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Ozone masks plant's volatiles, plant eating insects confused

— posted on May 17, 2013 11:30 AM

"Insects detect odor with olfactory receptors located on their antennae," said Jose D. Fuentes, professor of meteorology, Penn State. "These receptors sense plant-emitted volatile organic compounds in very small amounts -- as low as six molecules hitting an antenna."

A fiscal Code Blue for 'Code Red' pollution alerts

— posted on Sep 02, 2015 08:15 AM

Think the budget battles in Washington, D.C., are just a lot of hot air? Well, say so long to next-day air pollution forecasts, hanging out on the chopping block amid federal funding fights.