Planting a park on the Cross-Bronx expressway would save money and lives

Researchers explored the cost-effectiveness of placing a deck park on top of the Cross-Bronx Expressway, finding the plan would save money and lives.

Air pollution alerts without enforceable actions may be inadequate in protecting public health

The air quality alert programme in Toronto (Canada) had limited effects in protecting the public's health from air pollution between 2003 and 2012, according...

Air quality and health in U.S. will improve from other nations’ actions to slow...

The United States will benefit from improved air quality in the future, through actions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions both domestically and globally, according...

Relocating bus stops would cut riders’ pollution exposure, study finds

Moving bus stops away from intersections would substantially reduce the amount of pollution bus riders breathe, report scientists.

Free-flowing aerosol particles identified using holograms, lasers

Holographic images of free-flowing air particles may help climate change and biological weapons watchdogs better monitor the atmosphere, according to a recent study. The...

Ship exhaust makes oceanic thunderstorms more intense

Thunderstorms directly above two of the world's busiest shipping lanes are significantly more powerful than storms in areas of the ocean where ships don't...

Pinpointing the sources of trans-pacific dust

Airborne dust from Asia travels across the Pacific passport-free, carrying pollution, building soil, and coloring sunsets thousands of miles from its source. Identifying that...

New green solvent could help clean our air

Researchers have patented an eco-friendly liquid mixture that could help trap harmful pollutants from the air. The non-flammable solvent contains urea and choline salt,...

Amid environmental change, lakes surprisingly static

In recent decades, change has defined our environment in the United States. Agriculture intensified. Urban areas sprawled. The climate warmed. Intense rainstorms became more...

How 139 countries could be powered by 100 percent wind, water, and solar energy...

The latest roadmap to a 100 percent renewable energy future outlines infrastructure changes that 139 countries can make to be entirely powered by wind,...

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