Posts Tagged "winter"

Ammonia Air Pollution from Cars and Trucks Worse in Winter

Posted on Dec 15, 2011 in Environment

Motor vehicles and industry are primary producers of ammonia in Houston’s atmosphere, and cars and trucks appear to boost their output during the winter, according to a new study by researchers at Rice University and the University of Houston (UH). Ammonia’s role in air quality draws minimal oversight from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), but researchers at both Houston institutions are learning what it means to life in and around the metropolis. The study led by Rice Professors Robert Griffin and Frank Tittel in collaboration with UH researcher James Flynn and...

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