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Death & disability from air pollution down 35 percent in the US
Improvements in US air quality since 1990 have sparked a 35 percent reduction in deaths and disability specifically attributable to air pollution. (2013-09-17)
Research gives new meaning to 'green' cross code
Pedestrians could reduce the amount of traffic pollution they breathe in simply by crossing the street, according to the latest research from the University of Leeds. (2009-10-05)
EPA ozone pollution standards 'unhealthy for America,' says American Thoracic Society president
David H. Ingbar, M.D., president of the American Thoracic Society, today called the proposed standards issued by the Environmental Protection Agency for ozone pollution -- commonly known as smog -- (2007-06-21)
Planning the urban future particularly important in poor, polluted cities
The capital of Burkina Faso, Ouagadougou, is not only one of the fastest growing cities in the world, it is also extremely polluted. (2011-06-07)
To curb China's haze and air pollution, use water
A new idea to cut back on air pollution: spray water into the atmosphere from sprinklers atop tall buildings and towers, similar to watering a garden. (2014-01-06)
Interleukin-1α causes people to choke on air
Scientists at the Immunology Frontier Research Center (IFReC) at Osaka University, Japan have pinpointed a specific molecular events that could explain allergic reactions to air pollution. (2016-12-22)
Promoting dark skies across Europe
Researchers from the University of Southampton are helping citizens across Europe to address the environmental impacts of light pollution. (2016-06-15)
The costs of transporting petroleum products by pipelines and rail
While the policy debate surrounding crude oil transportation costs has emphasized accidents and spills, a new study by Carnegie Mellon University and University of Pittsburgh researchers indicates the debate is overlooking a far more serious external cost -- air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions. (2017-10-10)
Pollution takes its toll on the heart
The fine particles of pollution that hang in the air can increase the risk for sudden cardiac arrest, according to a new study conducted by a team from Long Island Jewish Medical Center and The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research. (2010-09-20)
Air pollution can prevent rainfall, reported in the 10 March 2000 issue of Science
Urban and industrial air pollution can stifle rain and snowfall, a new study shows, because the pollution particles prevent cloud water from condensing into raindrops and snowflakes. (2000-03-09)
Air pollution increases infants' risk of bronchiolitis
Infants who are exposed to higher levels of air pollution are at increased risk for bronchiolitis, according to a new study. (2009-11-06)
Europe's wildlife under threat from nitrogen
An international study published today warns that nitrogen pollution, resulting from industry and agriculture, is putting wildlife in Europe's at risk. (2011-04-13)
Bring on the night, say National Park visitors in new study
A new study published in Park Science shows that nearly 90 percent of visitors to a major national park highly valued the night sky and wanted the National Park Service to take steps to reduce light pollution. (2015-09-04)
Water pollution in alluvial rivers is studied by an innovative and efficient approach
Water is non-renewable and scarce resource. Human beings cannot live without water. (2015-08-21)
Attacks on federal air pollution regulations dangerous to Americans' health
Efforts by some in Congress to dismantle clean air laws are a threat to public health, experts warn in a (2011-11-01)
London asthma sufferers get space-based help
The city of London has launched an innovative service, funded by ESA, which delivers air pollution alerts and health advice via SMS text messages to those who suffer from asthma and other conditions vulnerable to poor air quality. (2007-03-29)
Europe should adopt WHO recommendations for particulate matter cuts
Europe must adopt the World Health Organization standard on fine particulate matter pollution if it is to significantly curb needless premature deaths, concludes research in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health. (2008-01-17)
Air pollution linked to hospitalizations for pneumonia in seniors
A study found that among older individuals, long-term exposure to traffic pollution independently increased their risk of hospitalization for pneumonia. (2009-12-23)
Microbes in mud flats clean up oil spill chemicals
Micro-organisms occurring naturally in coastal mudflats have an essential role to play in cleaning up pollution by breaking down petrochemical residues. (2009-03-29)
