Dust and Haze

Dust Storm Envelops the Arabian Sea
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Dust Storm Envelops the Arabian Sea

The size of the plume was remarkable, as was its unusual path.

Published Jan 25, 2022

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Dust Storm Engulfs Canary Islands
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Dust Storm Engulfs Canary Islands

The event, known locally as “la calima,” turned skies orange and degraded air quality in Gran Canaria and neighboring islands.

Published Jan 19, 2022

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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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COVID-19 Lockdowns Cut Pollution, But Not All of It
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COVID-19 Lockdowns Cut Pollution, But Not All of It

Dust storms and other weather phenomena offset some reductions in PM2.5 aerosol pollution.

Published Jun 25, 2021

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African Dust Visits Europe
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African Dust Visits Europe

The dust storm traveled from Algeria to Italy, spanning roughly 1,000 kilometers (620 miles).

Published Jun 22, 2021

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