The microparticles in soil and sediments may persist indefinitely, casting a sedimentary record of human activity on the planet.
With the shutdown of much of the economy, we can see the human impact on air quality, and the underlying volatilization of chemicals from our activities.
When the dust settles, the roll-back of air pollution regulations is likely to take a larger toll on society than COVID-19.
Just as second-hand smoke is a recognized health hazard, air pollution is increasingly recognized as being just as harmful to an individual’s health.
The incidence of forest fire is likely to increase in a warmer, drier world.
Nearly all nitrogen pollution stems from agriculture, which strives to feed more than 7 billion of us with low-cost abundance.
we must depend on federal regulations that prevent the purposeful or inadvertent contaminations of the environment from affecting the health of all of us.
Several new studies suggest that air pollutants in general—gases as well as particles—may be responsible for widespread cognitive decline in the human population