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Ozone Pollution: An Insidious and Growing Threat to Biodiversity

Yale E360

Ground-level ozone has long been known to pose a threat to human health. Now, scientists are increasingly understanding how this pollutant damages plants and trees, setting off a cascade of impacts that harms everything from soil microbes, to insects, to wildlife. Read more on E360 ?.

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DEP, Local Partners To Hold 5 Outreach Sessions For Input Into Priority Climate Action Plan Initiatives Starting Dec. 4

PA Environment Daily

The CCAP will build on the PCAP to include a broad list of GHG reduction strategies that could be used in Pennsylvania and include analyses that will help assess the benefits and impacts of these strategies. Analyses will be conducted in the following areas: -- A benefits analysis for reductions of GHGs and co-pollutants (e.g.,


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Cars, Smog, and EPA

Legal Planet

NOx plays a role in forming ground level ozone and final particulates (PM2.5), both of which are human health hazards. At the high temperatures in internal combustion engines, some of the nitrogen in the air actually burns, resulting in the formation NO or NO 2 , which are collectively called NOx.

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What Exactly is Ozone? The Good, the Bad & the Ugly


Our ozone layer serves as a lifesaving UV barrier for planet earth, functioning to absorb most of the sun’s ultraviolet radiation. At the same time, ground-level ozone pollution is extremely harmful to human health. Good Ozone’: Our Essential Sun Shield. Bad Ozone’: Ground-level Ozone & Impact on Health.

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Ozone pollution causes $63 billion damage per year to East Asian crops

New Scientist

Rising levels of ground-level ozone in China and nearby countries are having a big effect on the yields of staple crops such as wheat, rice and maize

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Summer Air Pollution Trends: Factors Affecting Air Quality


Levels of Ground-level Ozone Pollution Can Increase in Summer. As ground-level ozone requires the presence of sunlight to form, high heat and sunny weather can function to increase concentrations of this particular pollutant. , releasing choking black smog across Russia’s North-Eastern region.

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How Does The U.S EPA Report on Air Quality ?


Ground-level ozone (03) Particle pollution (PM2.5 Ground-level ozone (03) Particle pollution (PM 2.5) Report shorter-term AQ data to caution people in time to reduce their exposure. What Pollutants Does it Cover? and PM10) Carbon monoxide (CO) Sulfur dioxide (SO2) Nitrogen dioxide (NOx).