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Air/Atmosphere- Organizations: (see also Air Pollution & Databases)
Environmental Protection Agency's Air Page. Long list of Air Subtopics.
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Supplies daily weather forecasts, severe storm warnings and climate monitoring. Oversees fisheries management, coastal restoration and supports marine commerce. NOAA’s products and services affect more than one-third of America’s gross domestic product!
National Academies Board on Atmospheric Sciences and Climate's mission is to promote excellence in the atmospheric sciences, meteorology, and climate-related fields and to provide assistance to federal agencies, the science community, and the nation on these issues.
USDA Agricultural Air Quality Task Force. A repository of information about the task force, public access to Federal Register notices, meeting minutes, reports and documents, and official communiqués from and about the task force.
World Meteorological Organization (WMO) is a specialized agency of the United Nations. It is the UN system's authoritative voice on the state and behaviour of the Earth's atmosphere, its interaction with the oceans, the climate it produces and the resulting distribution of water resources.
Air Pollution/Clean Air- Organizations:
Environmental Protection Agency's Air Page. Long list of Air Pollution Subtopics.
EPA's Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards strives to assess the impacts of air pollution emissions and the results of efforts to curb these emissions.
Environmental Protection Agency's Office of Air and Radiation (OAR) develops national programs, technical policies, and regulations for controlling air pollution and radiation exposure.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Air Pollution and Respiratory Health Program.
Natural Resources Defense Council Air page. Issues, questions, answers.
Clean Air World p/o the National Association of Clean Air Agencies. Contains world-wide listings of air-pollution agency contacts and information and news on a wide range of environmental topics related to all aspects of air pollution.
National Association of Clean Air Agencies locate state and local air agencies across the nation, access the latest information on important air pollution topics and learn about the association's positions and initiatives.
Center for Clean Air Policy's mission is to significantly advance cost-effective and pragmatic air quality and climate policy through analysis, dialogue and education to reach a broad range of policymakers and stakeholders worldwide.
Clean Air Trust is working to achieve a strong and effective Clean Air Act . Info and news about the Clean Air Act.
Clean Air Watch, non profit watchdog group that seeks to protect the public interest. Monitors clean-air and climate policy and seeks to present a public-interest perspective grounded in fact and analysis. News.
Air & Waste Management Association, a nonprofit, nonpartisan professional organization that enhances knowledge and expertise by providing a neutral forum for information exchange, professional development, networking opportunities, public education, and outreach to more than 8000 environmental professionals in 65 countries.
Air Pollution-Organizations/Regional:
CenSARA (Central States Air Resource Agencies) chartered to act as a forum to discuss air quality issues of common concern to the central states and to help identify options that can effectively resolve these issues.
Coalition for Clean Air is committed to restoring clean, healthy air to all of California and strengthening the environmental movement by promoting broad-based community involvement, advocating responsible public policy and providing technical expertise.
Lake Michigan Air Directors Consortium (LADCO) provides technical assessments for and assistance to its member states on problems of air quality; and to provide a forum for its member states to discuss air quality issues. Illinois,Indiana, Michigan, Ohio and Wisconsin.
Northeast States for Coordinated Air Use Management, NESCAUM is a nonprofit association of air quality agencies in the Northeast.
Northeast States Center for a Clean Air Future (NESCCAF), a non-profit sister organization of NESCAUM, works to create effective solutions to critical clean air issues that harmonize environmental, public health, economic, and other societal goals through cutting-edge scientific research, policy analysis, and outreach..
Southeastern States Air Resource Managers, Inc., non-profit corporation formed by the local and state air pollution control agencies located in the southeastern states of Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee.
Westar promotes the exchange of information between the 15 member States, serves as a forum to discuss western regional air quality issues of common concern and shares resources for the common benefit of the member states.
Western Regional Air Partnership develops data, tools, and policies needed by states and tribes to improve visibility in parks and wilderness areas across the West.
Between 1990 and 2000, air pollution increased by 50% in developing countries...
EarthTrends, 2005
Air Quality Orgs: (see Air Pollution/Clean Air above)
Exactly how Oxygen came into being is still a bit of a mystery to scientists.
But they do now know that oxygen production began in the oceans around 2 and a half billion years ago and it wasn't until 400 million years ago that present-day oxygen levels in the atmosphere were reached.

Most of Earth's oxygen is produced by phytoplankton in the sea.
Sea Sick: The Global Ocean in Crisis

AIRNow, site on Air pollution for children, ages 5 to 10. Maintained by the EPA, NOAA, NPS, NACAA, NASA.


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