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When Air Pollution Dissolves Iron, It May Increase the Ocean’s Ability to Trap Carbon

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When Air Pollution Dissolves Iron, It May Increase the Ocean’s Ability to Trap Carbon

Source: Phys.org/University of Birmingham - March 2, 2017

Iron particles generated by cities and industry are being dissolved by man-made air pollution and washed into the sea - potentially increasing the amount of more…

Air Pollution May Have Masked Arctic Sea Ice Loss as Far Back as the Mid-20th Century

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Air Pollution May Have Masked Arctic Sea Ice Loss as Far Back as the Mid-20th Century

Source: Phys.org/American Geophysical Union - February 24, 2017

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 more…

How the 19th-Century Rebuilding of Britain’s Houses of Parliament Made Air Pollution Visible

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How the 19th-Century Rebuilding of Britain’s Houses of Parliament Made Air Pollution Visible

Source: The Conversation/Timothy Hyde, Massachusetts Institute of Technology - February 2, 2017

Impressionist painter Claude Monet was able to see beauty in the swirl of fog encompassing Britain’s Houses of Parliament at the end of the 19th more…

Can We Rely on DIY Air Pollution Sensors?

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Can We Rely on DIY Air Pollution Sensors?

Source: The Conversation/Richard E. Peltier, University of Massachusetts Amherst - December 26, 2016

Until recently, measuring air pollution was a task that could be performed only by trained scientists using very sophisticated – and very expensive – equipment. more…

How Air Pollution Impacts The Ocean

Source: Penn State News/Douglas Martins - October 7, 2014

Scientists have a good understanding of how air pollution impacts human health and the terrestrial biosphere, but what impact does air pollution have on oceans? more…