Latest Haze Stories
The Smog Blog website monitors air pollution much like meteorologists track the daily weather.
â€œBlue haze,â€ a common occurrence that appears over heavily forested areas around the world, is formed by natural emissions of chemicals, but human activities can worsen it to the point of affecting the worldâ€™s weather and even cause potential climate problems.
Particulate air pollution during the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing constantly exceeded levels considered excessive by the World Health Organization, was far worse than other recent Olympic Games, and was about 30 percent higher than has been reported by Chinese environmental experts â€“ even though some favorable weather conditions helped reduce the problem.
Global warming may include some periods of local cooling, according to a new study by researchers at the University of California, Berkeley.
"HAZE," a full-length documentary film examining the college drinking culture in America, including the 2004 death of college freshman Gordie Bailey following a fraternity hazing incident at the University of Colorado, will make its World Premiere at the 16th Annual Hamptons International Film Festival in East Hampton, New York.
A University of Colorado-Boulder study suggests U.S. air quality regulations may not effectively target a large source of fine, organic particle pollutants.
By BILL MCKEOWN California has given us many wonderful things: Sonny and Cher. Body waxing. "The Real Housewives of Orange County." On Friday -- and continuing through next week -- California is giving us something not quite so delightful: haze.
After three days of grimly gray, hazy skies, the delicate sound of thunder early this morning accompanied overnight rain in the host city of the 2008 Olympic Games.
Authorities in China said the cityâ€™s recent sauna-like weather conditions are not expected the last through the upcoming Summer Olympic games, which begin August 8.
By Bill McKeown, The Gazette, Colorado Springs, Colo. Jul. 11--California has given us many wonderful things: Sonny and Cher. Body waxing. "The Real Housewives of Orange County." Today -- and continuing through next week -- California is giving us something not quite so delightful: haze.
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...
Haze is a type of atmospheric phenomenon where dust, smoke and dry particles in the air obscure the sky's clarity. Haze is created through various activities including farming, traffic pollution,and even wildfires. The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) categorizes the obscuration of the Earth's atmosphere by a list of different types of atmospheric phenomena. One of these is haze. The other classifications are: fog, ice fog, steam fog, mist, smoke, volcanic ash, dust, sand, and snow....
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