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Air pollution may contribute to white matter loss in the brain
In a new study, older women who lived in places with higher air pollution had significantly reduced white matter in the brain. View News Article (2015-06-16)

Nutrient pollution can exacerbate coral disease outbreaks and threatens coral reef health
Wildlife diseases are one of the primary threats to coral reefs and other endangered marine ecosystems. For example, fungal and bacterial infections of reef-building corals and other key species recently caused mass-mortalities throughout the Caribbean. Species that dominated Caribbean coral reefs only twenty years ago are now functionally extinct. Little is know about the factors that promote... View News Article (2003-11-24)

New method for tracing metal pollution back to its sources
A new way of pinpointing where zinc pollution in the atmosphere comes from could improve pollution monitoring and regulation, says research out this week in the journal Analytical Chemistry. View News Article (2008-11-20)

Georgia State University research finds Clean Air Act increased Atlanta rainfall
A Georgia State University researcher is the first to show that the Clean Air Act of 1970 caused a rebound in rainfall for a U.S. city. View News Article (2013-06-06)

High pollution may increase SARS death rate
Air pollution is associated with an increased risk of dying from SARS, according to a report published this week in Environmental Health: A Global Access Science Source. The study shows that patients with SARS are more than twice as likely to die from the disease if they come from areas where pollution levels are high. 5,327 cases of SARS have been diagnosed in mainland China since November 2002... View News Article (2003-11-18)

First nationwide child health and air pollution study commences
This is the first nation-wide study of child health in relation to air quality to be conducted in Australia. View News Article (2007-04-19)

Association of tuberculosis with smoking and indoor air pollution
Smokers have an increased risk of tuberculosis (TB) infection, TB disease, and of dying from TB compared to people who do not smoke. View News Article (2007-01-16)

Traffic-related air pollution associated with changes in right ventricular structure and function
Exposure to high levels of traffic-related air pollution is associated with changes in the right ventricle of the heart that may contribute to the known connection between air pollution exposure and heart disease, according to a new study.  View News Article (2014-03-07)

Improving China's acid rain control strategy
Scientists are reporting the first evidence that China's sharp focus on reducing widespread damage to soil by acid rain by restricting sulfur dioxide air pollution may have an unexpected consequence: Gains from that pollution control program will be largely offset by increases in nitrogen emissions, which the country's current policy largely overlooks. View News Article (2009-10-15)

Stadium lighting affects bat behavior and may threaten biodiversity
A new Animal Conservation study shows that sports stadium lighting can alter patterns of bat species activity and feeding, which may in turn have cascading effects on other organisms and the ecosystem as a whole. View News Article (2015-07-24)

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