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Air Analysis – News and Features

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First Global Map of Cargo Ship Pollution Reveals Impact of Fuel Regulations

Satellite data from 2003 – 2020 was used to determine the effect of fuel regulations on pollution from cargo ships and contribute to answering a bigger question on air pollutants and global temperatures.
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How Harmless Water Spontaneously Transforms Into Hazardous Hydrogen Peroxide

In a new study, researchers reveal how hydrogen peroxide forms from water when water microdroplets are sprayed against a solid surface.
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"Forever Chemicals" Reaching Antarctica Have Been Increasing

New evidence from Antarctica shows that toxic "fluorinated forever chemicals" have increased markedly in the remote environment in recent decades and scientists believe CFC-replacements could be among likely sources.
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Indoor Air Quality and Ventilation Assessed by Novel Indoor CO2 Tool

A new resource has been developed that provides target CO2 levels based on building information.
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Arctic Air Samples Show How Fast Earth Is Warming

Scientists gathered thousands of air, seawater, sea ice, snow and meltwater samples, and brought home the physical evidence needed to determine exactly how ice nucleation and clouds over the Arctic Ocean ebb and flow over time.
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Atmospheric Water Vapor Measurements Improved With Open-Air Spectroscopy

Researchers have shown that a new mid-infrared spectrometer can precisely measure the ratios of different forms of water in atmospheric water vapor through open air in a little over 15 minutes.
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Algae Could Produce Our Future Building Materials

Microalgae that store carbon dioxide in the form of calcium carbonate could be used to produce cement in a carbon neutral process.
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Map of Aerosol Pollution in Europe Could Benefit Public Health

A map of aerosol pollution in 22 locations across Europe has helped to determine the major sources of organic aerosols that are harmful to human health, enabling policy makers to reduce their impact.
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Toxic Particles in Inhaled Air Take a Direct Route to the Brain

Researchers have shown that inhaled toxic particles can be directly transported from the lungs to the brain via the bloodstream, potentially contributing to the development of neurological disorders.
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Can Farming Practices Maximize Food Production and Be Good for the Environment?

New farming practices that balance farmland productivity with minimizing environmental impact could help farms to become a net sink of carbon dioxide.
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