This week Chicago experienced the worst fine particle air pollution on record

Dot graph showing air pollution sensor readings with the highest PM2.5 levels on June 27-28, 2023.

The Chicago area experienced the worst fine particulate air pollution on record this week, as smoke from Canadian wildfires descended across the Midwest. The US Environmental Protection Agency has been monitoring air pollution in the Chicago area since 1998 to make sure it meets the health standards set by the Federal Clean Air Act. The … Read more

The Martian rover Perseverance sets a new record for oxygen production on the Red Planet

GOLDEN, Colorado – Breathe easy: There’s good news from Mars. Hidden inside NASA’s Perseverance Mars rover is a device known as the MOXIE, short for Mars Oxygen In Situ Resource Utilization Experiment. MOXIE is the first experiment to suck in the planet’s thin, carbon dioxide-laden air and turn that native resource into oxygen. The toaster-sized … Read more

The Martian rover Perseverance sets a new record for oxygen production on the Red Planet

a robot on wheels on mars

a robot on wheels on mars GOLDEN, Colorado – Breathe easy: There’s good news from Mars. Hidden inside NASA’s Perseverance Mars rover is a device known as the MOXIE, short for Mars Oxygen In Situ Resource Utilization Experiment. MOXIE is the first experiment to suck in the planet’s thin, carbon dioxide-laden air and turn that … Read more

Canadian bushfire emissions hit record highs as smoke reaches Europe

Canadian bushfire emissions hit record highs as smoke reaches Europe

[1/4]Flames reach high along the edge of a fire, seen from a Canadian Forces helicopter patrolling the area near Mistissini, Quebec, Canada June 12, 2023. Cpl Marc-Andre Leclerc/Canadian Forces/Handout via REUTERS/ Photo files 27 June – Wildfires that have swept through large swathes of eastern and western Canada have released a record 160 million tonnes … Read more