sources of air pollution

Beijing Olympics Open But Air Does Not Clear

Article: Beijing Olympics Open But Air Does Not Clear

BEIJING, China, August 8, 2008 (ENS) – Inside the Bird’s Nest, today’s opening ceremony for the Beijing Olympic Games was brilliant, but outside the air quality was not. Despite years of effort by the Chinese government to eliminate sources of air pollution, and the statements of public officials to the contrary – a pall of…

Robot Aircraft to Study Southern California Smog

Article: Robot Aircraft to Study Southern California Smog

SAN DIEGO, California, May 7, 2008 (ENS) – Using advanced unmanned aircraft, research scientists at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego are assessing Southern California’s potential for climate change and better understand the sources of air pollution. The aircraft typically fly in formations of three, measuring a range of properties such as the…

Container Ports Ease Away from Polluting Diesel Fuel

Article: Container Ports Ease Away from Polluting Diesel Fuel

BOULDER, Colorado, February 6, 2008 (ENS) – Air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions from international shipping are bad and getting worse, finds a new study of U.S. ports. Yet, cleaner fuel programs to counteract the pollution problem are progressing now at several of the ports under study, particularly in California. Oceangoing container ships make more…