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Newswise: Polluted Wastewater in the Forecast? Try A Solar Umbrella
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    6-Jan-2020 8:00 AM EST

Polluted Wastewater in the Forecast? Try A Solar Umbrella

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Evaporation ponds, commonly used in many industries to manage wastewater, can occupy a large footprint and often pose risks to birds and other wildlife, yet they’re an economical way to deal with contaminated water. Now researchers at Berkeley Lab have demonstrated a way to double the rate of evaporation by using solar energy and taking advantage of water’s inherent properties, potentially reducing their environmental impact. The study is reported in the journal Nature Sustainability.

Channels: Birds, Energy, Environmental Health, Food and Water Safety, Nature, Technology, Wildlife, Nature (journal), DOE Science News, All Journal News,

Released:
3-Jan-2020 3:05 PM EST
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    30-Dec-2019 11:00 AM EST

Study Finds Potential Link Between Cardiovascular Death and Some Types of Pesticides

University of Iowa

A new data analysis from the University of Iowa finds that people who have high levels of exposure to pyrethroid insecticides are three times more likely to die of cardiovascular disease than people with little or no exposure.

Channels: Agriculture, Cardiovascular Health, Environmental Health, Heart Disease, Pollution, Public Health, JAMA, All Journal News, Staff Picks,

Released:
26-Dec-2019 2:55 PM EST
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Combating the effects of gloomy weather

UW Medicine

SAD, or seasonal affective disorder, is a type of depression that is related to changes in seasons. There are methods, like light therapy, that can help.

Channels: Behavioral Science, Climate Science, Mental Health, Psychology and Psychiatry, Environmental Health, Sleep, Staff Picks,

Released:
26-Dec-2019 12:35 PM EST
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Newswise: Exposure to Ozone Pollution or Wood Smoke Worsens Lung Health of Smokers and Former Smokers

Exposure to Ozone Pollution or Wood Smoke Worsens Lung Health of Smokers and Former Smokers

Johns Hopkins Medicine

Over many years, exposure to the levels of ozone and other forms of pollution found in most U.S. cities and some rural communities can take a toll on a person’s health. Two studies led by Johns Hopkins researchers describe the impact of pollution on lung disease, particularly chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), in the U.S.

Channels: All Journal News, Environmental Health, Pollution, Respiratory Diseases and Disorders, National Institutes of Health (NIH), Grant Funded News,

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23-Dec-2019 9:00 AM EST
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Study suggests obesity associated with greater greenhouse gas emissions

Obesity Society

A new analysis suggests that the increasing average body size of people on Earth, in addition to the growing world population may further challenge attempts to reduce man-made carbon dioxide emissions, according to a paper published online in Obesity, the flagship journal of The Obesity Society.

Channels: All Journal News, Climate Science, Environmental Health, Environmental Science, Food Science, Obesity,

Released:
20-Dec-2019 11:05 AM EST
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NIH Grant Could Lead to Better Understanding of How Air Pollutants Aggravate Asthma in Children

University of Utah Health

A multidisciplinary team of University of Utah Health scientists has received a five-year, $3 million grant from the National Institutes of variations in pollutant-sensing genes in the lungs could influence air pollution’s effects on children who have asthma. Health to investigate how variations in pollutant-sensing genes in the lungs could influence air pollution’s effects on children who have asthma.

Channels: Asthma, Children's Health, Environmental Health, Pollution, Respiratory Diseases and Disorders, Grant Funded News,

Released:
19-Dec-2019 4:30 PM EST
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People in Peru Are Being Exposed to Potentially Dangerous Levels of Mercury

University at Albany, State University of New York

People living in the southern Peruvian Amazon are being exposed to potentially dangerous levels of mercury due to a combination of their diet and artisanal and small-scale gold mining occurring in their communities.

Channels: Environmental Health, Public Health, South America News, All Journal News, Staff Picks,

Released:
19-Dec-2019 4:20 PM EST
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New research shows domestic animals link virus spread among humans and wildlife

Swansea University

Our domesticated animals - both pets and livestock - hold the key to the spread of viruses among humans and wildlife according to new research involving Swansea University.

Channels: All Journal News, Cell Biology, Infectious Diseases, Agriculture, Environmental Health, Staff Picks,

Released:
19-Dec-2019 2:05 PM EST
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