Most major Chinese cities seen failing on air quality
The air quality in 66 of China's 74 major cities, including the capital Beijing, failed to meet basic standards last year, China's Environment Ministry said, underlining the struggles the world's biggest greenhouse gas emitter ...
Jeep recalls 228K Cherokees for air bag problem
Jeep is recalling more than 228,000 SUVs worldwide to fix a software problem that can cause side air bags to inflate for no reason.
Image: Agricultural fires in Indochina
The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA's Aqua satellite collected this natural-color image which detected dozens of fires burning in Indochina on February 02, 2015.
Novel technology could combat flight pollution
A breakthrough propulsion technology to provide greener air transport could be developed after the underlying engineering was declared a success.
Image: Agricultural fires stretch completely across Africa
Four different passes by the Aqua satellite over the course of a day results in this stitched together image of the fires that span across central Africa. The polar orbit of the Aqua satellite takes swaths ...
Researchers use TRAX to uncover new information about air pollution in Utah
A team of University of Utah researchers has launched an air pollution monitoring project that will result in a better understanding of air quality across the Wasatch Front.
EPA's methane crackdown to come slow and easy
The Obama administration on Jan. 14 announced its long-awaited plan to control the oil and gas industry's emissions of methane, saying it would in the next decade cut in half leaks of the potent global-warming pollutant.
The clime's speech: Data analysis supports prediction that human language is influenced by environmental factors
Global warming won't mean more stormy weather
A study led by atmospheric physicists at the University of Toronto finds that global warming will not lead to an overall increasingly stormy atmosphere, a topic debated by scientists for decades. Instead, ...
Satellites can improve regional air quality forecasting
Satellites planned for launch during the next several years may have an expanded role: Forecasting air-quality worldwide.
Technology improves avalanche gear for backcountry skiers
As outdoor recreation companies increasingly cater to skiers and snowboarders who like to venture beyond the groomed slopes at ski resorts and tackle backcountry terrain, they've put a special emphasis on gear and equipment ...
Elon Musk's SpaceX drops lawsuit against Air Force
A spacecraft company run by billionaire Elon Musk has dropped a lawsuit alleging the U.S. Air Force improperly awarded a contract to launch military satellites to a joint venture between Boeing and Lockheed ...
The cost of Chinese air pollution
China's fabled air pollution assaulted Linda Greer, J76, the moment she arrived in Beijing in 2008, on her first trip there for the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC). "I literally could not see down the block," she ...
NTSB: Planes should have technologies so they can be found
Responding to recent incidents in which airliners vanished, U.S. accident investigators recommended Thursday that all passenger planes making long flights over water carry improved technology that will allow ...