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In pictures, the Arctic appears pristine and timeless with its barren lands and icy landscape. In reality, the area is rapidly changing. Scientists are...

Indonesian fires exposed 69 million to ‘killer haze’

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What factors are influencing electric vehicle purchases in China?

In 2014, the 74,763 new energy vehicles sold accounted for only 0.3 percent of total automobile sales in China that year. So a group...

Researchers solve mystery of historic 1952 London fog and current Chinese haze

In 1952 a killer fog covered London for five days, causing breathing problems and killing thousands of residents. The exact cause and nature of...

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Pollution emitted near equator has biggest impact on global ozone

Where the world emits is more important than how much it emits, suggesting that the southward shift of emissions toward the equator is driving...

Global hot spot maps link consumers with impacts

A new model creates global hot spot maps to illuminate how what we buy pollutes the planet and where. The idea is to help...

Elusive intermediate compound discovered in atmospheric chemistry

Physicists have identified a long-missing piece in the puzzle of exactly how fossil fuel combustion contributes to air pollution and a warming climate. Performing...

Optimal walking, cycling speeds to reduce air pollution inhalation

Cyclists should be riding at speeds between 12 and 20 kilometers per hour on city roads, while pedestrians should be moving at two to...

Indian roadside refuse fires produce toxic rainbow

The first toxicity measurements of roadside garbage fires in India highlight the unhealthy nature of a common practice, report researchers.

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