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

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.

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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.

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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.

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


In both the US AQI and the Nowcast, the higher the value, the greater the level of air pollution, and the greater the health concern. Ground-level ozone (03) Particle pollution (PM2.5 Ground-level ozone (03) Particle pollution (PM 2.5)

HELLA & BreezoMeter’s Air Quality Management System for Vehicles


The average driver in some countries can spend as much as 4 years on the road throughout their lifetime, regularly exposing them to harmful levels of air pollution. Exposure to air pollution during our regular, daily commutes is a major health risk.

Why is BreezoMeter Different from my Local Air Quality Source?


Different air quality indexes are also created for different purposes, which can affect the category level you see and the threat level/risk associated with different levels of pollution. We then apply modeling to report hourly air quality at the street level.

Particulate Matter: What Is It, And What Is It Not? | BreezoMeter


Unlike some of the other major air pollutants that affect our health, such as ground-level ozone (O3), nitrogen dioxide (NO 2 ), sulfur dioxide (SO 2 ), and carbon monoxide (CO), particulate matter is the only example that isn’t a gas.

DEP Invests Over $2.7 Million In Alternative Fuel Transportation Projects To Improve Air Quality & Public Health, Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions

PA Environment Daily

Transportation generates 47 percent of nitrogen oxide emissions in Pennsylvania, contributing to the formation of ground-level ozone. On January 21, the Department of Environmental Protection announced funding for more than $2.7

Bike to Work!

Academy of Natural Sciences

Motor vehicle exhaust is one big source of ground-level ozone or smog, fine particulate matter, carbon monoxide and nitrogen dioxide. Vitamin D levels increase after being outside, which has protective effects against depression.

Mack Trucks, 30 Other Businesses Call On Pennsylvania To Accelerate Electrification Of Trucks And Buses

PA Environment Daily

On July 20, dozens of businesses, including global vehicle manufacturing leaders, urged Pennsylvania decision makers to accelerate the electrification of trucks and buses throughout the Commonwealth.

DEP, DCNR, PennDOT Employees Recognized With Governor’s Award For Excellence For Environmental Projects

PA Environment Daily

The Litter Action Plan provides real solutions that can be implemented at the state, local, and individual level to help make a cleaner Pennsylvania for all of us. On May 20, Gov.

Proposed DEP Regulation Would Require 22% Of Passenger, Light Duty Vehicle Fleet Offered For Sale In PA Be Zero Emission Vehicles Starting In 2025

PA Environment Daily

Carbon dioxide emissions are the leading cause of climate change, and nitrogen oxides contribute to the formation of ground-level ozone, which affects the health of children, older people, people with lung diseases such as asthma and emphysema, and people who work or are active outdoors.

Green on Top: Zoning Against Climate Change with Green-Roof Legislation

Vermont Law

the overall energy consumption of the building is lowered, and green-roofs “provide a beneficial environmental modification that reduced building energy needs and protects against two current public health stressors: high summertime heat and ground-level ozone. Summary: Green-roof zoning laws may provide a solution to the Urban Heat Island Effect, which contributes to anthropogenic climate change through heat pollution originating from large cities.

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EPA Proposal to Rescind Oil and Gas Methane Regulations Has Not Been Adequately Justified and Disregards Negative Climate Impacts

Columbia Climate Law

Methane also contributes to the formation of ground-level ozone which is itself a heat-trapping greenhouse gas and, when inhaled by humans, can trigger a variety of health problems from throat irritation and coughing to bronchitis, asthma, and reduced lung function.

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