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Pangolins in Trouble, Cash for Carbon, Flood Forecasting, and More in the Environmental Science News Source

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Scientists Calculate Total Amount of Plastics Ever Produced

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Humans have created 8.3 billion metric tons of plastics since large-scale production of the synthetic materials began in the early 1950s, and most of it now resides in landfills or the natural environment, according to a study published today in the journal Science Advances.

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Environmental Pollution Exposure During Pregnancy Increases Asthma Risk for Three Generations

Exposure to environmental pollutants during pregnancy may increase the risk of asthma for as many as three consecutive generations, according to new research.

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Air Pollution, diesel fuel, Gasoline, Chemistry, University of Montreal, Paul Scherrer Institute, Switzerland, Los Angeles, secondary organic aerosol

Diesel Is Now Better Than Gas

Regulators, take note: A new international study shows that modern diesel passenger cars emit fewer carbonaceous particulates than gasoline-powered vehicles.

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Treated Hydraulic Fracturing Wastewater May Pollute Area Water Sources for Years

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Given Pennsylvania’s abundant natural resources, it’s no surprise that the commonwealth has become a mecca for hydraulic fracturing. Researchers, however, have recently discovered that releasing millions of gallons of treated hydraulic fracturing wastewater each year into area surface waters may have longer-lasting effects than originally thought.

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Could Concrete Help Solve the Problem of Air Pollution?

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New research reveals that sulfur dioxide, a major contributor to air pollution, is removed from the air by concrete surfaces.

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July Marks the Beginning of a U.S. Ban on Microbeads. What Are Microbeads and Do They Affect the Planet?

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Air Pollution a Concern at Levels Currently Accepted as “Safe”

The Forum of International Respiratory Societies (FIRS) warns today that government agencies must not become complacent in the effort to provide clean air to all citizens.

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Bacteria, Wastewater, Electrodes, Nanofibers, Sustainability, Pollutants

Bacteria-Coated Nanofiber Electrodes Clean Pollutants in Wastewater

Cornell University materials scientists and bioelectrochemical engineers may have created an innovative, cost-competitive electrode material for cleaning pollutants in wastewater.







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