Physical Activity Pose Competing Threats to Children in China

Jan. 10, 2017 — Health workers and policymakers need to find ways to address poor air quality and lack of exercise among children in China so that children can be more physically active without suffering the health ... read more

Rocky Mountain Haze

Jan. 6, 2017 — An atmospheric scientist has found a correlation between the severity of drought in the Intermountain West and the summertime air quality, particularly the concentration of aerosol particles, in ... read more

Jan. 4, 2017 — People who live close to high-traffic roadways face a higher risk of developing dementia than those who live further away, new research has ... read more

Jan. 4, 2017 — A research team has projected the potential affects of carbon emissions standards in the year 2020. Their work shows that key crops and tree species would benefit from policies that would limit the ... read more

Dec. 9, 2016 — Turbulence created by wind turbines may help corn and soybeans by influencing variables such as temperature and carbon dioxide concentration, according to research. The project drew on data generated ... read more

Air Pollution Impairs Function of Blood Vessels in Lungs

Dec. 9, 2016 — Air pollution impairs the function of blood vessels in the lungs, according to a study in more than 16,000 ... read more

Dec. 8, 2016 — Evolution is working hard to rescue some urban fish from a lethal, human-altered environment, according to a study. Atlantic killifish living in four polluted East Coast estuaries have adapted to ... read more

Inactive Lifestyle Linked to Ozone-Related Lung Disease

Dec. 6, 2016 — An inactive lifestyle may increase the risk of environmentally induced asthma symptoms. In a new study, researchers found that sedentary rats exposed to varying degrees of ozone, a type of air ... read more

Dec. 6, 2016 — New research has pinpointed how much phosphate 'fertilizer' is released from dust depending on atmospheric acid levels. The way in which human-made acids in the atmosphere interact with ... read more

Dec. 6, 2016 — A research team is studying sea spray to help improve forecasting of hurricanes and tropical cyclones. In a recent study, the scientists found that in high winds conditions the amount of large sea ... read more

Cloud in a Box: Mixing Aerosols and Turbulence

Nov. 30, 2016 — Cleaner clouds also have a much wider variability in droplet size, new research indicates. And the way those droplets form could have serious implications for weather and climate ... read more

Nov. 18, 2016 — Polluted city air has now been identified as a possible means of transmission for resistant bacteria. Researchers have shown that air samples from Beijing contain DNA from genes that make bacteria ... read more

Diplomatic Global Warming: Environmental Cooperation During 1970s Helped Ease Cold War Tensions

Nov. 17, 2016 — Scientific cooperation to address concerns about the environment helped to foster détente between the United States and the Soviet Union in the 1970s, concludes a newly published ... read more

Salty Snow Could Affect Air Pollution in the Arctic

Nov. 16, 2016 — In pictures, the Arctic appears pristine and timeless with its barren lands and icy landscape. In reality, the area is rapidly changing. Scientists are working to understand the chemistry behind ... read more

Indonesian Fires Exposed 69 Million to 'Killer Haze'

Nov. 16, 2016 — Wildfires in Indonesia and Borneo exposed 69 million people to unhealthy air pollution, new research has ... read more

What Factors Are Influencing Electric Vehicle Purchases in China?

Nov. 15, 2016 — In 2014, the 74,763 new energy vehicles sold accounted for only 0.3 percent of total automobile sales in China that year. So a group of researchers set out to find out what motivates or influences ... read more

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