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By David Lary | Air Pollution

Sucking carbon out of the air won’t solve climate change

But it might fill in a few key pieces of the clean energy puzzle.<p>Climate change is caused by putting carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. What if, instead, we took it out?<p>The idea of pulling carbon dioxide directly out of the air has been bouncing around climate change policy circles for well over a …

Fossil Fuels

India Delhi residents choke as dust blankets capital

<b>Residents of India's capital Delhi are battling high pollution levels and extreme temperatures due to an unusual dust haze covering the city.</b><p>People have been complaining about breathing problems, with many saying the city has become unliveable.<p>The state government has responded by banning all …

Pollution

High humidity causes National Capital to choke again

Pollution at the national capital touched unprecedented levels on Tuesday, with the Air Quality Index (AQI) registering a hazardous 999 on the PM …

Pollution

As heatwave continues in Delhi, air quality levels slip to ‘severe’ category

Earlier this year, the World Health Organisation named Delhi as the world’s most polluted city. Of the top-20 cities mentioned in the list, 14 were …

World Health Organization

A global Dust Bowl is coming

Dust is known to cause premature deaths, but climate change’s effect on how bad our dust problems will get remains notoriously understudied.<p>More than …

Climate Change

Cost plunges for capturing carbon dioxide from the air

Pulling carbon dioxide (CO2) from the air and using it to make synthetic fuel seems like the ultimate solution to climate change: Instead of adding …

Carbon Dioxide

China to take aim at diesel vehicles in new smog push

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China will crack down further on diesel consumption and support using rail for freight deliveries in its ongoing fight against pollution, the official China Daily said on Monday, citing the environment ministry.<p>Diesel trucks accounted for just 7.8 percent of China's total …

Pollution

Fine, volcanic glass called 'Pele's hair' has been raining on Hawaii

The eruption from Hawaii's Mount Kilauea has seen lava oozing from the volcano in stunning, frightening pictures, but it's also brought about quite …

Geology

How is pollution affecting our health? | Financial Times

Print this page<p>The UK is among six EU member states referred to Europe’s highest court this month over a failure to clean up “significant and …

Pollution

Russia confirmed “extremely high” Radioactivity leak

Russia has confirmed spike in radioactivity and “extremely high” concentrations of the radioactive isotope Ru-106 in the Southern Urals in …

Russia

Kilauea's Fast-Moving Lava Threatens Another Community, Volcanic Haze Reaches Guam

It has been 27 days since the massive eruption of Kilauea sent lava gushing from cracks, spreading destruction through communities in the southeastern corner of Hawaii's Big Island. And now volcanic haze drifting across 4,000 miles threatens some residents of Guam, according to officials.<p>The …

Big Island (Hawaii)

Memorial Day air quality alert extended

GOLDEN VALLEY, Minn. - An air quality alert has been extended through Tuesday in the Twin Cities.<p>According to the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency …

Pollution

Dust storms deliver dire message: India among countries most vulnerable to climate change

<b>Jammu</b>: Skalzang Angmo was only nine years old in August 2010 when her house in Choglamsar, a small village in the arid desert of Ladakh, was washed …

Thunderstorm in north India: Toll rises to 38 in Uttar Pradesh

The toll from a dust storm that hit parts of Uttar Pradesh has risen to 38, officials said on Monday.<p>Six people were killed in Kasganj, the worst …

Decoding air pollution

Air pollution is at an all-time high and along with it come ugly effects. Recently, the World Health Organisation (WHO) declared Mumbai the fourth …

China's Shijiazhuang to take air pollution fight to crematoriums, public toilets

BEIJING (Reuters) - China's northern city of Shijiazhuang will take aim at everything from coal-fired power plants to crematoriums and even public toilets in its latest effort to fix its notorious pollution problem, the city government said on Thursday.<p>Shijiazhuang, the capital of Hebei province, …

ALOHA Software

ALOHA® is the hazard modeling program for the CAMEO® software suite, which is used widely to plan for and respond to chemical emergencies.<p>ALOHA …

Vehicle-Mounted Portable Mass Spectrometry System for the Covert Detection via Spatial Analysis of Clandestine Methamphetamine Laboratories

https://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/acs.analchem.5b03269<p>Vehicle-Mounted Portable Mass Spectrometry System for the Covert Detection via Spatial …

Detection of methamphetamine in indoor air using dynamic solid phase microextraction: a supplementary method to surface wipe sampling - Analytical Methods (RSC Publishing) DOI:10.1039/C3AY40537K

Open Access Article <br>This Open Access Article is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial 3.0 Unported Licence<p>DOI: …

New Orleans will be under an air quality alert starting Tuesday at noon | NOLA.com

An air quality alert has been issued for Tuesday (May 8) in the greater New Orleans area. Ozone is forecast to rise to levels potentially unhealthy …

Videos show the intensity and scale of the deadly dust storm that swept through Bikaner and Mathura

The squalls and sandstorms caused more than 115 deaths in Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh.<p>Super Dust Storm !....#bikaner #weather #duststorm #dust #storm …

Indian inventors try to tame air pollution

As the pre-monsoon summer heat takes hold in New Delhi, two things are as inevitable as 40-degree-Celsius days: power cuts and air pollution from the …

Carbon dioxide levels in Earth's atmosphere reach 'highest level in 800,000 years'

The concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere has reached its highest level in at least 800,000 years, according to scientists.<p>In April, CO2 …

Climate Change

Dirty air

It is alarming that the World Health Organisation has ranked 14 Indian cities to be among the 20 most polluted ones globally (Editorial – “Call to …

Air pollution kills 7 million people a year

The World Health Organization says air pollution kills 7 million people each year, with almost all of them in poor countries in Asia and Africa. The …

Wealthy governments only care about their own polluted cities

A new report by the World Health Organization shows disparities between the biggest carbon polluters and homes to cities with the worst air pollution.<p>…

Pakistan’s Supreme Court forces the country to get cracking on worsening air pollution

Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar ruled that the government must provide details of what it is doing to curb pollution.<p>Pakistan’s Environmental …

What is a Code Orange? Smog alert issued for Atlanta

A Code Orange smog alert has been issued for Wednesday as Atlanta temperatures are expected to climb past 80 degrees, bringing a wave of summer-like …

Earth’s atmosphere just crossed another troubling climate change threshold

For the first time since humans have been monitoring, atmospheric concentrations of carbon dioxide have exceeded 410 parts per million averaged across an entire month, a threshold that pushes the planet ever closer to warming beyond levels that scientists and the international community have deemed …

Climate Change