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Iron dissolved by air pollution may increase ocean potential to trap carbon
Iron particles generated by cities and industry are being dissolved by man-made air pollution and washed into the sea -- potentially increasing the amount of greenhouse gases that the world's oceans can absorb, a new study suggests. (2017-03-01)
Study reveals air pollution is causing widespread and serious impacts to ecosystems
If you are living in the eastern United States, the environment around you is being harmed by air pollution. (2008-07-21)
Don't drink the water: Texas A&M researcher conducting study of polluted Mexican lake
Finding clean, fresh water can often be a problem. If it's Mexico City, with its population of 20 million people and a history as one of the world's most polluted areas, finding drinkable water can be more than just a problem - it can be a matter of life and death. (2003-09-26)
Link between vitamin E and exposure to air pollution
A new study from King's College London and the University of Nottingham has found an association between the amount of vitamin E in the body, exposure to particulate pollution and lung function. (2015-05-14)
Pollution controls used during China Olympics could save lives if continued
The air pollution control measures that were put in place in Beijing during the 2008 Olympic Games -- if continued -- would cut almost in half the lifetime risk of lung cancer for the area's residents from certain inhaled pollutants, a new study concludes. (2011-02-08)
Precision biochemistry tracks DNA damage in fish
Like coal-mine canaries, fish DNA can serve as a measure of the biological impact of water and sediment pollution or pollution clean-up. (2006-05-12)
NASA scientists discuss giant atmospheric brown cloud
NASA scientists announced a giant, smoggy atmospheric brown cloud, which forms over South Asia and the Indian Ocean, has intercontinental reach. (2004-12-15)
Review study finds association between tobacco smoking and increased risk of tuberculosis
Researchers from the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) found consistent evidence that smoking is associated with an increased risk of TB. (2007-01-15)
Using urban pigeons to monitor lead pollution
Tom Lehrer sang about poisoning them, but those pigeons in the park might be a good way to detect lead and other toxic compounds in cities. (2016-07-19)
Diabetics susceptible to compromised cardiovascular function from high levels of air pollution
Researchers from the Harvard School of Public Health and colleagues assessed the effect of high air pollution levels, specifically emissions from coal-burning power plants and diesel vehicles, on Boston-area adults with diabetes. (2005-06-07)
Smoke signals: New evidence links air pollution to congenital defects
The health effects of air pollution are a major concern for urban populations all over the world. (2014-12-22)
Exhaust fumes boost asthma risk in genetically susceptible children
Exhaust fumes heighten the risk of asthma in children who are already genetically susceptible to respiratory disease, indicates research published ahead of print in the journal Thorax. (2007-08-20)
Exposure to nitrogen dioxide lowers in vitro fertilization success
Exposure to an increased level of air pollutants, especially nitrogen dioxide, has been associated with lower likelihoods of successful pregnancy among women undergoing in vitro fertilization, according to a team of fertility researchers. (2010-04-12)
Plan to reduce air pollution chokes in Mexico City
In 2008, Mexico City added driving restrictions on Saturdays in hopes of moving the needle on improving air quality but according to new research by Lucas W. (2017-02-02)
Air pollution diminishing air quality at Devils Postpile National Monument
Air pollution from wildland fires and urban and agricultural areas in California is diminishing air quality at Devils Postpile National Monument, according to a recent study published in the journal Atmospheric Environment. (2013-04-23)
This week from AGU: California tsunami, air pollution, Indian Ocean & 4 papers
A new simulation of tsunamis generated by earthquake faults off the Santa Barbara coast demonstrates a greater potential for tsunami inundation in the cites of Ventura and Oxnard than previously thought, according to a new study in Geophysical Research Letters. (2015-08-19)
Researchers pinpoint how trees play role in smog production
After years of scientific uncertainty and speculation, researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill show exactly how trees help create one of society's predominant environmental and health concerns: air pollution. (2013-04-25)
Asthma symptoms kicking up? Check your exposure to air pollution
According to a new article in the Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, the scientific publication of the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, asthma sufferers can learn lessons about managing their asthma by examining their lifestyle. (2014-09-30)
Control of methane emissions would reduce both global warming and air pollution, researchers find
Both air pollution and global warming could be reduced by controlling emissions of methane gas, according to a new study. (2002-10-09)
Respirator mask reduces effects of pollution on the heart
