geophysical research letters

The Most Potent Unknown Greenhouse Gas Revealed

Article: The Most Potent Unknown Greenhouse Gas Revealed

SAN DIEGO, California, October 24, 2008 (ENS) – A gas used in manufacture of flat panel televisions, computer displays, microcircuits, and thin-film solar panels is 17,000 times more potent a greenhouse gas than carbon dioxide, and it is far more prevalent in the atmosphere than previously estimated. The powerful greenhouse gas nitrogen trifluoride, NF3, is…

Wildfires Send Ozone Pollution High Above Legal Limits

Article: Wildfires Send Ozone Pollution High Above Legal Limits

BOULDER, Colorado, October 9, 2008 (ENS) – Wildfires can hike ozone pollution to levels that violate U.S. public health and environmental standards, new research has determined. The study by scientists at the National Center for Atmospheric Research focused on California wildfires in 2007, finding that they repeatedly caused ground-level ozone to spike to unhealthy levels…

Each Degree of Global Warming Linked to 20,000 Deaths a Year

Article: Each Degree of Global Warming Linked to 20,000 Deaths a Year

STANFORD, California, January 3, 2007 (ENS) – For each increase of one degree Celsius in the global temperature caused by carbon dioxide emissions, the resulting air pollution would lead annually to about 1,000 additional deaths and many more cases of respiratory illness and asthma across the United States, finds new Stanford University research released today.…