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Why do polar bears hunting at sea have higher pollution levels than those staying on land?
Polar bears that hunt mainly in the sea have higher pollutant levels in their bodies than those staying on land during the sea ice free…

The greenhouse gas nitrous oxide is on the rise
Most of us know nitrous oxide as “laughing gas”, used for its anaesthetic effects. But nitrous oxide is also one of the main stratospheric ozone…

Lead pollution in Arctic ice shows economic impact of wars, plagues, famines from Middle Ages to present
RENO, Nev. (June 28, 2019) – How did events like the Black Death plague impact the economy of Medieval Europe? Particles of lead trapped deep…


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A review and framework for the evaluation of pixel-level uncertainty estimates in satellite aerosol remote sensing

Sayer, Andrew M.; Goaverts, Yves; Kolmonen, Pekka; Lipponen, Antti; Luffarelli, Marta; Mielonen, Tero; Patadia, Falguni; Popp, Thomas; Povey, Adam; Stebel, Kerstin; Witek, Marcin L.

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Understanding of European Cold Extremes, Sudden Stratospheric Warming, and Siberian Snow Accumulation in the Winter of 2017/18

Lü, Zhuozhuo; Li, Fei; Orsolini, Yvan; Gao, Yongqi; He, Shengping


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