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A joint Mongol-Japanese research team conducted the first detailed study of organic air pollutants in Ulaanbaartar city. The polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon (PAH) contents of...

Using the physics of airflows to locate gaseous leaks more quickly in complex scenarios

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‘Induced’ driving miles could overwhelm potential energy-saving benefits of self-driving

The benefits of self-driving cars will likely induce vehicle owners to drive more, and those extra miles could partially or completely offset the potential...

Falling levels of air pollution drove decline in California’s tule fog

The Central Valley's heavy wintertime tule fog -- known for snarling traffic and closing schools -- has been on the decline over the past...

Current methods may inadequately measure health impacts from oil, natural gas extraction

Measurements of hazardous air pollutant concentrations near oil and natural gas extraction sites have generally failed to capture levels above standard health benchmarks; yet,...

London cyclists warned evening commute has the dirtiest air, so pick a clean route...

Cyclists in London should take a different route back home during evening peak-time hours to avoid breathing in harmful black carbon from vehicles.

Air quality agencies can breathe easier about current emissions regulations

A new study provides a fuller picture of the relationship between nitrogen oxides -- the tailpipe-generated particles at the center of the Volkswagen scandal,...

Review of noise impacts on marine mammals yields new policy recommendations

Marine mammals are particularly sensitive to noise pollution because they rely on sound for so many essential functions, including communication, navigation, finding food, and...

Honey bees can help monitor pollution in cities

Honey from urban bees can tell us how clean a city is and help pinpoint the sources of environmental pollutants such as lead, new...

PE, PP and PS: The most abundant type of microplastics in Mediterranean coastal waters

Polyethylene, polypropylene and polystyrene are the most abundant microplastics in the Mediterranean coastal waters, according to a new study.

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