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Air pollution increases ER visits for breathing problems

Fri, 18 Jan 2019 12:30:11 EST ~ As levels of ozone and fine particulate pollution (PM2.5) rise, more patients end up in the ER with breathing problems, according to the largest US study of air pollution and respiratory emergency room visits of patients of all ages. Find out more...

Feds, states can help biochar live up to its soil-saving potential

Fri, 11 Jan 2019 11:28:54 EST ~ Researchers have assembled current and potential sources of government support to promote the production and use of biochar, which helps preserve valuable soil, enhance agricultural production, improve local air quality and sequester carbon dioxide. Find out more...

New policy design needed to tackle global environmental threat

Fri, 11 Jan 2019 09:51:04 EST ~ A pioneering new report has devised a seven-point plan to help policymakers devise new, coherent and collaborative strategies to tackle the greatest global environmental threats. Find out more...

Plant hedges to combat near-road pollution exposure

Fri, 04 Jan 2019 10:39:48 EST ~ Urban planners should plant hedges, or a combination of trees with hedges -- rather than just relying on roadside trees -- if they are to most effectively reduce pollution exposure from cars in near-road environments, finds a new study. Find out more...

Severe air pollution affects the productivity of workers

Thu, 03 Jan 2019 11:07:35 EST ~ Economists have completed an extensive study which reveals that exposure to air pollution over several weeks is not just unhealthy, it can also reduce employee productivity. Find out more...

Microplastics and plastic additives discovered in ascidians all along Israel's coastline

Thu, 03 Jan 2019 11:06:30 EST ~ A new study finds that microplastics -- tiny pieces of plastic ingested by aquatic life -- are present in solitary ascidians, sac-like marine invertebrate filter feeders, all along the Israeli coastline. The research also confirmed the presence of plastic additives, i.e. 'plasticizers,' in ascidians. Find out more...

China's war on particulate air pollution is causing more severe ozone pollution

Wed, 02 Jan 2019 14:07:49 EST ~ In China, the rapid reduction of the pollutant PM 2.5 dramatically altered the chemistry of the atmosphere, leading to an increase in harmful ground-level ozone pollution, especially in large cities. Find out more...

Marine debris study counts trash from Texas to Florida

Fri, 28 Dec 2018 16:48:19 EST ~ Trash, particularly plastic, in the ocean and along the shoreline is an economic, environmental, human health, and aesthetic problem causing serious challenges to coastal communities around the world, including the Gulf of Mexico. Find out more...

Collecting clean water from air, inspired by desert life

Wed, 26 Dec 2018 13:28:27 EST ~ A pair of new studies offers a possible solution to water scarcity, inspired by nature. Find out more...

Pollutants from wildfires affect crop and vegetation growth hundreds of kilometers from impact zone

Fri, 21 Dec 2018 12:37:06 EST ~ The startling extent to which violent wildfires, similar to those that ravaged large swathes of California recently, affect forests and crops way beyond the boundaries of the blaze has been revealed. Find out more...