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What caused the ice ages?

December 11, 2020

Tiny ocean fossils offer key evidence and point out the ocean’s role in past atmospheric carbon dioxide change more

Researcher at the MPI for Chemistry honored for excellent research and leadership in atmospheric aerosol science more

A natural gas shortage caused a major redistribution of air pollution related to China’s clean air actions in the winter of 2017 more

"Cool" Bacteria

November 12, 2020

New insights into a mechanism that reduces the ice formation ability of bacterial ice-nucleating proteins in an acidic environment. more

Algorithm to estimate coronavirus infection risk from aerosol transmission in the indoor environment and under different safety measures more

Ventilation made easy

October 30, 2020

A simple ventilation system can remove 90% of respiratory aerosols which potentially include coronavirus particles, from indoor air. more

Study estimates 15% of COVID-19 deaths worldwide could be attributed to air pollution more

Volatile organic compounds identified that can be used for olfactory navigation by homing pigeons more

Award of the gold Professor Niklas Medal of the Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture to Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. mult. Johann Georg Goldammer more

Fluffy fabrics such as French terry, fleece or velour, a good fit and several layers of material are all important for protection more

Anthropogenic ammonia emissions and the water content matter more than dry particle composition for the acidity of atmospheric aerosols in populated regions more

Press release of the Bjerknes Center for Climate Research and the University of Bergen, Norway

A new study published in Nature Geoscience shows that temperature in the Southern Ocean was more tightly linked to the extent of Antarctic glaciation during past greenhouse climates than previously thought. This affects how we see the complex mechanisms driving climate change around Antarctica, a region that is considered especially vulnerable to future changes. more

Researcher at the MPI for Chemistry honored with the Schmauss Award of the German Association for Aerosol Research more

Reversed ratio of chiral volatile organic compounds over the Amazon rainforest reveal insects as unexplored important source of forest emissions more

Press release of the Max Planck Institute for Biogeochemistry, Jena more

Human skin emits much more ammonia than the breath. The sticky molecule can spread on all surfaces and change the chemistry of our house. more

Two research aircraft investigate reduced concentrations of pollutants in the air

Joint press release of the Max Planck Institute for Chemistry and the German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt; DLR) more

Reduced air pollution by the coronavirus lockdowns leads to less premature deaths and asthma cases amongst children more

Fast reacting volatile chemicals with short atmospheric lifetimes can be smelled more sensitively than persistent ones more

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