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Conifer scent influences climate

(Phys.org) —Conifers emit volatile hydrocarbons, primarily terpenes, which we experience as the characteristic smell of the woods. In a complicated series of reactions involving ozone and sulfur dioxide, ...

Jan 09, 2014 4.5 / 5 (2) 1 | with audio podcast

Improving China's acid rain control strategy

Scientists are reporting the first evidence that China's sharp focus on reducing widespread damage to soil by acid rain by restricting sulfur dioxide air pollution may have an unexpected consequence: Gains ...

Oct 14, 2009 2.7 / 5 (3) 0

Pollution takes its toll on the heart

The fine particles of pollution that hang in the air can increase the risk for sudden cardiac arrest, according to a new study conducted by a team from Long Island Jewish (LIJ) Medical Center and The Feinstein Institute for ...

Sep 20, 2010 5 / 5 (1) 0

In search of a safer, greener firework

Fireworks are often the centrepiece of major religious, cultural and sporting events, but they can be the cause of air pollution and the fireworks industry is one of the most hazardous to work in. However, research is underway ...

Jan 20, 2014 5 / 5 (1) 0