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Those living near oil and gas facilities may be at higher risk of disease

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Planting a park on the Cross-Bronx expressway would save money and lives

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Air pollution alerts without enforceable actions may be inadequate in protecting public health

The air quality alert programme in Toronto (Canada) had limited effects in protecting the public's health from air pollution between 2003 and 2012, according...

Air quality and health in U.S. will improve from other nations’ actions to slow...

The United States will benefit from improved air quality in the future, through actions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions both domestically and globally, according...

Relocating bus stops would cut riders’ pollution exposure, study finds

Moving bus stops away from intersections would substantially reduce the amount of pollution bus riders breathe, report scientists.

Free-flowing aerosol particles identified using holograms, lasers

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Ship exhaust makes oceanic thunderstorms more intense

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Pinpointing the sources of trans-pacific dust

Airborne dust from Asia travels across the Pacific passport-free, carrying pollution, building soil, and coloring sunsets thousands of miles from its source. Identifying that...

New green solvent could help clean our air

Researchers have patented an eco-friendly liquid mixture that could help trap harmful pollutants from the air. The non-flammable solvent contains urea and choline salt,...

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