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Article ID: 706456

New Historical Emissions Trends Estimated with the Community Emissions Data System

Department of Energy, Office of Science

The data system will allow for more detailed, consistent, and up-to-date global emissions trends that will aid in understanding aerosol effects.

Released:
17-Jan-2019 3:05 PM EST
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Article ID: 706642

Air Pollution Increases ER Visits for Breathing Problems, but Rate Depends on Age, Pollutant and Lung Disease

American Thoracic Society (ATS)

As levels of ozone and fine particulate pollution (PM2.5) rise, more patients end up in the ER with breathing problems, according to the largest U.S. study of air pollution and respiratory emergency room visits of patients of all ages. The study was published online in the American Thoracic Society’s American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine.

Released:
17-Jan-2019 10:05 AM EST
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Article ID: 706535

Air Pollution May Increase Risk of Sleep Apnea

American Thoracic Society (ATS)

The ill effects of air pollution may literally be causing some people to lose sleep, according to new research published online in the Annals of the American Thoracic Society.

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15-Jan-2019 3:05 PM EST
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Article ID: 706314

Researching cleaner, more efficient bioenergy production using neutrons

Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Researchers from Lund University and ORNL are using neutrons to study cleaner approaches to using biomass by investigating how biomasses degrade as they are exposed to extreme temperatures, and how the biomass byproducts could potentially be used in alternative applications.

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10-Jan-2019 2:05 PM EST
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Article ID: 706208

What should we do about single-use plastics?

Ames Laboratory

A whole host critical plastic uses--- from the polypropylene syringes in your doctor’s office to the polystyrene packaging around your chicken at the grocery store--- probably aren’t going away any time soon. What should we do with this waste?

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9-Jan-2019 12:05 PM EST

Article ID: 706140

Termites could power a 'clean coal' revolution

University of Delaware

Researchers have found that when termite-gut microbes eat coal, they are converting it into methane, the chief ingredient in natural gas. This discovery could lead to the transformation of a big polluting chunk of the global energy supply into cleaner energy for the world.

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8-Jan-2019 11:05 AM EST
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Article ID: 706005

Getting Stressed by Artificial Light at Night

Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology (SICB)

Light pollution is on everyone’s minds in Reno, Nevada, a city famous for its bright lights and nightlife. Nighttime light pollution is a growing concern for cities worldwide. Artificial light at night has been found to cause serious health effects including disrupting our sleep-wake cycle ¬–our circadian rhythm.

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4-Jan-2019 12:05 AM EST
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Article ID: 705884

Long Term AG Change Impacts Stream Water Quality

American Society of Agronomy (ASA), Crop Science Society of America (CSSA), Soil Science Society of America (SSSA)

A new study examines how the switch to conservation tillage has impacted a southwestern Ohio lake over the past decades. From 1994 to 2014, an unusually long timespan, the researchers measured concentrations of suspended sediment, nitrogen, and phosphorus in streams draining into Acton Lake.

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2-Jan-2019 9:00 AM EST
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Article ID: 705722

2018: Advances in Neurology

Cedars-Sinai

Physician-researchers at Cedars-Sinai are available to discuss neuroscience findings from 2018. Several are detailed in this news release, including a study that found prolonged exposure to particulate matter in air pollution can cause changes in the brain. These changes could make people more susceptible to cancer, Alzheimer's disease and other neurological disorders.

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21-Dec-2018 9:00 AM EST

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