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Arctic clouds highly sensitive to air pollution

A study by atmospheric scientists has found that the air in the Arctic is extraordinarily sensitive to air pollution, and that particulate matter may spur Arctic cloud formation. These clouds can act as a blanket, further warming an already-changing Arctic. … Continue reading

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Salty snow could affect air pollution in the Arctic

In pictures, the Arctic appears pristine and timeless with its barren lands and icy landscape. In reality, the area is rapidly changing. Scientists are working to understand the chemistry behind these changes to better predict what could happen to the … Continue reading

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Air pollution increasing acidity of Arctic Ocean

On top of record ice melts the Arctic Ocean is reportedly experiencing a greater rate of carbon dioxide absorption than previously thought. The increase in the amount of carbon dioxide being absorbed is making the waters more acidic, risking the … Continue reading

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