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California’s worst wildfires are helping improve air quality prediction

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The first multi-year air-quality data on the cities of Kinshasa and Brazzaville document rampant levels of sooty particles.

Ozone pollution harms maize crops, study finds

A new study has shown that ozone in the lower layers of the atmosphere decreases crop yields in maize and changes the types of...

Environmental antimicrobial resistance driven by poorly managed urban wastewater

Pollution in rivers and canals from inadequately managed urban wastewater, rather than aquaculture, is driving environmental antimicrobial resistance, research carried out in Thailand has...

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Researchers make the case for prioritizing public policy to help move long-haul trucking from diesel to electric. Doing so will mean huge gains in...

Air pollution: The silent killer called PM 2.5

Millions of people die prematurely every year from diseases and cancer caused by air pollution. The first line of defence against this carnage is...

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