Air Quality & Pollution

December 18, 2008
NCAR postdoctoral researcher Yongku Kim is using epidemiologic data to study the effects of ozone regulation on human health. He’s leading an assessment of how various regulatory standards for ozone may affect non-accidental mortality, including respiratory-related deaths during ozone season.
Arial photograph of large smoke plume in the distance
October 09, 2008
Wildfires can boost ozone pollution to levels that violate U.S. health standards, a new study concludes.
Photograph of Alex Guenther looking at an instrument attached to a pine tree
September 24, 2008
Mountain pine beetles appear to be doing more than killing large swaths of forests in the Rocky Mountains. Scientists suspect they are also altering local weather patterns and air quality.
September 24, 2008
Research from MIRAGE (Megacities Impacts on Regional and Global Environments), a field campaign held in Mexico City in 2006, is coming to fruition as scientists begin to publish their findings. A new paper details the ozone “weekend effect” in Mexico City and its implications for local air pollution.
Photograph of a tower against a blue sky and tree branches in the foreground
September 18, 2008
Plants in a forest respond to stress by producing significant amounts of a chemical form of aspirin, scientists have discovered.

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