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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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Air pollution can make insects mate with the wrong species

New Scientist

Ground-level ozone, a product of pollution from cars, degrades insect pheromones, and this can result in mismatched mating and sterile offspring

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

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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. How is Ozone Created?

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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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Some crops tolerate ozone pollution better than others, study finds

Environmental News Bits

Differences in the photosynthetic “machinery” of certain crop plants can make them more or less prone to harm caused by ground-level ozone pollution, according to a recent Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences paper published by a team of Agricultural Research Service (ARS) and University … Continue reading Some crops tolerate (..)

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

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Ground-level ozone (03) Particle pollution (PM2.5 Ground-level ozone (03) Particle pollution (PM 2.5) E.g. The ozone AQI has an 8-hour exposure index & a 1-hour index, while the calculation of P M 2.5 Report shorter-term AQ data to caution people in time to reduce their exposure.