02 Dec '11, 12am

SO2 Pollution Controls Bring Results [image] #NASA

View Image Comparison View Both Images Scientists, regulators, and the electric power industry came together to address a pollution problem, and the result is cleaner air in the United States. The pollutant is sulfur dioxide, a key emission from coal-fired power plants that contributes to the formation of acid rain and to respiratory health problems. Scientists using the Ozone Monitoring Instrument (OMI) on NASA’s Aura satellite observed major reductions in sulfur dioxide (SO2 ) between 2005 and 2010 in Alabama, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia. Led by Vitali Fioletov of Environment Canada, the research team found that sulfur dioxide levels near the region’s coal-fired power plants fell by nearly half since 2005. Those reductions are visible in the maps above, which depict average SO2 concentrations along the Appalachian Mou...

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SO2 Pollution Controls Bring Results

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 01 Dec '11, 11pm

View Image Comparison View Both Images Scientists, regulators, and the electric power industry came together to address a ...

NASA Satellites Reveal Decline in Coal Pollution

NASA Satellites Reveal Decline in Coal Pollution

treehugger.com 02 Dec '11, 11pm

NASA's satellite imaging systems are good for analyzing all sorts of environmental stuff: mapping sea ice extent, revealin...

Jakobshavn Glacier [image] #NASA

Jakobshavn Glacier [image] #NASA

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 02 Dec '11, 11pm

Under the lens of a microscope or a telescope, familiar objects can appear alien because the lines of the familiar resolve...

Interactive Eye on Earth network maps pollution...

e360.yale.edu 02 Dec '11, 5pm

02 Dec 2011: New Interactive Network Maps Pollution, Noise Levels Across Europe The European Environment Agency (EEA) and ...

How Can We Create 1.5 Million Jobs And Reduce Pollution? Recycling:

How Can We Create 1.5 Million Jobs And Reduce P...

greenforall.org 01 Dec '11, 6pm

A new report called More Jobs, Less Pollution was released this week, showing that a national 75% recycling rate would cre...

Eastern Namibia Sand Dunes [image] #NASA

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 03 Dec '11, 11pm

The Namib Desert may be the best-known desert in Namibia, but it is not the only one. Eastern Namibia is also dry, though ...

Snowfall on the Selenga River Delta, Russia [im...

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 27 Nov '11, 11pm

This astronaut photograph from the International Space Station reveals the Selenga River Delta, which is built out into La...

Sad: More than half of all carbon pollution is emitted by only 5 countries

Sad: More than half of all carbon pollution is ...

mnn.com 02 Dec '11, 2pm

More than half of all carbon pollution released into the atmosphere comes from five countries, according to a national ran...

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seomoz.org 03 Dec '11, 1pm

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South Shetland Islands and Antarctica [image] #...

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 04 Dec '11, 11pm

The inclined equatorial orbit of the International Space Station (ISS) limits astronauts to nadir views of Earth—looking s...

New Pollution Rules for Boilers and Incinerators

green.blogs.nytimes.com 02 Dec '11, 4pm

The Environmental Protection Agency on Friday released its much-delayed and oft-revised air quality regulations for indust...

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