People aren’t the only beneficiaries of power plant carbon standards

A research team has projected the potential affects of carbon emissions standards in the year 2020. Their work shows that key crops and tree...

Wind turbines may have beneficial effects for crops, research suggests

Turbulence created by wind turbines may help corn and soybeans by influencing variables such as temperature and carbon dioxide concentration, according to research. The...

Air pollution impairs function of blood vessels in lungs

Air pollution impairs the function of blood vessels in the lungs, according to a study in more than 16,000 patients.

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

Evolution is working hard to rescue some urban fish from a lethal, human-altered environment, according to a study. Atlantic killifish living in four polluted East...

Inactive lifestyle linked to ozone-related lung disease

An inactive lifestyle may increase the risk of environmentally induced asthma symptoms. In a new study, researchers found that sedentary rats exposed to varying...

Scientists shed light on the climate-changing desert dust fertilizing our oceans

New research has pinpointed how much phosphate 'fertilizer' is released from dust depending on atmospheric acid levels. The way in which human-made acids in...

Sea spray studied to improve hurricane intensity forecasting

A research team is studying sea spray to help improve forecasting of hurricanes and tropical cyclones. In a recent study, the scientists found that...

Cloud in a box: Mixing aerosols and turbulence

Cleaner clouds also have a much wider variability in droplet size, new research indicates. And the way those droplets form could have serious implications...

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...

Diplomatic global warming: Environmental cooperation during 1970s helped ease Cold War tensions

Scientific cooperation to address concerns about the environment helped to foster détente between the United States and the Soviet Union in the 1970s, concludes...

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