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An inactive lifestyle may increase the risk of environmentally induced asthma symptoms. In a new study, researchers found that sedentary rats exposed to varying...

Scientists shed light on the climate-changing desert dust fertilizing our oceans

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Sea spray studied to improve hurricane intensity forecasting

A research team is studying sea spray to help improve forecasting of hurricanes and tropical cyclones. In a recent study, the scientists found that...

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Salty snow could affect air pollution in the Arctic

In pictures, the Arctic appears pristine and timeless with its barren lands and icy landscape. In reality, the area is rapidly changing. Scientists are...

Indonesian fires exposed 69 million to ‘killer haze’

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In 2014, the 74,763 new energy vehicles sold accounted for only 0.3 percent of total automobile sales in China that year. So a group...

Researchers solve mystery of historic 1952 London fog and current Chinese haze

In 1952 a killer fog covered London for five days, causing breathing problems and killing thousands of residents. The exact cause and nature of...

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