Growth of legal pot farms drives smog worries

From Science Mag Leaf enclosure measurements for determining volatile organic compound emission capacity from Cannabis spp. Summary Air pollution researchers are going to pot. The expansion of legal pot farms in the 10 U.S. states and Washington, D.C., that have legalized recreational marijuana has researchers and regulators concerned about their impacts on air quality and…

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Claim: Air Pollution, Not Greenhouse Gases, Is the Main Cause of Global Warming

NOTE: I don’t necessarily agree with this [at all], but I thought it worth exposing – Anthony In a recent article in the Journal of Geography, Environment and Earth Science International, Transdyne Corporation geoscientist J. Marvin Herndon makes the startling claim that climate scientists, including the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), have been chasing the wrong…

Study: city air pollution makes people behave less ethically

From the ASSOCIATION FOR PSYCHOLOGICAL SCIENCE and the “air with either alter your personality, or make you unethical, or both” department comes this inane piece of research that just doesn’t pass the sniff test. They showed people photos of polluted city scenes and non-polluted city scenes and then gauged their “ethical response”. Obviously this explains the…

Finding: Arctic clouds highly sensitive to air pollution

From the UNIVERSITY OF UTAH and the “other factors besides CO2” department. In 1870, explorer Adolf Erik Nordenskiöld, trekking across the barren and remote ice cap of Greenland, saw something most people wouldn’t expect in such an empty, inhospitable landscape: haze. Nordenskiöld’s record of the haze was among the first evidence that air pollution around the…