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Natural clean-up: Bacteria can remove plastic pollution from lakes

A study of 29 European lakes has found that some naturally-occurring lake bacteria grow faster and more efficiently on the remains of plastic bags...

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...

Ship exhaust makes oceanic thunderstorms more intense

Thunderstorms directly above two of the world's busiest shipping lanes are significantly more powerful than storms in areas of the ocean where ships don't...

Salt battery design overcomes bump in the road to help electric cars go the...

Using salt as a key ingredient, researchers have designed a new type of rechargeable battery that could accelerate the shift to greener, electric transport...

Study provides suggestions for keeping classroom air fresh

An new study shows how specific classroom configurations may affect air quality and necessitate additional measures -- beyond using an HVAC system or opening...

Cumulative environmental exposures increase diabetes risk in rural populations

Cumulative environmental exposures affect rural and urban populations differently when it comes to diabetes risk. Multiple environmental factors were associated with a greater risk...

Wildfire smoke associated with more ER visits for heart, stroke ailments among seniors

Exposure to smoke from wildfires was associated with increased rates of emergency room visits for heart- and stroke-related illness, especially among adults age 65...

SARS-CoV-2 outbreak investigation in meat processing plant suggests aerosol transmission in confined

The importance of maintaining high quality air flow to restrict transmission of SARS-CoV-2 in confined workspaces has been strongly indicated by the investigation of...

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