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A recent study is the first to show that pollutants and greenhouse gas emissions have directly affected the 20th century evolution of rainfall over a region.
Atmospheric scientists discover surprising levels and unexpected types of pollution that seem to be originating in Africa.
Anti-regulatory ideology is an obstacle to the development of the technology needed to transition to environmental sustainability.
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A forthcoming study of northern India suggests that people living in rural areas are as likely to die prematurely from the effects of poor air quality as those living in cities.
Public health researchers run the numbers on creating a park on top of a section of the highway, finding it a worthwhile investment for community health.
Many countries are making progress on improving water sanitation and protecting marine ecosystems. But air pollution continues as a leading health problem in many nations, and fisheries are deteriorating almost everywhere.
Researcher calls attention to a largely under-recognized health threat.
Ozone pollution near Earth’s surface is one of the main ingredients of summertime smog. But it not directly measurable from space, due to the abundance of ozone higher in the atmosphere, which masks the surface. Now, researchers have devised a way to use satellite measurements of the precursor gases that contribute to ozone formation to predict when and where ozone will form.