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April 26, 2017

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April 26, 2017

Wood Burning Releases High Amounts of Secondary Organic Aerosols

Mar. 30, 2017 — Aerosol emissions from logwood combustion increase significantly when the emission ages in ambient air. A significant increase occurs already within three hours of aging, according to a new study. ... read more

Mar. 22, 2017 — Satellites have been mapping the upper part of the Earth magnetic field by collecting data for three years and found some amazing features about the Earth’s crust. The result is the release of ... read more

Mar. 16, 2017 — Fertilizers, animal waste, changes to atmospheric chemistry and warming soils are all tied to increased ammonia over US, Europe, China and India, say researchers as they reveal the first global, ... read more

Mar. 15, 2017 — China's severe winter air pollution problems may be worsened by changes in atmospheric circulation prompted by Arctic sea ice loss and increased Eurasian snowfall -- both caused by global ... read more

Mar. 14, 2017 — Efficient nutrient consumption by plankton in the Southern Ocean drove carbon sequestration in the deep ocean during the ice ages, a new study ... read more

Mar. 14, 2017 — During the ice ages, an unidentified regulatory mechanism prevented atmospheric carbon dioxide concentrations from falling below a level that could have led to runaway cooling, reports a team of ... read more

Mar. 13, 2017 — The dramatic decline of Arctic sea ice in recent decades is caused by a mixture of global warming and a natural, decades-long atmospheric hot spot over Greenland and the Canadian ... read more

Mar. 13, 2017 — What caused the largest glaciation event in Earth's history, known as 'snowball Earth'? Geologists and climate scientists have been searching for the answer for years but the root ... read more

Mar. 13, 2017 — Researchers have gained new insights into the mechanisms of the Northern Lights, providing an opportunity to develop better satellite technology that can negate outages caused by this natural ... read more

Mar. 9, 2017 — A number of volcanoes around the world continuously exhale water vapor laced with heavy metals, carbon dioxide, hydrogen sulfide and sulfur dioxide, among many other gases. Of these, sulfur dioxide ... read more

Mar. 3, 2017 — Metals from brakes and other automotive systems are emitted into the air as fine particles, lingering over busy roadways. Now, researchers have shown how that cloud of tiny metal particles could ... read more

Iron Dissolved by Air Pollution May Increase Ocean Potential to Trap Carbon

Mar. 1, 2017 — Iron particles generated by cities and industry are being dissolved by human-made air pollution and washed into the sea -- potentially increasing the amount of greenhouse gases that the world's ... read more

Mar. 1, 2017 — An influx of pollution from Asia in the western United States and more frequent heat waves in the eastern US are responsible for the persistence of smog in these regions over the past quarter century ... read more

Declining Arctic Sea Ice Influences European Weather, but Isn't a Cause of Colder Winters

Feb. 28, 2017 — The dramatic loss of Arctic sea ice through climate change is unlikely to lead to more severe winter weather across Northern Europe, new research has ... read more

Feb. 23, 2017 — A new study deployed 55 aircraft ocean instruments from the National Oceanographic Atmospheric Administration's WP-3D aircraft. The purpose of the scientific mission was to measure ocean ... read more

'Atmospheric Rivers' Associated With California Flooding Also Common in the Southeast

Feb. 22, 2017 — Much of the flood-inducing rainfall that has pummeled California over the last month flowed into the region via a river in the sky. But these so-called atmospheric rivers, which transport large ... read more

Local Weather Impacts Melting of One of Antarctica's Fastest-Retreating Glaciers

Feb. 17, 2017 — Local weather plays an important part in the retreat of the ice shelves in West Antarctica, according to new ... read more

Feb. 15, 2017 — Ozone levels in June 2015 were significantly higher than normal over a large swath of the Western US. Analysis ties this air quality pattern to the abnormal conditions in the northeast Pacific Ocean, ... read more

Feb. 13, 2017 — The new Space Environment In-Situ Suite (SEISS) instrument onboard NOAA's GOES-16 is working and successfully sending data back to ... read more

Methane Levels Have Increased in Marcellus Shale Region Despite Dip in Well Installation

Feb. 9, 2017 — Despite a slow down in the number of new natural gas wells in the Marcellus Shale region of Northeast Pennsylvania, new research finds that atmospheric methane levels in the area are still ... read more

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