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Dimming city lights may help reduce smog

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SAN FRANCISCO—City lights may do more than hide a starry sky: they could indirectly worsen daytime smog. Measurements of light pollution over Los Angeles have revealed a brighter glow than chemists expected—bright enough to destroy chemicals that would otherwise help cleanse the air during a dark night. “Light pollution can slow down nighttime cleansing,” said [...]

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Should public transportation be free in cities with bad air quality?

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This weekend, Parisians and those visiting the city will enjoy free public transportation as they move from Versailles to La Tour Eiffel. This initiative comes as much of Northern France experiences dangerously high levels of local air pollution, leaving local governments desperate to get cars off the road. According to air quality measurements across the [...]

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Understanding Eagle Ford shale’s impact on air quality

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This morning, the Weather Channel, InsideClimate News, and the Center for Public Integrity released a documentary on the air quality impacts oil and gas development in Texas’s Eagle Ford shale. They also released a series of infographics on sources of air emissions during development, including the following:   According to a new documentary, the air quality impacts [...]

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China enveloped in smog, as seen from space. Again.

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Heavy smog that paralyzed eastern China is visible from space in this satellite image from NASA.

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Guest Post: Tighten up your house, but not too much…

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The following is a guest post written by Joshua Rhodes and Brent Stephens, PhD students at The University of Texas at Austin. As a part of their research, they work on two different aspects of buildings, with Josh focusing on energy use and efficiency and Brent focusing on indoor air quality. Their post compliments David [...]

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