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Plastic rubbish is everywhere and now broken-down microplastics have been found in variable concentrations in blue mussels and water within the intertidal zone at...

Climate change affects landscape freeze-thaw but not in the same way everywhere

Researchers have use new statistical framework and analysis of datasets to demonstrate how increasing air temperatures and decreasing snow cover work in tandem to...

Air pollution responsible for 180,000 excess deaths in tropical cities

Around 180,000 avoidable deaths over 14 years in fast-growing tropical cities were caused by a rapid rise in emerging air pollution, a study has...

Want to be sustainable and cool? Choose fans more and AC less

A new study has found using indoor fans more often allows people to reduce their air conditioner use without changing how hot they feel,...

Road traffic in European cities exposes 60 million people to noise levels harmful to...

A study assessed the levels of noise generated by road traffic and examined its impact on health in 749 European cities. The findings show...

Scientists show large impact of controlling humidity on greenhouse gas emissions

Greenhouse gas emissions from air conditioners are expected to climb as economic growth drives efforts to control both temperature and humidity, according to a...

Living near green areas reduces the risk of suffering a stroke by 16 percent,...

The risk of suffering an ischaemic stroke, the most common type of cerebrovascular event, is 16 percent less in people who have green spaces...

Common houseplants can improve air quality indoors

Ordinary potted house plants can potentially make a significant contribution to reducing air pollution in homes and offices, according to new research.

Common houseplants can improve air quality indoors

Ordinary potted house plants can potentially make a significant contribution to reducing air pollution in homes and offices, according to new research.

New insights into how metal exposures can impact fetal growth

A new study reveals how prenatal exposure to mixtures of commonly found metals can adversely affect fetal growth.

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