National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) http://www.kunc.org en Hiking In The Ozone, And Learning About It Too http://www.kunc.org/post/hiking-ozone-and-learning-about-it-too <p>On a warm afternoon in Boulder, a small group of residents and scientists walked alongside South Boulder Creek.</p><p>"Today, we are here to talk about our regional air quality," said Jennelle Freeston, the volunteer coordinator for Boulder's <a href="https://bouldercolorado.gov/osmp">Open Space and Mountain Parks</a>.</p><p> Tue, 29 Jul 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Stephanie Paige Ogburn 59142 at http://www.kunc.org Hiking In The Ozone, And Learning About It Too Research Flights Over Front Range Part Of A Bigger Air Quality Effort http://www.kunc.org/post/research-flights-over-front-range-part-bigger-air-quality-effort <p>When Front Range residents look to the skies for the next few weeks, they may see something unusual – a NASA P-3 airplane buzzing just a thousand feet above.</p><p>The plane is one of three research aircraft plying the skies, as scientists from NASA and the National Center for Atmospheric Research work to learn more about air pollution in Colorado.</p><p> Tue, 15 Jul 2014 21:58:11 +0000 Stephanie Paige Ogburn 58856 at http://www.kunc.org Research Flights Over Front Range Part Of A Bigger Air Quality Effort The Plants In This Garden Tell You When The Air Is Dirty http://www.kunc.org/post/plants-garden-tell-you-when-air-dirty <p>What if you could look at the plants in your garden in order to learn if the air around you is clean or dirty?</p><p>At the National Center for Atmospheric Research in Boulder, scientists have planted a garden that does just that.</p><p> Mon, 14 Jul 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Stephanie Paige Ogburn 58774 at http://www.kunc.org The Plants In This Garden Tell You When The Air Is Dirty The 'Consensus' View: Kevin Trenberth's Take On Climate Change http://www.kunc.org/post/consensus-view-kevin-trenberths-take-climate-change Next month, a scientific committee sponsored by the United Nations will put out its latest assessment of climate change. The report is expected to underscore yet again that climate change is a serious problem and human beings are largely responsible.<p>The <a href="http://www.ipcc.ch/">Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change</a> (IPCC) represents a consensus view of hundreds of scientists from around the world. The effort shared the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize with Al Gore.<p>In some ways <a href="http://www.cgd.ucar.edu/staff/trenbert/">Kevin Trenberth</a> personifies that consensus. Fri, 23 Aug 2013 21:49:00 +0000 Richard Harris 48746 at http://www.kunc.org New Hardworking Oxidant Punches The Clock 24/7 http://www.kunc.org/post/new-hardworking-oxidant-punches-clock-247 <p>It&rsquo;s long been thought that <a href="http://www.epa.gov/air/sulfurdioxide/" target="_blank">sulfur dioxide</a> emissions from things like coal-burning power plants need to react in sunlight&nbsp;to make sulfuric acid in the atmosphere.&nbsp;But a new discovery suggests there might be more to the story.</p><p> Fri, 10 Aug 2012 19:22:52 +0000 Jessica McDonald 31914 at http://www.kunc.org New Hardworking Oxidant Punches The Clock 24/7