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U.S. Methane Emissions Flat Since 2006 Despite Increased Oil and Gas Activity: Study
May 15, 2019

Natural gas production in the United States has increased 46 percent since 2006, but there has been no significant increase of total U.S. methane emissions and only a modest increase from oil and gas activity, according to a new CIRES-led study.

A New View of Wintertime Air Pollution
May 08, 2019

The processes that create ozone pollution in the summer can also trigger the formation of wintertime air pollution, according to a new study led by CIRES and NOAA researchers. The team's unexpected finding suggests that in the U.S. West and elsewhere, certain efforts to reduce harmful wintertime air pollution could backfire.

Your Walls are Covered in Sweat
April 30, 2019

Lactic acid—the main chemical in human sweat—leaves our skin, travels through the air, and sticks to our walls.