|Air Pollution Reports:|
|"Fine-Particulate Air Pollution and Life Expectancy in the United States" From 1978 and 2001, Americans' longevity increased almost three years to 77, and as much as 5 months of that can be attributed to cleaner air, researchers from Brigham Young University and Harvard School of Public Health reported in the New England Journal of Medicine, 1-22-09.|
|Blacksmith List of most polluted cities and areas. Plus, sources and effects of Air Pollution in China. Encyclopedia of Earth. World Bank.|
|"Energy Futures and Urban Air Pollution: Challenges for China and the United States" National Academies. (2007) Air pollution imposes major costs, both human and economic, and China could learn from the successes and failures of the U.S. in its efforts to improve urban air quality, says a new report from the National Research Council and National Academy of Engineering, produced in cooperation with the Chinese Academy of Sciences and Chinese Academy of Engineering.|
|"Climate Projections Based on Emissions Scenarios for Long-Lived and Short-Lived Radiatively Active Gases and Aerosols" A Report by the U.S. Climate Change Science Program and the Subcommittee on Global Change Research. Sept 2008.|
|"Cancer, Air and Water Pollutants" Lowell Center for Sustainable Production. Prepared by the Lowell Center for testimony to the President's Cancer Panel about the state of the evidence on chemicals linked to cancer. PDF 2009.|
|Exactly how Oxygen came into being is still a bit of a mystery to scientists.
But they do now know that oxygen production began in the oceans around 2 and a half billion years ago and it wasn't until 400 million years ago that present-day oxygen levels in the atmosphere were reached.
|US EPA's National Center for Environmental Assessment. Data & Publications. Numerous reports,papers, etc...|
|National Academies. Board on Atmospheric Sciences and Climate Reports page. Many reports listed.|
|National Center for Atmospheric Research Air quality research Report. Winter 2006. PDF.|
|"History of contributions of planetary studies to the science of climate change." American Institute of Physics 2008. Earth's atmosphere as compared to Venus' and Mars'. Encyclopedia of Earth.|
|"Climate change and health costs of air emissions from biofuels and gasoline" quantifies and monetizes the life-cycle climate-change and health effects of greenhouse gas (GHG) and fine particulate matter (PM2.5) emissions from gasoline, corn ethanol, and cellulosic ethanol. National Academies Dec, 2008.|
|Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Aerosol Research Laboratories investigate transport and transformation of airborne particles in the atmosphere, real-time detection of toxic airborne particles in industrial workplaces, control of engineered nanoparticles, laser ablation for surface decontamination, and lately the impacts of nanoparticles on biological tissues.|
|Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. The Climate Science Department is the Earth Sciences Division’s newest Department; started in April of 2007. The department’s major areas of scientific focus will include climate change forcing, climate change modeling, and climate change mitigation.|
|National Center for Atmospheric Research sponsored by The National Science Foundation. Many research areas.|
|World Meteorological Organization's Atmospheric Research and Environment Programme co-ordinates and stimulates research on the composition of the atmosphere and weather forecasting, focusing on extreme weather events and socio-economic impacts.|
|University Corporation for Atmospheric Research of the National Center for Atmospheric Research. A hub for research, education, and public outreach for the atmospheric and Earth-system science community. Headquarters are in Boulder, Colorado.' ***|
|World Resources Institute (WRI), non profit, center for policy research and analysis of global resource and environmental issues. Atmospheric concentrations Database.|
|EPA's Clean Air Markets - Data and Maps. Datasets and Published Reports. ***|
|Nasa’s Clouds and Earth's Radiant Energy System (CERES) mission. The satellite TRMM (Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission) contributes to what is now a 25-year plus climate data record.|
|"Beware the Air" Report News Article in ScienceNOW on how the microscopic particles in pollution may trigger the formation of deadly blood clots in people's legs. May 2008. Reference to report out of Harvard. FEE.|
|EPA's 1991 Basic Air Pollution and Health Risk Publication.|
|Indoor Air Quality/Reports/Papers:|
|Environmental Protection Agency. Partnership for Clean Indoor Air factsheet and mission. PDF.|
|"Energy Conservation and Indoor Air Quality: Benefits of Achieving Both in Homes" Aerias-AQS Indoor Air Quality Resource Center, 2009. PDF.|
|U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health, Environmental Health and Toxicology- Indoor Air pollution Links Page. Long list of organizations and reports. ***|
|"Trends in Emissions of Ozone-Depleting Substances, Ozone Layer Recovery, and Implications for Ultraviolet Radiation Exposure" A Report by the U.S. Climate Change Science Program and the Subcommittee on Global Change Research. Nov 2008.|
|National Council for Science and the Environment. CRS Report- "Methyl Bromide and Stratospheric Ozone Depletion" Dec 2006.|
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