Asian ozone pollution in Hawaii is tied to climate variability
(Phys.org) —Air pollution from Asia has been rising for several decades but Hawaii had seemed to escape the ozone pollution that drifts east with the springtime winds. Now a team of researchers has found ...
It's not just the heat – it's the ozone
During heat waves – when ozone production rises – plants' ozone absorption is curtailed, leaving more pollution in the air, and costing an estimated 460 lives in the UK in the hot summer of 2006.
'Self-cleaning' pollution-control technology could do more harm than good, study suggests
Research by Indiana University environmental scientists shows that air-pollution-removal technology used in "self-cleaning" paints and building surfaces may actually cause more problems than they solve.
Despite a lot more people and cars, California's air is cleaner
Despite a threefold increase in people and cars in the last 50 years, California's strict vehicle emissions standards have managed to significantly clear the state's air, according to new research.
Southern California ozone pollution declining in recent decades
Many studies have documented the decline in ozone pollution and its precursors in the Los Angeles air basin over the past several decades.
Calculate your nitrogen footprint
Carbon footprints are a familiar way to assess how green your lifestyle is, but now you can also measure your nitrogen footprint using a new tool, the N-Calculator.
Air pollution diminishing air quality at Devils Postpile National Monument
Air pollution from wildland fires and urban and agricultural areas in California is diminishing air quality at Devils Postpile National Monument, according to a recent study published in the journal Atmospheric Environment.
Ozone masks plant's volatiles, plant eating insects confused
(Phys.org) —Increases in ground-level ozone, especially in rural areas, may interfere not only with predator insects finding host plants, but also with pollinators finding flowers, according to researchers from Penn State ...
Houston gets iPhone app with up-to-date smog data
(AP)—Houston residents now can have in their pocket the answer to whether ozone levels in the city are too high for their asthmatic child to play soccer.
Air quality in an app
Thanks to sensors installed on trams that send data live to mobile phones, people can check air pollution levels around the city with just one click and in real time. This new app developed by EPFL researchers was recently ...
Ozone study may benefit air standards, climate
(Phys.org)—A new NASA-led study involving the University of Colorado Boulder finds that when it comes to combating global warming caused by emissions of ozone-forming chemicals, location matters.
Research shows isoprene from biofuel plants likely to lead to ozone deaths
Ozone levels have sizeable impact on worker productivity
Researchers in the Department of Health Policy and Management at Columbia's Mailman School of Public Health assessed the impact of pollution on agricultural worker productivity using daily variations in ozone levels. Their ...
Hong Kong chokes under 'worst' air pollution
Hong Kong choked under the worst smog ever recorded in the city Thursday, with residents warned to stay indoors, away from the blanket of toxic haze, officials said.