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  • President Obama Explains How Pollution Affects Our Planet
  • China's ozone-forming pollutants drift over California, study shows
  • NASA's Aura Satellite, Air Quality, and You
  • How NASA keeps tabs on air pollution from space
  • Breathable - A Story about Air Quality
President Obama Explains How Pollution Affects Our Planet1 China's ozone-forming pollutants drift over California, study shows 2 NASA's Aura Satellite, Air Quality, and You3 How NASA keeps tabs on air pollution from space4 Breathable - A Story about Air Quality5

Air Quality In the News

Hell with the Lid Taken Off
09.02.2014 - During the first half of the twentieth century, coal burning at power plants, factories, and homes filled the air over the Midwestern U.S. with pollution...

Clearer View of Hazy Skies : Remote Sensing Provides a Global Perspective on Pollution
06.24.14 Industrialization has brought incredible societal advances and difficult pollution problems. From space, we can see skies clearing in some regions and darkening in others. The thin blue line of our atmosphere is still quite vulnerable.

Study of Urban Population and Air Pollution Uncovers Regional Discrepancies
08.20.13 - Through the help of satellite observations, NASA scientists have released the first-ever study to examine just how much more air pollution people living in large cities are exposed to compared to those living in less populous areas.

NASA Ozone Study May Benefit Air Standards, Climate
01.16.13 - A new NASA-led study finds that when it comes to combating global warming caused by emissions of ozone-forming chemicals, location matters.

Sharp Decline in Pollution from U.S. Coal Power Plants
12.01.11 - A team of scientists have used the Ozone Monitoring Instrument (OMI) on NASA's Aura satellite to confirm major reductions in the levels of a key air pollutant generated by coal power plants in the eastern United States. The pollutant, sulfur dioxide, contributes to the formation of acid rain and can cause serious health problems.




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