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February 20, 2019

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February 20, 2019

Prenatal Forest Fire Exposure Stunts Children's Growth

Feb. 19, 2019 — Forest fires are more harmful than previously imagined, causing stunted growth in children who were exposed to smoke while in the womb, according to new ... read more

Fishing and Pollution Regulations Don't Help Corals Cope With Climate Change

Feb. 19, 2019 — A new study reports that protecting coral reefs from fishing and pollution does not help coral populations cope with climate change. The study also concludes that ocean warming is the primary cause ... read more

The Global Impact of Coal Power

Feb. 19, 2019 — With data and modelling from almost 8,000 coal power plants, researchers present the most comprehensive global picture to date of climate and human health impacts from coal power ... read more

New Model Predicts How Ground Shipping Will Affect Future Human Health, Environment

Feb. 11, 2019 — The trucks and trains that transport goods across the United States emit gases and particles that threaten human health and the environment. A new project developed a new model that predicts through ... read more

Connection Between Home Energy Efficiency and Respiratory Health in Low-Income Homes

Feb. 11, 2019 — A new study finds people living in drafty homes in low-income, urban communities are at a higher risk of respiratory health ... read more

Scientists to Create New 'Chemical Noses' to Rid the Environment of Industrial Pollutants

Feb. 6, 2019 — Scientists from five European countries have joined forces to develop next-generation 'chemical noses' to remove industrial pollutants from the ... read more

Recycled Gypsum as an Agricultural Product

Feb. 6, 2019 — Gypsum, a source of calcium and sulfur, can benefit crops and soils. When recovered from power plant smokestacks, it brings the additional benefits of ... read more

Feb. 4, 2019 — A team has found that early spring rainfall warms up a thawing permafrost bog in Alaska and promotes the growth of plants and methane-producing ... read more

Feb. 4, 2019 — The new study shows that the contrast in warming between the continents and sea, called the land-sea warming contrast, drives an increased concentration of aerosols in the atmosphere that cause air ... read more

Feb. 1, 2019 — Engineers have fine-tuned a method to restore oil-soaked soil to fertility while eliminating toxic ... read more

Jan. 31, 2019 — Planes flying over rain or snow can intensify the precipitation by as much as 10-fold, according to a new study. The rain- and snow-bursts are not caused by emissions from the aircraft but are the ... read more

Children Exposed to Air Pollution at School May Be at Greater Risk of Overweight and Obesity

Jan. 31, 2019 — Exposure to air pollution, particularly at school, could be associated with a higher risk of overweight and obesity during ... read more

Unexpected Link Between Air Pollutants from Plants and Humanmade Emissions

Jan. 30, 2019 — Scientists are a step closer to understanding what controls fine particulate matter in the Earth's atmosphere after identifying new linkages between natural contaminants and with humanmade ... read more

Counties With Dirtier Air Have More Stroke Deaths

Jan. 30, 2019 — Counties with higher levels of fine particulate (PM2.5) air pollution have more stroke deaths and shorter life expectancies among their citizenry. About half of US counties have annual air pollution ... read more

Jan. 24, 2019 — If ship hulls were coated with special high-tech air trapping materials, up to one percent of global CO2 emissions could be avoided. According to the study, ships could save up to 20 percent of fuel ... read more

Jan. 22, 2019 — Scientists predict that certain regions of the United States will experience higher levels of pollutants that cause smog, acid rain and respiratory problems due changes in forest soils from climate ... read more

North Sea Rocks Could Act as Large-Scale Renewable Energy Stores

Jan. 21, 2019 — Rocks in the seabed off the UK coast could provide long-term storage locations for renewable energy production, new research ... read more

In China, a Link Between Happiness and Air Quality

Jan. 21, 2019 — New research reveals that higher levels of pollution are associated with a decrease in people's happiness ... read more

Jan. 22, 2019 — New research shows that the degree to which aerosols cool the earth has been grossly underestimated, necessitating a recalculation of climate change models to more accurately predict the pace of ... read more

Ecological Benefits of Part-Night Lighting Revealed

Jan. 21, 2019 — Study shows there is no difference in pollination success between part-night lighting and full darkness, highlighting the ecological benefit of switching off our street lights even for short periods ... read more

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