September 18, 2013
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New remote traffic camera scans for toxic vehicle emissions

Instead of spotting speeders on the highway, this camera can determine exactly which vehicles are spewing which pollutants into the air. Continue reading

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September 17, 2013
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New catalyzer to avoid environmental pollution from chlorinated volatile organic compounds

Researchers have developed and patented a new catalyst that efficiently removes volatile organic compounds (VOCs), chlorinated in gas streams, pollutants involved in the destruction of the ozone layer and acts as greenhouse gases, in addition to having… Continue reading

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May 5, 2013
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Brighter clouds, cooler climate? Organic vapors affect clouds, leading to previously unidentified climate cooling

Scientists have shown that natural emissions and humanmade pollutants can both have an unexpected cooling effect on Earth’s climate by making clouds brighter. Continue reading

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April 24, 2013
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Sunlit snow triggers atmospheric cleaning, ozone depletion in the Arctic

Researchers have discovered that sunlit snow is the major source of atmospheric bromine in the Arctic, the key to unique chemical reactions that purge pollutants and destroy ozone. Continue reading

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April 14, 2013
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Cutting specific pollutants would slow sea level rise, research indicates

With coastal areas bracing for rising sea levels, new research indicates that cutting emissions of certain pollutants can greatly slow down sea level rise. Reductions in the four pollutants that cycle comparatively quickly through the atmosphere could … Continue reading

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March 19, 2013
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Researchers devise hidden dune filters to treat coastal stormwater runoff

When it rains, untreated stormwater can sweep pollutants into coastal waters, potentially endangering public health. Now researchers have developed low-cost filtration systems that are concealed beneath sand dunes and filter out most of the bacteria th… Continue reading

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March 15, 2013
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Chemicals pollutants threaten health in the Arctic

People living in Arctic areas can be more sensitive to pollutants due to their genetics. This is unfortunate since the northernmost areas of Europe are receiving more harmful chemicals. Scientists believe climate change may be a culprit as air and wate… Continue reading

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March 6, 2013
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New infrared camera detects greatest cause of acid rain

The camera can detect sulfur dioxide and other major pollutants that are invisible to the human eye. Continue reading

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March 1, 2013
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Volcanic aerosols, not pollutants, tamped down recent Earth warming

Scientists looking for clues about why Earth did not warm as much as scientists expected between 2000 and 2010 now thinks the culprits are hiding in plain sight — dozens of volcanoes spewing sulfur dioxide. Continue reading

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February 27, 2013
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Smog-forming emissions from U.S. power plants have been declining for 20+ years

It’s pretty obvious to anyone who looks back far enough that air quality regulations have had a huge impact, at least when it comes to pollutants other than greenhouse gases. Continue reading

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January 30, 2013
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Ecological engineering solves unsafe water problems in Bolivia

Surrounded by mining, the mountainous region of Potosi, Bolivia is plagued by extensive environmental contamination from past and current mining operations. Researchers have discovered a technique to remove pollutants from water that requires minimal l… Continue reading

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January 29, 2013
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Test for hormone-disrupting chemicals gets global seal of approval

A test for hormone-disrupting pollutants has been approved as an international standard by the Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development as well as by the U.S. government. Continue reading

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July 21, 2012
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"Super Greenhouse Gas" Update: Will China and India Help Curb HFCs, Or Stand in the Way?

David Doniger, Policy Director, Climate and Clean Air Program, Washington, D.C.
I’ve just arrived in Bangkok, where negotiators from around the world will convene next week for the mid-year meeting of the Montreal Protocol, t… 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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