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Month: July 2018

Summer Temperatures are Still on the Rise, Along with Air Pollution

Summer Temperatures are Still on the Rise, Along with Air Pollution

The dog days of summer are still in full swing! It’s muggy and almost always unbearably hot. For anyone adventurous enough to leave their home, those two factors can be daunting enough. But summer, as it turns out, is also a key time for another phenomenon: air pollution, specifically ozone. Ozone becomes particularly problematic in hotter months because the atmospheric reactions that produce ozone are actually accelerated by the warm temperatures, with the highest daily concentrations generally occurring between mid…

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