Analyzing roadside dust to identify potential health concerns

Findings from studies of traffic-related abrasion particles point to tires, brake pads, and road materials as significant sources of environmental pollution with potential health...

Drought increases CO2 concentration in the air

Researchers have shown that during drier years the concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere rises faster because stressed ecosystems absorb less carbon. This...

Air pollution can put a dent in solar power

Air pollution, especially in urban areas, can significantly reduce the power output from solar panels, and needs to be considered when design solar installations...

Many Arctic pollutants decrease after market removal and regulation

Levels of some persistent organic pollutants (POPs) regulated by the Stockholm Convention are decreasing in the Arctic, according to an international team of researchers...

Fires overwhelming British Columbia; smoke choking the skies

British Columbia is on fire. In this Canadian province, 56 wildfires 'of note' are active and continuing to blow smoke into the skies overhead.

Fish lice could be early indicators of metal pollution in freshwater

Water quality in rivers and dams is decaying all over the world, and metal pollution is a major factor. Meanwhile, freshwater resources are very...

Trace metals in the air make big splash on life under the sea

A new study shows that trace metals, deposited by aerosols like dust and other particles in the atmosphere, have a hefty impact on marine...

Making aquafeed more sustainable: Scientists develop feeds using a marine microalga co-product

Scientists have created a more sustainable feed for aquaculture by using a marine microalga co-product as a feed ingredient. The study is the first...

Does rain follow the plow?

There are many factors that play a role in whether or not it rains, and new research shows that human activity may be one...

Even low levels of air pollution linked with serious changes in the heart, according...

Researchers have found that people exposed to air pollution levels well within UK guidelines have changes in the structure of the heart, similar to...

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