March 20, 2014
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Tiny transistors for extreme environs: Engineers shrink plasma devices to resist radiation

Electrical engineers have fabricated the smallest plasma transistors that can withstand high temperatures and ionizing radiation found in a nuclear reactor. Such transistors someday might enable smartphones that take and collect medical X-rays on a bat… Continue reading

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September 20, 2013
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Midwest is crippled by triple-the-threshold mold spores in the air

The Midwest is experiencing very dangerous levels of mold in the air which will result in headaches, itchy throats and runny noses for those with sensitive respiratory systems. The mold count today is 125,000, a high for 2013, and well over the 50,000 … Continue reading

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September 18, 2013
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African dust storms in our air: Dust storms in Africa affect U.S. and the Caribbean’s air quality

Dust clouds from the African Sahara can travel thousands of miles across the Atlantic Ocean, every year and in large quantities. Scientists found that the average air concentrations of inhalable particles more than doubled during a major Saharan dust i… Continue reading

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September 17, 2013
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Death and disability from air pollution down 35 percent in the US

Improvements in US air quality since 1990 have sparked a 35 percent reduction in deaths and disability specifically attributable to air pollution. Continue reading

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August 26, 2013
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Midwest air quality alert may mean first sick day for kids heading back to school

The Midwest is experiencing dangerous levels of mold in the air as the first dangerous air alert is called for the 2013 allergy reporting season. Gottlieb Allergy Count, the official allergy count for the Midwest, reports the mold count today is 53,000… Continue reading

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August 22, 2013
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Unraveling the mystery of Saharan dust migration

Scientists area studying the impact of Saharan dust on Houston’s air quality, and how it might differ from other sources of pollution. The dust is carried across the Atlantic Ocean on trade winds most summers, and research has shown it can be different… Continue reading

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August 2, 2013
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Beijing has horrendous air quality, as usual (video)

Beijing has taken some steps to improve air quality in and around the city, but clearly it’s far from enough… Continue reading

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July 3, 2013
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AirCasting crowdsources health and environmental data via smartphone

Help build a crowdsourced map of local air quality and noise pollution, as well as your body’s reactions to changes in those levels, with this app and Arduino-powered sensor. Continue reading

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July 1, 2013
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Cattle flatulence doesn’t stink with biotechnology: Farmers could improve air quality by using hormones

According to animal scientists, emerging biotechnologies can reduce the environmental impact of cattle production. Feed supplements and synthetic hormones will not affect humans, but they will increase food production. Efficient animals can produce mor… Continue reading

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June 6, 2013
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The smog in Los Angeles doesn’t quite sting like it used to, but there’s still work to be done

For a long time, Los Angeles was synonymous with eye-watering, lung-blackening smog. Things have gotten better over the years, though the air quality in the city is nowhere near ideal. Continue reading

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May 3, 2013
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STUDIO-E shows there’s more to green building than just saving energy

Air quality, choice of materials and finishes are also concerns in this house in Oregon. Continue reading

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March 7, 2013
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“Farmscraper” masterplan concept created for Shenzhen, China

A mixed-use vertical farm scheme, incorporating residential with office, retail and leisure, hopes to increase food production and improve air quality in southern China. Continue reading

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February 19, 2013
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The air quality in Fairbanks, Alaska is worse than in Beijing

But you will have to pry their wood stoves from their cold, dead hands. Continue reading

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January 21, 2013
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Air Quality Sucks Across Middle East and Asia

NASA’s eyes in the sky are seeing a lot of air pollution across Asia and the Middle-East, and Beijing’s smog problem is so bad that the government has to force factories to shut down temporarily. Continue reading

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July 7, 2011
by Kaid Benfield
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‘Green cities’ in the US and Canada, kind of (conclusion: CO2, energy, waste, buildings, air, water, governance)

Kaid Benfield, Director, Sustainable Communities & Smart Growth, Washington, DC Earlier this week I reviewed the overall, land use, and transportation components of the new “Green City Index,” which rates and ranks 27 cities in the US and C… Continue reading

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December 10, 2010
by Justin Horner
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California’s Central Valley Wins "Sprawl Fee" Fight

For decades, we’ve known that suburban sprawl enjoys a number of advantages over infill or smart growth.  Many of those are related to “externalities,” or those consequences of someone’s economic actions that are not reflected in prices. &nbs… Continue reading

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August 9, 2010
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DIY Balloons Glow to Show Air Quality

Image via Instructables The idea of showing air quality by emitting glowing colors is fairly old. In fact, in 2007, Pairs launched hot air balloons above the city that would show citizens the level of cleanliness of the air they were breathing in. Eve… Continue reading

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August 6, 2010
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Goat Rentals For Weed Control: Perfect For Managing Steep Slopes, Woody Plants, & Air Quality

“Billy the environmentalist” .Image credit:WSJ Online Last week I wrote about the zero-emission bow-knife for vegetable garden weed control. For certain tasks the bow-knife is superior to any gasoline powered weed-wacker. It’s not very good for trimmi… Continue reading

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