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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,...

What’s the annual value of trees? $500 million per megacity, study says

In the megacities that are home to nearly 10 percent of the world's 7.5 billion people, trees provide each city with more than $500...

Computer code that Volkswagen used to cheat emissions tests uncovered

An international team of researchers has uncovered the mechanism that allowed Volkswagen to circumvent US and European emission tests over at least six years...

Reduced US air pollution will boost rainfall in Africa’s Sahel, says study

Falling sulfur dioxide emissions in the United States are expected to substantially increase rainfall in Africa's semi-arid Sahel, while bringing slightly more rain to...

Living near major traffic linked to higher risk of dementia

People who live close to high-traffic roadways face a higher risk of developing dementia than those who live further away, new research has found.

People aren’t the only beneficiaries of power plant carbon standards

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Wind turbines may have beneficial effects for crops, research suggests

Turbulence created by wind turbines may help corn and soybeans by influencing variables such as temperature and carbon dioxide concentration, according to research. The...

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.

Against the tide: A fish adapts quickly to lethal levels of pollution

Evolution is working hard to rescue some urban fish from a lethal, human-altered environment, according to a study. Atlantic killifish living in four polluted East...

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