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Commuters are inhaling unacceptably high levels of carcinogens

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Cleaning Up the Mississippi River

A researcher has reconstructed a 100-year record chronicling water quality trends in the lower Mississippi River by compiling water quality data collected from 1901...

Extreme UV laser shows generation of atmospheric pollutant

Scientists show that under laboratory conditions, ultraviolet light reacts with nitrophenol to produce smog-generating nitrous acid.

Salt battery design overcomes bump in the road to help electric cars go the...

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2020 tied for warmest year on record, NASA analysis shows

Earth's global average surface temperature in 2020 tied with 2016 as the warmest year on record, according to an analysis by NASA.

Urban land and aerosols amplify hazardous weather, steer storms toward cities

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COVID-19: Indoor air in hospitals and nursing homes requires more attention

A variety of measures are necessary to prevent the spread of the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 in hospitals and nursing homes. It is particularly important to...

Hydrogen-powered heavy duty vehicles could contribute significantly to achieving climate goals

A partial transition of German road transport to hydrogen energy is among the possibilities being discussed to help meet national climate targets. Researcher have...

Airflow studies reveal strategies to reduce indoor transmission of COVID-19

Researchers present a range of studies investigating the aerodynamics of infectious disease. Their results suggest strategies for lowering risk based on a rigorous understanding...

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