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Can air pollution help us find alien life?

To find alien life in our universe, scientists have considered searches for optical lasers or even giant energy-harvesting structures known as Dyson spheres. Now they’re suggesting a more mundane sort of search, a hunt for air pollution in exoplanet atmospheres.

The upside of volatile space weather

Although stellar flares are typically viewed as a detriment to habitability, study shows ‘life might still have a fighting chance.’ Researchers find that flares drive a planets atmospheric composition to a new chemical equilibrium.

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Potentially damaging surface ozone levels rose in lockdown

(University of York) Less traffic on the roads during the first lockdown led to a reduction in air pollution but may have caused potentially damaging surface ozone levels to rise, a new study has revealed.

Environmental Policies Across EU Set Up Dramatic Improvement in Air Quality That Has Saved Thousands of Lives

There’s been a marked improvement in European air quality over the past decade, the European Environment Agency reports, with European Union, national, and local policies and emission cuts in key sectors making a big difference in lowering air pollution levels. According to the EEA’s Air quality in Europe — 2020 report, since 2000, emissions of […]

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