Prehistoric homes would have failed modern air quality tests

Domestic burning of wood and dung fuels in Neolithic homes would have exceeded modern internationally agreed standards for indoor air quality, exposing inhabitants to...

NIST laser ‘comb’ systems now measure all primary greenhouse gases in the air

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Turning plastic into foam to combat pollution

Researchers have developed a method to turn biodegradable plastic knives, spoons, and forks into a foam that can be used as insulation in walls...

Mountaintop glacier ice disappearing in tropics around the world

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Pandemic air quality due to weather, not just lockdowns, study finds

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Exposure to pollutants, increased free-radical damage speeds up aging

A new study suggests that unrepaired DNA damage can increase the speed of aging.

New research finds 1M early deaths in 2017 attributable to fossil fuel combustion

An international team of researchers has determined what sources contribute to pollution and the health effects they have on global, regional and smaller scales.

Carbon dioxide sensors in two urban areas registered big drop in emissions during COVID-19...

Carbon dioxide emissions in Los Angeles and the Washington DC/Baltimore regions fell roughly 33 percent in April of 2020 compared with previous years, as...

Air quality improved during India lockdown, study shows

Research has shown the first COVID-19 lockdown in India led to an improvement in air quality and a reduction in land surface temperature in...

Cleaning up water pollution

Researchers have developed a way to repeatedly remove and reuse phosphate from polluted waters. The team's Phosphate Elimination and Recovery Lightweight (PEARL) membrane is...

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