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Wildfire smoke associated with more ER visits for heart, stroke ailments among seniors

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Against the tide: A fish adapts quickly to lethal levels of pollution

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Microplastics pollution in Falklands as high as UK

The first study to investigate microplastics around Ascension Island and the Falkland Islands -- two of the most remote locations in the South Atlantic...

A missing link in haze formation

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Trace metals in the air make big splash on life under the sea

A new study shows that trace metals, deposited by aerosols like dust and other particles in the atmosphere, have a hefty impact on marine...

Turning plastic into foam to combat pollution

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Study provides suggestions for keeping classroom air fresh

An new study shows how specific classroom configurations may affect air quality and necessitate additional measures -- beyond using an HVAC system or opening...

London cyclists warned evening commute has the dirtiest air, so pick a clean route...

Cyclists in London should take a different route back home during evening peak-time hours to avoid breathing in harmful black carbon from vehicles.

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