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Grimy windows could be harboring toxic pollutants

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Planting trees not always an effective way of binding carbon dioxide

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New way found to turn number seven plastic into valuable products

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Climate change is increasing frequency of fish mass die-offs

Using data collected from more than 500 previous fish die-offs from lakes across Wisconsin and Michigan, researchers use modeling to predict increasing frequency of...

Air pollution is associated with heart attacks in non-smokers

Research supports a causal relationship between air pollution and heart attacks since smokers, who already inhale smoke, were unaffected by dirty air.

Tracking air pollution disparities — daily — from space

Studies have shown that pollution disproportionately affects communities where economically disadvantaged people and Hispanic, Black and Asian people live. Scientists have begun documenting these...

Plastic upcycling: From waste to fuel for less

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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...

Improving the estimation of microplastic concentrations in freshwater environments

Microplastic (MP) contamination is a worldwide concern. Despite this, there is no standard method for assessing MP concentrations in rivers, which are the main...

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