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July 24, 2016

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July 24, 2016

Air Purification: Plant Hemoglobin Proteins Help Arabidopsis Thaliana Plants Fix Atmospheric Nitric Oxide

June 13, 2016 — Nitrogen oxides (NOx) emissions are mainly caused by combustion processes in industrial facilities and engines. In humans, the gaseous pollutants particularly irritate the mucous membranes in the ... read more

Air Pollution Affects Young People’s Psychiatric Health

June 8, 2016 — New research indicates that dispensed medication for psychiatric diagnosis can be related to air pollution ... read more

Superfilter Nanomask Protects from Invisible Killers

June 6, 2016 — Scientists have invented an easily breathable nanomask that can filter incredibly tiny particles, such as viruses and air ... read more

June 1, 2016 — Using a new satellite-based method, scientists have located 39 unreported and major human-made sources of toxic sulfur dioxide ... read more

June 1, 2016 — A new device that can detect ultra-low concentrations of gases like nitrogen dioxide accurately and nearly instantaneously has been developed by a team of ... read more

High Blood Pressure Linked to Short-, Long-Term Exposure to Some Air Pollutants

May 31, 2016 — High blood pressure was associated with short-term and long-term exposure to some air pollutants commonly associated with the burning/combustion of fossil fuels, dust and dirt, a new study shows. ... read more

May 31, 2016 — Scientists are harnessing advanced fiber-sensor technologies to increase productivity and process safety in the waste oil recycling ... read more

Looking to Beat the Heat and Save Money?

May 31, 2016 — A new study confirms that, contrary to the belief that cool roofs won’t work in colder climates, they actually provide net energy — and monetary — ... read more

Clouds Provide Clue to Better Climate Predictions

May 25, 2016 — A research group from the CERN Cloud experiment has uncovered the processes behind the formation and evolution of small atmospheric particles free from the influence of pollution. Their findings are ... read more

May 25, 2016 — A new paper explains why some climate processes are more effective than others at warming/cooling the Earth. By accounting for these differences we can more accurately determine the most important ... read more

May 24, 2016 — A major, decade-long study of thousands of Americans found that people living in areas with more outdoor pollution -- even at lower levels common in the United States -- accumulate deposits in the ... read more

'Suggestive Evidence' for Link Between Air Pollution, Heightened Stillbirth Risk

May 24, 2016 — There is 'suggestive evidence' for a link between air pollution and a heightened risk of stillbirth, indicates a summary of the available data recently ... read more

Air Pollution Exposure May Raise Heart Disease Risk

May 24, 2016 — Exposure to air pollution can worsen blood sugar levels, cholesterol and other risk factors for heart disease, particularly in people with diabetes, according to a new ... read more

New Research Unveils an 80% Reduction in Atmospheric Carbon Monoxide as a Result of Car Emissions Policies

May 23, 2016 — New research has highlighted the success of automotive technologies and policies in cutting atmospheric carbon monoxide (CO) by 80% within south-east England over the last 18 years. High levels of ... read more

May 18, 2016 — Solar power could deliver $400 billion in environmental and public health benefits throughout the United States by 2050, according to a new ... read more

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 17, 2016 — The features that make cities unique are important to understanding how cities affect weather and disperse air pollutants, researchers highlight in a new ... read more

Metals Released by Burning Fuel Oil May Damage Children's Developing Lungs

May 16, 2016 — A new study investigating the health impact of the chemical components of air pollution is reporting that two metals, nickel and vanadium (Ni and V), may be damaging to the developing lungs of ... read more

May 16, 2016 — As climatologists closely monitor the impact of human activity on the world's oceans, researchers have found yet another worrying trend impacting the health of the Pacific ... read more

May 16, 2016 — Emissions from farms outweigh all other human sources of fine-particulate air pollution in much of the United States, Europe, Russia and China, according to new research. The culprit: fumes from ... read more

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