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2004-Oct-12, 04:28 PM
SUMMARY: After 18 months of observations by the Envisat Earth monitoring satellite, the European Space Agency has produced a detailed image of the entire Earth that shows nitrogen dioxide pollution. Nitrogen dioxide is generally a man-made gas - produced in power plants, heavy industry, and burning - which can cause lung disease and respiratory problems. Previous maps like this have been made, but this image is at a resolution of 60 x 30 km (37 x 19 miles), so scientist can pick out individual cities which are a source of pollution.

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John L
2004-Oct-12, 09:38 PM
America and Europe seem to have some hot spots if this map portrays what they say it does, but that spot in northern China is enormous. Does the Kyoto Protocol apply to China, or did they manage to get themselves labled as a developing country?

2004-Oct-12, 10:24 PM
Tasmania is missing from the map. This is an outrage!!!!

2004-Oct-12, 11:40 PM
Yup, looks like more of that pollution all right.