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Habitat loss, pesticide use and, surprisingly, artificial light are the three most serious threats endangering fireflies across the globe, raising the specter of extinction...

City in a test tube: Researchers simulate urban pollution to show how it damages...

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New way of recycling plant-based plastics instead of letting them rot in landfill

Scientists at the University of Bath have developed a chemical recycling method that breaks down plastics into their original building blocks, potentially allowing them...

Airborne microbes link Great Barrier Reef and Australian continent

A team of researchers has discovered a link between two different ecosystems, continental Australia and the Great Barrier Reef, due to airborne microbes that...

Finer particulate matter (PM1) could increase cardiovascular disease risk

In addition to harmful gases such as carbon monoxide, air pollution contains tiny particles that have been linked to health problems, including cardiovascular disease...

Mortality costs of air pollution in US

Scholars have studied the effects of acute fine particulate matter exposure on mortality, health care use and medical costs among older Americans through Medicare...

Following the lizard lung labyrinth

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Study highlights high cost of fossil fuel pollution on children’s health

A new study has compiled the estimated per-case costs of 6 childhood health conditions linked to air pollution -- estimates that can be incorporated...

Tackling air pollution: Researchers present emissions inventory for Nepal

Data on emission amounts and sources have an important role to play in shaping policy on climate protection and air quality. Now, scientists have...

Prenatal and early life exposure to multiple air pollutants increases odds of toddler allergies

A new article shows a significant association between multiple prenatal and early life exposures to indoor pollutants and the degree of allergic sensitivity in...

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