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Newswise: What’s in Your Water?

What’s in Your Water?

Johns Hopkins University

Mixing drinking water with chlorine, the United States’ most common method of disinfecting drinking water, creates previously unidentified toxic byproducts, says  Carsten Prasse from Johns Hopkins University and his collaborators from the University of California, Berkeley and Switzerland.

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Released:
28-Jan-2020 3:00 PM EST
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Newswise: Instant Hydrogen Production for Powering Fuel Cells
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Instant Hydrogen Production for Powering Fuel Cells

American Institute of Physics (AIP)

Due to its affordability and environmental friendliness, hydrogen is a feasible alternative to fossil fuels for energy applications. However, due to its low density, hydrogen is difficult to transport efficiently, and many on-board hydrogen generation methods are slow and energy intensive.

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Released:
24-Jan-2020 9:00 AM EST
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27-Jan-2020 3:40 PM EST
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High Air Pollution Exposure in One-Year-Olds Linked to Structural Brain Changes at Age 12

Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center

A new study suggests that significant early childhood exposure to traffic-related air pollution (TRAP) is associated with structural changes in the brain at the age of 12. The Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center study found that children with higher levels of TRAP exposure at birth had reductions at age 12 in gray matter volume and cortical thickness as compared to children with lower levels of exposure.

Channels: All Journal News, Children's Health, Cognition and Learning, Environmental Health, Neuro, Pollution, PLOS ONE,

Released:
23-Jan-2020 1:25 PM EST
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Newswise: Here, There and Everywhere: Large and Giant Viruses Abound Globally

Here, There and Everywhere: Large and Giant Viruses Abound Globally

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

In Nature, a team led by U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Joint Genome Institute (JGI) researchers uncovered a broad diversity of large and giant viruses that belong to the nucleocytoplasmic large DNA viruses (NCLDV) supergroup, expanding virus diversity in this group 10-fold from just 205 genomes.

Channels: Environmental Health, Environmental Science, Infectious Diseases, Microbiome, Public Health, West Nile Virus, Zika Virus, Nature (journal), DOE Science News, All Journal News,

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23-Jan-2020 2:25 PM EST
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Efforts to improve vehicle fuel efficiency may come at a high cost to the climate, public health

University of Georgia

New automotive technology that promises enhanced fuel efficiency may have a serious downside, including significant climate and public health impacts, according to research from the University of Georgia College of Engineering.

Channels: Automotive, Climate Science, Engineering, Environmental Health, Pollution, Public Health, Technology, All Journal News,

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23-Jan-2020 10:20 AM EST
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Newswise: Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Livermore Lab Foundation, ClimateWorks to unveil report on California’s road to carbon neutrality

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Livermore Lab Foundation, ClimateWorks to unveil report on California’s road to carbon neutrality

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

LLNL will host a briefing to unveil the new report “Getting to Neutral: Options for Negative Carbon Emissions in California,” which identifies a robust suite of technologies to help California clear the last hurdle and become carbon neutral by 2045.

Channels: Climate Science, Environmental Health, Environmental Science, Local - California,

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23-Jan-2020 6:05 AM EST
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