Dust squall in Senegal
Science Snapshot: Globetrotting Sandstorms
What happens when dust travels from the Sahara to the Florida Everglades?
ABOVE: Karen Coker / Penn State
Science Snapshot: Globetrotting Sandstorms
Science Snapshot: Globetrotting Sandstorms

What happens when dust travels from the Sahara to the Florida Everglades?

What happens when dust travels from the Sahara to the Florida Everglades?

ABOVE: Karen Coker / Penn State

air quality

maple leaves on a tree seen from below
Vegetation Filters Harmful Particulates from Air—But How Much?
Shawna Williams | Jan 6, 2020
Studies on various roadside layouts and species tend to yield different results for plants’ effectiveness at alleviating pollution.
Time Spent in Nature Is Good for You
Jef Akst | Oct 1, 2019
Research has repeatedly suggested that spending time in natural environments improves mental and physical well-being. Now, scientists are gathering the data needed to incorporate this phenomenon in health-care guidelines.
Opinion: Poor Science Contributes to Delhi’s Air Pollution Crisis
Shekhar Chandra | Aug 28, 2018
The sources of pollution are not known yet because of incomplete data collection.
People Emit Unique Microbial Clouds
Karen Zusi | Sep 23, 2015
DNA sequencing reveals personalized microbe communities in the air surrounding participants in a small study.
Green Cities Reduce Pollution
Jef Akst | Aug 30, 2012
Trees and bushes growing in the world’s metropolises reduce air pollutants by 8 times more than previously realized.