Air quality linked to increased risk of Alzheimer’s

Researchers have found a link between traffic-related air pollution and an increased risk for age-related dementia, including Alzheimer's disease. Their study, based on rodent...

Pollutants rapidly seeping into drinking water

Contamination risk of groundwater in karst regions is higher than previously believed.

Mechanism deciphered: How organic acids are formed in the atmosphere

The acidity of the atmosphere is increasingly determined by carbon dioxide and organic acids such as formic acid. The second of these impact the...

Nanoplastics and other harmful pollutants found in disposable face masks

Scientists have uncovered potentially dangerous chemical pollutants that are released from disposable face masks when submerged in water. The research reveals high levels of...

Short-term exposure to air pollution may impede cognition; Aspirin could help

Exposure to air pollution, even over the course of just a few weeks, can impede mental performance, according to a new study. However, these...

California’s worst wildfires are helping improve air quality prediction

Engineers are developing methods to estimate the impact of California's destructive wildfires on air quality in neighborhoods affected by the smoke from these fires....

Plastic planet: Tracking pervasive microplastics across the globe

Really big systems, like ocean currents and weather, work on really big scales. And so too does your plastic waste, according to new research.

First air quality profile of two sub-Saharan African cities finds troubling news

The first multi-year air-quality data on the cities of Kinshasa and Brazzaville document rampant levels of sooty particles.

Ozone pollution harms maize crops, study finds

A new study has shown that ozone in the lower layers of the atmosphere decreases crop yields in maize and changes the types of...

Environmental antimicrobial resistance driven by poorly managed urban wastewater

Pollution in rivers and canals from inadequately managed urban wastewater, rather than aquaculture, is driving environmental antimicrobial resistance, research carried out in Thailand has...

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