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NASA sees storms wrapping around Tropical Cyclone Cristina
The analysis of Tropical Cyclone Cristina's cloud top temperatures revealed some bands of thunderstorms were developing and wrapping around the center of the storm's circulation. (2020-07-09)
Socio-economic, environmental impacts of COVID-19 quantified
How is COVID-19 impacting people and the planet and what are the implications for a post-pandemic world? (2020-07-09)
New estimates highlight global economic and environmental impacts of COVID-19
The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in an estimated global consumption loss of $3.8 trillion, as well as significant job and income loss. (2020-07-09)
The best (and worst) materials for masks
It's intuitive and scientifically shown that wearing a face covering can help reduce the spread of the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19. (2020-07-08)
Microplastic pollution harms lobster larvae, study finds
Microplastic fiber pollution in the ocean impacts larval lobsters at each stage of their development, according to new research. (2020-07-07)
A chemical cocktail of air pollution in Beijing, China during COVID-19 outbreak
Air pollution during the COVID-19 lockdown in Beijing was mainly due to different chemical responses of primary and secondary aerosols to changes in anthropogenic emissions. (2020-07-07)
For cleaner air, water, and soil
The air around us is still getting more and more polluted. (2020-07-07)
Researchers create air filter that can kill the coronavirus
Researchers from the University of Houston, in collaboration with others, have designed a ''catch and kill'' air filter that can trap the virus responsible for COVID-19, killing it instantly. (2020-07-07)
Famous 'Jurassic Park' dinosaur is less lizard, more bird
From movies to museum exhibits, the dinosaur Dilophosaurus is no stranger to pop culture. (2020-07-07)
Nitrogen pollution policies around the world lag behind scientific knowledge
National and regional policies aimed at addressing pollution fueled by nitrogen lag behind scientific knowledge of the problem. (2020-07-06)
Toxic air pollution nanoparticles found in heart cell 'powerhouses' of city dwellers
Toxic metallic air pollution nanoparticles are getting inside the crucial, energy-producing structures within the hearts of people living in polluted cities, causing cardiac stress -- a new study confirms. (2020-07-03)
New platform gauges effects of plastic nanoparticles on human development and health
A study released today in STEM CELLS outlines a new platform researchers designed that allowed them to investigate the potentially harmful effects of microplastics and nanoplastics. (2020-07-02)
Understanding molecular mechanisms of air pollution's impact on ILD critical
More research must be done to investigate the role of air pollution on the epigenome in patients with interstitial lung diseases (ILDs), in order to develop strategies that minimize the effects of these pollutants, according to a new article published online in the American Thoracic Society's American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. (2020-07-01)
Study confirms ultra music festival likely stressful to fish
A new study published in the Journal Environmental Pollution by researchers at the University of Miami (UM) Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science found that the Ultra Music Festival was likely stressful to toadfish. (2020-07-01)
Jellyfish-inspired soft robots can outswim their natural counterparts
Engineering researchers have developed soft robots inspired by jellyfish that can outswim their real-life counterparts. (2020-07-01)
Roadside hedges protect human health at the cost of plant health
Roadside hedges take a hit to their health while reducing pollution exposure for humans. (2020-06-30)
Microplastic pollution accumulates heavily in coastal areas such as fjords and estuaries
Microplastic pollution in marine environments is concentrated most highly in coastal habitats, especially fjords and estuaries, according to a new review article published in the journal Marine Pollution Bulletin. (2020-06-30)
For cardiac rehab patients, in-home portable air cleaners lower fine-particle pollutant exposure
Using an in-home portable air cleaner (PAC) can significantly reduce exposure to fine-particle air pollutants -- a major risk factor for cardiovascular events in people with pre-existing heart disease, reports a pilot study in the July issue of Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation and Prevention. (2020-06-30)
Scientists shed new light on how seabirds cruise through air and water
New insight on how four species of seabirds have developed the ability to cruise through both air and water has been published today in the open-access journal eLife. (2020-06-30)
Stanford researchers reveal air pollution's connection to infant mortality
The study of sub-Saharan Africa finds that a relatively small increase in airborne particles significantly increase infant mortality rates. (2020-06-29)
Atmospheric processes likely caused puzzling haze over China during COVID-19 shutdown
New research indicates that significant enhancement of secondary aerosol formed in the atmosphere via gas-to-particle conversion, together with long-lasting regional transport, may be the cause of severe haze over China despite a dramatic reduction in emissions during the COVID-19 shutdown. (2020-06-29)
