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Air pollution danger areas mapped by NASA: Air pollution is a global problem, but it is not evenly distributed...

Air pollution danger areas mapped by NASA: Air pollution is a global problem, but it is not evenly distributed...

RELATED ARTICLES NASA Satellite Images Reveal Dramatic Increase in Air Pollution Over China January 16, 2013 02:08 PM Deadly effects of air pollution detailed in MIT study August 29, 2013 06:02 AM Hundreds of deaths from ozone predicted October 6, 2008 10:39 AM Air Pollution in China not just impacting cities January 20, 2013 08:10 AM Earth scientists studying air pollution have just released a map that shows air pollution deaths over time on a global scale. ADVERTISEMENT The stark map shown above was created at NASA Earth Observatory by data visualizer and designer Robert Simmon. This atmospheric computer model shows the average number of deaths per 386 square miles per year due to air pollution between 1850 and 2000. It’s based on data from Jason West, an assistant professor of environmental sciences and engineering at University of North Carolina. He and his colleagues ...

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