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December 14, 2018

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December 14, 2018

Dec. 11, 2018 — A new study has found that an antimicrobial chemical called triclosan is abundant in dust -- and linked to changes in its genetic makeup. The result is dust with organisms that could cause an ... read more

Dec. 11, 2018 — With each pass of the ICESat-2 satellite, the mission is adding to datasets tracking Earth's rapidly changing ... read more

Possible Connection Between Cardiovascular Disease and Living Near Oil and Gas Wells

Dec. 11, 2018 — Researchers have found a possible connection between the intensity of oil and gas exploration in an area and early indicators of cardiovascular disease among nearby ... read more

Rules to Boost Fuel Economy for Passenger Vehicles Will Do More Good Than Harm, New Study Shows

Dec. 6, 2018 — Experts conclude that rules on the books to increase fuel economy for passenger vehicles will do more good than harm, contradicting claims by the Trump administration as it seeks to roll back fuel ... read more

Fighting Smog Supports Solar Power

Dec. 6, 2018 — Model calculations by researchers show that if China fought smog more aggressively, it could massively increase solar power ... read more

Dec. 6, 2018 — New research has reported effective conservation strategies that can mitigate the impacts of climate warming on sea turtle nesting ... read more

Missing the Forest for the Trees: An Unexpected Picture of New York City Forests

Dec. 6, 2018 — An inventory of New York City's expansive yet overlooked 'forested natural areas' reveals that, contrary to previous reports, native species still comprise about 82 percent of the ... read more

Transforming Our Food System to Ensure a Sustainable Future

Dec. 6, 2018 — By 2050, the world will have almost 10 billion people. It will be impossible to feed everyone without exacerbating poverty, accelarting deforestation and increasing GHG emissions unless we start ... read more

Report Reveals Link Between Air Pollution and Increased Risk for Miscarriage

Dec. 5, 2018 — Researchers found women living along the Wasatch Front -- the most populous region in the state of Utah -- had a higher risk (16 percent) of miscarriage following short-term exposure to elevated air ... read more

Wind Power Vulnerable to Climate Change in India

Dec. 5, 2018 — The warming of the Indian Ocean, caused by global climate change, may be causing a slow decline in wind power potential in India, according to a new ... read more

Dirty Air Now Could Harm Hearts of Offspring Later

Dec. 5, 2018 — A parent's exposure to dirty air before conception might spell heart trouble for the next generation, a new animal study ... read more

Dec. 5, 2018 — Researchers have prepared the first global map of the distribution of atmospheric ammonia (NH3) by analyzing measurements taken by satellites between 2008 and 2016. The IASI interferometer allowed ... read more

Potential Role of Bioaerosol Sampling in Disease Surveillance

Dec. 5, 2018 — A pilot study shows that non-invasive bioaerosol sampling and molecular diagnostics can detect respiratory viruses in aerosol samples in public places such as Singapore's MRT trains. Findings ... read more

Wildfire Ash Could Trap Mercury

Dec. 5, 2018 — Researchers studying ash from recent California wildfires report that burned material in forests might help sequester mercury that otherwise would be released into the ... read more

Neighborhoods With More Green Space May Mean Less Heart Disease

Dec. 5, 2018 — People who live in neighborhoods with more green spaces may have better blood vessel health and lower levels of stress, and a lower risk of cardiovascular diseases such as heart attacks, strokes and ... read more

Dec. 5, 2018 — While it's an important part of our diets, new research shows that rice plants can be used in a different way, too: to clean runoff from farms before it gets into rivers, lakes, and ... read more

How Mussels Handle Microplastic Fiber Pollution

Dec. 4, 2018 — New research shows that mussels readily take in microplastic pollution fibers from the ocean but quickly flush most of them out again, according to a new ... read more

Dec. 3, 2018 — A new study shows that pulses of sinking debris carry large amounts of carbon to the deep seafloor, but are poorly represented in global climate ... read more

Dec. 3, 2018 — Small animals at the base of the freshwater food chain can rapidly adapt to salt pollution -- from sources like winter road deicing, agriculture, and mining -- but at a ... read more

Scientists Call for Eight Steps to Increase Soil Carbon for Climate Action and Food Security

Dec. 3, 2018 — Leading scientists call for action to increase global soil carbon, in advance of the annual climate summit of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP24) and World Soil ... read more

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