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Researchers have shown that during drier years the concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere rises faster because stressed ecosystems absorb less carbon. This...

Planting a park on the Cross-Bronx expressway would save money and lives

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Electric car switch on for health benefits

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Inactive lifestyle linked to ozone-related lung disease

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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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Climate change, pesticides and land use changes alone cannot fully explain the decline in insect populations in Germany. Scientists have now discovered that regions...

Honey bees can help monitor pollution in cities

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Lettuce show you how to restore oil-soaked soil

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Gas stations vent far more toxic fumes than previously thought

A study examined the release of vapors from gas station vent pipes, finding emissions were 10 times higher than estimates used in setback regulations...

Air quality and health in U.S. will improve from other nations’ actions to slow...

The United States will benefit from improved air quality in the future, through actions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions both domestically and globally, according...

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