‘Legacy’ mercury pollution still a problem in New Jersey meadowlands waters, US

'Legacy' mercury pollution from decades ago and miles away is an important source of contamination in New Jersey Meadowlands waterways, according to a new...

Air pollution speeds up aging of the lungs and increases chronic lung disease risk

A study of more than 300,000 people has found that exposure to outdoor air pollution is linked to decreased lung function and an increased...

Over half a million corals destroyed by port of Miami dredging, study finds

New findings reveal significant damage to Miami's coral reefs from the 16-month dredging operation at the Port of Miami that began in 2013. The...

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New research examined the impact that bottom-up, community-level initiatives have in addressing environmental justice issues. They found that the best way to address a...

Exposure to air pollution before and after birth may affect fundamental cognitive abilities

A study finds that exposure to fine particulate matter in the first years of life is associated with poorer performance in working memory and...

Scientists discover the source of new CFC emissions

Since 2013, annual emissions of a banned chlorofluorocarbon (CFC) have increased by around 7,000 tonnes from eastern China, according to new research.

Electric car switch on for health benefits

Could the health benefits and reduced costs to healthcare systems be enough to justify subsidizing charging infrastructure to allow society to switch from the...

Australian islands home to 414 million pieces of plastic pollution

A survey of plastic pollution on Australia's Cocos (Keeling) Islands has revealed the territory's beaches are littered with an estimated 414 million pieces of...

An evolutionary rescue in polluted waters

The combination of a big population, good genes and luck helps explain how a species of fish in the Houston Ship Channel was able...

Unravelling the complexity of air pollution in the world’s coldest capital city

A joint Mongol-Japanese research team conducted the first detailed study of organic air pollutants in Ulaanbaartar city. The polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon (PAH) contents of...

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