Study into global daily air pollution shows almost nowhere on Earth is safe

In a new study of daily ambient fine particulate matter (PM2.5) across the globe, a new study has found that only 0.18% of the...

Following the lizard lung labyrinth

Birds and mammals are on extreme ends of the airflow spectrum. Mammals inhale oxygen-rich air and they exhale depleted air, exhibiting a so-called tidal...

New model provides improved air-quality predictions in fire-prone areas

Globally, wildfires are becoming more frequent and destructive, generating a significant amount of smoke that can be transported thousands of miles, driving the need...

Reducing ammonia pollution from cattle

Improved barn design, cleaning processes, and manure treatment could reduce ammonia emissions from commercial dairy cattle barns by 17 to 50%, according to a...

Fish lice could be early indicators of metal pollution in freshwater

Water quality in rivers and dams is decaying all over the world, and metal pollution is a major factor. Meanwhile, freshwater resources are very...

Megacity traffic soot contributes to global warming

Soot from road traffic in emerging countries can reach high altitudes, where it can be transported over long distances and thus contributes to global...

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

Urban landscapes and human-made aerosols have the potential to not only make gusts stronger and hail larger; they can also start storms sooner and...

Worrying traces of resistant bacteria in air

Polluted city air has now been identified as a possible means of transmission for resistant bacteria. Researchers have shown that air samples from Beijing...

Wildfire smoke downwind affects health, wealth, mortality

Smoke particulates from wildfires could cause between 4,000 and 9,000 premature deaths and cost between $36 to $82 billion per year in the United...

Toxic chemicals hindering the recovery of Britain’s rivers

Toxic chemicals from past decades could be hindering the recovery of Britain's urban rivers, concludes a recent study.

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