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A Clearer Path to Clean Air in China

For more than 15 years, the Chinese government has invested billions of dollars to clean up its deadly air pollution, focusing intensely on reducing emissions of sulfur dioxide from coal-burning power plants.

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People Who Commute through Natural Environments Daily Report Better Mental Health

According to a new study led by the Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal) —a centre supported by the ”la Caixa” Foundation—, people who commute through natural environments report better mental health. This is the main conclusion of a research based on questionnaires answered by nearly 3,600 participants from four European cities and published in Environment International.

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Polluted City Neighborhoods Are Bad News for Asthmatic Children

Children with asthma who grow up in a New York City neighborhood where air pollution is prevalent need emergency medical treatment more often than asthmatics in less polluted areas. This is according to researchers from Columbia University in the US in a new study published in the Springer Nature-branded journal Pediatric Research. Lead author, Stephanie Lovinsky-Desir, warns however that neighborhoods where asthma cases in children are less common should not be excluded from efforts to improve air quality. This is because children that live in neighborhoods where asthma is less common may be more vulnerable to the effects of air pollution.

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Climate Stress Will Make Cities More Vulnerable, Angkor Research Reveals

The fall of Angkor has long puzzled historians, archaeologists and scientists, but now a University of Sydney research team is one step closer to discovering what led to the city’s demise -- and it comes with a warning for modern urban communities.

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New analysis reveals ocean trawling’s global footprint smaller than earlier estimates

A new analysis of ocean regions around the world shows that bottom trawling, which accounts for a quarter of the world’s seafood harvest and can negatively affect marine ecosystems, occurs on just 14 percent of the seafloor along continental shelves and slopes.

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Diamond technology cleans up PFAS-contaminated wastewater

More than 1.5 million Michigan residents and potentially more than hundreds of sites nationwide ­– and counting – have PFAS-tainted water.

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Scientists aim to use crowdsourced data to improve flood predictions

In spring of 2011, University at Buffalo hydrogeologist Chris Lowry hammered a giant measuring staff into the bottom of a pond in Western New York

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Hurricane hunter lands at NOAA's Boulder labs

“When other planes are grounded, this pilot heads straight for the storm!” says a recent Washington Post profile.

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Hot days in the city? It’s all about location

In late August citizen scientists took to the streets to collect real-time data about the hottest places in Baltimore and Washington, D.C.

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How Technology and America’s Heartland Play Key Roles in a Healthy Seafood Diet

Fish farming--or aquaculture--is a winning situation. It's a win for the economy, a win for the consumer, and a win for the planet.

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