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

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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...

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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

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In utero exposure to tiny air pollution particles is linked to asthma in preschoolers

Women who were highly exposed to ultra-fine particles in air pollution during their pregnancy were more likely to have children who developed asthma, according...

Airborne radar reveals groundwater beneath glacier

Researchers have detected groundwater beneath a glacier in Greenland for the first time using airborne radar data. If applicable to other glaciers and ice...

Environmental concerns propel research into marine biofuels

A global effort to reduce sulfur and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from ships has researchers investigating the potential use of marine biofuels.

Air quality linked to increased risk of Alzheimer’s

Researchers have found a link between traffic-related air pollution and an increased risk for age-related dementia, including Alzheimer's disease. Their study, based on rodent...

Pollutants rapidly seeping into drinking water

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