Exposure to air pollution increases COVID-19 deaths by 15 percent worldwide, study estimates

Long-term exposure to air pollution has been linked to an increased risk of dying from COVID-19, and now a new study has estimated the...

Trees bring benefits to society, regardless of their origin

Trees planted in urban spaces provide a multitude of ecosystem and social services. At the same time, trees can be a source of inconveniences....

Achieving clean air for all is possible, experts say

A new study however shows that it is possible to achieve clean air worldwide with fundamental transformations of today's practices in many sectors, supported...

Unusual climate conditions influenced WWI mortality and subsequent influenza pandemic

Scientists have spotted a once-in-a-century climate anomaly during World War I that likely increased mortality during the war and the influenza pandemic in the...

Negative emissions technologies may not solve climate crisis

Researchers used the Global Change Assessment Model to compare the effects of three negative emissions technologies on global food supply, water use and energy...

Air pollution linked to higher risk of young children developing asthma

Children exposed to higher levels of fine particles in the air (known as PM2.5) are more likely to develop asthma and persistent wheezing than...

Maldives records highest microplastic pollution

The amount of microplastic pollution in waters around the Maldives, a global tourist hot spot known for its beautiful coastline, is amongst the highest...

COVID-19 shutdown led to increased solar power output

As the air cleared after lockdowns, solar installations in Delhi produced 8 percent more power, a new study shows.

COVID-19 lockdown reduced dangerous air pollutants in five Indian cities by up to 54...

The COVID-19 crisis and subsequent lockdown measures have led to a dramatic reduction of harmful air pollutants across major cities in India, a new...

Road verges could be havens for pollinators

Better-managed road verges can help boost pollinating insects, new research shows.

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