News tagged with particle pollution

No rest for the tornado

(Phys.org) —Do tornadoes take the weekends off? Researchers from NC State University examined the question of the connection between tornado frequency and aerosol pollution, and found that any link between ...

Jul 30, 2013
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Fair-weather clouds hold dirty secret

(Phys.org) —Their fluffy appearance is deceiving. Fair-weather clouds have a darker side, according to scientists at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. Fair-weather cumulus clouds contain an increasing ...

Apr 26, 2013
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Polluting plastic particles invade the Great Lakes

Floating plastic debris—which helps populate the infamous "Great Pacific Garbage Patch" in the Pacific Ocean—has become a problem in the Great Lakes, the largest body of fresh water in the world. Scientists reported on ...

Apr 09, 2013
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Dust storm shrouds Tokyo in haze

A huge dust storm hit Tokyo Sunday, blanketing the city with brown dust that darkened the skies and rapidly transformed what had been a clear and sunny day.

Mar 10, 2013
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