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New study pinpoints major sources of air pollutants from oil and gas operations in Utah

Oil and natural gas production fields can emit large amounts of air pollutants that affect climate and air quality—but tackling the issue has been difficult  because little is known about what aspects of complex production operations leak what kinds of pollutants, and how much. Now a CIRES-led study in the journal Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics sheds light on just that, pinpointing sources of airborne pollutants. Read More ...

CO-LABS Honors groundbreaking scientists and their research

A team of CIRES and NOAA scientists have won one of the 2014 Governor's Awards for High-Impact research, for their work investigating the atmospheric impacts of rapidly expanding oil and gas development across The West. Read More ...

New study explains wintertime ozone pollution in Utah oil and gas fields

Chemicals released into the air by oil and gas exploration, extraction and related activities can spark reactions that lead to high levels of ozone in wintertime, high enough to exceed federal health standards, according to new NOAA-led research, published today in Nature. Read More ...