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Stale Cockpit Air Could Dull Airline Pilot Performance

That poorly ventilated conference room isn’t the only place with the potential for sick-air syndrome. Airliner cockpits can also have levels of carbon dioxide elevated enough that in simulations it causes pilots to fail test maneuvers at higher rates than …

Study Finds Air Pollution Kills 3.3M Globally, Likely to Double by 2050

Air pollution is killing 3.3 million people a year worldwide, according to a new study that includes this surprise: Farming plays a large role in smog and soot deaths in industrial nations. Scientists in Germany, Cyprus, Saudi Arabia and Harvard …

NASA to Launch Second Satellite to Track Global Warming

Five years after a NASA satellite to track carbon dioxide plunged into the ocean after liftoff, the space agency is launching a carbon copy – this time on a different rocket. The $468 million mission is designed to study the …

Global Warming Continues as Carbon Pollution Rises

The amount of heat-trapping pollution the world spewed rose again last year by 3 percent. So scientists say it’s now unlikely that global warming can be limited to a couple of degrees, which is an international goal. The overwhelming majority …