Pollution has changed the air for ever
Zipping through pristine air tells us how bad pollution is - interesting science news

Researchers analyzed air samples captured over the Amazon rainforest and the city of Manaus by the Gulfsteam-1 research aircraft and the picture revealed the startling effect of man-made pollution on the air quality.

The results indicate that the secondary organic aerosols produced by cars and power plants amongst others resulted in a marked increase in absorbed sunlight, create clouds and change rainfall patterns. These secondary aerosol particles are formed due to interaction between carbon emissions and nitrogen oxide.

The results also indicate that several of the changes are irreversible and human activities have made permanent damage to the environment already.

Read the full story: DOE/Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Scientific publication: Nature Communicaton


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