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A U.S.-designed weather model is being used to determine the devastating impact of ozone pollution in countries such as India.
Data from such research could be used to develop new ozone pollution standards and to determine whether the pollution reduction efforts are working, researchers said.
A recent study showed that ozone is having a catastrophic effect on India’s agricultural industry.
Ozone pollution ruined 6.7 million U.S. tons (6 million metric tons) of India’s wheat, rice, soybean and cotton crops in 2005, according to the analysis done with the Weather Research and Forecasting (WRF) model from the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR).
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A system that has a history of producing flooding and violent thunderstorms will threaten an expansive area of the central United States into Monday night.
A sweep of cooler air in the central United States will be preceded by disruptive downpours and locally severe thunderstorms into the start of the new week.
As the Indonesian island of Lombok continues to recover from the devastating earthquake earlier this month, two more powerful tremors jolted the island in a span of less than 12 hours to end the weekend.
The northeastern United States will be treated to an even stronger push of refreshing air later this week but not before drenching thunderstorms ramp back up across the region by midweek.
Typhoon Soulik will not be the only tropical system to bring impacts to Japan this week as Cimaron strengthens and threatens the country later in the week.
Despite weakening and taking a track south of the Big Island, Major Hurricane Lane will still stir dangerous seas across the Hawaiian Islands this week.
Some relief will come to the hard-hit Indian state of Kerala, where thousands have been rescued from the deadly flooding.
A man was struck and killed by lightning in Kings Park on Long Island, New York, on Saturday evening.