Air pollution
Air pollution is the introduction of particulates, biological molecules, or other harmful materials into the Earth's atmosphere, causing disease, death to humans, damage to other living organisms such...
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Deaths Linked To Air Pollution Top 5.5 Million Anually
New research on the health impact of air pollution was presented at the 2016 annual meeting for the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS...
Lung Cancer Most Common Cancer In China: Air Pollution Taking Its Toll With Estimates Of 7,500 Deaths Per Day
How do we understand China, home to one-fifth of the world’s population, a nation in which conditions and complexities remain half-hidden from our Western gaze? A new report illuminates one aspect of ...
Canadian Start-Up Sells Bottled Air To China
Canadian company Vitality Air is selling air bottled in a ski resort to consumers in China after heavy smog across much of the country sent demand skyrocketing.
China Issues First-Ever Red Alert On Air Pollution
The air pollution in China, especially in big cities such as Beijing, has become dangerously high. Dangerous air pollution levels have led China to issue its first "red alert" for smog in the capital ...
Beijing Air Pollution Reaches Extremely Hazardous Levels
City authorities issued a rare orange alert, the second highest of four danger levels. City authorities issued a rare orange alert, the second highest of four danger levels. Schools suspended outdoor ...
Research Suggests Marine Invasive Species Benefit From Rising CO2 Levels
Ocean acidification may well be helping invasive species of algae, jellyfish, crabs and shellfish to move to new areas of the planet with damaging consequences, according to the findings of a new repo...
Uncovering The Secrets Of Ice That Burns
Methane hydrates can be seen as a potential energy source or as a dangerous source of methane - a greenhouse gas that is 20 times more potent than CO2. With the help of a supercomputer and an interdis...
Can Rain Clean The Atmosphere?
As a raindrop falls through the atmosphere, it can attract tens to hundreds of tiny aerosol particles to its surface before hitting the ground. The process by which droplets and aerosols attract is co...
Air Pollution Has Halved In The Middle East - Due To Armed Conflicts Since Arab Spring
Air pollution has decreased dramatically in parts of the Middle East in the past five years - partly due to armed conflicts since the Arab Spring. A new study suggests the improvement is the result of...
Cutting Carbon Emissions Could Have Indirect Effects On Hunger
As many of the world’s nations prepare and implement plans to cut greenhouse gas emissions, researchers say another critical factor needs to be considered. A new study has found for the first time tha...
Oceans Slowed Global Temperature Rise, Scientists Report
A new study of ocean temperature measurements shows that in recent years, extra heat from greenhouse gases has been trapped in the subsurface waters of the Pacific and Indian oceans, thus accounting f...
Air pollution in Asia may be changing weather patterns in the United States
Air pollution in Asia may be changing weather patterns in the United States
Study Shows Climate Change’s Surprising Toll On Early Dinosaurs
For years, scientists have puzzled over an odd gap in the fossil record for early dinosaurs: Even as dinosaurs spread through the most of the world 200 million years ago, some yet-unknown force kept t...
Air Pollution Linked To Brain Damage, Neurological Disorders
A new study confirms that long-term exposure to air pollution -- even at low levels -- can lead to brain damage that precedes other neurological disorders associated with old age. Investigator Elissa...
Mysterious methane mass hovering over Southwest
Scientists are working to pinpoint the source of a giant mass of methane hanging over the southwestern U.S., which a study found to be the country's largest concentration of the greenhouse gas. The re...
Pollutant
A 'pollutant is a substance or energy introduced into the environment that has undesired effects, or adversely affects the usefulness of a resource. A pollutant may cause long- or short-term damage by...
Greenhouse gas
A greenhouse gas (sometimes abbreviated GHG) is a gas in an atmosphere that absorbs and emits radiation within the thermal infrared range. This process is the fundamental cause of the greenhouse effec...
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Indoor air quality
Indoor air quality (IAQ) is a term which refers to the air quality within and around buildings and structures, especially as it relates to the health and comfort of building occupants.IAQ can be affec...
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Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), also known as chronic obstructive lung disease (COLD), and chronic obstructive airway disease (COAD), among others, is a type of obstructive lung disease ...
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List of countries by carbon dioxide emissions
This is a list of sovereign states and territories by carbon dioxide emissions due to certain forms of human activity. The data presented below corresponds to emissions in 2010. The data was collected...
List of countries by carbon dioxide emissions - Wikipedia
List of countries by carbon dioxide emissions per capita
This is a list of countries by carbon dioxide emissions per capita from 1990 through 2009. All data were calculated by the US Department of Energy's Carbon Dioxide Information Analysis Center (CDIAC),...
List of countries by carbon dioxide emissions per capita - Wikipedia
Ocean acidification
Ocean acidification is the ongoing decrease in the pH of the Earth's oceans, caused by the uptake of carbon dioxide (CO2) from the atmosphere. An estimated 30–40% of the carbon dioxide released by hum...
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Greenhouse effect
The greenhouse effect is a process by which thermal radiation from a planetary surface is absorbed by atmospheric greenhouse gases, and is re-radiated in all directions. Since part of this re-radiati...
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Atmospheric dispersion modeling
Atmospheric dispersion modeling is the mathematical simulation of how air pollutants disperse in the ambient atmosphere. It is performed with computer programs that solve the mathematical equations an...
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Convention on Long-Range Transboundary Air Pollution
The Convention on Long-Range Transboundary Air Pollution, often abbreviated as Air Pollution or CLRTAP, is intended to protect the human environment against air pollution and to gradually reduce and p...
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