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August 26, 2016

Aug. 22, 2016 — Extreme weather conditions associated with climate change may extend the ozone season in the Southeastern United States as drought-stressed trees emit more of the precursor compound that helps form ... read more

May 17, 2016 — St. Louis' hazy summers can sometimes be too hot to handle for people with respiratory issues; increased ozone levels can make the air tough to breathe. A team of engineers focused on a study of ... read more

May 13, 2016 — A volcano erupting and spewing ash into the sky can cover nearby areas under a thick coating of ash and can also have consequences for aviation safety. Airline traffic changes due to a recent ... read more

Excess Heat Significantly Affects Health of Migratory Workers

Mar. 9, 2016 — Hot weather is significantly associated with clinical visits among migratory farmworkers compared to other patients, according to a study. Migratory farmworkers are those who travel for agricultural ... read more

Feb. 16, 2016 — Scientists have used Rocket-city Ozone (O3) Quality Evaluation in the Troposphere (RO3QET) Lidar to measure ozone produced by lightning in the United States. The research could be important to air ... read more

Jan. 25, 2016 — Atmospheric scientists have taken a comprehensive, multi-year look at the relationship between ozone pollution and wildfire smoke. Across the U.S., ozone levels were higher on smoky days than on ... read more

Storms, Ozone May Play Pivotal Role in Rainforest Cloud Creation

Jan. 22, 2016 — Some storms transport ozone molecules to the canopy of the rainforest, influencing chemical processes that ultimately affect cloud formation, according to researchers. The team conducted a nine-month ... read more

Jan. 20, 2016 — Adults with long-term exposure to ozone (O3) face an increased risk of dying from respiratory and cardiovascular diseases, according to a new ... read more

Jan. 13, 2016 — The burning of forests and vegetation may play a larger role in climate change than previously realized, new research suggests. Based on aircraft observations, satellite data and models, the findings ... read more

Long-Term Ozone Exposure Increases Acute Respiratory Disease Syndrome Risks in Critically Ill

Jan. 7, 2016 — Critically ill patients who are exposed to higher daily levels of ozone are more likely to develop acute respiratory disease syndrome, according to a new ... read more

Dec. 10, 2015 — Pollution of Earth's atmosphere by ozone-depleting substances, such as chlorine or bromine from halons and chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs), decreased over the past years, new research shows. Ozone ... read more

Vision Researcher Links Environmental Change to Eye Health Hazards

Dec. 8, 2015 — Another reason to worry about climate change: Expanding areas of arid land, air pollution, and greater exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation all present potential health hazards to your eyes, ... read more

Some Chemicals Less Damaging to Ozone Can Degrade to Long-Lived Greenhouse Gas

Nov. 3, 2015 — Some substitutes for ozone-damaging chemicals being phased out worldwide under international agreements are themselves potent greenhouse gases and contribute to warming. Now, a new study shows for ... read more

Annual Antarctic Ozone Hole Larger and Formed Later in 2015

Oct. 29, 2015 — The 2015 Antarctic ozone hole area was larger and formed later than in recent years, said ... read more

Wave-Particle Interaction in Atmosphere

Oct. 27, 2015 — A new study sheds light on the impact of plasma waves on high-energy electrons streaking into Earth's magnetic field from ... read more

Oct. 26, 2015 — Earth in the days when life was just beginning had no protective ozone layer, so light-dependent, iron-oxidizing bacteria formed iron minerals around themselves to protect them from damaging ... read more

Sep. 29, 2015 — A new study assessing the influence of species diversity of canopy trees on the amount of ozone precursors a forest emits suggests that atmospheric chemistry models in use now may underestimate the ... read more

Curbing Short-Lived Pollutants: A Win-Win for Climate and Air Quality

Sep. 24, 2015 — Ozone, methane and aerosols (tiny pollutant particles) remain in the atmosphere for a shorter time than CO2, but can affect both the climate and air quality. Yet environmental policies tend to ... read more

What Happens on the Molecular Level When Smog Gets Into the Lungs?

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. 29, 2015 — Pollution and weather influence outcomes after a heart attack, according to new ... read more

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