Living near major traffic linked to higher risk of dementia

People who live close to high-traffic roadways face a higher risk of developing dementia than those who live further away, new research has found.

People aren’t the only beneficiaries of power plant carbon standards

A research team has projected the potential affects of carbon emissions standards in the year 2020. Their work shows that key crops and tree...

How drip irrigation can save the world

From water conservation to less pollution to women's empowerment, a founder of Netafim explains why drip irrigation is the future of agriculture. Naty Barak likes...

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 impairs function of blood vessels in lungs

Air pollution impairs the function of blood vessels in the lungs, according to a study in more than 16,000 patients.

Against the tide: A fish adapts quickly to lethal levels of pollution

Evolution is working hard to rescue some urban fish from a lethal, human-altered environment, according to a study. Atlantic killifish living in four polluted East...

Inactive lifestyle linked to ozone-related lung disease

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

New research has pinpointed how much phosphate 'fertilizer' is released from dust depending on atmospheric acid levels. The way in which human-made acids in...

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...

Startup to grow fresh 'super-local' food out of recycled shipping containers in Paris

Increasing urbanization, the huge carbon impact of conventionally grown produce, climate change and the resulting rise in food prices has prompted many people to...

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