Extreme UV laser shows generation of atmospheric pollutant

An advanced laser technique has allowed researchers to observe, in real-time, the decomposition of a pollutant into atmospheric nitrous acid, which plays a key role in the formation of ozone and photochemical smog. The technique, ...

Research reveals promising shifts in pollution during lockdown

Fluctuations in commuter behavior and air quality are always a preoccupation for Matthew Adams. So, it is with particular interest that the air-pollution scientist is examining the current extraordinary situation, where reduced ...

Virus lockdown makes big dent in Paris air pollution: report

France's stay-at-home orders to combat the coronavirus outbreak have produced a 20 to 30 percent decline in overall air pollution levels in Paris, according to a report from the region's air quality monitoring agency.

New test measures corn nitrogen needs with greater accuracy

The soil fertility tests farmers have used for decades to measure nitrogen levels don't account for the vast majority of the nitrogen in soils, so Iowa State University scientists helped develop a new test that yields more ...

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