Trash Burning (image) National Center for Atmospheric Research/University Corporation for Atmospheric Research Share Print E-Mail Caption Open burning of trash, as seen here in General Santos, Philippines, is a global phenomenon that has significant effects on air quality. Credit Photo courtesy Global Environment Facility. Usage Restrictions None Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.