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Air Pollution

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  • NASA Langley is home base for major winter air pollution study

    NASA Langley is home base for major winter air pollution study
    Scientists have a handle on what happens to air pollution spewing from tailpipes and smokestacks in the summer when sunlight and moisture can quickly interact with and transform key pollutants. They know far less about what happens to those pollutants...
  • Trash-burning power project hits new snag

    Trash-burning power project hits new snag
    A long-delayed trash-burning power plant in South Baltimore has hit a new snag, as a regional government group has backed away from its pledge to buy electricity from the controversial project. The Baltimore Regional Cooperative Purchasing Committee &#...
  • Filthy India air cutting 660 million lives short by 3 years

    Filthy India air cutting 660 million lives short by 3 years
    India's filthy air is cutting 660 million lives short by about three years, according to research published Saturday that underlines the hidden costs of the country's heavy reliance on fossil fuels to power its economic growth with little regard for the...
  • Scientists zeroing in on where air pollution goes in winter

    Flying at night over some of the nation's largest metropolitan areas, a team of scientists is trying to get a better idea of exactly how far air pollution travels and how it transforms during the cold, dark days of winter. The role that emissions from...
  • Antarctica: Mystery continent holds key to mankind's future

    Antarctica: Mystery continent holds key to mankind's future
    Earth's past, present and future come together here on the northern peninsula of Antarctica, the wildest, most desolate and mysterious of its continents. Clues to answering humanity's most basic questions are locked in this continental freezer the...
  • Proposed ordinance seeks to erase graffiti in Emmaus

    Proposed ordinance seeks to erase graffiti in Emmaus
    Scribblings on the walls of buildings and dwellings are being targeted for expulsion by Emmaus Borough Council. Council members discussed an ordinance Tuesday aimed at curtailing graffiti within the borough before the problem becomes widespread. Set...
  • Wood-burning ban extended

    Southern California air quality regulators extended a ban on wood burning to Friday, its third straight day. Residents in Orange County and surrounding communities are barred from lighting up fire places, fire rings or stoves fueled by wood until...
  • Just how much is Asia's ozone to blame for bad air in the U.S.?

    Just how much is Asia's ozone to blame for bad air in the U.S.?
    High above the Big Sur coast, Ian Faloona is finding pollution on the edge of the continent, a place that should have some of the country's cleanest air. From an astronomical observatory on Chews Ridge in the Santa Lucia Mountains, the UC Davis...
  • It's good Toomey-Casey waste coal plan failed

    It's good Toomey-Casey waste coal plan failed
    It is disappointing that Sen. Casey and Sen. Toomey introduced legislation to exempt waste coal plants from important clean air safeguards designed to protect public health ("Toomey-Casey amendment on waste coal power plants fails in Senate"). Their...
  • On the Big Island, volcanic activity could worsen respiratory problems

    Visitors to the Big Island who suffer chronic respiratory problems are being urged to take common-sense precautions because of air pollution caused by volcanic activity. Conditions are right for increasing particulate levels over southern and eastern...
  • Beijing seeks to contain its population, and with it, problems

    As closing time approaches, the 20-story wholesale clothing emporium called Shiji Tianhe Market is madness. All day, local bargain hunters and retailers from outside Beijing have been sifting through apparel varying  from faux fur coats to the latest...