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Claim: China's severe winter haze tied to effects of global climate change

From the GEORGIA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY and the “never mind that industrial pollution it’s climate change driving sea ice loss wot dun it” department. Note the bolded section of the press release I highlighted. 1,011 more words


What caused 'snowball Earth?'

Volcanoes seen as likely trigger for global glaciation

Staff Report

A 10-year string of steady volcanic eruptions may have been the trigger for a massive global cooling event that left much of the Earth encased in glaciers and ice sheets about 771 million years ago. 739 more words


Claim: Air pollution may have masked mid-20th Century sea ice loss

From the American Geophysical Union:

WASHINGTON, DC — Humans may have been altering Arctic sea ice longer than previously thought, according to researchers studying the effects of air pollution on sea ice growth in the mid-20th Century. 637 more words

Sea Ice

Droughts and fires affecting Western U.S. air quality

New study tracks increase in summertime haze in Colorado wilderness

Staff Report

Longer and hotter droughts and wildfires are polluting the once clear blue skies of the high country in the West, according to new research from the University of Utah. 524 more words


Using cellular networks to measure air quality

The propagation of microwaves offers an effective, low-cost means of detecting polluted air.  Read more in Physics Today…

Physics Today

A Lifetime Experience: Travelling from Ahmedabad to Hyderabad by Road

As you might be aware of, atmospheric aerosols are particulates suspended in air; their most common examples are dust, smoke, and sea salt. These tiny particles pose a big challenge to the global scientific community due to their impact on Earth’s climate. 1,044 more words


Molecular Processes, Global Effects

Streamlined proposal call focuses on aerosol sampling at DOE Atmospheric Radiation Measurement Climate Research Facility site with analysis at Environmental Molecular Sciences Laboratory. Read more… 10 more words