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Diesel pollution linked to heart damage

Fri, 26 May 2017 08:45:41 EDT ~ Diesel pollution is linked with heart damage, according to research presented today at EuroCMR 2017. Find out more...

Camelina: Where you grow what you grow

Wed, 24 May 2017 13:11:15 EDT ~ A new study looks at how three varieties of camelina perform when grown in two different regions within the Great Plains. The end goal is to find the camelina variety that performs best in each location or environment -- beyond the genetics involved. Find out more...

Natural gas facilities with no carbon dioxide emissions

Wed, 24 May 2017 08:46:48 EDT ~ How can we burn natural gas without releasing carbon dioxide (CO2) into the air? This feat is achieved using a special combustion method: chemical looping combustion (CLC). In this process, CO2 can be isolated during combustion without having to use any additional energy, which means it can then go on to be stored. This prevents it from being released into the atmosphere. Find out more...

Fuel from the air technology provides a path to new business for OPEC countries

Wed, 24 May 2017 08:46:04 EDT ~ Pioneering technology makes OPEC countries prime regions to produce synthetic fuels. This could be a key asset in phasing out fossil fuels after the Paris Agreement, while also keeping some of the existing oil industry value chain intact. Find out more...

Carcinogenic soot particles from petrol engines

Tue, 23 May 2017 14:43:38 EDT ~ First, diesel vehicles tainted their reputation with soot particles, then high nitric oxide emissions. So are owners of new gasoline cars environmentally friendly? Not always, says a new study scientists, some direct-injection gasoline engines emit just as many soot particles as unfiltered diesel cars did in the past. Particle filters can remedy this. Find out more...

Smoke from wildfires can have lasting climate impact

Tue, 23 May 2017 08:33:54 EDT ~ Researchers have found that carbon particles released into the air from burning trees and other organic matter are much more likely than previously thought to travel to the upper levels of the atmosphere, where they can interfere with rays from the sun -- sometimes cooling the air and at other times warming it. Find out more...

Reduced US air pollution will boost rainfall in Africa's Sahel, says study

Tue, 23 May 2017 08:16:32 EDT ~ Falling sulfur dioxide emissions in the United States are expected to substantially increase rainfall in Africa's semi-arid Sahel, while bringing slightly more rain to much of the US, according to a new study. Find out more...

Air pollution may disrupt sleep

Mon, 22 May 2017 08:08:30 EDT ~ High levels of air pollution over time may get in the way of a good night's sleep, according to new research. Find out more...

Traffic-related air pollution linked to DNA damage in children

Fri, 19 May 2017 15:35:47 EDT ~ Children and teens exposed to high levels of traffic-related air pollution have evidence of a specific type of DNA damage called telomere shortening, reports a new study. Find out more...

Environmental pollutants in large Norwegian lakes

Fri, 19 May 2017 13:16:47 EDT ~ Scientists have discovered the presence of contaminants in the pelagic food chains in the lakes Mjsa,Randsfjorden and Femunden in Norway, and in supplementary material of fish from Tyrifjorden and Vansj, sampled in 2015. Mercury and persistent organic pollutants (cVMS, PCBs, PBDEs, PFAS) were analyzed in samples of fish from all lakes, as well as pelagic crustaceans in Mjsa. Find out more...