1. Pollution, fires, warming west: A fire burns on Camp Pendleton, California

    Pollution, wildfires, and a warming California

    California will likely experience more large fires in forested areas this century because of rising temperatures and changes in precipitation along with development patterns, new research finds. The blazes could increase some types of fire-generated air pollution by more than half.

    • Climate,
    • Air Quality

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  2. Cookstoves and air quality: A rural stove using biomass cakes, fuelwood and trash as cooking fuel

    Researchers seek to reduce deadly air pollution from open-fire cooking

    A new grant will help researchers measure pollution from open-fire cooking and better understand a problem that kills millions of women and children in developing countries.

    • Air Quality

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  3. Photo of NCAR scientist Marika Holland explaining changes in Arctic sea ice extent

    Four decades of geoscience

    Geophysical Research Letters, a leading journal in Earth science, is toasting its 40th anniversary this month with an editor-picked retrospective collection of 40 papers, including several with authors from NCAR.

    • Climate,
    • Air Quality

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  4. Hazy skies in Los Angeles as viewed from the Getty Center, 3/18/08

    Climate change threatens to worsen U.S. ozone pollution

    Americans face the risk of a 70 percent increase in unhealthy summertime ozone events by 2050 because of factors related to climate change.

    • Climate,
    • Air Quality

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  5. Arctic sea ice: Regional nuclear conflict could lead to extended global cooling

    Regional nuclear war would have global reach

    A nuclear exchange, even if limited to one region, would have severe atmospheric impacts.

    • Air Quality

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