First lockdown’s effect on air pollution was overstated, our study reveals

The pandemic caused governments around the world to introduce lockdowns in early 2020, temporarily closing workplaces and emptying roads and public spaces. As economic activity slowed, so did emissions of…

Study: China’s Clean Air Policies are Triggering Additional Global Warming

According to a study whose authors include Ken Caldeira, China’s efforts to eliminate its infamous air pollution could cause an additional 0.1C NH warming, because less sunlight will be reflected…

Air pollution could be making honey bees sick – new study

Whether it’s exhaust fumes from cars or smoke from power plants, air pollution is an often invisible threat that is a leading cause of death worldwide.

A Big Fireworks Pollution Question Will Be Answered Today.

I have always wondered: what are the relative contributions of the professional/community displays versus personal fireworks in terms of contributions to air pollution and the big spikes in particles (like…

COVID-19 lockdowns significantly impacting global air quality

American Geophysical Union WASHINGTON–Levels of two major air pollutants have been drastically reduced since lockdowns began in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, but a secondary pollutant – ground-level ozone –…

How NASA is Helping the World Breathe More Easily

From NASA April 14, 2020 How NASA is Helping the World Breathe More Easily Look around. Can you see the air? No? Luckily, many of NASA’s Earth-observing satellites can see…

NASA Satellite Data Show 30 Percent Drop In Air Pollution Over Northeast U.S.

From NASA Over the past several weeks, NASA satellite measurements have revealed significant reductions in air pollution over the major metropolitan areas of the Northeast United States. Similar reductions have…

Coronavirus-hit carmakers urge EU to pull legislative handbrake

From EURACTIV By Sam Morgan | EURACTIV.com The car industry has warned Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and climate chief Frans Timmermans that the coronavirus will disrupt plans to…

Poplar genetically modified not to harm air quality grow as well as non-modified trees

[cough..shades of Reagan…cough~] University of Arizona While providing benefits to the environment, some trees also emit gases to the atmosphere that worsen air pollution and alter climate. Field trials in…

Commercial Space Ride Secured for NASA’s New Air Pollution Sensor

From NASA July 22, 2019 RELEASE 19-050 NASA’s Tropospheric Emissions: Monitoring of Pollution (TEMPO) instrument will provide near-real-time North American air quality information that will be available to the public.…

State of the Air 2019 Report packed with climate alarmist propaganda

Guest essay by Larry Hamlin The American Lung Association recently released its State of the Air Report for 2019 which continued the scientifically unsupported hype from its 2018 Report falsely…

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…

China’s war on particulate air pollution is causing more severe ozone pollution

From Eurekalert! Public Release: 2-Jan-2019 PM 2.5 pollution is falling but ground-level ozone pollution is on the rise Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences In early…

Energy Poverty Kills More People Than Coal and Cecil B. DeMille… Combined!

Guest sequel by David Middleton This is sort of a sequel to Environmental Groups Claim Coal Killed 7,600 People in Europe in 2016… Can’t Name Any of the Victims. Air…

Study suggests air pollution is a factor in Arctic ice melt

From the “CO2 isn’t the master climate control knob after all” department and the AGU. Air pollution reduces Arctic cloud lifetime, study suggests WASHINGTON — Fossil fuel emissions from Asia…

Good news: U.S. air pollution deaths nearly halved between 1990 and 2010

From the University of North Carolina, Gillings School of Global Public Health. This should limit the urgency that the EPA had over implementing new air pollution laws where they make…

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,…

Climate Standoff: President Trump Looking to Repeal Californian Right to Regulate Vehicle Emissions

Guest essay by Eric Worrall Bloomberg reports the Trump administration has mounted a direct attack on California’s right to regulate air pollution, and their apparent efforts to use their market…

Good news: real air pollution trends in US continue downward, but slower than hoped

From the “EPA models are always accurate” department comes this bit of good news. The air we breathe today in the United States is much cleaner than it was in…

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…

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…

Does Air Pollution Really Shorten Life Spans?

Guest essay by Dr. Indur M. Goklany Periodically we are flooded with reports of air pollution episodes in various developing countries, and claims of their staggering death toll, and consequent reductions…

Dirty bird carcasses tell the story of how air pollution has improved in the last 100 years

What soot-covered, hundred-year-old birds can tell us about saving the environment Museum collections track soot in the atmosphere throughout the 20th century From the FIELD MUSEUM Horned Larks are cute…

EXCLUSIVE: Researcher Claims To Have Evidence One Of EPA’s Most Successful Clean Air Rules Is Based On Fabricated Data

Energy From The Daily Caller Michael Bastasch 9:06 PM 08/07/2017 One of the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) longest and most successful air pollution standards is based on a taxpayer-funded study…