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Article ID: 697716

Expert: New Research on Air Quality in National Parks Suggests EPA May Have Work to Do

Virginia Tech

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Article ID: 697603

Study: Air Pollution Negatively Associated with U.S. National Park Visitation

Iowa State University

Poor air quality may influence how many visitors travel to U.S. national parks, according to a new study. The researchers matched air pollution data to monthly park visitation statistics at 33 of the most heavily visited national parks and found that visitation responds most to ozone during months with poor air quality.

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Article ID: 697256

Study Raises Concern About Flame-Retardant Metabolites in Bald Eagles

Indiana University

A study finds that chemicals used in flame retardants, plasticizers and other commercial products are broken down through the process of metabolism into other compounds. Researchers say not enough is known about the dangers posed by those compounds, known as metabolites.

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Article ID: 697019

Ban Plastic to Save the Heritage of World’s Oldest and Largest Inhabited River Island - Queen’s University Belfast Researcher

Queen's University Belfast

A Queen’s University Belfast researcher is working with an Indian community to transform the world’s largest and oldest inhabited river island into a plastic-free zone, in a bid to save its heritage.

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Article ID: 697197

Air Pollution, Green Plasticizers' Effect on Reproductive Health, and More Featured in July 2018 Toxicological Sciences

Society of Toxicology

Air pollution; thorax toxicology; PBPK modeling of antibiotics in dairy cattle; PCBs & steatohepatitis; uranium mine particles & cardiopulmonary toxicity; green plasticizers & reproductive health; and antiandrogenic mixtures & male reproduction featured in latest issue of Toxicological Sciences

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Article ID: 696873

In a Warming World, Could Air Conditioning Make Things Worse?

University of Wisconsin-Madison

As climate change continues to push summer temperatures ever higher, the increased use of air conditioning in buildings could add to the problems of a warming world by further degrading air quality and compounding the toll of air pollution on human health, according to a new study.

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Article ID: 696756

Air Pollution Contributes Significantly to Diabetes Globally

Washington University in St. Louis

New research links outdoor air pollution — even at levels deemed safe — to an increased risk of diabetes globally, according to a study from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and the Veterans Affairs (VA) St. Louis Health Care System. The findings raise the possibility that reducing pollution may lead to a drop in diabetes cases in heavily polluted countries such as India and less polluted ones such as the United States.

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Article ID: 695988

World STEM Students Convene at IMSA to Collaborate on Sustainable Development Goals

Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy (IMSA)

International Student Science Fair connects students from around the globe to solve the world’s biggest challenges.

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Curiosity Based Learning, Inquiry, Research: the Fundamentals of IMSA at the International Student Science Fair

Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy (IMSA)

IMSA's unique way of thinking and learning reaches a global stage

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