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May 31, 2016

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May 31, 2016

May 17, 2016 — St. Louis' hazy summers can sometimes be too hot to handle for people with respiratory issues; increased ozone levels can make the air tough to breathe. A team of engineers focused on a study of ... read more

May 13, 2016 — Researchers have designed a portable autonomous device capable of collecting and assessing bacterial, viral and fungal biodiversity in the air as well as pollen in different urban areas and ... read more

Walking and Cycling Are Good for Health Even in Cities With Higher Levels of Air Pollution

May 5, 2016 — The health benefits of walking and cycling outweigh the negative effects on health of air pollution, even in cities with high levels of air pollution, according to a new study. This new evidence ... read more

May 4, 2016 — By switching from four wheels to two, bicyclists help reduce traffic and air pollution -- all while getting much-needed exercise. But that health benefit could be costly, due to exposure to ... read more

May 2, 2016 — Scientists have found that rain triggers the release of a mist of particles from wet soils into the air, a finding with consequences for how scientists model our planet's climate and future. The ... read more

May 2, 2016 — Scientists have examined the state of the surface of apparently fixed powder beds in which air weak enough not to move the powder is injected, and observed anomalous sinking phenomena, a world ... read more

Exposure to Particulate Air Pollutants Associated With Numerous Cancers

Apr. 29, 2016 — Researchers have found that long-term exposure to environmental pollutants was associated with increased risk of mortality for many types of cancer in an elderly Hong Kong ... read more

Apr. 27, 2016 — Even small amounts of air pollution appear to raise the risk of a condition in pregnant women linked to premature births and lifelong neurological and respiratory disorders in their children, new ... read more

One Oil Field a Key Culprit in Global Ethane Gas Increase

Apr. 26, 2016 — A single US shale oil field is responsible for much of the past decade's increase in global atmospheric levels of ethane, a gas that can damage air quality and impact climate, according to new ... read more

Is Your Home Harming You? New Research Highlights Deadly Effects of Indoor Pollution

Apr. 19, 2016 — Indoor pollution from smoke, building materials and spores kills millions each year, say researchers. New work offers insight into ‘Sick Building Syndrome’ and how new smart cities could help ... read more

Apr. 12, 2016 — A study that tracked Southern California children over a 20-year period has found they now have significantly fewer respiratory symptoms as a result of improved air quality. Researchers examined a ... read more

Local Fires Reduce Rainfall in Dry Season in Southern Africa

Apr. 12, 2016 — Emissions of particles, in particular soot, from local fires in southern Africa have increased due to human activities. Along with increasing global carbon dioxide levels, these particles have led to ... read more

Apr. 7, 2016 — Moss growing on urban trees is a useful bio-indicator of cadmium air pollution in Portland, Oregon, a study has found. The work is the first to use moss to generate a rigorous and detailed map of air ... read more

Respirator Mask Reduces Effects of Pollution on the Heart

Apr. 6, 2016 — The use of a respiratory filter mask helps minimize the impact of pollution on people with heart failure during rush-hour traffic in big cities, shows a new ... read more

Apr. 4, 2016 — A system to generate electricity from coal with much greater efficiency has been designed by researchers, possibly reaching as much as twice the fuel-to-electricity efficiency of today's ... read more

Mar. 31, 2016 — For the first time, scientists have three-dimensional snapshots of raindrops and snowflakes around the world from ... read more

Mar. 28, 2016 — Rising levels of atmospheric nitrogen pollution threaten plant diversity at nearly one-quarter of sites across a widespread portion of the US, according a new ... read more

Mar. 24, 2016 — A new study reveals that much more is happening at the microscopic level of cloud formation than previously thought. The findings could help improve the accuracy of climate change ... read more

Air Pollution Increases Risk of Early Death in Gothenburg

Mar. 24, 2016 — People who live where there are high levels of air pollution have an increased risk of dying prematurely. Air pollution levels in Gothenburg have, however, decreased by half in the past few ... read more

Mar. 18, 2016 — Using a new approach scientists have found that China's "climate responsibility", is not as significant as initially estimated. However, rather paradoxically, the latter country's ... read more

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