Air Quality & Pollution

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.
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.
Photograph of a sunset over a city and highways
July 08, 2008
In an attempt to create a favorable environment for this summer's Olympic Games in Beijing, Chinese officials hope to influence local weather conditions and air quality.
Photograph of three men in a hangar wroking on equipment  attached to a plane
June 12, 2008
Scientists are deploying an advanced research aircraft to study a region of the atmosphere that influences climate change by affecting Earth's thermal balance. Findings will be used to improve computer models of global climate.

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