Atmosphere

Study Traces Ammonia Pollution in Africa
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Study Traces Ammonia Pollution in Africa

Scientists used satellites to parse where and how agriculture is changing atmospheric concentrations of the chemical.

Published Nov 17, 2021

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Dust Blankets Tashkent
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Dust Blankets Tashkent

Meteorologists in Uzbekistan reported airborne levels of dust as high as they have been in 150 years of monitoring.

Published Nov 10, 2021

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An Extra Air Pollution Burden
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An Extra Air Pollution Burden

New research shows that neighborhoods in Washington, D.C., with more people of color are exposed to more air pollution and have higher rates of disease.

Published Nov 9, 2021

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Cloudscapes over Sumatra
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Cloudscapes over Sumatra

Moist ocean air and steady winds pile up thunderheads and anvil clouds around Indonesia.

Published Nov 7, 2021

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Australian Fires Fueled Unprecedented Blooms
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Australian Fires Fueled Unprecedented Blooms

Iron-rich aerosols from the 2019-2020 fires fertilized huge phytoplankton populations in the far South Pacific.

Published Nov 4, 2021

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