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.

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 –…

Pollen has bigger influences on optical properties of the atmosphere than previously known

From Leibniz-Institut für Troposphärenforschung something that could be a possible negative feedback to CO2. As plants proliferate more due to increased CO2, it follows that pollen load in the atmosphere…

Richard Muller: Why every serious environmentalist should favour fracking

This opinion should create quite a stir amongst enviros. – Anthony Air pollution is a far more pressing problem – particularly for emerging economies such as China and India –…

Better US air quality since 1990 offers health benefits

From Brigham Young University: Breathing better, living longer Arden Pope’s students know him as an excellent economics teacher, but some would be surprised to learn that, thanks to him, the…

Lomborg: Let's get our priorities right

By Bjørn Lomborg (via his Facebook page) About a quarter of all deaths in the developing world comes from mostly easily curable, infectious diseases. The biggest environment problem, by far measured…

Whoops! An inconvenient truth for 'global warming makes more rain' advocates: reduced pollution increases rainfall

From the “Department of Unintended Consequences” and Georgia State University  comes this oops moment in science. And all that time we are being told by people like Peter Stott that…

Those dirty trees: why hasn't the EPA called for trees to be regulated?

From the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill one wonders why they have not thrown the  PM10 hammer (or ax) at trees to save humans from their terrible effects…