News tagged with atmospheric pollutants

Pollution-detecting aircraft hunts for gas leaks

(Phys.org)—University of California, Davis, atmospheric scientist Stephen Conley is flying over the spine of California, tracing 600 miles of Pacific Gas and Electric Co.'s natural gas pipeline for methane leaks. Specialized ...

Nov 28, 2012
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Tracking pollution from outer space

The thickest layers of global smog—caused by traffic, industry, and natural minerals, among other factors—are found over the world's megacities. But getting an accurate measurement of pollution is no ...

Nov 27, 2012
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Pollution weakens monsoon's might

(Phys.org) -- Over 1.5 billion people in South Asia depend on the summer monsoon rains. Now, pollution exhaust threatens this primary water source for crops and daily living, according to new research at Pacific ...

Jul 25, 2012
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Europe clears the air

Satellite measurements show that nitrogen dioxide in the lower atmosphere over parts of Europe and the US has fallen over the past decade. More than 15 years of atmospheric observations have revealed trends in air quality.

Jul 09, 2012
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