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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AP (Dec. 20, 2015) Beijing continued to be enveloped in eye-watering smog on Sunday, a day after the second red alert of the month was issued in the Chinese capital. A wave of smog settled over the notoriously polluted ... watch video
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
Reuters - News Video Online (Nov. 13, 2015) Smog continues to blanket many parts of China, stretching from northwest China's Xinjiang to the eastern coastal province of Jiangsu. Natasha Howitt reports.
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Sep. 26, 2016 A team of scientists studying solar cells made from cadmium telluride, a promising alternative to silicon, has discovered that microscopic "fault lines" within and between ... read more
Sep. 26, 2016 Soil is a major carbon pool, whose impact on climate change is still not fully understood. According to a recent study, however, soil carbon stocks and could be modeled more accurately by factoring ... read more
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Sep. 22, 2016 As solar cells produce a greater proportion of total electric power, a fundamental limitation remains: the dark of night when solar cells go to sleep. Lithium-ion batteries ... read more
July 8, 2016 London's Great Smog of 1952 resulted in thousands of premature deaths and even more people becoming ill. The five December days the smog lasted may have also resulted in thousands more cases of ... 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