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December 14, 2020

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Hydrogen-Powered Heavy Duty Vehicles Could Contribute Significantly to Achieving Climate Goals

A partial transition of German road transport to hydrogen energy is among the possibilities being discussed to help meet national climate targets. ...

Air Pollution Spikes Linked to Lower Test Scores for Salt Lake County Third Graders

More frequent exposure to air pollution spikes were associated with reduced test scores for third graders in Salt Lake County. Schools with a higher ...

Engineers Combine Light and Sound to See Underwater

Engineers have developed an airborne method for imaging underwater objects by combining light and sound to break through the seemingly impassable barrier at the interface of air and ...

Even Razor Clams on Sparsely Populated Olympic Coast Can't Escape Plastics

Researchers found microplastics in Pacific razor clams on Washington's sparsely populated Olympic Coast -- proof, they say, that even in more remote regions, coastal organisms can't escape plastic ...
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Environmental Impacts of the COVID-19 Pandemic, as Observed from Space

COVID-19 has changed the way we live and work, as various health and safety restrictions keep more of us at home more often. The resulting changes to our behavior are already impacting the ...

Ozone Breaks Down THC Deposited on Surfaces from Thirdhand Cannabis Smoke

Researchers have discovered that ozone -- a component of outdoor and indoor air -- can react with tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the psychoactive component of cannabis, on glass or cotton surfaces to ...

Producing Ammonia With a Much Smaller Carbon Footprint

Researchers describe a new process to produce ammonia with a potentially much lower carbon ...

Plastic Contaminants Harm Sea Urchins

Plastics in the ocean can release chemicals that cause deformities in sea urchin larvae, new research ...

Caribbean Coral Reefs Under Siege from Aggressive Algae

Human activity endangers coral health around the world. A new algal threat is taking advantage of coral's already precarious situation in the Caribbean and making it even harder for reef ...

Forest Fires, Cars, Power Plants Join List of Risk Factors for Alzheimer's Disease

A new study has found that among older Americans with cognitive impairment, the greater the air pollution in their neighborhood, the higher the likelihood of amyloid plaques - a hallmark of ...

A Filter for Environmental Remediation

Scientists have discovered a new method for producing sodium titanate mats nanostructured in a seaweed-like morphology for filtering heavy metal ions and radioactive materials from water. This work ...

Ghost Fishing Threatens Endangered River Dolphins, Critically Endangered Turtles, Otters

Waste fishing gear in the River Ganges poses a threat to wildlife including otters, turtles and dolphins, new research ...

Clean Air Act Saved 1.5 Billion birds

US pollution regulations meant to protect humans from dirty air are also saving birds. So concludes a new continent-wide study. Study authors found that improved air quality under a federal program ...

COVID-19: Air Quality Influences the Pandemic

Temperature inversions or Saharan dust intrusions can favor the presence of fine particles in the air. Their high concentration can aggravate the consequences of COVID-19, new research has ...

The Science of Windy Cities

Researchers model urban airflows to help improve the design of drones, skyscrapers, and natural ventilation ...

Shift in Atmospheric Rivers Could Affect Antarctic Sea Ice, Glaciers

Weather systems responsible for transporting moisture from the tropics to temperate regions in the Southern Hemisphere have been gradually shifting toward the South Pole for the past 40 years, a ...

Airflow Studies Reveal Strategies to Reduce Indoor Transmission of COVID-19

Researchers present a range of studies investigating the aerodynamics of infectious disease. Their results suggest strategies for lowering risk based on a rigorous understanding of how infectious ...

Indonesian Wildfires a 'Fixable Problem'

Indonesian wildfires that cause widespread air pollution and vast carbon emissions are a 'fixable problem', according to the leader of a project set up to help tackle the ...

Some Amazon Rainforest Regions More Resistant to Climate Change Than Previously Thought

A new observational study demonstrates that increasing air dryness does not reduce photosynthesis in certain very wet regions of the Amazon rainforest, contradicting Earth System Models that show the ...

There Are Microplastics Near the Top of Mount Everest Too

Researchers analyzing snow and stream samples have found evidence of microplastic pollution on Mount Everest. While the highest concentrations of microplastics were around Base Camp where hikers and ...

Does Air Pollution Increase Women's Risk of Dementia?

Older women who live in locations with higher levels of air pollution may have more brain shrinkage, the kind seen in Alzheimer's disease, than women who live in locations with lower levels, ...

More Children and Youth Drowning as Warming Temperatures Create Unstable Lake Ice

As winters become milder and lake ice less stable, more children and young adults are falling through the ice and fatally drowning, say researchers. A new study, which looked at 4,000 drownings in 10 ...

Which Particulate Air Pollution Poses the Greatest Health Risk?

Researchers have investigated whether particulate matter from certain sources can be especially harmful to human health. They found evidence that the amount of particulate matter alone is not the ...

Trees and Green Roofs Can Help Reduce the Urban Heat Island Effect

Air pollution experts have found that green infrastructure (GI), such as trees, can help reduce temperatures in many of Europe's cities and ...

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