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Images of damaged coastlines, oily sheens, containment booms and endangered wildlife are part of every offshore oil spill. And while a response team arrives...

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...

African child deaths could be prevented by improving environmental quality and reducing population

Children under 5 years of age in Africa are much more likely to die as a direct result of poor health linked to air...

Breathing heavy wildfire smoke may increase risk of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest

Heavy wildfire smoke may raise the risk of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest. To reduce exposure to wildfire smoke, researchers advise people to stay indoors with...

Best of both worlds: New organic–inorganic gas sensors for better air quality monitoring

With air pollution increasing year-on-year, the need for efficient, portable, and low-cost gas sensors that can detect toxic gases in real time grows stronger....

Over half a million corals destroyed by port of Miami dredging, study finds

New findings reveal significant damage to Miami's coral reefs from the 16-month dredging operation at the Port of Miami that began in 2013. The...

Wind turbines may have beneficial effects for crops, research suggests

Turbulence created by wind turbines may help corn and soybeans by influencing variables such as temperature and carbon dioxide concentration, according to research. The...

Air pollution threatens natural pest control methods in sustainable farming

When fields of oilseed rape are exposed to diesel exhaust and/or ozone -- both found in emissions from diesel burning vehicles and industry --...

Wind more effective than cold air at cooling rooms naturally

The effectiveness of non-mechanical, low-energy methods for moderating temperature and humidity has been evaluated in a series of experiments.

Does traffic-related air pollution increase risk of dementia?

Higher exposure to a certain type of traffic-related air pollution called particulate matter may be linked to an increased risk of dementia, according to...

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