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Global Warming Forecast to Delay Ozone Layer Recovery

Global Warming Forecast to Delay Ozone Layer Recovery

BALTIMORE, Maryland, February 6, 2009 (ENS) – Increasing greenhouse gases could stall the recovery of stratospheric ozone in some regions of the Earth, according to new research by a team from Johns Hopkins University. The scientists warn that increased rates of skin cancer in those regions might result. Darryn Waugh, a professor in the Department…

Satellite Cluster Proves Pollution Changes Clouds, Climate

Satellite Cluster Proves Pollution Changes Clouds, Climate

FORT LAUDERDALE, Florida, May 27, 2008 (ENS) – Using data from instruments in a constellation of NASA and French satellites, scientists are learning more about the link between clouds, pollution and rainfall. Four NASA satellites – Aqua, Aura, CloudSat and CALIPSO and the French Space Agency’s PARASOL – make up the string of satellites in…

East Asia's Dirty Air Pollutes North America

East Asia's Dirty Air Pollutes North America

GREENBELT, Maryland, March 17, 2008 (ENS) – Close to 15 percent of the air pollution over the western United States and Canada originates in East Asia, according to NASA researchers using the latest, most accurate satellite sensors. Their study offers the first measurement-based estimate of the amount of pollution from East Asian forest fires, urban…

Human Pollution Drives Weekday Southeast Storms

Human Pollution Drives Weekday Southeast Storms

GREENBELT, Maryland, February 2, 2008 (ENS) – Summertime storms in the southeastern United States drop more rainfall midweek than on weekends, and NASA scientists say air pollution from human activities, such as emissions from traffic, businesses and factories, is likely driving that trend. The link between rainfall and the day of the week is evident…