Mountaintop glacier ice disappearing in tropics around the world

Mountaintop glacier ice in the tropics of all four hemispheres covers significantly less area -- in one case as much as 93% less --...

Pandemic air quality due to weather, not just lockdowns, study finds

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Exposure to pollutants, increased free-radical damage speeds up aging

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New research finds 1M early deaths in 2017 attributable to fossil fuel combustion

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Air quality improved during India lockdown, study shows

Research has shown the first COVID-19 lockdown in India led to an improvement in air quality and a reduction in land surface temperature in...

Cleaning up water pollution

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In utero exposure to tiny air pollution particles is linked to asthma in preschoolers

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Airborne radar reveals groundwater beneath glacier

Researchers have detected groundwater beneath a glacier in Greenland for the first time using airborne radar data. If applicable to other glaciers and ice...

Environmental concerns propel research into marine biofuels

A global effort to reduce sulfur and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from ships has researchers investigating the potential use of marine biofuels.

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