Gas cooker exposure can lower blood pressure, study finds
Sitting next to a gas cooker can lower blood pressure, research suggests. (2020-06-26)
Traffic density, wind and air stratification influence concentrations of air pollutant NO2
Traffic density is the most important factor for much the air pollutant nitrogen dioxide (NO2). (2020-06-26)
Air pollution could help London transport planners fight COVID-19
Measuring air quality across London could help fight COVID-19 by providing a rapid means of deciding whether to reduce public transport movement -- given strong links between exposure to air pollution and COVID-19 transmission, a new study reveals. (2020-06-26)
More evidence of causal link between air pollution and early death
Strengthening U.S. air quality standards for fine particulate pollution to be in compliance with current World Health Association (WHO) guidelines could save more than 140,000 lives over the course of a decade, according to a new study from Harvard T.H. (2020-06-26)
Study finds strong evidence for a causal link between long-term exposure to fine air particles and greater mortality in elderly Americans
A new analysis of 16 years of publicly accessible health data on 68.5 million Medicare enrollees provides broad evidence that long-term exposure to fine particles in the air - even at levels below current EPA standards - leads to increased mortality rates among the elderly. (2020-06-26)
NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite analyzes Saharan dust aerosol blanket
Dust storms from Africa's Saharan Desert traveling across the Atlantic Ocean are nothing new, but the current dust storm has been quite expansive and NASA satellites have provided a look at the massive June plume. (2020-06-26)
Global pollution estimates reveal surprises, opportunity
Using recent satellite observations, ground monitoring and computational modeling, researchers at the McKelvey School of Engineering at Washington University in St. (2020-06-25)
Air pollution, smoking and built environment are associated with an increase risk of childhood obesity
173 exposures analysed in first major study to assess risk of obesity in childhood using an exposome-wide approach. (2020-06-24)
Wildfire smoke has immediate harmful health effects: UBC study
Exposure to wildfire smoke affects the body's respiratory and cardiovascular systems almost immediately, according to new research from the University of British Columbia's School of Population and Public Health. (2020-06-24)
New data reveals even low levels of air pollution triggers gene expression
New data from a landmark study by Monash University researchers raises concerns that even short-term exposure to low level air pollution can affect gene expression, leaving us at risk of diseases such as cancer, cardiovascular and respiratory diseases. (2020-06-24)
Childhood obesity linked to multiple environmental factors in first-of-its-kind study
Childhood obesity is a health threat that is becoming more and more common worldwide. (2020-06-24)
Asymptomatic COVID-19 patients also contaminate the environment
Both symptomatic and asymptomatic COVID-19 patients have the capability of contaminating their surroundings, according to a new study published in mSphere, an open-access journal of the American Society for Microbiology. (2020-06-24)
Extending the coverage of PM2.5 monitoring to help improve air quality
A team of researchers in China has improved the method to obtain mass concentrations of particulate matter from widely measured humidity and visibility data. (2020-06-23)
Study: Air pollution major risk for cardiovascular disease regardless of country income
From low-income countries to high-income countries, long-term exposure to fine particulate outdoor air pollution is a major contributor to cardiovascular disease and death, a new Oregon State University study found. (2020-06-23)
"Bright spot" during COVID-19: Increased power from solar panels thanks to cleaner air
During the COVID-19 pandemic, one unexpected outcome in cities around the world has been a reduction in air pollution, as people stay home to avoid contracting the coronavirus. (2020-06-22)
Fish farming alters microbial communities, and reduces nitrate levels in pond ecosystems
The N and P fractions and water environmental factors influenced the microbial community structure and diversity in pond ecosystems. (2020-06-22)
Enhanced secondary haze by emission reduction during COVID-19 lockdown in China
The research, led by Nanjing University and Tsinghua University, investigated China's emission change due to the sharp drop of anthropogenic activities. (2020-06-22)
Human activity on rivers outpaces, compounds effects of climate change
The livelihoods of millions of people living along the world's biggest river systems are under threat by a range of stressors caused by the daily economic, societal and political activity of humans -- in addition to the long-term effects of climate change, researchers report. (2020-06-19)
Half of the world's population exposed to increasing air pollution, study shows
Half of the world's population is exposed to increasing air pollution, new research has shown. (2020-06-17)
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