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Wave device could deliver clean energy to thousands of homes

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How bees stay cool on hot summer days

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Lettuce show you how to restore oil-soaked soil

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Air pollutants from US forest soils will increase with climate change

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Air pollution increases ER visits for breathing problems

As levels of ozone and fine particulate pollution (PM2.5) rise, more patients end up in the ER with breathing problems, according to the largest...

Collecting clean water from air, inspired by desert life

A pair of new studies offers a possible solution to water scarcity, inspired by nature.

The secret life of cloud droplets

Do water droplets cluster inside clouds? Researchers confirm two decades of theory with an airborne imaging instrument.

Atmospheric aerosol formation from biogenic vapors is strongly affected by air pollutants

According to a recent study, air pollution not only affects air quality, but it also changes the pathways along which new particles are formed...

Megacity traffic soot contributes to global warming

Soot from road traffic in emerging countries can reach high altitudes, where it can be transported over long distances and thus contributes to global...

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