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2011-09-01 11:27:38

A new study of dust-like particles of soot in the air — now emerging as the second most important — but previously overlooked — factor in global warming provides fresh evidence that reducing soot emissions from diesel engines and other sources could slow melting of sea ice in the Arctic faster and more economically than any other quick fix.

2011-04-14 15:28:30

Scientists have known for decades that black carbon aerosols add to global warming.

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2011-01-24 10:15:00

Could dimming the sun change teleconnections in weather patterns as we know them?

2009-11-30 21:25:03

Since 1985, seawater temperature in Kuwait Bay, northern Arabian Gulf, has increased on average 0.6°C per decade.

2009-08-14 12:29:21

New research shows that air pollution in eastern China has reduced the amount of light rainfall over the past 50 years and decreased by 23 percent the number of days of light rain in the eastern half of the country.

2009-05-07 11:19:45

Scientists say solar radiation reaching the Earth's surface in the United States occurred at higher rates than thought during the past 12 years. Several studies have found evidence of an increase in solar radiation -- called brightening -- reaching the Earth during the late 1990s. Past efforts correlated brightening trends to decreases in atmospheric aerosol concentrations and recovery from the Mount Pinatubo eruption. Researchers from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the...

2009-04-23 08:26:27

Plants absorbed carbon dioxide more efficiently under the polluted skies of recent decades than they would have done in a cleaner atmosphere, according to new findings published this week in Nature.

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2009-03-13 07:05:00

According to a report in Friday’s edition of the journal Science, skies all over the world are dimming due to increases in airborne pollution over the past 30 years.

2009-01-23 13:35:32

Swedish and Indian researchers constrain the sources of climate- and health-afflicting soot pollution over South Asia.

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2008-11-14 14:25:00

Thick smog clouds that loom over Asia threaten the livelihood of crops and contain particles that actually reflect the sun’s rays away from the earth, the UN reported on Thursday.


Latest Global dimming Reference Libraries

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2009-07-06 17:01:44

Arctic haze is a phenomenon that occurs in the atmosphere at high latitudes in the Arctic due to air pollution. What distinguishes Arctic haze from haze found elsewhere, is the ability of its chemical ingredients to endure in the atmosphere for a longer period of time compared to other pollutants. Due to limited snowfall, rain, or turbulent air to displace pollutants from the polar air in the spring, Arctic haze can continue for more than a month in the northern atmosphere. Arctic haze was...

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