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December 1, 2015

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December 1, 2015

Sea Traffic Pollutes Our Lungs More Than Previously Thought

Nov. 20, 2015 — New data show that the air along the coasts is full of hazardous nanoparticles from sea traffic. Almost half of the measured particles stem from sea traffic emissions, while the rest is deemed to be ... read more

Nov. 18, 2015 — Some parts of the Twin Cities can spike temperatures up to 9°F higher than surrounding communities thanks to the 'urban heat island' effect, according to a new ... read more

Link Between Air Pollution, Heart Disease Confirmed

Nov. 18, 2015 — A link between higher levels of a specific kind of air pollution in major urban areas and an increase in cardiovascular-related hospitalizations such as for heart attacks in people 65 and older has ... read more

Nov. 16, 2015 — Paleontologists find that tiny organisms called foraminifera have a big story to tell about the health of Puget Sound. Two recent studies about the health of Bellingham Bay and inlets in the ... read more

Nov. 11, 2015 — Tiny plastic bits, collectively known as called microplastics, are showing up in bodies of water around the world, and are accumulating in aquatic creatures, including fish and shellfish. Now ... read more

Nov. 10, 2015 — A new study identifies a set of features common to all ocean ecosystems that provide a visual diagnosis of the health of the underwater environment coastal communities rely on. Together, the features ... read more

Environmental Factors May Contribute to the Development of Some Childhood Cancers

Nov. 9, 2015 — Environmental factors may be a contributory cause in the development of some childhood cancers, leading scientists have revealed. Experts have carried out pioneering analysis of neuroblastic tumours ... read more

Poor Air Quality Increases Patients' Risk of Heart Attack

Nov. 8, 2015 — People with heart disease face an increased risk of a serious heart attack during poor air quality days, according to a major new ... read more

Environment and Climate Helped Shape Varied Evolution of Human Languages

Nov. 4, 2015 — Researchers have conducted an extensive study of the relationship between the sound structures of a worldwide sample of human languages and climatic and ecological factors. The results show a ... read more

Rural-to-Urban Migration Associated With Negative Environmental Effects in Chinese Cities

Nov. 3, 2015 — A strong correlation has been found between the influx of labor migrants from rural to urban areas and negative environmental effects on those destination ... read more

Fireworks Are Fun but Can Reduce Visibility

Nov. 2, 2015 — There is a sharp reduction in visibility caused by fireworks and bonfires on Guy Fawkes' night, say scientists. They found that visibility was further decreased when the relative humidity was ... read more

Oct. 29, 2015 — When a river receives waste water from a treatment plant, the plant's efficiency is revealed. A new study group has observed that the waste water from treatment plants significantly influences ... read more

Underlying Causes of Delhi’s Air Pollution Problems

Oct. 29, 2015 — A new study has described how Delhi suffers a toxic blend of geography, growth, poor energy sources and unfavorable weather that perpetuates and propagates its dangerously high levels of air ... read more

Volkswagen's Emissions Cheat to Cause 60 Premature Deaths in US

Oct. 29, 2015 — Excess emissions from Volkswagen's defeat devices will cause around 60 people in the US to die 10 to 20 years prematurely, say researchers. In total, Volkswagen's excess emissions will ... read more

Oct. 28, 2015 — Haze due to weak winds and air pollution is reducing surface solar radiation in China, which has major consequences for the climate, the environment and the economy, say ... read more

Language, Immigrant Status Tied to Toxic Exposure

Oct. 28, 2015 — Economically disadvantaged immigrant neighborhoods of non-English speaking Latinos are more likely to be exposed to cancer-causing air toxins than comparable communities of any other racial group in ... read more

Oct. 26, 2015 — People could soon be using their smartphones to combat a deadly form of air pollution, thanks to a potentially life-saving breakthrough by ... read more

Oct. 23, 2015 — A firm has developed an evaporative cooler that has an integrated photovoltaic system isolated from the electrical network, which enables to refresh an area of ??approximately 200 square ... read more

National Contributions Provide Entry Point for the Low-Carbon Transformation

Oct. 22, 2015 — While the currently submitted national contributions to the new global climate agreement do not yet put the world on track to limit warming to 2 degrees Celsius, they imply an unprecedented ... read more

Fish Farming Gobbles Up Phosphorus

Oct. 22, 2015 — Fish farming is the largest source of phosphorus emissions in Norway, generating about 9,000 tonnes a year. Finding ways to reuse the waste from the fish farming industry could cut consumption of ... read more

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