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A commercial, drylands food forest

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Pollution emitted near equator has biggest impact on global ozone

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Elusive intermediate compound discovered in atmospheric chemistry

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Optimal walking, cycling speeds to reduce air pollution inhalation

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Indian roadside refuse fires produce toxic rainbow

The first toxicity measurements of roadside garbage fires in India highlight the unhealthy nature of a common practice, report researchers.

Air pollution linked to blood vessel damage in healthy young adults

Fine particulate matter air pollution may be associated with blood vessel damage and inflammation among young, healthy adults, according to new research.

World’s largest study shows effects of long-term exposure to air pollution and traffic noise...

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