Copenhagen company to re-invent fresh air for city dwellers
Air pollution is making city living detrimental to health at an increasing speed. (2015-11-10)
Higher blood pressure found in people living in urban areas
People who live in urban areas where particulate air pollution is high tend to have higher blood pressure than those who live in less polluted areas, according to researchers from the University of Dusiburg-Essen in Germany. (2010-05-16)
NASA satellites and balloons spot airborne pollution 'train'
NASA scientists discovered pollution could catch an airborne (2004-05-03)
Air pollution impairs function of blood vessels in lungs
Air pollution impairs the function of blood vessels in the lungs, according to a study in more than 16,000 patients presented today at EuroEcho-Imaging 2016. (2016-12-09)
Cooperative SO2 and NOx aerosol formation in haze pollution
In January 2013, a long-lasting episode of severe haze occurred in central and eastern China. (2014-01-29)
Beijing game for clean air challenge
With the Olympic Games in sight, the Chinese Government is committed to improving the air quality in Beijing, and has had measures in place since 1998 which have already made a difference. (2008-05-13)
Comparatively low levels of air pollution boost early death risk
Even comparatively low levels of air pollution boost the chances of an early death, suggests research published ahead of print in Thorax. (2007-07-30)
City moths avoid the light
The globally increasing light pollution has negative effects on organisms and entire ecosystems. (2016-04-13)
Beijing pollution may trigger heart attacks, strokes
The heavily polluted air in Beijing may trigger serious cardiovascular problems for some spectators. (2008-07-21)
People only slightly more likely to die after episodes of stagnant air
People are only slightly more likely to die of respiratory and cardiovascular problems when the weather becomes more stagnant. (2003-05-19)
UBC study finds optimal walking and cycling speeds to reduce air pollution inhalation
Cyclists should be riding at speeds between 12 and 20 kilometers per hour on city roads, while pedestrians should be moving at two to six kilometers per hour to minimize their inhalation of air pollution while still getting the health benefits of exercise, according to new UBC research. (2016-10-27)
Study finds association between air pollution and cognitive decline in women
A large, prospective study led by a researcher at Rush University Medical Center indicates that chronic exposure to particulate air pollution may accelerate cognitive decline in older adults. (2012-02-13)
Charcoal biofilter cleans up fertilizer waste gases
Removing the toxic and odorous emissions of ammonia from the industrial production of fertilizer is a costly and energy-intensive process. (2010-10-14)
Air pollution may trigger appendicitis
A new study in CMAJ suggests that air pollution may trigger appendicitis in adults. (2009-10-05)
Traffic-related air pollution a substantial public health concern
Traffic-related air pollution is increasingly shown to have negative health effects according to a growing body of epidemiologic evidence and is a substantial public health concern in Canada, argues a commentary published in CMAJ. (2013-10-21)
Satellite data reveal immense pollution pool over Bihar, India
Scientists studying satellite data have discovered an immense wintertime pool of pollution over the northern Indian state of Bihar. (2005-01-27)
Fighting pollution by forecasting the future
An innovative computer model that forecasts potential pollution problems days in advance can change the way industry and authorities deal with industrial pollution. (2004-11-02)
Meeting global air quality guidelines could prevent 2.1 million deaths per year
A team of environmental engineering and public health researchers developed a global model that demonstrates how much cleaner different parts of the world would need to be in order to substantially reduce death from outdoor air pollution. (2015-06-16)
When trees aren't 'green'
Most of us don't consider forests a source of pollution. (2015-06-10)
Pollution 'devastating' China's vital ecosystem, research shows
A pioneering new international study, led by the University of Exeter, has looked at the true impact air pollutants have in impeding the local vegetation's ability to absorb and store carbon from the atmosphere. (2017-06-01)
Researchers use 3-D printing to create structure with active chemistry
For the first time, researchers have demonstrated how to use commercial 3-D printers to create a structure with active chemistry. (2016-04-01)
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