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Woodstoves are good for the soul, bad for the heart
The risk of acute myocardial infarction for the elderly living in and around small cities is increased by air pollution caused by biomass burning from woodstoves. (2017-02-27)
Air pollution especially harmful to lungs of obese children
Obese children are more susceptible than normal-weight children to the harmful effects of air pollution, according to a study presented at the American Thoracic Society International Conference on May 24. (2004-05-24)
Particulate air pollution linked to poor survival in liver cancer patients
In a recent study, exposure to particulate air pollution after being diagnosed with liver cancer was significantly associated with an increased risk of premature death. (2017-06-07)
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 US city. (2013-06-05)
Humans are creating quite a racket, even in the wilderness
Human-related noise is doubling background sound levels in 63 percent of US protected areas, where manmade disturbances are supposed to be reduced, a new study reveals. (2017-05-04)
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. (2003-11-24)
Exercise can outweigh harmful effects of air pollution
New research from the University of Copenhagen has found that the beneficial effects of exercise are more important for our health than the negative effects of air pollution, in relation to the risk of premature mortality. (2015-03-30)
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. (2015-06-15)
Air pollution cleansed through ocean cloud processes, say Hebrew University scientists
Scientists at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem have demonstrated that sea spray over the oceans contributes to cleansing air that has been polluted overland. (2002-08-15)
Worms under stress
Species respond far more dynamically to disturbances in their environment than we think. (2006-10-04)
High pollution levels linked to increase in heart attack risk
High levels of pollution could increase the risk of having a heart attack for up to six hours after exposure, finds research published on bmj.com today. (2011-09-20)
Air pollution affects young people's psychiatric health
New research from Umeå University in Sweden indicates that dispensed medication for psychiatric diagnosis can be related to air pollution concentrations. (2016-06-08)
K-State Pollution Prevention Institute's intern program named best
The Kansas State University Pollution Prevention Institute's intern program has received the MVP2 award as the best pollution prevention project/program. (2009-09-16)
Air pollution increases risk of death in Gothenburg
People who live where there are high levels of air pollution have an increased risk of dying prematurely. (2016-03-24)
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. (2015-07-24)
Unique cooperation for air pollution study between Hebrew University, Palestinians
Within the framework of a unique project of cooperation between the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and Palestinian research organizations, two engineers of the Palestinian Meteorological Service have come to the university for training and advanced study. (2005-03-16)
Stagnant air pollution increases risk of death from breathing problems
Air pollution that sits over a city without being blown away by the wind increases the risk of death from breathing problems, according to a study presented at the American Thoracic Society International Conference. (2003-05-19)
Cooking fuels contribute to childhood pneumonia in developing countries
Solid fuels used for cooking are the prevailing source of indoor pollution in developing countries. (2016-10-21)
Pollution shrinks fetus size: Brisbane study finds
Exposure to air pollution significantly reduces fetus size during pregnancy, according to a new study by Brisbane scientists. (2008-01-06)
Lights out... light pollution alters reproduction cycle in lemurs
Besides obscuring the stars, light pollution can also disrupt the reproduction of light-sensitive animals. (2014-07-02)
The sun is brightening -- but not in China
Haze due to weak winds and air pollution is reducing surface solar radiation in China, which has major consequences for the climate, the environment and the economy. (2015-10-28)
Warning over cost of asthma caused by traffic-related air pollution
The total cost of asthma due to traffic-related air pollution is much higher than previous estimates, according to new research. (2012-01-25)
Air pollution exposure during pregnancy linked with asthma risk
Babies born to mothers exposed to air pollution from traffic during pregnancy have an increased risk of developing asthma before the age of six, according to new UBC research. (2016-02-09)
Clouds shield pollutants going out to sea
NASA scientists have the first evidence more regional pollution lurks in clouds than in clear skies off the Asian coastline. (2004-02-03)
Surface-level ozone pollution set to reduce tree growth 10 percent by 2100
Modern day concentrations of ground level ozone pollution are decreasing the growth of trees in the northern and temperate mid-latitudes, as shown in a paper publishing today in Global Change Biology. (2008-12-09)
Polluting China for the sake of economic growth
China's economic growth will continue to be energy-intensive and highly polluting for the foreseeable future with emissions and efficiency far below capital growth on the agenda, according to a study published in the International Journal of Global Energy Issues. (2012-04-27)
Environmental policy, pollution and economic growth
A new study suggests that air pollution policy reduces the extent to which population growth in metropolitan areas results in increased pollution emissions without disrupting the economic growth from this urbanization. (2017-08-09)
UGA scientist to study effect of air quality on unborn babies
From recent studies in many countries, scientists suspect a relationship between exposure to air pollution and health problems like preterm births, low birth weights, poor fetal development and mortality, said Luke Naeher, an environmental epidemiologist with the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. (2003-09-23)
Europe-wide study finds long-term exposure to even low levels of air pollution increases risk of lung cancer
Prolonged exposure to particulate air pollution increases the risk of lung cancer (particularly adenocarcinoma) even at levels below the European Union limit values, according to one of the largest studies of its kind published in The Lancet Oncology. (2013-07-09)
Seabirds study shows plastic pollution reaching surprising levels off coast of Pacific Northwest
Plastic pollution off the northwest coast of North America is reaching the level of the notoriously polluted North Sea, according to a new study led by a researcher at the University of British Columbia. (2012-07-04)
Reduction in air pollution from wood stoves associated with significantly reduced risk of death
Male deaths from all-causes, but particularly cardiovascular and respiratory disease, could be significantly reduced with a decrease in biomass smoke (smoke produced by domestic cooking and heating and woodland fires), a paper published today on bmj.com suggests. (2013-01-08)
Briefing explores associations between air pollution and health outcomes
Health risks associated with high levels of air pollution may vary between neighborhoods across large urban populations. (2013-02-17)
Air pollution linked to increased medical care and costs for elderly
A new study of elderly Americans shows a strong link between air pollution and higher costs of medical care, both inpatient and outpatient, and especially for respiratory ailments. (2002-11-12)
'Fingerprint' technique spots frog populations at risk from pollution
Researchers at Lancaster University in the UK have found a way to detect subtle early warning signs that reveal a frog population is at risk from pollution. (2017-03-24)
NASA scientists relate urban population to air pollution
Live in a large city like New York, London, Beijing or Mumbai, and you are likely exposed to more air pollution than people in smaller cities in surrounding areas. (2013-08-19)
Pollution linked to hospitalizations for pneumonia in older adults
Older adults with long-term exposure to higher levels of pollution are at higher risk for hospitalization for pneumonia, according to researchers in Canada. (2009-12-23)
Tracking groundwater pollution to its source
Computer algorithms might be useful in identifying sources of groundwater pollution, according to researchers in Australia and India. (2011-06-22)
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. (2014-03-07)
Educators Launch Internet Based Workshop On Pollution Prevention
Researchers at Michigan Technological University and Arizona State University have launched an open Internet based workshop on pollution prevention research and teaching in higher education. (1999-02-10)
Animal acoustic activity decline shows forest fire pollution wreaks havoc on wildlife
Forest fires in Southeast Asia during the El Niño droughts of 2015 caused considerable disruption to the biodiversity of the region due to the smoke-induced 'haze' they created, according to new research led by Benjamin Lee at the University of Kent and the National Parks Board in Singapore. (1969-12-31)
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