Electronic solid could reduce carbon emissions in fridges and air conditioners

A promising replacement for the toxic and flammable greenhouse gases that are used in most refrigerators and air conditioners has been identified.

China is on track to meet its emissions goals for 2020

Polluting emissions from Chinese thermal power plants declined significantly between 2014 and 2017, according to new research. The study analyzed data from 2014, when...

How much are you polluting your office air just by existing?

Could your basic acts of existence be polluting the air in the office room where you work? To find out, a team of engineers...

Exposure to air pollution increases violent crime rates

Breathing dirty air can make you sick. But according to new research, it can also make you more aggressive. That's the conclusion from a...

African child deaths could be prevented by improving environmental quality and reducing population

Children under 5 years of age in Africa are much more likely to die as a direct result of poor health linked to air...

Curbing diesel emission could reduce big city mortality rate

US cities could see a decline in mortality rates and an improved economy through midcentury if federal and local governments maintain stringent air pollution...

To reduce pollution, policymakers should broaden focus beyond smokestacks

Researchers used integrated assessment models to compute marginal damages from fine particulate matter-related emissions to measure economy-wide gross external damage due to premature mortality...

Salt marshes’ capacity to sink carbon may be threatened by nitrogen pollution

Salt marshes sequester carbon at rates an order of magnitude higher than land ecosystems. A new study indicates nitrate pollution of coastal waters stimulates...

Pollution and winter linked with rise in heart attack treatment

Heavily polluted areas have a higher rate of angioplasty procedures to treat blocked arteries than areas with clean air, according to new research. Procedures...

Persistent impacts of smoke plumes aloft

Thunderstorms generated by a group of giant wildfires in 2017 injected a small volcano's worth of aerosol into the stratosphere, creating a smoke plume...

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