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30,000+ US lives could be saved by reducing air pollution levels below current standard
Research findings from the Center for Air Quality, Climate, and Energy Solutions (CACES) at Carnegie Mellon University show significant human health benefits when air quality is better than the current national ambient air quality standard. (2019-07-24)
Light pollution may be increasing West Nile virus spillover from wild birds
House sparrows infected with West Nile virus (WNV) that live in light polluted conditions remain infectious for two days longer than those who do not, increasing the potential for a WNV outbreak by about 41%. (2019-07-24)
Fracking activities may contribute to anxiety and depression during pregnancy
A new study led by a researcher at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health identifies a link between proximity to hydraulic fracking activities and mental health issues during pregnancy. (2019-07-24)
Independent, private firms pollute less than public firms, study shows
Private, independent firms are less likely to pollute and incur EPA penalties than public and private equity-owned firms, according to new research from the University of Notre Dame. (2019-07-24)
Lobster organs and reflexes damaged by marine seismic surveys
A new study of the impact on marine life of seismic air guns, used in geological surveys of the seafloor, has found that the sensory organs and righting reflexes of rock lobster can be damaged by exposure to air gun signals. (2019-07-24)
Exposure to air pollution among women in Mozambique greatly intensified by the use of kerosene lamps
Study shows that women living in the Manhiça region are breathing air with much higher concentrations of black carbon than those found in Europe. (2019-07-23)
Ozone threat from climate change
We know the recent extreme heat is something that we can expect more of as a result of increasing temperatures due to climate change. (2019-07-23)
'Legacy' mercury pollution still a problem in New Jersey meadowlands waters
'Legacy' mercury pollution from decades ago and miles away is an important source of contamination in New Jersey Meadowlands waterways, according to a Rutgers-led study that could help guide cleanup efforts. (2019-07-23)
Air pollution in US is associated with mortality and lower life expectancy
Current concentrations of fine particulate matter pollution, which mostly meet the national ambient air quality standard, are still associated with mortality and loss of life expectancy in the US, with larger impacts in poorer counties, according to a study published July 23 in the open-access journal PLOS Medicine by an international team of researchers from the Center for Air, Climate, and Energy Solutions led by Majid Ezzati of Imperial College London, UK. (2019-07-23)
Air pollution in US associated with over 30,000 deaths and reduced life expectancy
Air quality in the US may be linked with increased mortality and reduced life expectancy according to research from Imperial College London and the Center for Air, Climate and Energy Solutions at Carnegie Mellon University. (2019-07-23)
Helicopter transport for stroke patients decreases time to surgery, new study finds
The sooner that a severe stroke patient can access thrombectomy, the more likely they are to experience a good outcome. (2019-07-22)
100 days, 100 nights: Sensor network reveals telltale patterns in neighborhood air quality
Black carbon -- a contributor to global warming and a pollutant of concern to residents in urban areas -- can be difficult to track. (2019-07-22)
An air-stable and waterproof lithium metal anode
The instability of lithium metal anode in air and the dendrite growth limit its applications. (2019-07-19)
NIH study links air pollution to increase in newborn intensive care admissions
Infants born to women exposed to high levels of air pollution in the week before delivery are more likely to be admitted to a newborn intensive care unit (NICU), suggests an analysis by researchers at the National Institutes of Health. (2019-07-19)
Greater prevalence of congenital heart defects in high intensity oil and gas areas
Mothers living near more intense oil and gas development activity have a 40-70% higher chance of having children with congenital heart defects (CHDs) compared to those living in areas of less intense activity, according to a new study from researchers at the Colorado School of Public Health. (2019-07-18)
Protein oxidation reveals the environmental pollution level in Doñana National Park
A Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology team at the University of Cordoba assessed the environmental pollution of Doñana National Park by means of its effects on mice that dwell in the area. (2019-07-17)
Monitoring air quality after Fourth of July fireworks
The U.S. recently celebrated the Fourth of July with dazzling fireworks displays in many cities. (2019-07-17)
Massive potential health gains in switching to active transport -- Otago study
Swapping short car trips for walking or biking could achieve as much health gain as ongoing tobacco tax increases, according to a study from the University of Otago, New Zealand. (2019-07-17)
Chaos theory produces map for predicting paths of particles emitted into the atmosphere
Floating air particles following disasters and other geological events can have a lasting impact on life on Earth, and a new model drawing on chaos theory looks to help predict how these particles move, with an eye toward applications for geoengineering. (2019-07-16)
By cutting ozone pollution now, china could save 330,000 lives by 2050