The use of a respiratory filter mask helps minimize the impact of pollution on people with heart failure during rush-hour traffic in big cities, shows a study described in an article in the journal JACC: Heart Failure and highlighted in an editorial, published by the American College of Cardiology. (2016-04-06)
UT Dallas engineers identify material that reduces pollution from diesel engines
A catalyst that can replace platinum in diesel engines has been shown to reduce pollution by up to 45 percent. (2012-08-16)
Worldwide increase of air pollution
Atmospheric model calculates changes in air quality over the coming decades. (2012-08-01)
NASA funds SAO instrument to track North American air pollution
The Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory has been awarded a NASA project to build the Tropospheric Emissions: Monitoring of Pollution (TEMPO) instrument. (2012-11-09)
Using science to address farm pollution
Half of the nitrogen-based fertilizer used on US crops seeps into the environment, prompting an interdisciplinary team of Michigan State University scientists to investigate ways to curb pollution. (2013-06-03)
Smog aggravates asthma in children born prematurely or of low birthweight, UC Berkeley researchers find
Smog-induced asthma symptoms are more severe in children born prematurely or of low birthweight, as compared to full-term, normal birthweight children. (2000-11-12)
Air pollutants alone may cause asthma attacks
UCLA researchers show for the first time that diesel exhaust particles alone may be enough to induce acute asthma flares. (2003-11-10)
Noise distracts fish from their dinner
We all struggle to concentrate when there are roadworks taking place outside our window. (2011-02-28)
Air pollution, gone with the wind
As urban populations expand, downtown buildings are going nowhere but up. (2012-11-01)
Urban air pollution -- what are the main sources across the world?
The European Commission's in-house science service, the Joint Research Centre and the World Health Organization have identified the main categories of particulate matter in urban air in 51 different cities around the world. (2015-12-01)
Lessening the impact of climate change on health
Reducing the use of fossil fuels and increasing the use of renewable energy sources can improve health by cutting air pollution and addressing climate change, state the authors of a review published in this week's issue of The Lancet. (2006-06-22)
UW to lead most comprehensive study of air pollution and cardiovascular disease
Researchers at the University of Washington will direct the largest study of its kind to explore the connection between air pollution and the No. (2004-07-29)
Air quality in nursing homes affecting lung health of residents
The indoor air quality in nursing homes has a serious effect on the lung health of elderly residents, according to the findings of a new study. (2015-03-11)
Colorado U. study indicates Denver area drivers unmoved by state air quality advisories
A sample study of Denver-area drivers indicates almost all are aware of air-quality advisories and voluntary driving restrictions during high-pollution days in the fall and winter, but the advisories have no significant effect on commuters' transportation habits, according to a University of Colorado at Boulder study. (2000-11-05)
Unraveling the mystery of Saharan dust migration
Shankar Chellam, an environmental engineering professor at the University of Houston, is studying the impact of Saharan dust on Houston's air quality, and how it might differ from other sources of pollution. (2013-08-22)
Near-roadway air pollution a major contributor to asthma in Los Angeles County, USC research finds
Research conducted at the University of Southern California indicates that at least 8 percent of the more than 300,000 cases of childhood asthma in Los Angeles County can be attributed to traffic-related pollution at homes within 75 meters (a little less than 250 feet) of a busy roadway. (2012-09-24)
Plants absorb more carbon under hazy skies
Plants absorbed carbon dioxide more efficiently under the polluted skies of recent decades than they would have done in a cleaner atmosphere, according to new findings published this week in Nature. (2009-04-22)
'Warming hole' delayed climate change over eastern United States
Climate scientists at the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences have discovered that particulate pollution in the late 20th century created a (2012-04-26)
Possible brain cancer-air pollution link to be studied
The Brain Tumor and Air Pollution Foundation today announced the beginning of a research project led by an internationally renowned neurosurgeon at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center to explore a possible link between brain cancer and air pollution. (2003-10-01)
The Lancet and The Lancet Respiratory Medicine: Controlling, diagnosing, and preventing asthma
On Friday, May 2, 2014, The Lancet and The Lancet Respiratory Medicine will release three new review articles and an editorial on asthma, ahead of World Asthma Day on May 6 and the American Thoracic Society's international conference in San Diego. (2014-05-01)
Red alert! 'recycled' ozone adds to health hazards in Zambia
Researchers analyzing harmful low-level ozone or (2001-12-10)
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