Negative emissions technologies may not solve climate crisis

Researchers used the Global Change Assessment Model to compare the effects of three negative emissions technologies on global food supply, water use and energy...

Air pollution linked to higher risk of young children developing asthma

Children exposed to higher levels of fine particles in the air (known as PM2.5) are more likely to develop asthma and persistent wheezing than...

Maldives records highest microplastic pollution

The amount of microplastic pollution in waters around the Maldives, a global tourist hot spot known for its beautiful coastline, is amongst the highest...

COVID-19 shutdown led to increased solar power output

As the air cleared after lockdowns, solar installations in Delhi produced 8 percent more power, a new study shows.

COVID-19 lockdown reduced dangerous air pollutants in five Indian cities by up to 54...

The COVID-19 crisis and subsequent lockdown measures have led to a dramatic reduction of harmful air pollutants across major cities in India, a new...

Road verges could be havens for pollinators

Better-managed road verges can help boost pollinating insects, new research shows.

Oil spill clean-up gets doggone hairy

Researchers have found that dog fur and human hair products -- recycled from salon wastes and dog groomers -- can be just as good...

Atmospheric processes likely caused puzzling haze over China during COVID-19 shutdown

New research indicates that significant enhancement of secondary aerosol formed in the atmosphere via gas-to-particle conversion, together with long-lasting regional transport, may be the...

Atmospheric scientists identify cleanest air on Earth in first-of-its-kind study

A research group has identified an atmospheric region unchanged by human-related activities in the first study to measure bioaerosol composition of the Southern Ocean...

Great potential in regulating plant greenhouse gas emissions

New discoveries on the regulation of plant emissions of isoprenoids can help in fighting climate change - and can become key to the production...

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