If China takes strong measures to reduce its ozone pollution now, it could save hundreds of thousands of lives in the long run, according to a new study led by researchers at Columbia University's Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory. (2019-07-16)
Curbing indoor air pollution in India
Clean cooking energy transitions are extremely challenging to achieve, but they offer enormous potential health, environmental, and societal benefits. (2019-07-15)
Study finds association between air pollution, coronary atherosclerosis
Researchers found that long-term exposure to particulate matter and nitrogen dioxide, as well as proximity to vehicular traffic, were associated with severity of coronary artery calcium, or the buildup of plaque in the artery walls. (2019-07-12)
The discovery of a more effective method to estimate polluting emissions from nitrogen fertilizers
The discovery of a more effective method to estimate polluting emissions from nitrogen fertilizers. (2019-07-11)
No more trial-and-error when choosing an electrolyte for metal-air batteries
Researchers at Washington University in St. Louis have developed a one-parameter measure that makes selecting the correct electrolyte for potassium-air batteries an exercise in rationality, rather than patience. (2019-07-10)
Portland State study shows ways to reduce extreme heat in city neighborhoods
Planting more vegetation, using reflective materials on hard surfaces and installing green roofs on buildings can help cool potentially deadly urban heat islands -- a phenomenon that exists in nearly all large cities -- a new study from Portland State University shows. (2019-07-08)
Sense of smell, pollution and neurological disease connection explored
A consensus is building that air pollution can cause neurological diseases such as Alzheimer's disease and Parkinson's disease, but how fine, sooty particles cause problems in the brain is still an unanswered question. (2019-07-01)
'Back to school asthma' linked to tripling in rate of health service appointments
'Back to school asthma' -- a seasonal peak in cases associated with the start of the school year in September -- is linked to a tripling in the rate of family doctor (GP) appointments across England, reveals research published online in the Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health. (2019-07-01)
Insects inspire greener, cheaper membranes for desalination
Insect-inspired design principles lead to first-ever water-repellent membranes made from water-wet materials. (2019-06-30)
Pig-Pen effect: Mixing skin oil and ozone can produce a personal pollution cloud
When ozone and skin oils meet, the resulting reaction may help remove ozone from an indoor environment, but it can also produce a personal cloud of pollutants that affects indoor air quality, according to a team of researchers. (2019-06-28)
Scientists discover how plants breathe -- and how humans shaped their 'lungs'
Eperts led by the Institute for Sustainable Food at the University of Sheffield reveal how plants provide a steady flow of air to every cell. (2019-06-27)
Climate impact of clouds made from airplane contrails may triple by 2050
In the right conditions, airplane contrails can linger in the sky as contrail cirrus -- ice clouds that can trap heat inside the atmosphere. (2019-06-27)
New unprinting method can help recycle paper and curb environmental costs
Imagine if your printer had an 'unprint' button that used pulses of light to remove toner - and thereby quintupled the lifespan of recycled paper. (2019-06-26)
Significant UK air quality improvements over past 40 years cut death rates
Emission reductions due to policy interventions have reduced air pollutant concentrations and health impacts of UK air pollution since 1970. (2019-06-26)
To increase bike commuters, look to neighborhoods
People agree that bike commuting improves health, reduces air pollution and eases traffic, a recent survey suggests. (2019-06-26)
Neanderthals made repeated use of the ancient settlement of 'Ein Qashish, Israel
The archaeological site of 'Ein Qashish in northern Israel was a place of repeated Neanderthal occupation and use during the Middle Paleolithic, according to a study released June 26, 2019 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Ravid Ekshtain of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and colleagues. (2019-06-26)
Study finds link between hypertension and air pollution
A new study soon to appear in the Faculty of Public Health's Journal of Public Health, published by Oxford University Press, suggests that air pollution and living in apartment buildings may be associated with an increased risk for dangerous conditions like heart disease, stroke, and type 2 diabetes. (2019-06-25)
Elevated air pollution could diminish health benefits of living in walkable communities
The benefits of living in a walkable neighborhood could be diminished by increased exposure to traffic-related air pollution, suggests a study led by St. (2019-06-25)
Conceptual model can explain how thunderstorm clouds bunch together
Understanding how the weather and climate change is one of the most important challenges in science today. (2019-06-25)
Exposure to air pollution in India is associated with more hypertension in women
The CHAI project assessed the link between fine particulate matter (PM2.5) and black carbon and blood pressure in over 5,500 people living in a peri-urban area near Hyderabad city (2019-06-25)
Air pollution found to affect marker of female fertility in real-life study
Ovarian reserve, a term widely adopted to reflect the number of resting follicles in the ovary and thus a marker of potential female fertility, has been found in a large-scale study to be adversely affected by high levels of air pollution. (2019-06-25)
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