News tagged with atmospheric pollutants

Pollution-detecting aircraft hunts for gas leaks

(—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 ...

dateNov 28, 2012 in Environment
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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 easy task. On-the-ground ...

dateNov 27, 2012 in Environment
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