Chicago’s air pollution crisis sheds light on what some neighborhoods face all the time, experts say

Chicago's air pollution crisis sheds light on what some neighborhoods face all the time, experts say

CHICAGO Chicago’s air quality, which has been some of the worst on Earth this week, is expected to improve in the coming days as a storm system clears smoke from the region. But the breathing difficulties and long-term health concerns all Chicagoans have experienced this week are nothing new to residents of the city’s most … Read more

Sun’s activity could peak 2 years early, frying satellites and causing radio blackouts by end of this year, experts say

An image of the sun shows a square protrusion jutting out from the sun like a waterfall

A “waterfall” of solar plasma has recently been spotted on the sun. Stranger solar phenomena have been observed recently as the sun approaches peak activity.Eduardo Schaberger Poupeau The sun is becoming more active and may peak activity sooner than expected. Solar maximum was predicted for 2025, but sunspot activity changed that. An unusual sunspot outburst … Read more