Climate models have long been reliant on information from cloud interactions with ship exhaust; however, new research shows this may not tell the whole story Continue reading Overestimating Cloud Cooling: How Ship Tracks May Incorrectly Inform Climate Models
Researchers recently determined that while potentially health-damaging aerosols are relatively evenly distributed throughout Switzerland and Liechtenstein, some potentially dangerous compounds in the aerosols tend to cluster near cities. Continue reading Chemical Composition of Air Pollution Particles Varies in Cities
Asphalt is a common building material in urban areas with increasing use as cities grow, but few consider its pollutant properties. Continue reading Asphalt Contributes to Air Pollution in Urban Cities
The global pandemic lockdown has contributed to declines in carbon emission and is shifting the way scientists and economists discuss climate change mitigation tactics, but it’s still not enough to prevent projected temperature increases past 1.5°C.
Continue reading Global Lockdown for All – Except Carbon Emissions
There are many reasons why you might want house plants. Cleaning your indoor air probably shouldn’t be one of them. Read @Jordan Wilkerson’s article to learn why! Continue reading House Plants Don’t Really Clean Indoor Air
by Felix Barber figures by Hannah Zucker We live in exceptional times, with extreme weather events in recent memory including devastating wildfires in California, flooding and polar conditions in the Midwest USA, and extreme rainfall in the wake of hurricane Harvey. Such events are predicted to only become more common with global climate change. In the US, the Clean Air Act (CAA) is a major … Continue reading Is it Smoky in Here? The importance of the Clean Air Act in the 21st century
Air pollution conjures up images of dirty factory smokestacks or crowded traffic-clogged cities. A recent study, however, revealed that one significant source of air pollution in America is actually associated with corn. The researchers found that the fertilizer used to increase crop yields can cause a kind of air pollution called PM2.5 (Particle Matter 2.5 micrometers thick), resulting in negative health impacts for people living nearby. … Continue reading Clean Corn? Study Measures Effects of Air Pollution in Corn Farming