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Air contaminants databases ease healthy homes planning
Air pollution sources are everywhere in the home, from the bacon and eggs frying in the kitchen, to the woodburning stove in the family room, the newly painted hallway, and even the carpet in the living room. View News Article (2007-02-16)

Notre Dame researcher is studying role small dams play in pollution control
Sometimes, little things can add up to a lot. In short, that's the message of a research study on small dams, streams and pollution by Steve Powers, a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Notre Dame's Environmental Change Initiative (ECI).  View News Article (2013-03-29)

Clean energy least costly to power America's electricity needs
It's less costly to get electricity from wind turbines and solar panels than coal-fired power plants when climate change costs and other health impacts are factored in, according to a new study published in Springer's Journal of Environmental Studies and Sciences. View News Article (2013-09-18)

Flowers' fragrance diminished by air pollution, University of Virginia study indicates
Air pollution from power plants and automobiles is destroying the fragrance of flowers and thereby inhibiting the ability of pollinating insects to follow scent trails to their source, a new University of Virginia study indicates. View News Article (2008-04-11)

Stop marine pollution to protect kelp forests
University of Adelaide marine biologists have found that reducing nutrient pollution in coastal marine environments should help protect kelp forests from the damaging effects of rising CO2. View News Article (2013-07-17)

Sea salt worsens coastal air pollution: study
Air pollution in the world's busiest ports and shipping regions may be markedly worse than previously suspected, according to a new study showing that industrial and shipping pollution is exacerbated when it combines with sunshine and salty sea air. View News Article (2008-04-09)

Bacterial Persistence in Streams
A research team from the University of Tennessee (UT) has completed a study on an East Tennessee river to determine the connection between watershed hydrology and fecal bacteria statistical time series analysis. View News Article (2008-08-06)

Nitrogen pollution boosts plant growth in tropics by 20 percent
A study by UC Irvine ecologists finds that excess nitrogen in tropical forests boosts plant growth by an average of 20 percent, countering the belief that such forests would not respond to nitrogen pollution. View News Article (2008-02-07)

NASA Study Links "Smog" to Arctic Warming
NASA scientists have found that a major form of global air pollution involved in summertime "smog" has also played a significant role in warming the Arctic. View News Article (2006-03-15)

Fine particulate air pollution linked with increased autism risk
Women exposed to high levels of fine particulate matter specifically during pregnancy--particularly during the third trimester--may face up to twice the risk of having a child with autism than mothers living in areas with low particulate matter, according to a new study from Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH). View News Article (2014-12-18)

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