Latest Haze Stories
By Erik Robinson, The Columbian, Vancouver, Wash. Jul. 2--Thank the wildfires in -Central Oregon for the atmospheric sunscreen of haze covering Southwest Washington over the past couple of days.
Smoke and haze from the hundreds of northern California wildfires is so thick that San Francisco pollution officials declared an air-quality alert.
Scientists know that air pollution particles from mid-latitude cities migrate to the Arctic and form an ugly haze, but a new University of Utah study finds surprising evidence that polar explorers saw the same phenomenon as early as 1870.
Venus Express has revealed a planet of extraordinarily changeable and extremely large-scale weather. Bright hazes appear in a matter of days, reaching from the south pole to the low southern latitudes and disappearing just as quickly. Such â€˜global weatherâ€™, unlike anything on Earth, has given scientists a new mystery to solve.
By Jalil Hamid KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Malaysia lifted a state of emergency in two areas near the capital on Saturday after air pollution levels fell well below the danger mark, easing the country's worst pollution crisis in eight years.
By Bazuki Muhammad and Ade Rina KUALA SELANGOR, Malaysia/JAKARTA (Reuters) - Malaysia got a short breathing space on Friday from its worst air pollution crisis in eight years as changing winds scattered acrid smoke from forest fires burning in neighboring Indonesia.
By Bazuki Muhammad and Ade Rina PORT KLANG, Malaysia/JAKARTA (Reuters) - Malaysians prayed for rain on Friday and a quick end to the country's worst pollution crisis in eight years as residents choked on acrid forest-fire smoke blowing in from neighboring Indonesia.
An enormous, hazy cloud of dust from the Sahara Desert is blowing toward the southern United States, but meteorologists do not expect much effect beyond colorful sunsets.
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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