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Wind turbines may have beneficial effects for crops, research suggests

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Air pollution impairs function of blood vessels in lungs

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

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Inactive lifestyle linked to ozone-related lung disease

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Scientists shed light on the climate-changing desert dust fertilizing our oceans

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Sea spray studied to improve hurricane intensity forecasting

A research team is studying sea spray to help improve forecasting of hurricanes and tropical cyclones. In a recent study, the scientists found that...

Cloud in a box: Mixing aerosols and turbulence

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Worrying traces of resistant bacteria in air

Polluted city air has now been identified as a possible means of transmission for resistant bacteria. Researchers have shown that air samples from Beijing...

Diplomatic global warming: Environmental cooperation during 1970s helped ease Cold War tensions

Scientific cooperation to address concerns about the environment helped to foster détente between the United States and the Soviet Union in the 1970s, concludes...

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