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An Oregon wildfire burns in 2013. The increasingly widespread wildfires in the Pacific Northwest are affecting air pollution across North America. (Photo by Bureau of Land Management.)

Rebecca Buchholz led a study on large and intense wildfires in the US Pacific Northwest. These wildfires are altering the seasonal pattern of air pollution and causing a spike in unhealthy pollutants in... Read more

NASA false-color view of total ozone over the Arctic pole on October 3, 2021.

An international agreement to protect the ozone layer is expected to prevent 443 million cases of skin cancer and 63 million cataract cases for people born in the United States through the end of... Read more

Sunset over the Colorado Front Range on August 5, 2021. Photo by Carl Drews from Niwot, Colorado.

ACOM scientist Brett Palm contributed to an article in the Casper Star Tribune regarding the summer wildfires and Wyoming air quality, and he described what makes the smoke dangerous. Wildfire smoke... Read more

View of Denver Skyline from South Table Mountain. US Department of Energy - 28 September 2012, 08:06 AM. https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:U.S._Department_of_Energy_-_Science_-_298_047_001_(27040059996).jpg

ACOM scientist Frank Flocke contributed to an article at the Colorado Sun discussing ozone pollution along the Front Range.

The nature of ozone problems in many urban areas is pretty much the same.

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