Reduced US air pollution will boost rainfall in Africa’s Sahel, says study

Falling sulfur dioxide emissions in the United States are expected to substantially increase rainfall in Africa's semi-arid Sahel, while bringing slightly more rain to...

Indian roadside refuse fires produce toxic rainbow

The first toxicity measurements of roadside garbage fires in India highlight the unhealthy nature of a common practice, report researchers.

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...

Sea spray studied to improve hurricane intensity forecasting

A research team is studying sea spray to help improve forecasting of hurricanes and tropical cyclones. In a recent study, the scientists found that...

What factors are influencing electric vehicle purchases in China?

In 2014, the 74,763 new energy vehicles sold accounted for only 0.3 percent of total automobile sales in China that year. So a group...

Sudden cold weather may increase stroke mortality

Study conducted in Southern Hemisphere's subtropical zone detects correlation between drop in temperature and rise in deaths from stroke, especially among women and older...

Weathering rates for mined lands exponentially higher than unmined sites

A new study found a dramatic increase in the chemical weathering rates of mined landscapes, which are melting away bedrock up to 45 times...

Air pollution linked to blood vessel damage in healthy young adults

Fine particulate matter air pollution may be associated with blood vessel damage and inflammation among young, healthy adults, according to new research.

Does rain follow the plow?

There are many factors that play a role in whether or not it rains, and new research shows that human activity may be one...

Amid environmental change, lakes surprisingly static

In recent decades, change has defined our environment in the United States. Agriculture intensified. Urban areas sprawled. The climate warmed. Intense rainstorms became more...

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