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A new article shows a significant association between multiple prenatal and early life exposures to indoor pollutants and the degree of allergic sensitivity in...

How to improve water quality in Europe

Toxic substances from agriculture, industry and households endanger water quality in Europe -- and by extension, ecosystems and human health. As part of the...

A missing link in haze formation

Hazy days don't just block the view; they mean the air contains particulate matter that can compromise human health. Chemists have now discovered a...

This humidity digester breathes in atmospheric water and exhales energy

Integrating a super moisture-absorbent gel with light-active materials, researchers have developed a humidity digester to dry the ambient air while generating energy. The method...

Wind more effective than cold air at cooling rooms naturally

The effectiveness of non-mechanical, low-energy methods for moderating temperature and humidity has been evaluated in a series of experiments.

Decarbonizing the power sector

Electricity supply is one of the biggest CO2 emitters globally. To keep global warming well below 2°C, several paths lead to zero emissions in...

Micro-rubber in the environment

The tread on the tire is worn out, new tires are needed. Everyday life for many drivers. But where do these lost centimeters of...

Micro-rubber in the environment

The tread on the tire is worn out, new tires are needed. Everyday life for many drivers. But where do these lost centimeters of...

Evolution can reconfigure gene networks to deal with environmental change

Scientists have unraveled the genetic mechanisms behind tiny waterfleas' ability to adapt to increased levels of phosphorus pollution in lakes.

Environmental cost of cryptocurrency mines

Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin and Monero - the names of digital-based 'cryptocurrencies' are being heard more and more frequently. But despite having no physical representation,...

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