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‘Legacy’ mercury pollution still a problem in New Jersey meadowlands waters, US

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Air pollution speeds up aging of the lungs and increases chronic lung disease risk

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Exposure to air pollution before and after birth may affect fundamental cognitive abilities

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Electric car switch on for health benefits

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Australian islands home to 414 million pieces of plastic pollution

A survey of plastic pollution on Australia's Cocos (Keeling) Islands has revealed the territory's beaches are littered with an estimated 414 million pieces of...

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