Sharp Decline in Pollution From U.S. Coal Power Plants confirmed by Ozone Monitoring Instrument (OMI)

REENBELT, Md., Dec. 1, 2011 /Coal Geology-PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — A team of scientists have used the Ozone Monitoring Instrument (OMI) on NASA’s Aura satellite to confirm major reductions in the levels of a key air pollutant generated by coal power plants in the eastern United States. The pollutant, sulfur dioxide, contributes to the formation of acid rain and can…

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NASA Air Pollution Flights Over Maryland Planned for July 26

July 25, 2011, WASHINGTON, (Coal Geology) – NASA’s DISCOVER-AQ air quality field campaign will take to the skies over the Baltimore-Washington traffic corridor and northeast Maryland on Tuesday, July 26, from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. EDT. Flights between the Washington Beltway and Baltimore will follow Interstate 95. Flights by NASA’s P-3B and UC-12 aircraft…

NASA Satellites Detect Extensive Drought Impact on Amazon Forests

  April 2, 2011, BOSTON, (Coal Geology)- Researchers at Boston University, NASA and Federal University, Vicosa, Brazil, have published a new NASA-funded study that shows widespread reductions in the greenness of forests in the vast Amazon basin in South America were caused by the record-breaking drought of 2010. “The greenness levels of Amazonian vegetation–a measure…

Chicken Fat Studied by NASA as Eco-friendly Jet Fuel

March 29, 2011, HAMPTON, Va., (Coal Geology) — In an RV nicknamed after an urban assault vehicle, scientists from NASA’s Langley Research Center traveled cross-country this month for an experiment with eco-friendly jet fuel. The Langley team drove 2,600 miles (4,184 km) from Hampton, Va., to meet up with other researchers at NASA’s Dryden Flight…