A smoking machine in the author’s lab. Smoking by a machine is not the same as smoking by a person, the author and others have found.
Vaping is under heavy scrutiny in the wake of six deaths and hundreds of illnesses. A product engineer who studies how people puff explains why the way users vape could be a clue.
Tiny CubeSats are ready to be our eyes in the skies.
Earth Background: NASA; HARP Spacecraft: SDL; Montage: Martins, UMBC
As technology advances, tiny satellites no bigger than a loaf of bread have advanced from just proving they work to being big contributors in answering science questions.
Scorching temperatures in Jammu, northern India. This month has seen records smashed in nearby Rajasthan.
The city of Phalodi has set a temperature record for India, hitting 51℃. Until now, India's smog problem has curbed extreme temperatures. But that could be about to change.
CSIRO’s Birdsville station is one of several in Australia that monitors aerosols in our skies.
A leading NASA scientist has asked CSIRO to stay in its global network that monitors atmospheric dust and pollution. The data are vital to understand the effects on weather and climate.
Aerosols produced by human activity may weaken the strength of cyclones and tropical cyclones, contrary to what scientists…
The role pollution aerosols play in climate change is incredibly complicated.
Climate scientists have established a convincing case for the link between increasing concentrations of greenhouse gases and observed warming of the Earth since the 19th century. The Fifth Assessment Report…
How much influence do aerosols such as this smog have on climate?
New research published today in Nature gives us a better idea of how much aerosols produced by people are influencing climate…
Touch of salt needed, I think.
Around three billion people in the world, largely in developing countries, rely on fuels like wood and charcoal for cooking and heating in the home. But burning these biomass fuels, not least in confined…
Aerosols in the upper atmosphere can potentially mitigate the greenhouse effect by scattering or absorbing solar radiation…
Air pollution has been found to have affected coral growth in the Caribbean over many decades.
Lester Kwiatkowski, University of Exeter
Tiny particles of air pollution can stunt the growth of coral reefs, according to a [new study in Nature Geoscience](http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/ngeo1780](http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/ngeo1780…