Air Quality & Pollution

Ground-level ozone's toll: A traffic jam in Delhi, India
September 08, 2014
Ozone pollution in India is damaging millions of tons of the country’s major crops, according to a new study by an international team of researchers. The pollution caused losses of more than $1 billion in a single year, destroying enough food to feed an estimated 94 million people.
Trash burning and air pollution: open trash fire in General Santos, Philippines
August 26, 2014
An estimated 40 percent of the world's waste is burned in unregulated fires, emitting pollutants that can harm human health and the environment.
Assessing air quality from above: NSF/NCAR C-130 aircraft in flight
July 15, 2014
Researchers at NCAR and partner organizations this summer are using aircraft, ground-based sensors, computer models, and other tools to track the origins of summertime ozone, a significant health threat.
Pollution, fires, warming west: A fire burns on Camp Pendleton, California
June 25, 2014
California will likely experience more large fires in forested areas this century because of rising temperatures and changes in precipitation along with development patterns, new research finds. The blazes could increase some types of fire-generated air pollution by more than half.
Cookstoves and air quality: A rural stove using biomass cakes, fuelwood and trash as cooking fuel
June 24, 2014
A new grant will help researchers measure pollution from open-fire cooking and better understand a problem that kills millions of women and children in developing countries.
Photo of NCAR scientist Marika Holland explaining changes in Arctic sea ice extent
May 07, 2014
Geophysical Research Letters, a leading journal in Earth science, is toasting its 40th anniversary this month with an editor-picked retrospective collection of 40 papers, including several with authors from NCAR.
Hazy skies in Los Angeles as viewed from the Getty Center, 3/18/08
May 05, 2014
Americans face the risk of a 70 percent increase in unhealthy summertime ozone events by 2050 because of factors related to climate change.

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