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May 6, 2015

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May 6, 2015

Competition Not Concentration Matters When Forming Cloud-Influencing Aerosols

Apr. 13, 2015 — The amount of secondary organic aerosol (SOA) produced from isoprene released by trees as well as the SOA volatility are more accurately tied to interactions with electron-rich, carbon-based ... read more

Mar. 31, 2015 — A team of researchers is studying possible links between reported hauntings and indoor air quality. It is known that some fungi, such as rye ergot fungus, may cause severe psychosis in ... read more

Mar. 31, 2015 — Researchers have detected a human fingerprint deep in the Borneo rainforest in Southeast Asia. Cold winds blowing from the north carry industrial pollutants from East Asia to the equator, with ... read more

Exercise Can Outweigh Harmful Effects of Air Pollution

Mar. 30, 2015 — The beneficial effects of exercise are more important for our health than the negative effects of air pollution, in relation to the risk of premature mortality, new research shows. In other words, ... read more

Study Takes Aim at Mitigating the Human Impact on the Central Valley, California

Mar. 27, 2015 — Study of California's Central Valley shows that as temperature-mitigating technologies are deployed, other environmental factors like pollution become a ... read more

Greener Industry If Environmental Authorities Change Strategy

Mar. 27, 2015 — Fewer industrial firms would violate environmental legislation and a higher number would adopt cleaner technologies if environmental authorities would focus their monitoring efforts on companies with ... read more

Air Pollution Linked to Increased Risk of Anxiety, Stroke

Mar. 24, 2015 — Air pollution is linked to a higher risk of stroke, particularly in developing countries, finds a study. In a second article, new research also shows that air pollution is associated with ... read more

Mar. 24, 2015 — 4th generation halogenated coolants and foaming agents have only been in use for a few years. They have replaced persistent greenhouse gases such as R134a, which were used in (car) air conditioning ... read more

Air Pollutants Could Boost Potency of Common Airborne Allergens

Mar. 22, 2015 — A pair of air pollutants linked to climate change could also be major contributors to the unparalleled rise in the number of people sneezing, sniffling and wheezing during allergy season. The gases, ... read more

South-East Asian Haze Increases Risk of Respiratory Mortality

Mar. 19, 2015 — Research has shown a significant association between haze events in South-East Asia and mortality rates caused by respiratory illness on the west coast of peninsular ... read more

Hidden Benefits of Electric Vehicles Revealed

Mar. 19, 2015 — Electric vehicles are cool, research shows. Literally. A new study adds more fuel to the already hot debate about whether electric vehicles are more environmentally friendly than conventional ... read more

Pollution Levels Linked to Stroke-Related Narrowing of Arteries

Mar. 16, 2015 — Air pollution has been linked to a dangerous narrowing of neck arteries that occurs prior to strokes, according to researchers. The scientists analyzed medical test records for more than 300,000 ... read more

Researchers Uncover a Mechanism Linking Inhaled Diesel Pollution and Respiratory Distress

Mar. 14, 2015 — Researchers have, for the first time, shown how exhaust pollution from diesel engines is able to affect nerves within the lung. Air pollution is a significant threat to health, they say, and ... read more

Mar. 6, 2015 — Leaded gasoline was a larger emission source of the toxic heavy metal lead than mining in South America - even though the extraction of metals from the region's mines historically released huge ... read more

Mar. 4, 2015 — A 20-year study shows that decreasing air pollution in Los Angeles has led to healthier lungs for millennials when compared to children in the '90s. The gains in lung function paralleled ... read more

Carotid Artery Stenosis: Air Pollution Connected With Narrowing of the Arteries

Mar. 4, 2015 — People living in areas with more air pollution face a greater risk of carotid artery stenosis, a narrowing of the arteries that supply blood to the brain, according to new research. Carotid artery ... read more

Mar. 4, 2015 — New models calculate and compare the true costs of various fuels to health, climate and the environment. Viewed this way, a gallon of gas costs $3.80 more than the pump price. The social cost of a ... read more

Mar. 4, 2015 — Researchers have found that growing a type of film used to manufacture solar cells in ambient air gives it a growth boost. The finding could make manufacturing solar cells significantly ... read more

Air Pollution Linked to Slower Cognitive Development in Children

Mar. 3, 2015 — Attendance at schools exposed to high levels of traffic-related air pollution is linked to slower cognitive development among 7- to 10-year-old children in Barcelona, according to a new ... read more

Mar. 2, 2015 — The chemical signature of water vapor emitted by combustion sources such as vehicles and furnaces has been found in the smoggy winter inversions that often choke Salt Lake City. The discovery may ... read more

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