Subway stations near river tunnels have worst air quality

Subway riders waiting in stations near tunnels that run below the city's rivers are exposed to higher levels of hazardous pollutants than are found...

Microfibers in the Mediterranean Sea are floating homes for bacteria

Almost 200 species of bacteria colonize microfibers in the Mediterranean Sea, including one that causes food poisoning in humans, according to a new study.

Clouds less climate-sensitive than assumed

Cumulus clouds in trade-wind regions cover nearly 20 percent of our planet, producing a cooling effect. Until recently, it was assumed that global warming...

Mangroves: Environmental guardians of our coastline

They are the salt-tolerant shrubs that thrive in the toughest of conditions, but according to new UniSA research, mangroves are also avid coastal protectors,...

Synthetic fibers discovered in Antarctic air, seawater, sediment and sea ice as the ‘pristine’...

Microplastic fibers discovered in samples (air, seawater, sediment and sea-ice) from the last remaining pristine environment on Earth.

Traffic congestion may contribute to lower birthweight

A new study has found that traffic congestion may be linked to lower birthweights. The study found consistent associations between traffic delays and a...

Cracking the chemical code on how iodine helps form clouds

A new experiment conducted at the world's largest particle physics laboratory, demonstrates the mechanism for how the gas-phase form of iodine -- known as...

Toxic cooking fumes cause life-threatening complications in pregnant women with high blood pressure

Exposure to indoor household pollution has been linked to poor pregnancy outcomes for women in low- and middle-income countries in a new study.

Air pollution threatens natural pest control methods in sustainable farming

When fields of oilseed rape are exposed to diesel exhaust and/or ozone -- both found in emissions from diesel burning vehicles and industry --...

Scientists uncover new clues about the climate and health impact of atmospheric particles

Peering inside common atmospheric particles is providing important clues to their climate and health effects, according to a new study by chemists. Secondary organic...

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