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February 21, 2017

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February 21, 2017

Tool for a Cleaner Long Island Sound

Feb. 19, 2017 — Ecologists have pinpointed sources of nitrogen pollution along Long Island Sound, and shows municipalities what they might do to alleviate ... read more

Improvements in Short-Term Forecasting of Air Pollution Levels

Feb. 13, 2017 — A new research project has successfully predicted the daily maximum ozone threshold exceedances in the Hong Kong area. The results show that an accurate and prompt prediction of tropospheric ozone ... read more

Feb. 8, 2017 — A new study finds that diesel trains may expose passengers to elevated levels of certain pollutants, especially if they are sitting directly behind the locomotive -- these commuters breathe exhaust ... read more

Feb. 8, 2017 — Three new minerals recently found are secondary crusts found in old uranium mines in southern Utah. They're bright, yellow and hard to find. Meet leesite, leószilárdite and ... read more

Electricity Costs: A New Way They'll Surge in a Warming World

Feb. 7, 2017 — Climate change is likely to increase US electricity costs over the next century by billions of dollars more than economists previously forecast, according to a new ... read more

Air Pollution Linked to Heightened Risk of Type 2 Diabetes in Obese Latino Children

Feb. 7, 2017 — Latino children who live in areas with higher levels of air pollution have a heightened risk of developing type 2 diabetes, according to a new study. Scientists tracked children's health and ... read more

Research on Short-Term Effects of Air Pollution on the Health of Airways of Children With Chronic Respiratory Complaints

Feb. 6, 2017 — Starting in 2017, researchers will commence their study on the effects of days with high air pollution on respiratory complaints, medication use and lung function of children suffering from chronic ... read more

Study Traces Black Carbon Sources in the Russian Arctic

Feb. 3, 2017 — Transport and residential heating could be responsible for a greater contribution of black carbon in the Russian Arctic compared to gas flaring or power plants, according to new ... read more

Feb. 2, 2017 — A recent study helps describe how uranium cycles through the environment at former uranium mining sites and why it can be difficult to ... read more

Plan to Reduce Air Pollution Chokes in Mexico City

Feb. 2, 2017 — In 2008, Mexico City added driving restrictions on Saturdays in hopes of moving the needle on improving air quality but according to new research, the plan isn't ... read more

Substance in Crude Oil Harms Fish Hearts, Could Affect Humans as Well

Jan. 31, 2017 — Exposure to oil can cause severe cardiovascular effects in fish. Experiments provide direct evidence of how phenanthrene, an oil pollutant found in water, air and soil, causes irregular heartbeat and ... read more

Air Pollution May Lead to Dementia in Older Women

Jan. 31, 2017 — Tiny air pollution particles -- the type that mainly comes from power plants and automobiles -- may greatly increase the chance of dementia, including Alzheimer's disease. Scientists and ... read more

Action Is Needed to Make Stagnant CO2 Emissions Fall

Jan. 30, 2017 — 2016 marked the third year in a row when global carbon dioxide emissions remained relatively flat, but actual declines won't materialize without advances in carbon capture and storage technology ... read more

Nordic Countries Are Bringing About an Energy Transition Worth Copying

Jan. 27, 2017 — What can we learn from the Nordic low-carbon energy transition given the new US leadership vacuum on climate change? A new study offers some important ... read more

Jan. 27, 2017 — More carbon dioxide in the air also acidifies the oceans. It seemed to be the logical conclusion that shellfish and corals will suffer, because chalk formation becomes more difficult in more acidic ... read more

Jan. 26, 2017 — A new way of looking at how pollutants ride through the atmosphere has quadrupled the estimate of global lung cancer risk from a pollutant caused by combustion, to a level that is now double the ... read more

Jan. 25, 2017 — Exposure to pollution from agricultural fires in the last few months of gestation leads to earlier birth and smaller babies, researchers have found. The results offer a warning to the developing ... read more

Jan. 24, 2017 — Scientists who developed a rapid assessment technique for determining which US coastal salt marshes are most imperiled by erosion were surprised to find that all eight of the Atlantic and Pacific ... read more

Bioinvasion Is Jeopardizing Mediterranean Marine Communities

Jan. 23, 2017 — Non-indigenous species are harming indigenous species and habitats in the Mediterranean Sea, impairing potentially exploitable marine resources and raising concern about human health issues, ... read more

New Technique Identifies Micropollutants in New York Waterways

Jan. 23, 2017 — Engineers have developed a new technique to test for a wide range of micropollutants in lakes, rivers and other potable water sources that vastly outperforms conventional methods. The new technique ... read more

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